Meet the Team

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Amy Swanson

Health & Physical Education Program Chair


Professor Amy Swanson, MPH, is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University with a BS in Exercise Science and Wellness. She is a full-time, Senior Associate Professor as well as the Program Chair of the Health and PE department at Bellevue College.  Post-undergrad she spent seven years managing onsite health and wellness programs for various Seattle …more about Amy Swanson

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Hadise Khaniyan

Health & Physical Education Full-Time Faculty


Dr. Hadise Khaniyan is currently a full-time, Assistant Professor at Bellevue College. She has an undergraduate degree in Nursing and a master’s degree in Community Health Nursing. She received her Ph.D. in Exercise and Health Sciences with an emphasis on health promotion and behavior change from University of Massachusetts Boston.   She has been working …more about Hadise Khaniyan

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Mark Yoshino

Health & Physical Education Full-Time Faculty


Mark Yoshino is a Senior Associate Professor and one of the longest-tenured employees at Bellevue College as he has been part of the institution for nearly 30 years. In his first year at BC in 1994, Yoshino started off as a fitness center employee for Dr. Marcella Woods, who initiated the PE 110-111-112 courses that …more about Mark Yoshino

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Jan Ng

Health & Physical Education Faculty Member


Jan has been at Bellevue College since 1998 and has worked in the HSEWI Division and currently, in the Science Division. She has taught PE 118, Volleyball, since 2014.  She is an avid bicyclist, recreational volleyball player and fierce pickleball opponent. Year-round she volunteers for Puget Sound arts and environmental programs. Find Jan most days …more about Jan Ng

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Michelle McRae

Health & Physical Education Faculty Member


Michelle McRae is a Lead Fitness Technician and an Adjunct PE Faculty member for the Fitness Center at Bellevue College. After completing BC’s Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate program and becoming a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, she enjoyed the program and people of Bellevue College so much she stayed on as staff and an instructor for …more about Michelle McRae

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Rachel Lowe

Health and Physical Education Faculty Member


Rachel Lowe teaches in Health and Physical Education, Health and Wellness BAS, and leads the Yoga Instructor Certificate Program.  She joined Bellevue College in 2005 and has taught in the fitness industry since 1997. At the University of Arizona, Rachel received her Bachelor of Science, Masters of Public Policy, and graduate work in the Public Health Certificate Program. She has …more about Rachel Lowe

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Peter Prescott

Health and Physical Education Faculty, Wellness Center Director


Peter Prescott teaches in the Health and Physical Education, Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Health and Wellness BAS and Allied Health programs and has been at Bellevue College for over 20 years.  He is the primary guide for all Outdoor Recreation Leadership Adventures and seemingly countless Wellness Center adventures. Peter received his undergraduate degree from the University …more about Peter Prescott

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Stephen Panteleakos

Health & Physical Education Faculty


Stephen Panteleakos is a certified and licensed Athletic Trainer who received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Seattle Pacific University and his Master of Science in Athletic Training at the University of Idaho. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Athletic Training at Ohio University. Stephen became an Athletic Trainer because it combines his …more about Stephen Panteleakos

Last Updated February 23, 2023