Page menu


Learn more about WWU faculty in the Department of Health and Physical Education. 

See what degrees you could earn at WWU. >

Rodd Strobel, chair

Assistant professor of health and physical education

(509) 527-2338

Rodd Strobel's area of specialty is motor learning. He has a bachelor's degree in physical education from Walla Walla University, a master's degree in education with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction from WWU, and a master's degree in motor learning and control from Teachers College at Columbia University. Strobel teaches classes including Advanced Principles of Coaching, Strength Training, Golf, Motor Learning, and Administration of Health and Physical Education. Strobel has presented at the Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness Convention, an annual gathering of health, physical education, and wellness professionals from the Western United States. 

Shirley Anderson

Professor of health

(509) 527-2326



Shirley Anderson teaches a variety of health courses, including Human Nutrition, Wellness for Living, Survey of Health, and Basic Therapy. In addition to teaching, she is involved in research on depression in college students. She continues to collect data and has done poster presentations for the annual Art and Science Health Promotion Conference. Health science students participate in this research providing firsthand research experience. 

Mike Hellie

Assistant professor of health and physical education

(509) 527-2886 

Curtis Kuhlman

Assistant professor of health and physical education

(509) 527-2324

Curtis Kuhlman teaches tumbling, jogging, racquetball, lifeguarding, and volleyball, as well as an upper division health seminar course. Kuhlman was recognized by the Blue Mountain chapter of the American Red Cross as the instructor to certify more students in lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and first aid than any other instructor in their chapter.

Last update on October 16, 2018