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Cindy L. Allen

Dr. Cindy Allen

131 Willis Health Professions Center
(570) 484-2295

Courses Most Commonly Taught

  • Introduction to Health,
  • Planning and Assessment in School Health
  • School Health Programs
  • Teaching Human Sexuality
  • Sex Education for Health Science Majors
  • Contemporary Issues in Health Education/Healthcare
  • Field Experiences in Health Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Pedagogy
  • School Health Education
  • Assessment
  • Accreditation


  • Ph.D. in Health Education, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Supervisory Certificate, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Superintendents Letter of Eligibility, California University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S. in Health and Physical Education, Lock Haven University

Courses Developed

  • Contemporary Issues in Health Education/Healthcare
  • Professional Development
  • Health and Physical Education in the Elementary Classroom

Programs Developed

  • Helped to develop the Masters in Health Science

Professional Publications

Several articles written for the Pennsylvania State Journal for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOHPERD) on the topics of pedagogy for health education, leadership, and advocacy.

Professional Presentations

  • 2014 - Presented Teaching Sexuality in the Classroom, St. Louis, MO
    SHAPE America National Conference (formerly AAHPERD)
  • 2014 - Presented health education session for the Eastern, Newport, RI
    District Association (AAHPERD)
  • 2013 - Presented a health education session at the PSAHPERD, Valley Forge, PA
    Annual Convention
  • 2013 - Conducted the Integrating Standards: Forwarding, Lock Haven University
    Health Education Workshop for PA K-12 Health Educators
  • 2013 - Presented at the Professional Preparation & PaTTAN, Harrisburg, PA
    Certification meeting
  • 2013 - Presented at the EDA/PSAHPERD Student, Stony Acres, PA
    Leadership Conference
  • 2013 - Presented at the Eastern District Association, Saddlebrook, NJ
    Annual Leadership Conference

Community/Professional Contributions

  • Elected President of the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (PSAHPERD)
  • Peer Reviewed two texts, both Health Education methods texts:
    Human Kinetics- Health and Physical Education for Elementary Classroom Teachers
    Jones and Bartlett- Skills-Based Health Education 2nd Ed.- Mary Connolly
  • Selected as a National CAEP Accreditation Reviewer for Health Education
  • Appointed by SHAPE America (formerly AAHPERD) to a National Task Force for creating supplemental documents for the National Health Education Standards
  • Selected as a national conference program proposal reviewer for both health and physical education submissions for the 2015 SHAPE America Conference to be held in Seattle, WA
  • Co-developer (with Dr. Sarah Benes- Boston University)-  “Motivational Strategies Module, Physical Fitness, SHAPE America" a module created for the President Youth Fitness Program.


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