Concord Professor Attends Health Academy

For Immediate Release: 
Jun 03 2009

CONTACT: Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education, Dr. David Campbell
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Concord Professor Attends Health Academy

Athens, W.Va. – American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health sponsored a SCHOOL HEALTH EDUCATION -HIGHER EDUCATION ACADEMY, May 13 – 15, 2009, in Atlanta, Ga. This Academy brought together faculty from over 50 colleges and universities, including Assistant Professor of Health, Dr. David Campbell from Concord University.

The purpose of the ACS/CDC School Health Education-Higher Education Academy was to strengthen school health education in the nation’s schools by providing a unique professional development opportunity for lead school health education faculty members in institutions of higher education with teacher preparation programs for school health education.

Academy Objectives were designed to: build the capacity of higher education faculty to utilize multiple ACS and CDC health education resources in their teacher preparation programs, develop future teacher leaders in school health education, encourage the use of best practices in teacher preparation programs, provide opportunities for networking among Academy participants and with ACS and CDC/DASH staff members, and promote advocacy for school health education programs in institutions of higher education.

Dr. Campbell said, “The ACS/CDC academy not only provided synergistic/functional preparation for using CDC DASH (Division of Adolescent and School Health) instruments such as the School Health Index, Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool, and National Health Education Standards, but also provided higher education faculty the opportunity for networking and the collegial exchanging of ideas that nurture and stimulate the teaching and learning process.”

The Academy presenters were primarily faculty members in institutions of higher education who have practical experience incorporating the resources and topics into their teacher preparation programs in school health education, and CDC/DASH staff. They include national trainers for CDC’s science-based school health resources and/or ACS’s National Health Education Standards, and recognized leaders in school health education.

Contact Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education, Dr. David Campbell, at or 304-384-5331 for more information about health or physical education.