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June 15, 2018

Beemer, Tapps author paper about goal attainment in health coaching

Dr. Rhonda Beemer Dr. Tyler Tapps
Dr. Rhonda Beemer Dr. Tyler Tapps

A paper authored by faculty members in Northwest Missouri State University’s School of Health Science and Wellness recently was published by the journal of the Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Dr. Rhonda Beemer, an assistant professor of health and physical education, and Dr. Tyler Tapps, an assistant professor of recreation, authored the article, “Goal-Attainment Modeling in a Health-Coaching Program.” The article provides a rational for using a goal attainment scale in health coaching programs to achieve program and client success.

Beemer joined the Northwest faculty in 2015 and focuses on community health and wellness, athletic training and incorporating experiential education in student education. She has a doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi in health sciences, a master’s degree in physical education from Eastern Kentucky University and a bachelor’s degree in exercise sciences with an emphasis in athletic training and health and fitness from Missouri Valley College.

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 was a recipient of Northwest’s 2017 Faculty Excellence Award for scholarship. 


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