College of Health Sciences

Dr. Susan Telljohann


Dr. Susan Telljohann 

Curriculum Vitae

Susan Telljohann  MS, HSD, CHES

HSD, Indiana University
MS, Indiana University
BS, Bowling Green State University

Office hours:
Tue. 8:30-11 AM
Thu. 8:30-11 AM

Course taught:
HEAL 2900 Health Education Linking Seminar
HEAL 4300 Instructional Programs in Health Education
HEAL 4350 Field Experience: Instructional Programs in Health Education
HEAL 4400 Health Problems of Youth
HEAL 4920 Student Teaching Seminar
HEAL 6000 Professional Issues in Health Education
HEAL 8000 Professional Issues in Health Education
HEAL 8100 College Teaching in Health Education

Research area:

  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • School Health Education

Susan K. Telljohann, HSD, CHES, is a Professor of Health Education at The University
of Toledo. She received her doctoral degree in health sciences from Indiana University
with an emphasis on school and college health education. Her experience in health
education spans over 30 years, including health instruction from the junior high to the
university level. She has conducted research and published over 60 articles on health
education in professional journals, presented over 60 papers at professional conferences
and is the co-author of Health Education: Elementary and Middle-Level School
Applications, 7th Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2011). She is the co-author of the HealthSmart
K-12 curriculum and the Teach and Reach health series published by ETR Associates.
She also was one of the lead authors of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s
original and revised Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT). She served
as the President of the American School Health Association from 2000-2001, was the
Contributing Editor for the Teaching Ideas Column in the American Journal of Health
Education and has served on many professional health education committees throughout
her professional career. She served on the Board of Directors for the American
Association of Health Education and the National Health Education Standards Revision
Committee. She is the recipient of several honors and awards, including the
Distinguished Service Award from both the American School Health Association and the
American Association of Health Education, The Howe Award from the American School
Health Association, The University of Toledo Outstanding Teacher Award, the Phi Delta
Kappa Educator of the Year Award, the Patty Outstanding Alumni Award from Indiana
University and the Ohio Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Outstanding
Young Professional Award.


Professional service:

  • American Association for Health Education, Fellows Committee, 2009-2012
  • Advisory Panel for the Institute of Higher Education School Health Education Institute, 2008 - 2010
  • Review Panel for the Blue Apple Health Education Award, 2008-2012
  • Journal of School Health Editorial Board, 2009 - 2012
  • The National Health Education Standards, Training of Trainers Committee, 2006 - present
  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation Advisory Board Member, 2006-present
  • Board of Directors, The American Association for Health Education 2004 - 2008
  • The National Health Education Standards Revision Committee, 2004 - 2008
  • President, American School Health Association, 2000-2001


Last Updated: 6/9/16