Nicole Peritore

Assistant Professor

Nicole Peritore

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Education
Department of Kinesiology

  • (706) 667-4992
  • CFH 194


  • Ph.D., Communication, General University of Kentucky, 2016

  • MS, Kinesiology and Exercise Scien University of Kentucky, 2012

  • BA, Education, General University of Kentucky, 2007


  • Certified Health Education Specialist National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., 2019

Awards & Honors

  • Faculty Teaching Award Nominee Augusta University COE, 2020

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • WELL 1000

  • KNHS 2100

    Introduction to Nutrition
  • KNHS 4950

    Selected Topics in Kinesiology: Health Literacy
  • INQR 1000

    Fund. of Academic Inquiry
  • HONR 4000H

    Honors Thesis

Teaching Interests

Community health; Built environment; Nutrition


Selected Recent Publications

  • Extension as a backbone support organization for physical activity promotion: A collective impact case study from rural Kentucky., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Community-Wide Efforts to Improve the Consumer Food Environment and Physical Activity Resources in Rural Kentucky, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Examining Key Stakeholder and Community Residents’ Understanding of Environmental Influences to Inform Place-Based Interventions to Reduce Obesity in Rural Communities, Kentucky 2015, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Social Marketing Campaign at Farmers’ Markets to Encourage Fruit and Vegetable Purchases in Rural Obese Counties, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A comprehensive evaluation of motion sensor step-counting error, 2011
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Built environment; Access to physical activity

Department Service

  • Department Faculty Search Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Wellness Fair 2019 - 2019

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Elementary (K) Class Presentation 2018 - 2018

    Role: Other

University Service

  • Community Service Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Athletics Committee, Senate 2019 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • Community Service Committee 2019 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member