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Interdisciplinary Studies Social Sciences
Psychology 269
(509) 963-1804

Nicole Dunn, IDS Director & Lecturer

Nicole Dunn PhotoEducation:
Central Washington University
Master of Science (M.S.), PE, Health and Leisure Services · (1999 - 2003)
Central Washington University
Bachelor of Science, Sport and Fitness Administration/ Management · (1995 - 1998)

Curriculum Vitae

Office: PSY 269
Phone: (509) 859-4930


Interests & Expertise:     
Wellness, Health Promotion, Body Image 

Courses Taught:

HED 101:  Health Essentials

HED 210 Drugs and Health

HED 310: Community Health

HED 230: Foundations of Health Ed

HED 387: Fitness and Stress Mgt

IDS 289: Introduction to the Major

IDS 305: Surviving to Thriving: Resiliency

IDS 321: Body Image, Wellness and Popular Culture

IDS 389: Academic & Career Exploration

IDS 405: Project Funding

IDS 489: Senior Portfolio


I started teaching classes while attending CWU as an undergraduate, then graduate student and now as a professional, I have been at CWU for 20 years. My education and interests are focused on wellness and health promotion. I have been the Online Interdisciplinary Studies – Social Sciences Program Director and Lecturer since 2012. My other positions at CWU include fitness instructor, health educator, and academic advisor. I currently teach IDS 405: Project Funding, with a focus on grant writing, IDS 321: Body Image, Wellness and Popular Culture and IDS 305: Surviving to Thriving: Resiliency.

I have been told that my courses tend to encourage students to engage with the material, not just regurgitate it. I sincerely seek to develop students who think for themselves, can write intelligently, are inquisitive and have an intrinsic desire to create, learn and improve.

Nicole Dunn photo with familyMy down time is spent with my two very active boys, ages 8 and 13. You can usually find us on a mountain, either skiing/snowboarding or mountain biking. 

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