Wendy Bjerke, PhD

Wendy Bjerke, Ph.D., PAPHS

Clinical Associate Professor

Primary Professional Service/Affiliation:

  • Professional Membership, New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • Professional Membership,  American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member at Large, New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • Research and Scholarship Committee, International Association for Research on Service Learning
  • History and Archives Committee, American College of Sports Medicine


  •  American College of Sports Medicine Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist (ACSM/PAPHS)

Degrees and Certifications


    • Ph.D., Public Health - Epidemiology, 2012, Walden University 
    • M.S., Exercise Science, 2000, Southern Connecticut State University
    • B.A., Exercise Physiology, 1993, University of California at Davis


    • American College of Sports Medicine certification: Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Exercise Science
    • Health Sciences

Research Interests & Grants


    • Creative Teaching Grant, 2014, Sacred Heart University
    • University Research Creativity Grant, 2012, Sacred Heart University
    • Fit Kids Grant Funding, 2009-2015, Association for Prevention Teaching and Research and for Disease Control


    Research Interests:

    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Health Promotion
    • Infectious and Chronic Disease Interactions
    • Service Learning


    Scholarly & Creative Interests:

    • Curriculum Development
    • Online Programming
    • Professional Presentations and/or Publications
    • Service Learning
    • Undergraduate Research

Publications and Presentations

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Exercise Science
    Healthcare Education N265
    College of Health Professions
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