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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education, School and Public Health 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

Kenneth Briggs, EdD

Kenneth Briggs, EdD, health education, pedagogy
Stephen C. Jefferies, PhD, physical education, pedagogy
Kirk Mathias, EdD, physical education, pedagogy, graduate program director

Associate Professors

Heidi Henschel Pellett, EdD, physical education, pedagogy
Rebecca Pearson, PhD, MPH, public health, health education
P. Stefan Ward, PhD, physical education, pedagogy
Therese Young, MA, dance, physical education

Assistant Professors
Kimberly McBride, PhD, MPH, public health education
Mark Perez, PhD, school health, pedagogy
Rory Weishaar, EdD, athletic administration

Senior Lecturer
Kristine Espinoza, MS, health education, pedagogy

Crystal Fullmer, MFA, dance

Joy Chrismer, NPAV building and equipment coordinator
Debra D’Acquisto, activity program coordinator
Edith Fowler, assistant to the chair
Debbie Nethery, aquatic center manager


Department Information
The mission of the Department of Physical Education, School, and Public Health (PESPH) is to promote health and active lifestyles. The vision of the Department is to create highly recognized and respected academic programs in which students gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful in their profession. This mission and vision and the following core values help to guide program decisions within the department:

  • Professional environment based on ethical behavior, respect, and integrity
  • Quality of life through health promotion, healthy communities, and active lifestyles
  • Student focused learning environment based on respect, relevance, and rigor
  • Social justice and diversity

Proudly, graduates of each major program in the department are highly qualified to enter careers in physical education and school health or public health.

Departmental Programs
Physical Education and School Health (PESH) Major
Physical Education – Coaching Minor
Physical Education – Dance Minor
Physical Education – Dance: Teaching Minor
Physical Education – Activity Program
Public Health Major – Community Health Specialization
Public Health Major – Pre-nursing in Public Health Specialization
Public Health – Community Health Education Minor


    Bachelor of ScienceMinor


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