Southeastern Kinesiology and Health Studies alumnus to speak on health promotion

Monday, September 8, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University alumnus Robert Sloan, formerly a health promotion specialist with the U.S. Navy, will give a presentation titled, "Health Promotion - An International Perspective," on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Sloan is the 2014 Alumnus of the Year of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies. After graduating from Southeastern with a master's degree in health promotion and exercise science, he began working in health promotion for the U.S. Navy. Within five years, he was promoted to head of the Health Promotion Department at the naval hospital in Yokosuka, Japan, where he coordinated training and research for all Department of Defense medical facilities throughout Asia.

He finished his military career as lead health promotion advisor for the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center in Portsmouth, Va. and completed a doctorate in public health. He was awarded the Navy Health Research Award three times.

From 2010-2014 he served as Deputy Director of Health Promotion in Singapore, where he led that country's efforts to develop physical activity guidelines and implement national health promotion initiatives. Recently he joined the academic sector and currently is an associate professor at the Kagoshima University Medical School in Kagoshima, Japan.

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