Health and Sport Sciences - College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Health and Sport Sciences College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
HSS Fall 2013 Faculty

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Health and Sport Sciences
106 Fieldhouse
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901 678-4316
Fax: 901 678-3591
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Richard J. Bloomer

Belinda Scott
Business Officer I

Mary Tate-Evans
Administrative Secretary

Stan Walls
Internship Coordinator

Kathy C. Walker
Academic Services Coordinator

Lindsey Swanson
Graduate Assistant for Advising

Samantha Passman
Graduate Assistant for Administrative

Jessica Higgins
Graduate Assistant for Administrative

Health and Sport Sciences


Message from the HSS Chair


The Department of Health and Sport Sciences (HSS) provides students with a quality education focused on the fundamental principles of health, exercise, nutrition, physical activity, and leisure and sport, while equipping them with the cutting-edge knowledge and skills needed to fulfill leadership roles in their chosen area of specialty. From introductory courses in health and wellness, to specialized courses in nutrition therapy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, physical education teacher education, sport management, and program planning, students are taught to analyze and synthesize data, and to develop alternative approaches to problem solving. As a result, students are prepared to move rapidly upward in their chosen career path upon graduation, whether seeking employment or advanced graduate study. Specifically, HSS undergraduate degrees may prepare students for graduate work in a variety of settings (e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, physical education, coaching, strength and conditioning, medicine, dietetics and clinical nutrition, sport commerce, and more). Faculty members within the academic disciplines are highly engaged in relevant research—presenting and publishing their findings in a variety of mediums across the country and around the world. Six undergraduate and seven graduate degree programs are currently offered within HSS.

Clinical Nutrition MS Ruth Williams
Nutrition Science MS Randal Buddington
Environmental Nutrition MS Robin Roach
Dietetics BSEd Mary Catherine Schallert
Exercise and Sport Science BSEd & MS Brian Schilling
Health Promotion BSEd & MS Michelle Stockton
Healthcare Leadership BSEd Shirley Brown
Physical Education Teacher Education BSEd & MS Carol Irwin
Sport and Leisure BSEd & MS Tim Ryan

Physical Education (PHED) Activity Courses

In addition to the degree programs offered through HSS, over fifty physical education activity courses are offered through the department, serving close to 4000 students per year. Our activity course instructors strive to provide outstanding service to students and in some cases, are world renown. Please consider taking an elective physical activity course to strengthen and condition both your mind and body while you pursue your educational endeavors. Maintaining a physically active lifestyle is paramount to your health and we strongly encourage all students to adopt a lifestyle of regular physical activity, structured exercise, and optimal nutritional intake. All students registering for activity courses are requested to complete a PAR-Q and an informed consent form prior to participating. In some circumstances, a physician approval form may be needed. If you have questions about the physical activity program, please contact the program director, Debra Wyatt .

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