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Chair, Department of Health & Human Performance
Coordinator, Pre-Health Professions Programming

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Contact Information
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Amy S. Welch earned her Ph.D. from the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Leeds (UK) in 2007, after completing her M.S. and B.S. degrees in sport and exercise science at Sheffield Hallam University (UK). Prior to joining Norwich University in 2019, she held faculty positions at Iowa State University and Northern Vermont University-Johnson.

Early in her career, she explored affective responses to exercise among inexperienced exercisers, with the goal of identifying factors that can predict positive and negative exercise experiences. She has also been involved in developing and testing theory-based interventions designed to increase physical activity behavior. Her current research interests focus on understanding psychophysiological responses to psychological stress, and the use of behavioral strategies to mitigate that stress. For example, her recent scholarship involved using heart rate variability (HRV) as an indicator of autonomic nervous system activity, and the use of aerobic exercise and HRV biofeedback training to reduce stress. Moving forward, Welch is particularly interested in using wearable biometrics to predict the stress, resilience, performance, and well-being of students.

Associate Professor
Health & Human Performance

Rachele Pojednic

Rachele Pojednic, Ph.D., Ed.M is an associate professor and program director of exercise science in Norwich University’s Health and Human Performance Department and a research associate at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Assistant Professor
Health & Human Performance
Clinical Education Coordinator, Athletic Training Program

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Dr. Dara Reyes joined the Norwich Faculty in 2022 and holds a PhD in Health Science from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions with a concentration in Athletic Training and both a Masters in Leadership Development, and a Bachelors in Athletic Training from Azusa Pacific University.

Assistant Professor
Health & Human Performance
Director, Athletic Training Program

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Greg Jancaitis completed his B.S. in athletic training at the University of New England, his M.Ed. in athletic training at the University of Virginia, and his Doctor of Athletic Training from A.T. Still University.

Assistant Professor
Health & Human Performance

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Kylie Blodgett earned her B.S. in Biology from Norwich University (2010), her M.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan (2011), her M.S. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of New Hampshire (2015), and her Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion from Walden University (2020).

Health & Human Performance

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Maxham has been an instructor at Norwich University since Fall of 2018. He earned his B.S. in physical education from Norwich University in 1995, and completed his M.A. in coaching and athletic administration at Concordia University in Irvine, California.

Physical Education
Health and Human Performance

Angie Carpenter-Henderson

Angie Carpenter-Henderson earned her Bachelor of Science in physical education from Castleton University in 2008, and completed her Martat of Arts in Education at Southern New Hampshire University. In 2018, Carpenter-Henderson received a health education endorsement.

Health and Human Performance

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Lucas Van Horn received his B.S. in Exercise Science and Biology from Shippensburg University, his Masters in Kinesiology with an Exercise Physiology concentration from West Chester University and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Human Functioning & Rehabilitation Science from the University of Vermont.

Adjunct Faculty
Health & Human Performance

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Scott Caulfield earned his B.S. degree in Physical Education from Castleton University in 2000 and his M.A. in Sports Coaching from the University of Denver's renowned Graduate School of Professional Psychology in 2017.

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