Marlene Tappe, Professor

Address: HCN 212
Phone: 507-389-2686
Email: marlene.tappe@mnsu.edu

EDUCATION

  • B.S., Mankato State University (majors in Health Science Teaching and Physical Education and a Coaching Certificate)
  • M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School Health Education
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Health and Safety Studies

ADVISOR

  • Undergraduate: Applied Health Science, Health and Physical Education
  • Graduate: Community Health Education

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Comfrey Public Schools: Teacher of Health Education (7-10) and Physical Education (1-3, 7-10)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant
  • Purdue University: Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Visiting Health Scientist

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • HLTH 101: Health and the Environment
  • HLTH 240: Drug Education
  • HLTH 260: Introduction to Health Education
  • HLTH 320: School Health Education
  • HLTH 360: Theories and Models of Health Education
  • HLTH 420W: Health Teaching Methods
  • HLTH 441/541: Death Education
  • HLTH 451/551: Emotional Health and Stress

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP AREAS

  • School Health Education
  • Whole School Whole Community Whole Child (Coordinated School Health)
  • Professional Preparation in School Health Education (Coordinated School Health)
  • Advocacy for Health and Health Education
  • Physical Among Children and Youth

 SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Allensworth, D. M., Grizzell, J., Stevenson, B., & Tappe, M. K. (2017). Promoting health in schools and universities. In C. Fertman & D. M. Allensworth, Health Promotion Programs:  From Theory to Practice (2nd) (pp. 325-347). Jossey-Bass/Wiley. 
  • Huelskamp, A. C., Dake, J. A., Telljohann, S. K., Tappe, M. K., & Jordan, T. (2016). A national assessment of the impact of the Institutes for Higher Education Academy on school health faculty. Journal of Health Education Teaching, 7, 64-77.
  • Tappe, M. K., & Galer-Unti, R. A. (2013). U.S. policies for school health education: Opportunities for advocacy at the local, state, and national levels. Health Promotion Practice, 14, 328-333.
  • Tappe, M. K., Allensworth, D. M., & Grizzell, J. (2010). Promoting health in schools and universities. In C. Fertman & D. M. Allensworth, Health Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice (pp. 313-340). Jossey-Bass/Wiley.
  • Tappe, M. K., Wilbur, K. M., Telljohann, S. K., & Jensen, M. J. (2009). Articulation of the National Health Education Standards to support learning and healthy behaviors among students. American Journal of Health Education, 40, 245-254.
  • Tappe, M. K., Galer-Unti, R. A., & Radius, S. M. (2009). Incorporating advocacy training into professional preparation programs. American Journal of Health Studies, 24, 257-265.
  • Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards. (2007). National health education standards:  Achieving excellence (2nd).  American Cancer Society.  (Lead Author Chapter 4:  Assessment:  Measuring Excellence)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (1997). Guidelines for school and community health programs to promote lifelong physical activity among young people.  MMWR, 46(No. RR-6), 1-36. 
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. (1996). Understanding and Promoting Physical Activity. Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General (pp. 211-259). United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
  • Joint Committee on National Health Education Standards. (1995). National Health Education Standards: Achieving Health Literacy. American Cancer Society.

SELECTED AWARDS

  • Coalition of National Health Education Organizations, CNHEO Health Education Advocate Achievement Award, March 2010
  • Presidential Award, Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 2009
  • Award of Excellence, American Cancer Society, Contributions to the National Health Education Standards: Achieving Excellence (Second Edition), 2007
  • Distinguished Service Award, Eta Sigma Gamma, 2004
  • 2002 Health Education Professional of the Year, American Association for Health, College/University Award, 2002
  • Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Contributions to the Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health, 1997
  • Special Act Award, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Contributions to the Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health, 1996
  • Certificate of Appreciation, American Cancer Society and the Association for the Advancement of Health Education, Contributions to the National Health Education Standards, 1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

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