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Janice Jewett


Dr. Janice Jewett is a recreation, fitness/wellness and dance instructor. Prior to joining the Health, Human Performance and Recreation Department at PSU, Dr. Jewett spent six years in the parks and recreation profession serving four years as the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Pittsburg, KS. Dr. Jewett completed her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration through the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Her research activities have focused on adult learning, the value of campus recreation, freshmen body weight changes, shared recreation facilities, and the health and wellness of college students.

Dr. Jewett holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (Accounting Major), a Master of Science Degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Recreation Therapy from Pittsburg State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies and Leadership from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

For the past several years, Dr. Jewett has been an active member in Kansas Recreation and Parks Association (KRPA) and Kansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAHPERD).

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


  • Advises Undergraduate Recreation Students
  • Instructs Recreation Administration and Community Corporate & Hospital Wellness Classes, and Dance Classes
  • Advises Students Seeking the Minor in Dance
  • Advises Students Seeking the Certificate in Dance

Courses Taught

  • Lifetime Fitness Concepts
  • Dance Appreciation
  • Recreation Program Design & Leadership
  • Personal Training/Fitness Management
  • Country Western/Ballroom Dance
  • Financing and Marketing of Sport and Leisure Services
  • Dance Performance & Production
  • Recreation Practicum

Research Interests

  • Freshmen Body Weight Changes
  • Recreation Leisure Services on College Campuses
  • Dance and Balance
  • Shared Recreation Facilities

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Janice Jewett
Dr. Janice Jewett
University Professor

Phone: (620) 235-4669

Office: 101F Student Recreation Center

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