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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Janet Reusser

Dr. Janet Reusser



202 Martindale Hall


660.562.1483 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1992



  • Ed.D. Higher Education (Health Sciences); Oklahoma State University
  • M.Ed. Health and Physical Education (Sports Studies); University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • B.S. Physical Education
    • Certification: Physical Education, Health Education, Biology

Courses Taught

  • Human Pathophysiology and Epidemiology (Graduate)
  • Exercise Physiology (Graduate)
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription and Analysis of Cardiac Function
  • Observation and Practicum in Physical Education
  • Sr. Seminar in Physical Education
  • Lifetime Wellness Lecture
  • Lifetime Wellness Lab

Academic Interests

  • Preventive Medicine
  • Wellness
  • Adult Fitness
  • Teacher Preparation

Scholarly Activity

  • Vetter, R. & Reusser, J.K. (2010) Accepted  Effective Teaching: Developing Observation Skills. 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, Paris, France
  • Vetter, R. & Reusser, J.K. (2009). Learning to be an Effective Teacher: Strengthening Observation Skills, Missouri Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 19, pp. 4-14.
  • Vetter, R & Reusser, J.K. (2007) Teaching the next leaders: Challenges for the university professor. The Second International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.University of Granada, Spain
  • Vetter, R & Reusser, J.K. (2006) Effects of warm up protocols on sprint run and vertical countermovement jump. 2nd International Conference on Physical Education, Coaching & Health Fitness (The Athens Institute for Education and Research), Athens, Greece.
  • Reusser, J.K., Butler, L., Vetter, R., Symonds, M., Wall, T. (2007). An assessment system for teacher education program quality improvement. The International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 105-113.
  • Reusser, J.K., Symonds, Matt, & Vetter, R. (2006). How to use data to improve physical education teacher candidate competencies and program review. NASPE, Physical Education Teacher Education Conference, San Diego, CA.

Student Group Advisement

  • Physical education major advisement
  • Health education minor advisement

Other Professional Experiences

  • Supervision and observation of Physical Education and health education pre-service teachers
  • External Evaluator for Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant
    • Leavenworth, Kansas School District
    •  Ringgold County School District, Iowa


  • Nodaway Humane Society
  • Agriculture Kansas Family Business - Small Grains
  • Personal Fitness
  • Family Genealogy
  • Travel