Denise Seabert

Denise Seabert

Professor of Nutrition and Health Science and Interim Associate Dean for External Affairs and Community Engagement



Room:AT 101F

Denise Seabert joined the department in fall 2003. Her interests are centered in the areas of professional preparation, K-12 health instruction, teaching methods, curriculum theory and practice, and qualitative research methods.

PhD - Health Behavior/Curriculum and Instruction, University of Florida, 2001
MS - School and College Health Education, Indiana University, 1997
BAEd - School Health Education, Western Washington University, 1991

Recent Publications

  1. Telljohann, Symons, Pateman, & Seabert (2012). Health education: Elementary and middle school applications (7th ed.). San Francisco, CA: McGraw-Hill.
  2. Davis S, McKenzie JF, Baldwin S, Mata H, Capwell E, Seabert DM, Barnes M & Burak L. (2012). Professional development through planning for and/or participating in an accreditation/approval review. Health Promotion Practice. 13(5), September 2012, 591-597.
  3. McKenzie JF & Seabert DM. (2009). Why do health educators obtain and continue to hold the CHES credential? American Journal of Health Studies, 24(4), 401-410. available online at:
  4. McKenzie JF & Seabert DM. (2009). A retrospective review of those who hold the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential. American Journal of Health Studies, 24(2), 276-286. available online at:
  5. McKenzie JF, Seabert DM, Hayden J & Cottrell RR. (2009). Textbook writing: A form of professional development. Health Promotion Practice, 10(1), 10-14.
  6. J. K. Clark, D. M. Seabert, and M. Goldsmith, "Conversations with Early Leaders of Eta Sigma Gamma," The Health Educator (2007), 39: 2, 1-6.
  7. G. Goebel and D. M. Seabert, "Put on Your Thinking Hats," Journal of School Health (2006), 76: 7, 393-395.
  8. L. S. Behar-Horenstein, C. A. Isaac, D. M. Seabert, and C. A. Davis, "Classroom Instruction and the Loss of instructional Time: A Case Study," Education and Society (2006), 24: 3, 83-99.
  9. J. K. Clark, D. M. Seabert, R. R. Cottrell, and J. T. Girvan, Instructor's Manual for Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion and Education (San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings, 2005).
  10. L. S. Behar-Horenstein and D. M. Seabert, "Teachers' Use of Models of Teaching," Educational Practice and Theory (2005), 27: 1, 49-66.
  11. L. Angermeier, D. M. Seabert, K. Gilbert, and M. Hirschmann, "The mating game," Journal of School Health (2005), 75: 1, 35-37.
  12. W. Hey, K. S. Calderon, and D. M. Seabert, "Student work issues: Implications for college transition and retention," The Journal of College Orientation and Transition (2003), 10: 2, 35-41.
  13. S. Tynes and D. M. Seabert, "Emotional moments," Journal of School Health (2002), 72: 9, 385-386.
  14. D. M. Seabert, R. M. Pigg, R. M. Weiler, L. S. Behar-Horenstein, and M. D. Miller, "The influence of preservice instruction in health education methods on the health content taught by elementary teachers in Indiana.," Journal of School Health (2002), 72: 10, 422-428.
  15. L. S. Behar-Horenstein and D. M. Seabert, "Looking at classroom teaching: A missing component in studies of school performance," Curriculum and Teaching (2002), 17: 1, 21-38.
  16. K. S. Calderon, W. Hey, and D. M. Seabert, "Perceived stress and locus of control differences between employed and non-employed college students: Implications for increasing internal locus of control," Student Affairs Journal Online (2001).
  17. D. A. Birch, C. Duplaga, D. M. Seabert, and K. M. Wilbur, "What do master teachers consider important in professional preparation for school health education," Journal of School Health (2001), 71: 2, 56-60.

    Professional Organizations
    American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
    American Education Research Association
    American School Health Association
    Eta Sigma Gamma