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Division of Health & Physical Education

Peggy Pedersen
Peggy Pedersen, PhD
Associate Professor

PhD in Public Health: Oregon State University
MS in Health & Physical Education: Montana State University
BS in Health Education: Valley City State University



Professional: Peggy is a lifelong educator and has been engaged in college teaching for over 25 years. She began her teaching career at Montana State University and then taught at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire before returning to school to pursue a Ph.D. in Public Health. Peggy's work focuses on understanding human behavior and facilitating conditions that support and enable best health practice. Outside of work, Peggy enjoys golfing, kayaking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


Courses taught:
Foundations of Health Education
School Health Programs
Human Sexuality
Stress Management
Best Practice in ATOD/Sexuality Education
Obesity Prevention & Intervention


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Division of Health and Exercise Science
College of Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

Fax: 503-838-8370

Phone: 503-838-8908

Diana McAlpine
Administrative Program Assistant

Peggy Pedersen, Ph.D.
Division Chair

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