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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. Rheba Vetter

Dr. Rheba Vetter

Email

Office

203 Martindale Hall

Phone

660.562.1962
660.562.1483 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2002

Associate Professor


Education

  • Ph.D. Dance & Exercise Sciences; Texas Woman’s University, 2000
  • M.Ed. Human Movement Education; Boston University, 1989
  • B.F.A. Modern Dance; University of Utah, 1978

Courses Taught

Current Courses

  • Techniques of Folk, Square and Recreational Dance
  • Social Dance
  • History of Dance
  • Dance Techniques
  • Creative Rhythm & Activities 5-9
  • Aerobic & Strength Conditioning
  • Observation Practicum 1 in PE

Past Courses

  • Basic Biomechanics
  • Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Health and Physical Education Methods in the Elementary School,
  • Techniques of Modern Dance 
  • Techniques of Ballet 
  • Jazz Dance
  • Choreography

Academic Interests

  • Dance and Human Movement Sciences/Exercise Sciences
  • Creative Process

Scholarly Activity

  • Vetter, R. E., Myllykangas, S. A., Donorfio, L. K. M. & Foose, A. K. (2011). Creative Movement as a Stress Reduction Intervention for the Caregivers. JOPERD, 82(2), 35 – 38.
  •  “Correlations Between Injury, Training Intensity, and Physical and Mental Exhaustion Among College Athletes”. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. (2010), 24(3), 587 - 596. Rheba E. Vetter & Matthew L. Symonds.
  • “Effects of Three Caregiver Interventions: Support, Educational Literature, and Creative Movement”. Journal of Women & Aging. (2010), 22(1), 61 - 75. . Laura K. M. Donorfio, Rheba E. Vetter, & Marina Vracevic
  • “Effects of Partner’s Improvisational Resistance Training on Dancers’ Muscular Strength”.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. (2009), 23(3). 718 - 728. Rheba Vetter & Sandor Dorgo
  • “Learning to Be an Effective Teacher: Strengthening Observation Skills”. Missouri Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. (2009), 19. Rheba E. Vetter, & Janet K. Reusser
  • 2011 Central District AAHPERD conference presentation: “Implementing the NDA Standards in teaching Latin Dances”

Student Group Advisement

  • Northwest Dance Comapny (past)

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member, National AAHPERD, 1979 - present
  • Member, Missouri AAHPERD, 2002 - present 
  • Dance Division, Missouri AAHPERD Chair, 2006 - 2009
  • Dance Division Vice President Elect, Central District AAHPERD, 2004 - 2005
  • Dance Division Vice President, Central District AAHPERD, 2005 - 2006