Wendy Bjerke

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
B.S. Public Health

Wendy Bjerke teaches, serves, and researches in the fields of Public Health and Exercise Science. Her research interests include chronic disease prevention and health and fitness promotion. She serves in her community in public health and integrative medicine.

Courses Taught

HLTH 4300 - Personal Health and Wellness


PhD, Walden University

MS, Southern Connecticut State University

BA, University of California

Public Service

Healthy for Life Project, Committee Member - Norwalk

Norwalk Community College Curriculum Advisory Board, Committee Member - N

Awards / Honors

, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2019


Joseph S. Feuerstein, Leyna T. Bautista, Wendy S. Bjerke (2012). A Dietary Approach for Treating Dyslipidemia and Hyperglycemia. Current Nutrition & Food Science

Bjerke, W. S., Steinman, S., Cotto, V. (2014). Cardiac rehabilitation programmes for low-risk patients and leisure athletes: A potential paradox. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation

Bjerke, W. S., Argondezzi, T., Latham, K., Callahan, T. (2017). Community Health and Fitness Programs for Children. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

Armstrong, S. N., Burcin, M. M., Bjerke, W. S., Early, J. (2015). Depression in student athletes: a particularly at-risk group? A systematic review of the literature. Athletic Insight

Maltz, A., Bjerke, W. S., Belanger, M., Franzen, K., Brodsky, M., Sierpina, V. S., Kreitzer, M. J. (2013). Evaluation and Treatment of Breast Pain: An Integrative Medicine Learning Activity. EXPLORE

Bjerke, W. S. (2017). Infection Prevention Strategies in Cardiac Rehabilitation [1]—A Behavioral Intervention for Patients [2]. Health

Feuerstein, J. S., Bjerke, W. S. (2012). Powdered Red Yeast Rice and Plant Stanols and Sterols to Lower Cholesterol. Journal of Dietary Supplements

Feuerstein, J., Takayasu, K., Maltz, A., Bjerke, W. S., Hu, H., Nixon, I., McQuiston, C. (2015). Teaching a Lifestyle Intervention for Reversing Impaired Fasting Glucose, Hyperlipidemia and Obesity/Overweight to a Cohort of Local Physicians. Current Nutrition & Food Science


Bjerke, W. (2012). A Comparison of Health and Fitness Courses in Higher Education Programs.

Bjerke, W. (2012). Approaches to Rehabilitation of the Elite Athlete.

Bjerke, W. (2012). Effects of a Conceptually and Activities Based Course on Health and Fitness Variables in College Students.

Bjerke, W. (2017). Outcomes of the Fit Kids Program in CT.

Bjerke, W. S. (2018). Plant Stanols and Sterols to Lower Cholesterol.