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HESS Graduate Student Association (GSA)


Promote professionalism through academic research, educational presentations and organizational participation for physical education, exercise science, health education and sport administration.


Our organization is responsible for claiming, managing and distributing PB funds to graduate students in the Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences (HESS). Funding is available for conference presentations, research expenses and professional conference attendance each academic year. Our organization creates the application criteria for deciding the amount given to each applicant. The committee tries very hard to make the process fair and equitable by having a representative present from each discipline within our department when decisions need to be completed.

Any graduate student in the HESS department is welcome and encouraged to join at anytime!


HESS GSA President Scott BurleyScott Burley, HESS GSA President
Born: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • M.S. -Northern Michigan University
  • B.S. -Northern Michigan University
  • B.Ed. - Nipissing University

Scott is currently a doctoral student at UNM in the Physical Education, Sports, and Exercise Science Program with a curriculum and instruction concentration. He is also a teaching assistant in the Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences.

If you have any questions, please contact the president of the review committee, Scott Burley. The following are the representatives of each program area:

Curriculum & Instruction: Scott Burley,
Sports Administration: Peggy Keiper,
Exercise Science: Colin Carriker,
Health Education: Daniel Ebbs,