Melissa Hatton : CAL U

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A view of the emeriti fountain and one of the residence halls on the Cal U campusA view of the emeriti fountain and one of the residence halls on the Cal U campus

Melissa Hatton


  • B.S.: Sport Management Wellness and Fitness, Cal U
  • M.S.: Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Cal U
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NASM Subject Matter Expert


Melissa Hatton lives in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with her husband and two children.

Research Interests

Hatton researches current fitness trends to gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to promote or deter these trends. She also researches nutrition. There are an infinite number of diet and nutrition myths today. It is her passion to be able to make sound nutritional choices for lifelong health.

Service-learning Projects

Hatton supports a variety of charitable organizations through 5Ks, 10ks and half-marathons, as well as fund-raising dinners that benefit those with terminal illnesses. She is active in her children's schools, where she assists students in the writing lab.

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies

Academic Program(s)

  • B.S. Sport Management-Online Wellness and Fitness
  • M.S. Exercise Science and Health Promotion
  • P.M. Letter of Completion Exercise Science (all tracks)


The best part of my job is knowing that I am helping those who share my passion for healthy living.  Through my students, I am able to spread the importance of lifelong wellness.  Not just physical wellness, but also emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, and social.

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