Amanda Blaisdell
Asst Prof,HE & HP & Prgm Dir

Email blaisdella@longwood.edu
Phone (434) 395-2543
Department HARK Department
Office Willett 112

Dr. Amanda Blaisdell joined the Health, Athletic Training, Recreation and Kinesiology (HARK) Department in Fall, 2017 after spending 7 years teaching secondary health and physical education and one year teachng human biology and human anatomy and physiology at the Community College of Vermont. She holds a Doctor of Health Education, an MAT in Secondary Education and a BS in Kinesiology Pedagogy. She is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES).

Dr. Blaisdell's research interests include human sexuality, teacher education/preparation, service learning in health promotion, public health programming, public health policy, healthcare policy, behavior theory, population health, and just about any other topic related to contemporary health issues.  

Committees:

Health and Physical Education Undergraduate Committee

Health and Physical Education Graduate Committee

Health Education Committee

Piedmont Community Health Coalition

Graduate Portfolio Oral Defense Committee

Graduate Council Committee

Library Advisory Committee

Interim Anthem Grant Committee

HARK Teaching Techniques Committee Chair

HARK Canvas Committee

Academic Technology Advisory Committee Co-Chair

 

Publications:

Blaisdell, A. (2018). Barriers to Human Sexuality Education Survey Research among Vermont Public School Administrators. Journal of School Health, 89(2), 124-128. https://doi.org/10.1111/josh.12721.

Blaisdell, A. (2017). Characteristics of human sexuality educators in vermont high schools (Order No. 10744058). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2007249942). https://search.proquest.com/docview/2007249942/fulltextPDF/538E5D6B90FA467EPQ/1?accountid=12144

 

International Presentations:

Blaisdell, A., & Cuchna, J. (January 2020). Standardized Patient Strategies for Student Success. International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Turner, T., & Blaisdell, A. (January 2020). The Perception of Beauty and Love: A Case Study with College Students with Exceptionalities. International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Blaisdell, A. (January 2019). The Eating Healthy in the Heart of Virginia Program. International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Blaisdell, A. (January 2019). The Living Healthy in the Heart of Virginia Program. International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Blaisdell, A. (January 2018). Barriers to Human Sexuality Education Survey Research among Vermont Public School Administrators. International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth, Tampa, FL.

Blaisdell, A. (January, 2017). Characteristics of Human Sexuality Educators in Vermont Public Schools. International Conference on the Health Risks of Youth, Cancun, Mexico.

 

Regional Presentations:

Leslie, A., Blaisdell, A., Jimenez, L. (2018, April). In Order to Teach, We Must Learn. Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas (MAGIC) Conference. Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.

Blaisdell, A. (2019, April). Google Apps for Student Success. Mid-Atlantic Group Instructing with Canvas (MAGIC) Conference. Shenendoah University, Winchester, VA.

State Presentations:

Blaisdell, A. (2011, November). Authentic Assessment in Health Education: Integrating pop-culture into everyday health. NHAHPERD Conference, Waterville Valley, NH.

Blaisdell, A. (2010, May). Introducing Pedometers into Daily Elementary Physical Education: Are they worth the trouble? What are they learning? Are learning or motivation sustained? Oyster River High School, Durham, NH.

Baker, K. & Blaisdell, A. (2009, November). Geocaching in Elementary Physical Education. NHAHPERD Conference, Waterville Valley, NH.

 

 

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