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2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health, Human Performance & Nutrition

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Physical Education 101

(509) 963-1911
Fax: (509) 963-1848
See Web site for how these programs could be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff

Stephen Jefferies

Ethan Bergman, food science and nutrition
Kenneth Briggs, health education - pedagogy
Leo D’Acquisto, exercise science
David L. Gee, food science and nutrition
Stephen C. Jefferies, physical education - pedagogy
Kirk Mathias, physical education - pedagogy
Robert W. McGowen, sport and exercise psychology
Vincent Nethery, exercise science

Associate Professors
Melody Madlem, health education

Assistant Professors
Susan L. Adams
Carolyn Booth, paramedics
Tim Burnham, exercise science
Linda Cashman, food science and nutrition
Heidi Henschel-Pellett, physical education - pedagogy
Harry Papadopoulos, exercise science
Robert Pritchett, exercise science

Emeritus Professor
Walter Arlt, physical education
Gary Frederick, physical education-administration

Non-tenure Annual Contract
Virginia A. Bennett, senior lecturer
Bryan E. Contreras, lecturer
Nicole M. Dunn, lecturer
Mark I. Perez, lecturer
James Edward Pierce, lecturer
Leanne Marie Semprimoznik, lecturer
Therese A. Young, lecturer

Rhonda Busch-Gehlen, supervisor
Staff, office manager

Department Information

The health, human performance and nutrition department has many programs which lead to a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition to professional preparation in exercise science, school and community health, physical education, paramedic studies, and nutrition, the department also encourages students to develop skills in physical activities that will enable them to enjoy fitness, health and recreational activities.

Health Education

Program Director:  Melody Madlem

Advisors: Kenneth A Briggs, Melody Madlem, Mark Perez

General Program Information

Health education is a field of interest, a discipline and a profession. As a profession, health education is one of the most meaningful and important careers available to college students today. Our ability to be healthy as individuals, families, and as a community is dependent on health education and health educators. Central’s health education programs are recognized throughout the state as the premier provider of health education graduates that are needed to fill the multitude of jobs available in the profession.

Students can choose to major in the following:

  1. Bachelor of Science in community health with a specialization in community health education.
  2. Bachelor of Arts in school health education.

Students interested in majoring in health education should make an appointment with a health education major advisor to learn more about the major. The major advisors are:

  1. School Health Education - Dr. Briggs (509-963-1972)
  2. Community Health CWU Ellensburg campus -  Dr. Madlem (509-963-1971)

Fitness Activities Courses

Program Director : Debra D’Acquisto

The purpose of the Physical Education Activity Program is to offer students an instructional program that utilizes physical movement as the primary educational medium. This program provides opportunities for students to develop and improve physical skills. In addition, students learn rules, terminology, proper technique and safety issues specific to each particular activity.

Some of the following courses meet off-site. Some of the courses have minimal additional fees. Check the current class schedule for specific dates and fees. One credit (meets twice weekly).


• Community Health Education Minor
• Community Health Education Specialization
• Exercise Science Major, B.S.
• Food Science and Nutrition Major with Specialization, BS
• Food Service Management, BAS.
• Health/Fitness: Supporting Area Endorsement
• Nutrition Minor
• Paramedic Major, BS
• Physical Education - Athletic Training Minor (non certified program)
• Physical Education - Coaching Minor
• Physical Education - Dance Minor
• Physical Education - Dance: Teaching Minor
• Physical Education - Exercise Science Minor
• Physical Education: Teaching K-12 Health Fitness Endorsement, B.S.
• Pre-Nursing in Public Health Specialization
• Public Health Major, B.S.
• School Health Education Major, B.A.: Health and Fitness Endorsement


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