School of Nursing and Health Sciences

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Welcome to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences!

The focus of our school is to educate future health care and fitness professionals. We offer three programs leading to bachelor degrees.

  • Nursing - A dynamic discipline composed of a vital balance between science and art dedicated to the maintenance and promotion of health in diverse populations.
  • Athletic Training - An allied health profession that specializes in the prevention, recognition, and rehabilitation of injuries sustained by athletes and the physically active.
  • Exercise Science - The scientific study of human movement performed to maintain or improve health and physical fitness.

The nursing and athletic training programs are competitive professional programs in which a limited number of students are admitted on an annual basis. Please refer to the specific program web sites for more information regarding admissions requirements, prerequisite courses, and application procedures.


School of Nursing and Health Sciences Contacts:

Karla Bruntzel, PhD, ATC, LAT
Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

(660) 831-0895

Tammy Plains
Administrative Assistant
(660) 831-0832

David Tomchuk, MS, ATC, LAT
Assistant Professor - Athletic Training and Exercise Science
Clinical Education Coordinator - Athletic Training Education Program
Assistant Athletic Trainer

(660) 831-4695

Sierra Fultz, Med, ATC, LAT
Adjunct Instructor - Athletic Training and Exercise Science
Intern Athletic Trainer

(660) 831-4195

Athletic Training and Exercise Science Faculty:

Karla Bruntzel, PhD, ATC, LAT
Associate Professor - Athletic Training and Exercise Science
Director, Athletic Training Education Program

(660) 831-0895

David Tomchuk, MS, ATC, LAT
Assistant Professor - Athletic Training and Exercise Science
Clinical Education Coordinator - Athletic Training Education Program
Assistant Athletic Trainer

(660) 831-4695

Matt Long, M. Ed, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer - Athletic Training and Exercise Science

(660) 831-4195

Sierra Fultz, Med, ATC, LAT
Adjunct Instructor - Athletic Training and Exercise Science
Intern Athletic Trainer

(660) 831-4195

Kasey Currence, MS, ATC, LAT
Assistant Athletic Trainer - Athletic Training and Exercise Science

(660) 831-4195

Tiffany Webb, MS, ATC, LAT
Assistant Athletic Trainer - Athletic Training and Exercise Science

(660) 831-4195

Nursing Faculty:

Tonya Eddy, MS(N), RN
Assistant Professor - Nursing
Director, Nursing Program

(660) 831-0892

Carol Tieman, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor - Nursing

(660) 831-0832

Teresa Taylor, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor - Nursing

(660) 831-0832

Suzanne Strathman, RN, FNP
Adjunct Instructor - Nursing

(660) 831-0832