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MPH, University of Northern Colorado
BSN, Colorado Mesa University
BS, Human Performance and Wellness: Colorado Mesa University


Kristy Emerson received her bachelor's degree in human performance and wellness with an emphasis in exercise science from CMU. She then went on to complete her Master’s in Public Health with an emphasis in Community Health Education from the University of Northern Colorado. After working in local public health for 13 years, she returned to CMU. Emerson completed the BSN program at CMU and works as an RN at St. Mary's Hospital and St. Mary’s Family Medicine. In addition to teaching full-time for the nursing program this academic year, she continues to teach for the Kinesiology Department which she has been doing for the past seven years. 

Emerson prefers to take a "real-world" approach when teaching. She challenges students to not only learn course content, but to also apply the knowledge to scenarios they may encounter when working as professionals. She enjoys using a wide range of teaching styles to ensure she meets everyone's learning style. Kristy prides herself on having very high standards for her students and being fully available to assist them in learning and in life.

Emerson is married and has a son and daughter in elementary school. She enjoys running, camping, hiking and reading.