Professor of Health & Physical Education
Department: Personal Trainer
Office: Fitness Center
Credentials: B.S., Penn State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of North Texas
Tom Seabourne, Ph.D. exercise science, Penn State Univ. Scholarship Athlete,
University of North Texas Alumni of the year, Texas Professor of the Year- all colleges and universities (2015), American Council on Exercise fitness educator of the year (2005) finalist, Selected to Taekwondo Hall of Fame, (2013), GUINNESS WORLD RECORD HOLDER (2009), National/international multi-sport athlete. Commencement Keynote Speaker Texas A&M/NTCC (2015).
Television & Videos: QVC Fitness Expert (National), Co-host of the #1 rated Fitness Infomercial (National) 6SecondAbs, Fox & Friends (National), Positively Texas-Dallas, Fox Morning Show-Dallas, Good Morning Texas-Dallas (twice), Sally Jessy Raphael (National) , ESPN's Full Contact Karate (National), Spenco 500 ESPN (National), Race Across America Discover Channel (National), Texas Country Reporter-Texas, Pride of East Texas, Stay Fit-ABC affiliate East Texas (10 times), Inside Fitness-CBS National (twice). PowerBlock video, Best Abs on Earth video, A Guide To Inner Strength video, Introduction to Cardiokickboxing video. Upper Body Strength, Lower Body Strength, Core Stability Videos with Sara’s City Workouts. Appeared on National Reality Show as “Extreme Million-Mile Cyclist” (2011).
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) continuing education provider, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), Chairman of the United States Taekwondo Union (USTU) safety committee 2006. Fitness Consultant to USA-Taekwondo 2007.
Presenter for: ECA, Sara’s City Workout, IDEA Personal Training Summit, IHRSA, CAN-FIT-PRO, AFPA, DCAC, AAAI, NEFC, Club Industry, and IDEA WORLD.
Author: Tom has authored over 200 articles in refereed journals and magazines including: Journal of Sports Psychology, Journal of Motor Behavior, Bicycling, Men’s Fitness, Maxim, Physician & Sports Medicine, Diabetes Self-Management, Fitness Magazine, Self, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness.
Tom has authored 16 published books: Self Defense- A Body Mind Approach, 1986, Prospect Press, A Guide To Inner Strength, 1993, Hunter Textbooks, Cross-Training, 1996, Eddie Bowers, Taekwondo-Techniques &Tactics, 1997 Human Kinetics, The Martial Arts Athlete, 1998, YMAA. Power Pacing for Indoor Cycling, 1999 Human Kinetics, Power Body-Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Sports Performance Enhancement, 1999, YMAA. Complete Cardiokickboxing-A Safe and Effective Approach to High Performance Living, 1999 YMAA, Mind/Body Fitness 2000, YMAA. Athletic Abs, 2002, Human Kinetics. Power Training, 2002 Keiser. Basic Training for Cycling Homestudy Course 2003 Desert Southwest. SCW Personal Training Homestudy Course 2003 Mania Events. The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Great Abs, 2005, Alpha Books
The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to a Great Upper Body, 2005, Alpha Books
The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Great Buns and Thighs, 2005, Alpha Books
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fitness Boxing Illustrated, 2006, Penguin.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Quick Total Body Workouts, 2012, Penguin
Taekwondo: Two-time All-American, Two-time member of the United States Taekwondo Team Pan American Champion (twice), North American Champion (twice), ESPN Professional Karate Association full-contact karate winner, Runner up in the World Taekwondo Championships (Stuttgart, Germany).
Cycling: ·Winner: RAAM Open West. ·Top ten in the 1990 Race Across America (RAAM). ·Oklahoma State IronButt 24-hour cycling record: 458 miles. ·Holder of two Texas state cycling records. ·Holder of Arkansas and Louisiana state cycling records. ·National 12-hour record holder: 229 miles. ·24-hour Texas State Cycling Champ. Top 20 in the 2007 RAAM – 1,740 miles, 7 days. Guinness World Indoor Cycling Record in 2009 – 185 hours.
Tom has been featured in Sports Illustrated magazine 3 times. Ultimately as the Sports Illustrated Athlete of the Month. Men’s Fitness magazine –Sportsman of the Month. Men’s Exercise magazine – Mr. Fitness. And most recently “Learn to Endure” in Muscle & Body Magazine.