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Carol Cummings

The Murray Center (MC) 132
(401) 456-8046
ccummings@ric.edu

Academic Background

Ph.D. Health Education, Minor: Educational Psychology
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

MA: Health Education; BS: Community Health Education
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure: Elementary Education
Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA

Courses Taught

HED 406 Advanced Issues in Community and Public Health
HED 417 Advanced Issues in School Health
HED 303 Community Health
HED 221 Nutrition
HED 346 Methods and Materials in Elementary School Health Education
HED 101 Human Sexuality
Secondary Health Infusion Workshops

Certifications

Massachusetts Educator's License:
- Health Education K-12
- Middle School Science 5-8
- Elementary Education 1-6

Research Interests

The role of perceived self-efficacy on dietary patterns.
The role of schools in preventing childhood obesity.
Community based interventions to combat obesity.
Creating effective strategies for school and community health education.
Professional preparation of school and community health educators.

Presentations

(partial list)

Aggressors, Victims and Bystanders, Middle School 7-8 Curriculum Training, conducted at Coelho Middle School, Attleboro, MA, September, 2011.

Teaching Your Child About Sex - Parent Program, Coelho Middle School, Attleboro, MA, May, 2010.

Middle School Students Explore the Relationship among Cells, Tissues, Organs, Body Systems, and Human Health, presented at Eastern District Association-AAHPERD Conference,
Feb. 24 - 27, 2010.

Publications

(partial list)

Cummings, C., Symons, C. & Olds, S. (1994). Schoolsite Health Promotion Programming in Healthy Students 2000; In Healthy People 2000: An Agenda for Continuous Improvement in America's Schools (Allensworth D., Symons, C. & Olds, S.). , American School Health Association, Kent: Ohio.

DiMarco Cummings, C., & Nutter, J. (Winter 1992). The Relationship of Stress Management
Adaptive Coping Techniques to Cardiovascular Disease Risk & Wellness. Wellness Perspectives: Research, Theory & Practice, 7(2).

DiMarco Cummings, C. (1988). Family Life Education Curriculum & Resource Guide: Grades K-12. Rhode Island Department of Education, Providence, RI.

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