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

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Rodd Strobel

Chair, Assistant professor of health and physical education

(509) 527-2338


  • BS Walla Walla University; physical education
  • MAEd Walla Walla University; emphasis in curriculum and instruction
  • MS Teachers College at Columbia University; motor learning and control

Teaching Areas

Advanced Principles of Coaching, Strength Training, Golf, Motor Learning and Administration of Health and Physical Education


Motor learning


Presentations at:

  • Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness Convention, an annual gathering of health, physical education, and wellness professionals from the Western United States

Mike Hellie

Assistant professor of health and physical education

(509) 527-2886


  • BS Walla Walla University; Physical Education
  • MA California State University at Chico; Biomechanical Analysis

Teaching Areas

Kinesiology, Elementary and Secondary Methods in Physical Education, Programming Intramural and Recreational Activities, and Consumer Health


Human Performance, Biomechanical Analysis, and Personal Training

Curtis Kuhlman

Assistant professor of health and physical education

(509) 527-2324


Teaching Areas

Tumbling, jogging, racquetball, lifeguarding, volleyball and upper division health seminar


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

Nicole Bryan

HPE Office Manager

(509) 527-2889


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