Ralph J. Wood, Ph.D., CHES
Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Office: KHS 113
Phone: (985) 549-2131
Southeastern Louisiana University faculty since 1999
Ph.D., Health Education, 1999,Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIUC)
MS, Rehabilitation Counseling,1991, SIUC
Certified Health Education Specialist,#7052, 1998-P,
The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
HS 162 Drugs and Society
HS 439 Spirituality and Health
HS 440 Research Methods in Health Sciences
HS 454 Health Behavior Change
HS 606 Introduction to Research
HS 617 Spiritual Health
HS 620 Drug Education Programming
HS 624 Health Counseling
Drug, Alcohol, &Tobacco Prevention, Health Counseling, Spiritual Health, Death Education
Synovitz, L, Gillan, W., Wood, R., Martin-Nordess, 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.
Diez, K., Pleban, F.T., Wood, R. (2005). Lights, camera, action: Integrating popular film in
the health classroom. Journal of School Health. 75(7), 271-275.
Wood, R.J., Drolet, J. C., Wood, A.R., & Diez, K.D. (2004). Pull yourself up: Fostering
positive youth development on an adolescent substance abuse treatment unit.In Focus on Psychotherapy Research. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Wood, R. J., Drolet, J. C., Fetro, J. V., Synovitz, L., & Wood, A. R. (2002). An Analysis of
Residential Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment: Implications for Coordinated School Programs. The Journal of School Health, 72(9), 363-367.
Taylor Dodson Young Professional Southern District AAHPERD2004
College of Nursing and Health Sciences-Excellence in Service Award2002/2003
Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Studies-Excellence in Service Award2002/2003
Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Studies-Excellence in Teaching Award2000/2001
College of Nursing and Health Sciences-Excellence in Teaching Award 2000/2001