Alexander Bear is an adjunct faculty member at NUNM. He began his wellness career in 2014 as a personal trainer and yoga teacher in Tampa, Florida, after graduating with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida. He transitioned from the fitness industry into the wilderness therapy industry in 2015 and held positions as a wilderness therapy field guide and rites of passage facilitator for young adult rehabilitation programs in Western North Carolina.
After earning his MScN at NUNM in 2019, he completed a six-month internship in nutrigenomics at the Nutritional Genomics Institute. He then worked as a wellness coordinator teaching culinary skills and courses in nutrition and gardening education at a wilderness therapy program in Western North Carolina.
In 2020, he and his partner started a nutrigenomics company called Nutrome. He has been working with clients in this clinical nutrition setting part time and currently works full time as a health coach for Optum.
At NUNM, Alexander teaches the Nutritional Genetics course. His responsibility is to help students gain proficiency in the practice of nutrigenomics so they may be confident in adding it as a tool in their clinical practice after graduating from NUNM.