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 Dr. Randy Nichols, Department Chair 



Biography: Dr. Randy Nichols is presently in his 15th year at Slippery Rock University. He received his B.S. and M.Ed. at Slippery Rock University, and recently recieved his Doctorate of Education at West Virginia University. Dr. Nichols previously worked for 6 years at Penn State University as administrator, faculty and coach. His areas of interest include fitness and fitness education as well as assessment and technology. Dr. Nichols’ hobbies include competing in 5K road races and outdoor activities. He lives in New Castle, PA with his wife Mindy, who is a public school physical education teacher, and two daughters – Miranda and Marly.

Research Interest:

  • Technology for Assessment
  • Appreciation levels of Physical Activity
  • Health-related Physical Activity

Current Courses:

  • PE 242 Fitness Education

All Courses Taught:

  • INDS 101 FYRST Seminar
  • PE 242 Fitness Education
  • PE 455 Supervision of Student Teachers
  • PE 663 Health Related Fitness Education and Assessment (Graduate)


  • Ed.D - Physical Education - West Virgina University - 2006
  • M.Ed. - Slippery Rock University - Physical Education - 1991
  • B.S. - Slippery Rock University - Physical Education - 1990
  • Click here to view Dr. Nichol's Vitae

Years at Slippery Rock University: Since 1996
Years in Education: Since 1990

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Office Location:
109 A Morrow Field House
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: (724) 738-2818

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