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Erica Thomas, DHEd, CHES

Assistant Professor


Dr. Thomas has a background in health promotion and exercise science and teaches in the Kinesiology and Master of Public Health programs. 

Her research focus has been on higher education health and wellness curriculum with other interests in health behavior change, sports performance, and wearable fitness technology.

Dr. Thomas is also currently serving as the President of the Iowa Society for Health Education and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). 

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Education and Training


  • Doctor of Education in Health Promotion, AT Still University
  • MS, Des Moines University, Biomedical Sciences
  • BS, Rockford University, Biology

Courses Taught

Kinesiology
Foundations of Kinesiology
Wellness Concepts
Wellness Passport
Nutrition Concepts
Exercise Physiology Lab
Exercise Prescription and Program Design

Master of Public Health
Health Promotion and Communication
Qualitative Research

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