School of Health and Applied Human Sciences


Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament



Kids Day Camp Instructor
Camp Surf Instructor
Guppy Camp Marine Educator


Dr. Laura Spivey was recently featured in SWOOP for her work with the Police Athletic League. For those who may be interested, the Cross City Championships are being held at Trask on Thursday, March 5th at 5pm. The event is free and is a collaborative venture between SHAHS, Athletics, and the Wilmington Police Department. For more information about our PAL partnership please visit our Community and Foundation Partnerships page.


Congratulations go out to one of our Community Partners Curtis Fallon, on being selected as National Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart Grant Recipient! Curtis Fallon, a physical education teacher at Edwin Anderson Elementary School, is receiving one of only 13 national Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart (JRFH/HFH) grants given from SHAPE America - Society of Health and Physical Educators. Mr. Fallon will be recognized onMarch 19, 2015at an awards ceremony during the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Seattle. Recipients are recognized for their passion and commitment for physical education and the JRFH/HFH program.


Working with Student Veterans in the Classroom

Best Practices for Instructors

Friday, February 27, 2015, 9 am - 3 pm

McNeill Hall Multipurpose Room, Room 1051

An interactive mutual learning experience, featuring a keynote speaker, student panel, roundtable discussions, and best practices presentation.

This event and a boxed lunch will be provided free for UNCW students and faculty, but pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register at:

Contact: Dr. Jessica Strong, or Dr. Nasrin Falsafi,

Sponsored by the Globalization, Culture, and Diversity Committee and the College of Health and Human Service



7 UNCW Community Health Education students passed the Certified Heath Education Specialist (CHES) national exam with a 100% pass rate! Nationally, 68.8% of the 2304 individuals who took the exam passed. Further the exam is broken down into 7 sub-components and the UNCW students scored higher in each sub-component than the national cohort.

Students in the Public Health Studies program with a concentration in Community Health Education may take the Certified Heath Education Specialist (CHES) national exam which is conducted by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). UNCW is a testing site for the NCHEC exam. More information about the exam can be found at


Congratulations to our Fall 2014 Ceremony of Achievement Student speaker Graham Hunter Blake! He delivered
an inspiring speech to all the Graduates on December 12th.



Congratulations to Dr. Steve Elliott and Dr. Alexia Franzidis for their selection as 2014 Discere Aude Award recipients. The Discere Aude Award recognizes faculty who were nominated for the award directly by students on the Chancellor's Achievement Award List. Those nominations are further vetted by members of the CTE Advisory Board, so that the list of faculty who are awarded each year received the most powerful nominations from our highest-achieving students.




Congratulations to our Public Health Studies student Gabrielle Barnish who recently won a scholarship from Wilma Women To Watch for her many community service contributions. Gabrielle was presented with her scholarship on October 24th.




Congratulations to Dr. Dan Johnson who received the NC Recreational Therapy Association's Outstanding Professional Award in Raleigh NC on Oct. 21st. The award is for leadership and service to the profession; and professional research, publications, or presentations.