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Alperin, Holly L.

Adjunct Instructor
Boston University
Health/Family & Consumer Science
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Education

Academic Focus

Skills-based health education, adolescent risk & protective factors, improving school health programs

Courses Taught

EHE 701 - Current Research on the Interrelationship of Risk Factors
EHE 680 - Teaching Skills for Risk Reduction and Positive Behavior Change
EHE 670 - Building and Evaluating Coordinated School Health Programs


MEd - Boston University - Policy, Planning, and Administration
Concentration: Community Agency Educational Administration

BS - Central Michigan University - Major: Public Health Education/Health Promotion                        
Minors: Interpersonal and Public Communication, Substance Abuse Prevention, Education, Intervention and Treatment    

Professional Credentials
Master Certified Health Education Specialist
Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Trainer
ASHI Certified Instructor – CPR/AED and First Aid

Professional Experience

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education: Nutrition Education and Training Coordinator

Research & Publications

Benes, SS & Alperin, HL (Awaiting Publication in 2016). SHAPE America’s Essentials of Teaching Health Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Human Kinetics.

Alperin, HL (2013). Other Dimensions of Physical Education, Health Education and Sport: Professional Development, More than Another Workshop. In Sullivan, E. & Lori, Ciccomascolo (Eds). The Dimensions of Physical Education and Health Education: An Introduction to the Discipline. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • American School Health Association
  • MA Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • SHAPE America
  • School Nutrition Association