About Rick Steele



From 2007 to 2011, I was an adjunct instructor teaching various courses in fitness and wellness at Northern Virginia Community College – Alexandria and Lord Fairfax Community College.  I have been a full-time faculty member in the Physical Education Department at Alexandria since 2011, and have been named Assistant Dean of Physical Education and Health in January 2014.  It is truly a privilege to be part of a college community at NVCC that truly cares about the success of our students.

Since 2003, I have been a Personal Trainer in the NOVA area.  I have extensive experience working at various fitness centers.  During that time, I have worked with people that have all types of fitness and health goals.  My specialty is helping those with various special needs such as weight loss, joint/spine problems, significant health concerns, and kids.

I design my courses to show students the fundamental principles behind fitness, sports, and wellness.  More importantly, my aim is to give students the tools to apply those principles in a practical way to help them achieve their goals.  College can be a very stressful time and one can get lost in the day to day responsibilities and tasks that are demanded of students. Sometimes people forget to take care of themselves when that happens. The goal of my courses is to teach students the importance of taking care of their health and provide the tools to be healthy and fit…now, and in the future.



James Madison University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, 1999

George Mason University, Master of Science – Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion, 2007