SOPHE’s Student Health Edu-Thon*
Graduate and undergraduate health education student teams compete in SOPHE’s Student Health Edu-Thon.
During SOPHE’s Annual Conference, Student Health Edu-Thon Teams present an evidence-based scenario response that demonstrates their health education specialist competencies, uses of technology, and emerging methodologies.
Participant teams will create an innovative digital health campaign that addresses a current health education challenge.
Teams of 2-3 graduate students or 3-4 undergraduate students participate in separate competitions. There is a winning team from each group. The competition is limited to 6 graduate and 12 undergraduate teams.
On the days of the competition, each team has 30-minutes to display their presentations followed by 10-minutes of question & answer with the judges. More detailed information about the competition and health education challenge prompt will be distributed to all accepted teams.
Each member of the first-place team receives a $150 cash award, a SOPHE award certificate, recognition, and an opportunity to present their innovative winning approach during a future SOPHE webinar.
Elevate Your Career Potential
- Demonstrate their health education specialist competencies.
- Explore new ways to adapt technology and emerging methodologies to solve challenging scenarios.
- Refine their skill set in research, writing, and communication.
- Network with professionals in the health education and promotion profession.
- Prepare for professional positions and add this new experience to your resume.
- Collaborate with their peers to address a real-world public health challenge.
- Obtain CECH for CHES®/MCHES®.
The SOPHE Student Health Edu-Thon is proudly sponsored by FAHE.
Check out SOPHE’s 2022 Student Health Edu-Thon winning teams
1st Place: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Samantha Bertomen and Lisa Peters
2nd Place: University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston
Alejandra Garcia Quintana, Anusha Sajja and Amrita Sidhu
1st Place: Truman State University
Kirstyn Dietle, Amanda Berry, Brody Asbury and Allison Oligschlaeger
2nd Place: Washington and Lee University
Avani Kashyap, Olivia Ullmann, Kiera Stankewich and Lizzy Nguyen
3rd Place: West Chester University
Brynn Myers, Avery Krot and Ava Sweeney
Team Challenge: Health Education and COVID-19 Response Challenge: Combined Community Approach to Vaccinations
1st Place: University of Alabama
Students: Megan Williams, Jala Lockhart and Ny’Nika McFadden
Faculty Mentor: Amanda Wilkerson
2nd Place: Western Michigan University
1st Place: Western Michigan University
Students: Alison Yelsma, Erika Tuller and Sarah Goodson
Faculty Mentor: Robert Bensley
2nd Place: University of Indianapolis
3rd Place: Arizona State University
*formerly student case study competition