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Northwest Missouri State University


Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Oct. 17, 2017

Tapps serves on panel addressing health, wellness trends

Dr. Tyler Tapps

Dr. Tyler Tapps

Dr. Tyler Tapps, assistant professor of recreation in Northwest Missouri State University’s School of Health Science and Wellness, was a panel member for a higher education session Oct. 16 at the Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance’s annual convention.

The session during the Expand Forward convention on the University of Central Oklahoma campus discussed trends of health and wellness fields from a higher education perspective. Faculty from Oklahoma Baptist University, the University of Central Oklahoma and Langston University joined Tapps on the panel.

Tapps, who joined the Northwest faculty in 2014, teaches coursework related to trends and issues, grantsmanship, leisure behavior, and areas and facilities. He has a doctorate degree in health, leisure and human performance from Oklahoma State University as well as a master’s degree in recreation and a bachelor’s degree in corporate recreation and wellness from Northwest. He received Northwest’s Faculty Excellence Award for Scholarship this fall.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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