Rebecca Busanich

Plymouth State University
Assistant Professor of Health Promotion

Bio: Dr. Rebecca Busanich is an Assistant Professor of Health Promotion (Health & Human Performance Department) and the Associate Director of the Center for Active Living & Healthy Communities at Plymouth State University. She holds a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan, an MS in Sports Medicine from the University of Oregon and a PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Iowa. Busanich's research draws upon cultural sport psychology and critical frameworks and narrative methodologies to explore physical activity, embodiment and eating behaviors, and how such experiences are socially and culturally constructed and experienced.

My Instructional Challenge: How can I provide my exercise & health psychology students with more ways to apply the theories that they are learning in the course to real-life examples/scenarios that challenge them to promote positive health behavior in different populations? How can I ensure that my nutrition students get more instructional tutorials for healthy cooking, shopping on a budget, etc. without having the adequate facilities and resources to do this myself?