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Melissa Roti

Melissa Roti, Ph.D.
Director, Exercise Science Program
Office: Woodward Center 216
Telephone: 413-572-5665
Joined Westfield State University in 2003

Current Courses:
MOVP 0100: Introduction to Exercise Science (and online)
MOVP 0101: Careers in Exercise Science
MOVP 0183: Relaxation Techniques
MOVP 0212: Concepts of Nutrition (and online)
MOVP 0292: Principles of Group Exercise Programming
MOVP 0310: Gerokinesiology
MOVP 0328: Fitness & Rehabilitation for Special Populations
MOVP 0332: Nutrition & Human Performance
MOVP 0390: Senior Seminar in Exercise Science
MOVP 0397: Exercise Science Capstone Internship

Academic Experience:
B.S. in Exercise Physiology-University of Connecticut
M.S. in Exercise Science-University of Massachusetts
PhD. in Exercise Physiology- University of Connecticut
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Special Interests:
Road and mountain biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, yoga, cooking (& eating), gardening
Member of New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA)
Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC)