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Physical Education School and Public Health

Heidi Henschel Pellett, EdD


Chair of the Department of Physical Education, School and Public Health


Office: Purser Hall 113
Phone: 509.963.1483

Washington Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (WAHPERD) – College/University Professor of the Year (2012)


  • Ed.D. Saint Mary's University, Minneapolis, MN
  • M.A. Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • B.A. Carthage College, Kenosha, WI


  • Tennis
  • Travel with family
  • Fitness
  • Reading

Courses Taught

  • PESH - Physical Education and School Health
    1. 342 Developmental Movement
    2. 350 Propulsive and Receptive Skills and Sports
    3. 438 Practicum IV
    4. 445 Curriculum Development and Assessment in Physical Education
  • HPE - Health/Physical Education
    1. 561 Curriculum Trends
    2. 578 Physical Education Promotion Program
    3. 579 Supervision of Student Teachers in Physical Education
    4. 580 Physical Education Grant Writing and Fundraising
    5. 596 Professional Issues
  • Advanced Programs                                                                                                                    518  Program Evaluation and Assessment
  • 525 Organizational Communication


Folsom-Meek, S.L., & Henschel Pellett, H.A. (2011). Perspectives from service learning recipients. In Miller, M.P., & Nendel, J.D., Service Learning in Physical education and Other Related Professions: A Global Perspective (chapter 11). Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Ward, S., Parker, M., Henschel Pellett, H., & Perez, M. (2012). Forecasting the storm: Student perspectives throughout a teaching personal and social responsibility based positive youth development program. Agora for Physical Education and Sport. Monograph on Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility, (8), 230-247.

Ward, S. & Henschel Pellett, H. (2012). Moving beyond traditions: Guidelines for increasing physical activity among youth. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 83 (5), 7-9.

Henschel Pellett, H. A., Pellett, T.L. (2010). Teaching Tips:  Building physical education knowledge and understanding through vocabulary activities. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 81(6), 49-52.

Lim, J., Henschel Pellett, H.A., & Pellett, T. L. (2009). Integrating Digital Video Technology into the Classroom. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 80(6), 40-45, 55.

Henschel Pellett, H. & Pellett, T. (2009). Professional Development Schools: A Model for Developing, Expanding, and Sustaining Effective P-16 Physical Education Partnerships. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 80(1), 31-38.

Henschel Pellett, H.A., Pellett, T.L. (2007). Critical Thinking Assessment: Improving teacher candidate instruction in PDSs (Abstract). Proceedings of the National Professional Development Schools Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.               

Pellett, T.L. & Henschel Pellett, H. (2005). Helping the Struggling PETE Candidate: A Model of Intervention and Assistance. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 76(9), 43-48.