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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences Department

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College of Education and Professional Studies
Dorothy Purser Hall., room 101
Mail Stop 7572
Fax: 509-963-1848
    See website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff
Interim Chair

Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RDN, CD, FADA, FAND

Graduate Program Director
Leonardo J. D’Acquisto, EdD

Timothy R. Burnham, PhD, clinical physiology, sport physiology, human anatomy
Leonardo J. D’Acquisto, EdD, sport physiology, kinesiology, human anatomy
James DePaepe, PhD, clinical and sport physiology, neurophysiology, and research
David L. Gee, PhD, nutrition & metabolism, nutrition and chronic diseases, nutritional epidemiology
Susan Hawk, PhD, RD, dietetics, clinical nutrition
Keith A. Monosky, PhD, MPM, EMT-P, emergency medical services, emergency services management, health policy
Vincent M. Nethery, PhD, clinical physiology, sport physiology, environmental physiology, human anatomy

Assistant Professors

Eric Foch, PhD
Dana Ogan, MS, RDN, CD, dietetic internship director
Kelly Pritchett, PhD, RDN, sports nutrition
Robert Pritchett, PhD
Karen Roemer, PhD, biomechanics, clinical mechanics, kinematics and kinetics
Nicole Stendell-Hollis, PhD, RD, obesity, nutrition and chronic disease


Bryan Contreras, MS, instructional classroom support technician- clinical physiology and exercise science
Lucinda Engel, instructional classroom support technician- food science
Cynthia Strawder, program support supervisor II

Department Information
The graduate programs in Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences are designed to provide knowledge and expertise for students intending to pursue higher-level graduate study in doctoral or professional programs, seeking a terminal degree for entry-level positions in a variety of private and public settings, as well as for positions at community colleges and other tertiary levels. Human functioning is the overriding theme of all curricula offerings. The master of science degrees offered by NEHS require completion of a minimum of 45 credits as outlined in an approved course of study filed with the Office of Graduate Studies and Research. The course of study is structured in consultation with the student’s academic advisor and is approved by the department graduate program director. The specifics on the course of study depend on the degree program, and include both required and department-approved elective courses.

Applicants must first meet the general requirements for graduate study as determined by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, and then the specific requirements of their selected program within the Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences (see individual programs). Conditional or probationary admission may be granted in certain circumstances.


    Master of Science


      Exercise Science (EXSC)Nutrition (NUTR)

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