CEE - Faculty - Adair - Center for Executive Education
Audra Adair is a native of Arizona. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology she received four national health certifications. As a wellness educator and competitive athlete for the past fifteen years, Audra Adair has been an avid health facilitator for professionals. Drawing on her university education and experience as an Ironman triathlete, Audra uses a comprehensive approach to wellness.
During her time in Pensacola she worked as a research assistant at NAMRL (Navy Aerospace Medical Research Lab), using the ROBD (Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device) as a mode of non-exercise induced cardiac stress testing in developing a research grant. While at NAMRL
she conducted cognitive screen studies as well as pilot vigilant testing using the ROBD. After moving to Cherry Point NC, Audra became a certified Lifestyles and Weight management consultant and came to work with a Bariatric surgeon as the practice exercise physiologist. Feeling the need to be a part of the Return to Readiness program at NAS Cherry Point, she took a position as a Wellness Educator delivering PME (Professional Military Education) and directing BCP (Body Composition Program).
Audra entered into a seven year career in physical and occupational therapy in Havelock NC at a multi practitioner clinic, as a staff physiologist writing pre- and post-surgical rehab programs, researching new exercise protocol, and maintaining intra office educational requirements.
In the fall of 2009 Audra came aboard the Center for Executive Education (CEE) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) as a SME in Wellness and Health. During the past ten years at CEE, Audra has lectured at the NSLS (Navy Senior Leaders Seminar), ST (Strategic Thinking), and TS (Tailored Support) courses at various locations to include NPS, the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill, and the Darden School of Business at UVA Charlottesville. Audra has designed wellness programs for over one thousand military leaders from Captain to Vice Admiral. As the Wellness track leader at CEE, Audra has worked to develop senior leaders in broadening their scope of expertise in the areas of nutrition, stress management, sleep solutions, injury prevention and wellness.
Her competitive triathlete career began in 2000. After countless age group and overall awards she has risen to the level of a world class athlete while qualifying for multiple World Championships. Audra believes that living an active healthy lifestyle while balancing home, career and family not only lead her to a long athletic career but will serve to lead and motivate others to be their best and pursue their goals.