Recreation, Exercise & Sport Science Department

From our renowned High Altitude Performance Laboratory to high-alpine trails, Western’s Recreation, Exercise & Sport Science programs educate students in disciplines that help people become all that they can be.


Areas of Study Include: 

Two people run on the treadmill in the Mountaineer Field House.

Exercise & Sport Science

Exercise Science
Major
Minor
ESS, ESS/ROE, Exercise, Sport, Exercise & Sport Science, Sport Science, Fitness Management, Sport Management
Student explains workout to participant.

Exercise & Sport Science (3+2)

Exercise Science
Major
3+2 program, HAEP master's, exercise science master's, 3+2 western exercise science, exercise physiology master's degree, master's in exercise science
Students conduct research in HAEP Lab.

Master of Science in Exercise & Sport Science: High Altitude Exercise Physiology

Exercise Science
Masters Program
Master Exercise and Sport Science, Exercise Physiology, cadiac rehab, kinesiology, master of science, graduate program Colorado, high altitude
Students dig a snow pit to assess the snowpack.

Recreation & Outdoor Education

Exercise Science
Major
Minor
outdoor leadership schools, adventure colleges, recreation and outdoor education, colorado environmental education, outdoor leadership, roe, roe, roe
Student ties knot for rock climbing.

Recreation & Outdoor Education (3+2)

Exercise Science
Major
3+2, 3+2 grad program, master's in environmental management, combination bachelor's and master's, three plus two, 3 + 2

Directory

Faculty

Christina Buchanan, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Professor, High Altitude Exercise Physiology Director
B.A., Mount Holyoke College, Anthropology, 1995, M.S., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Health and Exercise Science, 2001, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Education and Health and Exercise Science, 2008
Phone: 970.943.2027
Office Location: Paul Wright Gym 224
Michelle Conway, Ph.D. headshot
Assistant Professor in Recreation, Exercise & Sport Science
B.A., Gonzaga University, Human Physiology, 2012, M.S., San Diego State University, Exercise Physiology, 2014, Ph.D., Michigan State University, Kinesiology, 2018
Phone: 970.943.2104
Office Location: Paul Wright Gym 227
Lance Dalleck, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Professor of Exercise & Sport Science
B.A., Western, History and Kinesiology, 1997, M.S., Colorado State University, Health and Exercise Science, 2000, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Exercise Science, 2003
Phone: 970.943.3095
Office Location: High Altitude Performance Lab 171
Angela Dalleck, M.A. headshot
Exercise & Sport Science Lecturer, Wellness Elevated Manager, HAP Lab Manager
B.A., University of North Dakota, Physical Education, 1998, M.A., Colorado State University, Health & Exercise Science, 2000
Phone: 970.943.2179
Office Location: Paul Wright Gym 232
Matthew Ebbott, M.S. headshot
Senior Lecturer in Recreation & Outdoor Education and Environment & Sustainibility, Director of First-Year Seminar Program
B.A., John Carroll University, History and Secondary Education, 1995, M.S., Western Illinois University, Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration, 2001
Phone: 970.943.2115
Office Location: Paul Wright Gym 222
Mark A. Gibson, Ed.D. headshot
Professor of Recreation & Outdoor Education
B.A., Eastern Washington University, Outdoor Recreation, M.S., Colorado State University, Resources Management, Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado, Outdoor Physical Education Pedagogy
Phone: 970.943.7129
Office Location: Paul Wright Gym 229
Kathleen M. Kinkema, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor of Exercise & Sport Science
B.A., Grand Valley State University, Physical Education, 1979, M.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Exercise and Sport Science, 1987, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Exercise and Sport Science, 1998
Phone: 970.943.7133
Office Location: Paul Wright Gym 233
Brett Miramon, MAT headshot
Lecturer in Exercise & Sport Science, Physical Education
B.A., Western, Kinesiology/Physical Education, 2006, MAT, University of Northern Colorado, Physical Education, 2012
Phone: 970.943.2251
Office Location: Paul Wright Gym 226
Brooke Moran, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Recreation & Outdoor Education for MEM Graduate Program, Adjunct Graduate Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA
B.S., University of New Hampshire, M.A., Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
Phone: 970.943.2118
Office Location: Wright Gym 223
Erin Smith, M.S. headshot
Lecturer in Exercise & Sport Science
B.A., Texas A&M University, Kinesiology, 2003, M.S., Western, High Altitude Exercise Physiology, 2017
Phone: 970.943.7130
Office Location: Paul Wright Gym 230
Crystal Southall, Ph.D. headshot
Assistant Professor, Exercise & Sport Science, Sport & Fitness Management
B.A., University of Colorado Boulder, History, 2000, M.S., University of Memphis, Sport & Leisure Commerce, 2006, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado, Sport Administration, 2012
Phone: 970.943.2149
Office Location: Paul Wright Gym 225
Paul Tame, M.A. headshot
Senior Lecturer in Recreation & Outdoor Education
B.A., University of Western Sydney, Australia, 1988, M.A., University of New England at Armidale, 1990, Ph.D in-progress, Prescott College (Ariz.)
Phone: 970.943.2292
Office Location: Wright Gym 228
Ryan Weatherwax, M.S. headshot
Lecturer of Exercise & Sport Science
B.S., Grand Valley State University, Exercise Science (Clinical), 2010, M.S., Northern Michigan University, Exercise Science, 2013
Phone: 970.943.2010
Office Location:
Jay Whitacre, Ph.D. headshot
Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA, Lecturer in Recreation & Outdoor Education
B.A., Western, Outdoor Leadership, 2001, M.A., Indiana University - Bloomington, Outdoor Recreation, 2011, Ph.D., Indiana University - Bloomington, Leisure Studies & Inquiry Methodology, 2018
Phone: 970.943.2202
Office Location: Paul Wright Gymn 231