Linda Synovitz, RN, Ph.D., CHES, FASHA
Office: Room 106 Kinesiology and Health Studies building
Phone: (985) 549-3867
Member of Southeastern Louisiana University faculty since 1996
HS 162 Drugs and Society
HS 251 Health and Human Sexuality
HS 252 Health and Stress
HS 320 Health Promotion Program Planning
HS 410 Practium in Health/Fitness Promotion
HS 430 and HS 619 Traditional and Complementary/Alternative Health Practices
HS 621 Sexuality Education Programming
HS 628 Stress and Stress Management
HS 638 Program Planning and Evaluation in Health Education
HS 632 Independent Research
HS 634 Independent Readings
Health Behaviors, Sexuality Education and Behaviors, Complementary and Alternative health research.
Ph.D.,Curriculum and Instruction (Health Education and counseling) Kent State
M.S.,Community Health Education.Western Illinois University, 1985
B.A., School Health Education. Western Illinois University. 1981
R.N., Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Peoria, IL 1964
Certification: Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Honors (Partial list)
2006. College of Nursing and Health Sciences President’s Award for Excellence in
2004 American Association for Health Education (AAHE) Health Education Professional of the Year: College/University category.
2003 College of Nursing and Health Sciences President’s Award for Excellence in Service.
1998 American School Health Association “Distinguished Service Award"
Publications number 21
Synovitz, L., Gillan, W, Wood, R., Nordness, M., Kelly, J. (2006). An exploration of college
students’ complementary and alternative medicine use: Relationship to health locus of control and spirituality level. American Journal of Health Education, 37(2), 84-93.
Synovitz, L., Hebert, E., Carlson, G., Kelley, M. (In Press, 2005). College students’
sexuality education, sexual behaviors & sexual behavioral intent. American Journal of Health Studies, 20(1-2), 47-57.
Presentations (#55) National Peer Reviewed Presentations and 41 regional and State
Published Abstracts (#14)
Published Reviews. For CHOICE: A publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries. (#15)
Key Professional Service Activities
*Reviewer for McGraw Hill,
*Reviewer for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins,
*Reviewer for American Journal of Health Education.
Past Key University Committees or Service Activities
* Graduate Coordinator,
* Chair of Graduate Credentials Committee,
* University Graduate Faculty
* Health Studies Faculty Coordinator,
* Department Curriculum Chair,
* College of Nursing and Health Sciences Curriculum Chair,
* University Research and Grants Committee Chair,
* KHS Webmaster.