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Paul Wanlass

Paul Wanlass

Paul Wanlass

DC
Associate Professor, Faculty

Phone: (562) 947-8755 x601

Email: PaulWanlass@scuhs.edu

Los Angeles College of Chiropractic

Biography

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from SCU in 1999, and have been in private practice in California and Nevada. I was on the Dean’s list for all 10 terms, a member of the Delta Sigma Honorary Scholastic Society, and scored in the 94th percentile on both the Chiropractic National Board Exams, and the Nevada State Chiropractic Physicians’ Board Exam. In 1999, I became a Certified Specialist in Performance Nutrition (C.S.P.N.). In 2000 I became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.). At the time I was one of only 300 worldwide that was both a C.S.C.S. and a Doctor of Chiropractic. I was on the medical team for the World Shotokan Karate Championships in 1997 in Riverside, CA. I have treated approximately 6000 patients including amateur, professional, and gold medal athletes, fire, police, military, and Special Forces personnel, in both California and Nevada. I was an E.M.T. II for 5 years, and I have been certified in CPR and BLS since 1989. I served as the Interim Chair of the Principles and Practice Department from Feb. 2020 through Aug. 2020, and as the Interim Associate Dean for LACC from Sept. 2018 - Sept. 2019. I served as the Co-Chair of the Basic Sciences Department from Jan 2017 - Sept. 2018. I have served as the Director of the five Community Based Internship Programs for 3 years (supervising staff and faculty and approx. 200 private practice doctors who supervised our interns.), as well as being the Chair of the Clinical Internship Department for two years. This included supervising approx. 250 clinical students and their activities from terms 5 -10 including 14 clinics and 2 special rotations, 19 clinicians and staff, and community service events. I have been the Lead Professor of the following courses: I have been the Lead Professor of the following courses:
  • Clinical Internship I from 2014-2016
  • Clinical Internship II from 2014-2016
  • Clinical Internship III from 2014-2016
  • Expanded Clinic Selective from 2014-2016
  • CP 5 from 2003-2005
  • CP 4 from 2007-2013; 2017 - Current
  • CP 6 from 2009-2010; 2013-2014
  • CP 7 from 2011-2013
Cox Technique Selective from 2008-2010, 2016-2017 (I have been certified in the Cox® Flexion-Distraction Technique since 2008. I am one of only 30 doctors in California out of 12,000 licensed DC’s who are Certified in the Cox Technique). Chiropractic Theories & Principles 2010-2011, and 2017- Current; History of Healthcare 2012-2013 NBCE Part II and III Board Review from 2009-2013, and 2017. Assisted in CP1-CP7 from 2003-2013, and 2016-Cu In 2009, I started the Activator Club at SCU. I was the Faculty Advisor for the SOT, Activator Technique, and Christian Chiropractic Clubs for over 2 years each. I started filming all Chiropractic Procedures, Rehab, Orthopedics and Neurology videos in 2008. This led to the creation of the Clinical Education Resources Site (aka SCU Wiki Site). I created the site between 2011 and 2013. The site contains procedure descriptions, videos, pictures, and references for all IPES, CONAI, CONAII, PT and Rehab, and all Chiropractic Procedures taught at SCU. Since then I have been the Administrator of the site.

Certifications

  • Certification with Exemplary Badge in Teaching and Learning from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.)
  • Certified Specialist in Performance Nutrition (C.S.P.N.)
  • Cox Technic® Full Spine Certified

Awards & Honors

I have received 23 awards from students and the school since 2003.

  • 1986: Awarded an academic scholarship for Diablo Valley College
  • 1993: Awarded an academic scholarship for Riverside Community College
  • 1996: Awarded an academic scholarship from the 11-99 Foundation
  • 1999: Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC)
  • 1999: On the Dean’s list for all 10 terms at LACC
  • 1999: Member of the Delta Sigma Honorary Scholastic Society at LACC for 10 terms
  • 2000: Listed in the book Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities
  • 2003-2005: Instructor
  • 2007-2012: Promoted to Assistant Professor
  • 2012: Promoted to Associate Professor
  • 2013: Promoted to Director of the CBI Programs
  • 2013: Awarded the VPAA’S Faculty Award for Excellence in Educational Scholarship
  • 2014 Awarded the VPAA’s Innovative Teaching Award
  • 2014: Promoted to Chair of the Clinical Internship Department
  • 2017: Promoted to the Co-Chair of the Basic Sciences Department
  • 2017: Awarded the VPAA’s Innovative Teaching Award
  • 2017: Outstanding Contribution Award – As the Co-Chair of the Basic Sciences Department, our dept. won the College of Science and Integrative Health Outstanding Contribution award for the 2017 school year.
  • 2018: Promoted to Interim Associate Dean, LACC (1 year position)
  • 2020: Promoted to Interim Chair, Principles and Practice Department , LACC

Selected Publications

Book Publications:

  1. Wanlass, P. 2009-14. Strength Training & Sports Nutrition for Men. Published by Lulu Press, Inc. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/drwanlass  (Links to an external site.)
  2. Wanlass, P. 2009-14. Strength Training & Sports Nutrition for Women. Published by Lulu Press, Inc. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/drwanlass  (Links to an external site.)
  3. Wanlass, P. 2009-14. Strength Training & Sports Nutrition for Cyclists. Published by Lulu Press, Inc. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/drwanlass  (Links to an external site.)
  4. Wanlass, P. and Lee, F. 20011-14. Strength Training & Sports Nutrition for Golfers. Published by Lulu Press,Inc. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/drwanlass  (Links to an external site.)
  5. Wanlass, P. 2017. Strength Training & Sports Nutrition for Golfers. Translated into the Thai language for sale in Thailand starting in 2019.

Journal Publications:

  1. Wanlass, et. al. 2018; “The association between students taking elective courses in chiropractic technique and their anticipated chiropractic technique choices in future practice.” This article will be published in the Journal of Chiropractic Education in October 2018. http://journalchiroed.com/doi/pdf/10.7899/JCE-17-11
  2. Sikorski D., Wanlass P., Kizhakkeveettil, A., Tobias, G.; “A Survey of Chiropractic Students’ Perceived Business Preparedness at Graduation”. This article will be published in the Journal of Chiropractic Education in March 2020. https://journalchiroed.com/doi/pdf/10.7899/JCE-18-35

Abstract Publications

  1. 2018 Tobias, Wanlass, Sikorski, Kizhakkeveettil; “Development of Student Scholarship Skills”. Peer reviewed abstract published by the Journal of Chiropractic Education for the Association of Chiropractic Colleges – Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC), Dallas, TX.
  2. 2017 Wanlass, Sikorski, Kizhakkeveettil, Tobias; “Effects of Chiropractic Technique Elective Courses on Students’ Choice of Chiropractic Technique”. Peer reviewed abstract published by the Journal of Chiropractic Education for the ACC-RAC, Washington D.C.
  3. 2017 Sikorski, Wanlass, Kizhakkeveettil, Tobias; “A survey of chiropractic students’ perceived business preparedness at the time of graduation”. Peer reviewed abstract published by the Journal of Chiropractic Education for the ACC-RAC, Washington D.C.
  4. 2016 Wanlass, Sikorski, Kizhakkeveettil, Tobias; “Effects of Chiropractic Technique Elective Courses and Extracurricular Activities on Students’ Choice of Chiropractic Technique”. Peer reviewed abstract published by the Journal of Chiropractic Education for the ACC- RAC, Orlando, FL.
  5. 2015 Wanlass, Kizhakkeveettil, Sackett; “Development and Implementation of a Wiki Site at a Chiropractic College”. Peer reviewed abstract published by the Journal of Chiropractic Education for the ACC-RAC, Las Vegas, NV.
  6. 2014 Wanlass; “The Effect Of Teaching General Psychomotor Skills before Specific Adjustments on Student Performance in a Lumbar and Pelvis Chiropractic Technique Course.” Peer reviewed abstract published by the Journal of Chiropractic Education for the ACC-RAC, Orlando, FL.
  7. 2014 Wanlass, Bhatti, Van Natta, Frost, Brozovich, Tunning; “Leadership in the Classroom: Reaching Students Through Web-based Technology- Recommended iPad Apps”Peer reviewed abstract and workshop outline published by the Journal of Chiropractic Education for the ACC-RAC, Orlando, FL.
  8. 2013 Wanlass, Kizhakkeveettil, Rose; “Comparison of other palpation techniques of the thoracic spine to the motion palpation technique: a pilot study”. Peer reviewed abstract published by the Journal of Chiropractic Education for the ACC-RAC, Washington D.C.

Selected Presentations

  • ACC RAC 2013 Poster Palpation -Wanlass et al.
  • ACC RAC 2014 Workshop -Recommended iPad Apps Wanlass et al.
  • ACC RAC 2014 The Effect of Teaching Psychomotor Skills. Wanlass et al.
  • ACC RAC 2015 Wiki Site Study – Wanlass et al.
  • ACC RAC 2016 Elective Courses and Chiropractic Technique – Wanlass et al.
  • ACC RAC 2017 Students’ Perceived Business Preparedness – Sikorski, Wanlass, et al.
  • ACC RAC 2017 Chiropractic Technique Selective Courses: A Survey of Faculty Perceptions. Wanlass et al.
  • VPAA Innovative Teaching Award 2017 – Presentation to Faculty. Wanlass et al.
  • ACC RAC 2018 Development of Student Scholarship Skills. Tobias, Wanlass, et al.

Current Activities

  • 1999 – Current: Member of the International Sports Science Association
  • 1999 – Current: Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • 2000, 2017, 2019: Attended the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC) in Washington D.C.
  • 2011: I peer-reviewed Chapter 14 and Chapter 17 of the textbook “Multidisciplinary Management of Migraine: Pharmacological, Manual, and Other Therapies (Contemporary Issues in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Medicine)” ISBN: 978-1449600501
  • 2013-2016; 2017: Current: Member of LACC Dean’s Council2014 – Current: A member of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges-Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC) peer review committee.
  • 2011 – Current: Creator and Administrator of the SCU Wiki Site (Links to an external site.) with procedure descriptions, videos, pictures, and references for all Chiropractic Procedures, Physical exam, Orthopedics, and Neurological exam, and Rehab courses at SCU.
  • 2014 – Current: Member and attendee of the annual Association of Chiropractic Colleges-Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC).
  • 2016 – Current: Chair, Professional Personnel Committee (PPC)
  • 2018: Member of the Standards Setting Committee for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) in Colorado
  • 2019: Helped supervise and lobby with approx. 60 SCU students on Capital Hill, Washington D.C. during the National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC) in Jan. 2019.
  • 2019-20: Member of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
  • 2019: Attended the NCLC weekend conference in Washington D.C.
  • 2019: Attended the ACA Engage four day conference in Washington D.C.
  • 2020: Helped supervise and lobby with approx. several SCU students on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. during the ACA Engage Conference.

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