Barbara J. McCahan Ph.D.

Office: Draper and Maynard Rm. 432
Phone/fax: (603) 535-2578
Address: Department of Health and Human Performance
Plymouth State University
MSC #22
Plymouth, NH 03264


University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. PhD, Biological Sciences, 1977
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. MS, Biological Sciences, 1976
University of California, Revelle College, San Diego, CA. BA, Biology, 1972

Professional Experience

Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance, June 2002 – Present

Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH
Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, January 1993 – May 2002

Community Guaranty Savings Bank, Plymouth, NH
Director and Secretary of the Corporation 1988 – Present

Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH
Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Sciences, August 1990 – December 1992

Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH
Full-time Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Natural Sciences, January 1989 – June 1990

Weight Wizards Inc., Norwich, VT
Certified Facilitator, May 1984 – December 1992

Yankee Fitness Center, Plymouth, NH
General Manager & Program Director, May 1994 – 1988

Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH 4/83 – 12/83
Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate Education Program, April 1983 – December 1983

Fitness Consultants, Plymouth, NH
Associate, June 1982 – May 1984

Tenney Mountain Ski Area, Plymouth, NH
Marketing Director, July 1982 – February 1983

Body Dynamics of Hawaii, Kaneohe, Hawaii
Certified Instructor, Instructor Trainer & Assistant Manager, January 1981 – June 1982

John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Assistant Professor/Research Associate of Biology, January 1980 – December 1981

National Jewish Hospital, Denver, CO.
Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Pediatrics, July 1977 – December 1979

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Teaching & Research Associate, Department of Biological Sciences, September 1975 – June 1977

Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation Department of Experimental Pathology, La Jolla, California
Research Technician, August 1974 – August 1975

Current Areas of Teaching and Research Interest

Development of normative data for fitness testing of college age women
Integration of concept and skills in curriculum for PE, coaching and dance
Systematic development of affirmations for behavior modification in health education
Spiritual development as a component of wellness education

Courses Taught

HE 3220 Applied Nutrition for Exercise and Wellness
PE 3570 Kinesiology
PE 3750 Exercise Physiology Lab
PE 3760 Advanced Lab Techniques
HE 3200 Stress Management
HE 3700 Drug Behavior
PE 4530 Senior Seminar
HE 4100 Women’s Health Issues
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar
PE 2270 Square, Folk and Social Dance
PE 2410 Fitness Activities
PE 2340 STEP Aerobics
PE 2140 Racquetball
HE 5560 Topics in Alternative Health and Healing (graduate)
HP 5080 Women’s Health Issues (graduate)
HP 5040 Nutrition, Fitness, Disease and the Environment (graduate)

Coming in 2015

August 18th, 2014 by Eric

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Academic & Athletic Complex

The Immersion Seminar

February 19th, 2014 by Eric

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The Immersion Semester

Contact Us

Department of Health and Human Performance

Draper & Maynard, 4th floor
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., M–F

Phone: 603-535-2293
(Jamie Stalnaker, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2395

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #22
Plymouth, NH 03264