College of Health Sciences

Suzanne Wambold, Ph.D., RN

Sue Wambold 

Suzanne Wambold PhD, RN, RDCS, FASE
Professor, Dept. of Kinesiology
Exercise Science - Health Promotion and Human Performance Concentration

Professor Wambold began her career track in 1977 as a Registered Nurse after graduating from Owens Community College. She worked within the hospital setting, primarily in the coronary care unit and in cardiac rehabilitation. She served as Manager of Diagnostic Services at Flower Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio and served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the University of Toledo cardiovascular students. In 1985 she earned her Bachelor of Education degree from The University of Toledo.

In 1989 she changed from a nursing career to a teaching career and began working at The University of Toledo, Community and Technical College as the Director of the Cardiovascular Program (the cardiovascular program was eliminated at UT in 2010).

In 1991 she earned a Master of Education in Higher Education from the University of Toledo. In 1992 she gained the credentials as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

In 1994 she was promoted to Associate Professor. From 1999 to 2010 she served as Chair of the Department of Health Professions. In 2002 she was conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Health Education from The University of Toledo. Her Dissertation Title: An Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk Behaviors of Registered Cardiovascular Technologists served to set the climate for the importance of technologists being mentors for their clients/patients. Dr. Wambold was promoted to Professor in 2007.  

In May of 2010 she completed the requirements of a Nurse Paralegal Certificate from The University of Toledo. The law courses have intrigued her and she will be helping implement a Post Bachelor Certificate in Patient Advocacy, beginning in the fall of 2010 at The University of Toledo. Along with teaching and serving the University, she is a wife, mother and grandmother.

Her area of research has been focused on a variety of topics. She has an interest in cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, Obesity and children and Alzheimer’s as well as health programs for students.

As of fall 2010 she joined the department of Kinesiology where she will be working on a new concentration titled Health Promotion and Human Performance. This will open up an avenue for her to work with graduate students and Dr. Barry Scheuermann in his Cardiopulmonary and Metabolism Research Laboratory.


College: College of Health Sciences 
Phone: 419-530-2692
Fax: 419-530-2477
Mailing Address: Mailstop 119,
The University of Toledo
Toledo, OH   43606


Cardiac Dysrhythmia Interpretation
Professional Responsibilities in the Fitness Industry
Clinical Exercise Testing
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Concepts of Exercise Fitness and Health Strategies
Fitness Practicum
Fitness Internships I and II


Last Updated: 6/9/16