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

Health, Educational Administration and Movement Studies 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

Heidi Henschel-Pellett, EdD

Heidi Henschel Pellett, EdD, physical education, pedagogy
Kirk Mathias, EdD, physical education, pedagogy
Melody Madlem, EdD, public health
Henry Williams, EdD, school administration

Associate Professors
Rebecca Pearson, PhD, MPH, public health
Mark Perez, PhD, school health, pedagogy
P. Stefan Ward, PhD, physical education, pedagogy
Therese Young, MA, dance, physical education
Don Wattam, EdD, school administration

Assistant Professors
Tishra Beeson, PhD, MPH, public health
Jill Hoxmeier, PhD, MPH, CHES, public health
Casey Mace, PhD, MPH, public health
Brian McGladrey, PhD, CSCS, athletic administration
Erica Pratt, PhD, physical education, pedagogy
Michelle Thornton, PhD, physical education, pedagogy
Rory Weishaar, EdD, athletic administration

Senior Lecturer
Kristine Espinoza, MS, health education, pedagogy

Gabrielle McNeillie, MFA, dance

Joy Chrismer, NPAV building and equipment coordinator
Debra D’Acquisto, activity program coordinator
Marni Fox, program support supervisor II
Peter Malath, program assistant
Debbie Nethery, aquatic center manager

Department Information
The mission of the Department of Health, Educational Administration and Movement Studies (HEAMS) 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.


    Bachelor of Science (B.S.)Minor


      Health Education (HED)Health and Physical Education (HPE)PE: Aquatics (PEAQ)PE: Dance (PED)PE: Fitness Activity (PEF)Page: 1 | 2

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