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Jessica Meendering

Jessica Meendering


Academic Director/Professor

Office Building

Wagner Hall



Mailing Address

Wagner Hall 405
School of Health & Consumer Sci-Box 2275A
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Dr. Meendering is a Professor within the School of Health and Consumer Sciences. She serves as the program director of the undergraduate Exercise Science Program and the faculty advisor for the Exercise Science Club. She teaches in both the undergraduate Exercise Science and the graduate Nutrition & Exercise Science programs. Her research focuses on physical activity promotion through policy, systems, and environmental change. Her recent work has focused on building school wellness coalitions, establishing quality written policies, improving the degree of policy implementation, and raising community awareness of school wellness efforts to foster collaboration with community stakeholders in accordance with the whole school, whole community, whole child model.

Please see CV for additional information regarding publications, grant funding, professional activities and awards.