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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 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

Fax: 509-963-1848
    See website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff

Vincent M. Nethery, PhD

Graduate Program Director
Leonardo J. D’Acquisto, EdD

Ethan R. Bergman, PhD, RD, dietetics, sports nutrition
Leonardo J. D’Acquisto, EdD, sport physiology, kinesiology, human anatomy
David L. Gee, PhD, nutrition & metabolism, nutrition and chronic diseases, sports nutrition
Vincent M. Nethery, PhD, clinical physiology, sport physiology, environmental physiology, human anatomy.

Associate Professors

Timothy R. Burnham, PhD, clinical physiology, sport physiology, human anatomy
Linda Cashman, MS, RD, dietetics
Susan Hawk, PhD, RD, dietetics, clinical nutrition
Keith Monosky, MPM, EMT-P, emergency medical services management, health policy
Harry Papadopoulos, PhD, clinical physiology, sport physiology, physical activity interventions

Assistant Professors

Virginia Bennett, PhD, RD, cultural nutrition, developmental nutrition
Michael Everett, PhD, EMT-P, emergency medical services
Kelly Kerr-Pritchett, PhD, RD sports nutrition, clinical nutrition, eating disorders
Robert Pritchett, PhD, sport physiology, environmental physiology
Tracy Watkins, MBA, CHE, food service management

Emeritus Professor
Robert McGowan, PhD, clinical and exercise sport psychology


Rhonda Busch-Gehlen, assistant to the chair 

Brian Contreras, instructional classroom support technician-clinical physiology, cadaver anatomy, and exercise science
Lucinda Engel, instructional classroom support technician food science
Edith Fowler, office manager

Lori Hauser, EMS-Paramedicine, office assistant

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

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