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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education, School Health, and Movement Studies Department

College of Education and Professional Studies
School of Education
Dorothy Purser Hall, room 101
Mail Stop 7572
Fax: 509-963-1848
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Faculty and Staff

Heidi Henschel-Pellett, EdD

Heidi Henschel Pellett, EdD, physical education, pedagogy
Kirk Mathias, EdD, physical education, pedagogy

Associate Professors
Mark Perez, PhD, school health, pedagogy
P. Stefan Ward, PhD, physical education, pedagogy
Therese Young, MA, dance, physical education

Assistant Professors
Jill Hoxmeier, PhD, MPH, CHES, 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 Physical Education, School Health, and Movement Studies 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


    Bachelor of Science (B.S.)Minor


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