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Mcgurrin and Leahy Hall at dusk.

Department of Health and Human Performance

What We Do:

We educate students in the study of three undergraduate majors: Health Promotion, Kinesiology, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. The department promotes and integrates scientific research and active learning in each of these areas. We are dedicated to the delivery of programs and coursework that promote health, facilitate rehabilitation, encourage disease prevention, and enhance overall human performance.

How We Stand Out:

  • Labs are integrated into classwork
  • Community based learning projects focusing on community outreach
  • Excellent lab facilities with cadaver lab
  • $47.5 million, state-of-the-art facility, Leahy Hall
  • Jesuit Education inspires reflection and a deeper level of thinking

Programs:

  • - Dedicated to the scientific inquiry of physical activity and exercise as they affect human performance across a spectrum of settings and populations.
  • - Students study public health to learn how to use behavior change theories, communication strategies and advocacy efforts to improve the health status of individuals, communities, states and the nation.
  • - Prepares students for careers as speech-language pathologists and audiologists. The program explores the many types of communication impairments in speech, language and hearing, and how to treat them.
  • Speech-Language Pathology MS - This online program will prepare students to provide services for individuals from culturally/linguistically diverse backgrounds with various types and severities of communication and/or related disorders, differences and disabilities, across the lifespan.
  • - Based on the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) the coaching concentration helps meet the needs of those who wish to coach and work more effectively with young athletes from youth through interscholastic sports.
  • - Designed to increase the knowledge base of the depth and implications of nutritional problems and their effects on chronic illnesses.
  • - Designed so students from different fields of study, and professional practice, can extend profession-specific perspectives to create transdisciplinary, integrative strategies to innovatively address health issues and health inequities.

Meet Our Faculty:

  • Our faculty members represent a diverse range of backgrounds and specialties, including:
  • Anatomy
  • Athletic Training
  • Biomechanics
  • Community Health
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Strength & Conditioning

Professors are experts and enthusiastic educators in their areas of interest. Adjunct professors working in related fields bring additional support to the full-time faculty.

Paul T. Cutrufello Ph.D

Paul T. Cutrufello Ph.D

Chair

Professor/ Department Chair/Kinesiology Program Director

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Bloomsburg University
Ph.D., Marywood University

Phone: 570-941-5841
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Dr. Debra L. Fetherman Ph.D, MCHES, ACSM EP-C, ACSM EP-C

Dr. Debra L. Fetherman Ph.D, MCHES, ACSM EP-C, ACSM EP-C

Community Health Education / Health Promotion Program Director

B.S., Ohio University
M.S., University of Central Arkansas
Ph.D., Marywood University

Phone: 570-941-7111
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Joan A. Cebrick Grossman Ph.D, RDN

Joan A. Cebrick Grossman Ph.D, RDN

Associate Professor

B.S., King鈥檚 College
M.S., Colorado State University
Ph.D., Marywood University

Phone: 570-941-4721
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Michael Landram Ph.D

Michael Landram Ph.D

Associate Professor

B.S., Truman State University
M.S., Appalachian State University
Ph.D. University of Rome "Foro Italico"

Phone: 570-941-4425
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Andrew C. Venezia Ph.D

Andrew C. Venezia Ph.D

Associate Professor

B.S., Bloomsburg University
M.S., Bloomsburg University
Ph.D., Neuroscience & Cognitive Science, University of Maryland

Phone: 570-941-6745
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Joseph K. Pellegrino, Ph.D

Joseph K. Pellegrino, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

B.S., Rutgers University
M.S., University of Montana, Missoula
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Phone: 570-941-4559
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Emily E. Gerstle, Ph.D

Emily E. Gerstle, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

B.S., Denison University, Granville, Ohio
M.S., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Ph.D., Univesity of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Phone: 570-941-7765
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Hope E. Baylow, D.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Hope E. Baylow, D.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Assistant Professor-Founding Program Director, Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) and Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

B.A., Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
M.A., Long Island University, CW Post, Brookville, New York
D.A., Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologist
Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders

Phone: 570-941-4052
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Laura Chapman, Ph.D

Laura Chapman, Ph.D

Assistant Professor-Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

B.A., Michigan State University, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Music
M.A., Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Speech-Language Pathology
Ph.D, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologists (CCC-SLP)

Phone: 570-941-4658
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Tara Carito M.S., CCC-SLP

Tara Carito M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Education Coordinator

B.S., Marywood University
M.S., Marywood University
Assistive Technology Specialist, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologist
Level II Teaching Certificate, Pennsylvania Department of Education

Phone: 570-941-4349
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Christiane McDonald, M.S., CCC-SLP

Christiane McDonald, M.S., CCC-SLP

Faculty Specialist

B.S., East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Misericordia University, Pennsylvania
Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologists (CCC-SLP)
Certificate from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Phone: 570-941-4658
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Inside the Classroom:

  • Challenging and rigorous academics
  • Service learning projects embedded in class requirements
  • Hands-on, laboratory experience

New Facility

Leahy Hall, the $47.5 million, eight story home for the undergraduate and graduate departments of exercise science, occupational therapy and physical therapy, has 25 state-of-the-art laboratories, nine traditional and active-learning classrooms, nine group study rooms, more than 50 faculty offices and multiple simulation environments.

The new building is designed to facilitate research, expand service-learning projects, and put the best simulation environments, applied-science laboratories, equipment and technology directly in the hands of students and faculty. Learn more.

Student Research:

The department is committed to the advancement of knowledge in Kinesiology. Faculty research in contemporary topics gives students the opportunity to work alongside experts.

Kinesiology majors are often represented during the University's annual Celebration of Student Scholars, recognizing scholarly work through poster and verbal presentations. Students also present this research at local and national conferences such as the American College of Sports Medicines (ACSM) annual conference.

Career Outcomes:

Scranton graduates with kinesiology degrees work in diverse positions in a variety of programs including:

  • Corporate wellness
  • Community/hospital wellness programs
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Research Centers
  • Athletic teams (strength and conditioning specialists)

Graduate Study:

Approximately 85% of kinesiology graduates continue their studies. The largest percentage continues into the DPT (Doctorate of Physical Therapy) program at the 91大神. Others pursue study in areas include:

  • Physician's assistant
  • Clinical exercise physiology
  • Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Biology
  • Physiology
  • Exercise science
  • Biomechanics

Accreditation:

Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)