Linda Synovitz

Linda Synovitz, RN, Ph.D., CHES, FASHA


Office: Room 106 Kinesiology and Health Studies building Linda Synovitz
Phone: (985) 549-3867


Member of Southeastern Louisiana University faculty since 1996

Courses taught

HS 162 Drugs and Society

HS 251 Health and Human Sexuality

HS 252 Health and Stress

HS 320 Health Promotion Program Planning

HS 410 Practium in Health/Fitness Promotion

HS 430 and HS 619 Traditional and Complementary/Alternative Health Practices
HS 621 Sexuality Education Programming

HS 628 Stress and Stress Management
HS 638 Program Planning and Evaluation in Health Education

HS 632 Independent Research

HS 634 Independent Readings


Research interests
Health Behaviors, Sexuality Education and Behaviors, Complementary and Alternative health research.


Ph.D.,Curriculum and Instruction (Health Education and counseling) Kent State
University, 1993

M.S.,Community Health Education.Western Illinois University, 1985

B.A., School Health Education. Western Illinois University. 1981

R.N., Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, Peoria, IL 1964

Certification: Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)


Honors (Partial list)
2006. College of Nursing and Health Sciences President’s Award for Excellence in

2004 American Association for Health Education (AAHE) Health Education Professional of the Year: College/University category.

2003 College of Nursing and Health Sciences President’s Award for Excellence in Service.

1998 American School Health Association “Distinguished Service Award"


Publications number 21
Synovitz, L., Gillan, W, Wood, R., Nordness, 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.

Synovitz, L., Hebert, E., Carlson, G., Kelley, M. (In Press, 2005). College students’

sexuality education, sexual behaviors & sexual behavioral intent. American Journal of Health Studies, 20(1-2), 47-57.



Presentations (#55) National Peer Reviewed Presentations and 41 regional and State

Published Abstracts (#14)

Published Reviews. For CHOICE: A publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries. (#15)


Key Professional Service Activities
*Reviewer for McGraw Hill,

*Reviewer for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins,

*Reviewer for American Journal of Health Education.

Past Key University Committees or Service Activities
* Graduate Coordinator,

* Chair of Graduate Credentials Committee,

* University Graduate Faculty

* Health Studies Faculty Coordinator,

* Department Curriculum Chair,

* College of Nursing and Health Sciences Curriculum Chair,

* University Research and Grants Committee Chair,

* KHS Webmaster.