Graduate Catalog 2024-2025

Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Dietetics

Director: David S. Hydock, Ph.D.

Location: Gunter 2590

Telephone: 970.351.2535



Faculty: Lisa C. Caldwell, M.S., R.D.N.; Shannon M. Courtney, M.A.; Brian D. Dauenhauer, Ph.D.; Scott Douglas, Ph.D.; Abbie Ferris, Ph.D.; Catherine A. Gerweck, D.M.D., M.S., R.D.N.; J. Reid Hayward, Ph.D.; Gary D. Heise, Ph.D.; David S. Hydock, Ph.D.; Jennifer M. Krause, Ph.D.; Jaimie McMullen, Ph.D.; Alan Morse, Ph.D.; Nicholas Slagel, Ph.D., R.D.N.; Jeremy D. Smith, Ph.D.; Megan Babkes Stellino, Ed.D.; Laura Stewart, Ph.D.; Yoon Tae Sung, Ph.D.; James V. Turk, M.S.; Sara Winges, Ph.D.; Nicole A. Withrow, Ph.D., R.D.N.

Emeritus Faculty: Mary A. Behling, Ph.D.; Robert Blasi, M.A.; Cynthia Carlisle, Ed.D.; Alana D. Cline, Ph.D., R.D.N.; Carolyn A. Cody, Ph.D.; Carolyn Ann Dennehy, Ph.D.; Norma E. Egeness, M.A.; Jamie M. Erskine, Ph.D., R.D.N.; Margaret E. Everett, M.A.; Constance C. Francis, Ph.D., R.D.N.; Clara E. Funderburk, M.A.; Sherrie L. Frye, Ph.D.; Susan M. Gould, Ph.D., R.D.N.; Dianna P. Gray, Ph.D.; Rhonda Foss Hall, M.A.; Nancy Hinrichs, M.A.; Christy A. Howard, M.S.; Joyce C. Kliewer, Ed.D.; Jani Malkiewicz, M.A.; Theresa M. Malumphy, Ph.D.; Harold L. McKain, Jr., Ph.D.; Wleanor M. Peiffer, Ed.D.; D. Allen Phillips, Ed.D.; Tim B. Ramsey, M.A.; Linda A. Sharp, B.A., J.D.; Nicholas Slagel, Ph.D.; Judith Stauter, M.S., R.D.N.; Doris C. Steffy, M.A.; Jim Stiehl, Ph.D.; David K. Stotlar, Ed.D.; JoAnn Taylor, Ed.D.; Nancy Van Anne, Ph.D.; Thurman Wright, D.P.E.

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    The School of Sport and Exercise Science has a long and distinguished history of preparing individuals to assume leadership roles in sport and physical activity settings, and subscribes to the philosophy that physical activity and sport contribute to the overall quality of life. To this end, the School offers a variety of majors that provide students with the necessary coursework and experience to serve as a foundation for careers in the professions of physical education, exercise science, sport psychology, and sport management. Graduate programs in sport and exercise science provide an opportunity to go into greater depth in the study of human movement, pedagogy, and sport administration. Both theory and professional applications are emphasized. The doctoral program seeks to develop critical thinkers with the conceptual and methodological tools for conducting meaningful research, and prepares individuals to teach courses at the college level and assume leadership positions in their respective disciplines.

    Many research opportunities are available in the laboratories used by the School of Sport and Exercise Science. Facilities are available for the study and analysis of teaching physical education. The teaching research laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art physical activity monitoring technology and analytic software for student and faculty use. Biomechanics facilities include motion analysis capabilities, a force-measuring treadmill, and electromyography systems. Applied research in exercise physiology takes place in well-equipped laboratories for analysis of fitness components (cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition, muscular fitness, flexibility/range of motion, and balance), and exercise physiology basic science research is done in laboratories equipped to examine physiological, biochemical, and molecular parameters. Research in social psychology of sport and physical activity is primarily conducted with individuals in natural or “field” settings. The Sport Marketing Research Institute conducts marketing and other industry research for Colorado and western region sport organizations. Affiliated with the School of Sport and Exercise Science is the University of Northern Colorado Cancer Rehabilitation Institute, one of the first programs of its kind in the United States.