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Department of Health and Human Performance

Department of Health and Human Performance

Spud Wentzell

Congratulations to Spud Wentzell on his retirement after devoting 26 years of service to Messiah College!   Although we are sad to see Spud leave, we are happy to announce that alum and long-term adjunct Judi Tobias will be taking over our Health and Physical Education program.  Please join us in wishing them both well on their new journeys!!

Judi Tobias


Our department is made up of five different majors that focus on specific areas of health, exercise, and sport. We have a diverse group of faculty, who aim to guide our students as they learn to interpret and apply scientific evidence in the areas of exercise and health, integrate their faith with their academic interests, and develop stewardship of their GOD-given gifts.

If you are interested in learning more about our programs,our faculty or our mission, I encourage you to explore our website, contact any of our faculty, or, better yet, come visit us!

Jodie L. Haak, Ph.D.
Chair, Health and Human Performance Department

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