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Alumni - Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science

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  • Health and Physical Education
    Benjamin Wise-
    Benjamin Wise ’16 Health & Physical Education Teacher for the Harrisburg School District

    Teaching a combination of both Health and Physical Education has been nice to keep my schedule varied and get to talk about more subjects which I enjoy.

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  • Health and Human Performance
    Bre Grignano-
    Bre Grignano ’09 Alumna lands game-day gig with Philadelphia Eagles

    She works with Super Bowl champs

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  • Applied Health Science
    Brienne Wickenheiser-
    Brienne Wickenheiser ’15 Applied Health Science Master's in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Exercise Physiologist at York Hospital

    Ever wondered where an Applied Health Science major can take you? What are the possible next steps after graduation? One path that many Messiah graduates tend to take is graduate school. Messiah alumni Brienne Wickenheiser (15) recently finished her graduate studies, earning a master’s in Clinical Exercise Physiology at East Stroudsburg University.

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  • Athletic Training
    Colin Tomes-
    Colin Tomes ’17 Physiotherapy Graduate Student at Bond University, Queensland, Australia

    As an Air Force veteran, Tomes is pursuing a doctoral degree in physiotherapy (physical therapy) — giving back to injured members of military and police communities.

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  • Nutrition and Dietetics
    Danielle Hepler-
    Danielle Hepler ’18 Dietetic Internship at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

    Having experienced the benefits of healthy food in my own life, helping others to do the same was a natural path

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  • Adventure Education
    Danny Williams-
    Danny Williams ’07 Adventure education graduate Danny Williams’07 currently serves as the adventure recreation program coordinator at Penn State University

    Like many students, Danny struggled in deciding what major would best fit his abilities and interests. At the time, his roommates suggested that he talk with Dr. Dave Tanis about pursuing adventure education. After a short time, Williams knew without a doubt that he wanted pursue this career path. Despite encountering struggles throughout his career, William has never regretted choosing a major and an occupation that he loves.

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  • Health and Physical Education
    Eve Allen-
    Eve Allen ’17 Elementary Health and Physical Education Teacher for East Pennsboro Area School District

    Not only in academics, but Messiah College also taught me how to be an expression of the love of Jesus in my teaching.

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  • Adventure Education
    Heather Dippold-
    Heather Dippold ’14 Marine Educator at the University of Southern Mississippi Marine Education Center

    Take the plunge. Adventure Education is a diverse field and the training you receive at Messiah College will open up many opportunities for you to impact the lives of others in a very meaningful (and really fun) way.

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  • Nutrition and Dietetics
    Kaitlin Gill-
    Kaitlin Gill ’15

    Kaitlin Gill stays busy with yearlong internship

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  • Adventure Education
    Kevin McIntyre-
    Kevin McIntyre ’10 Director of Summer Programs at Delaware County Christian School

    Adventure Education is not only about learning through experience, it is about learning through relationships… I developed a passion for influencing people for Christ through the use of His creation and activity programming.

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  • Adventure Education
    Laura Dahl-
    Laura Dahl ’11 Lead guide, Zion Adventure

    Does playing in scenic slot canyons, climbing rock faces and biking desert single-track sound like a dream job to you? That is the daily work of Laura Dahl '11, a lead guide and shop manager at Zion Adventure, a business providing adventure outfitting and guide services in southwest Utah. From Pennsylvania to Utah, Dahl has proved that anyone can conquer the world with a strong passion and determination for adventure.

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  • Applied Health Science
    Nate Jenkins-
    Nate Jenkins ’11 Ph.D. candidate, exercise physiology and nutrition, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Only the most motivated college students read scientific literature outside the classroom, and that type of personal drive is exactly what set apart Nathaniel Jenkins ’11 as a health and exercise science major at Messiah and now as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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  • Sport Management
    Patrick Zezulinski-
    Patrick Zezulinski ’14 Master's student at Georgia State University & Graduate Assistant with Georgia State University Athletics Development

    Having a strong work ethic, positive attitude, spirit of thankfulness, and passion for sports will allow you to succeed in sport management.

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