Dr. Wayne Jacobs

Dr. Jacobs brings knowledge of health and physical education from industry and education. He has been working in this field for more than 25 years.

Prior to being called to LeTourneau University, Dr. Jacobs was an assistant professor of health and physical education and the intramural director at Louisiana College in Pineville, La. Dr. Jacobs also taught at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, in both the health science and activity programs.

Before teaching at the college level, Dr. Jacobs was a fitness director and manager of the Court Club in Nacogdoches and taught high school. Dr. Jacobs has been a minister of education and recreation and taught adult Sunday school for more than 15 years.

He is the evaluator for an abstinence-based initiative in Longview and is an active CPR instructor. Dr. Jacobs has served on the boards of the American Heart Association, One Way Ministry, and Mission Assist Team.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Brain research, activity integration in the curriculum, childhood obesity

PERSONAL STATEMENT
“It is my desire to create an environment in which students can make decisions to improve their life and the lives they will touch. It is my passion to teach students and see them succeed in their relationships with God and others.“

Neurokinesiology – making your brain work for you

Many advances in brain research have been made in the last twenty years.  This innovative research has birthed a new style of teaching called brain-based learning.  The goals in this session are to present new brain research and to demonstrate how understanding more about the brain can improve learning in every educational setting.

Our brains are complex structures capable of so much more than we give them credit.  The two parts we deal with in learning are the left hemisphere – which is concerned with logical and analytical skills like thinking – and the right hemisphere – which is the center of your visual, rhythm, and artistic abilities.  We need both hemispheres to function simultaneously. This presentation will focus on ways to increase the communication between the hemispheres and provide essential facts to better use our brains.

How do you make the most of your brain? How do you build a better brain? This presentation will focus on the following concepts:

  1. Feed your brain – What is the best nutritional plan for your brain?  
  2. Rest your brain – How much and what kind of rest does your brain need? 
  3. Challenge your brain – What can you do to keep your brain learning?  
  4. Harmonize your brain – How can you use music to improve your brain’s actions?
  5. De-stress your brain – What is the impact of stress on the brain?
  6. Organize your brain – How can you train your brain to be better organized?
  7.  Exercise your brain – What is the best way to keep your brain healthy?