SOPHE’s Student Health Edu-Thon*

Registration open until January 31, 2022!

Graduate and undergraduate health education student teams register now to compete in SOPHE’s 2022 Student Health Edu-Thon.

SOPHE’s Student Health Edu-Thon takes place on Monday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 22, 2022 during SOPHE’s Annual Conference.


During SOPHE’s 2022 Annual Conference, Student Health Edu-Thon Teams will 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 will 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 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.

Winning Prizes

Each member of the first-place teams receive a a $150 cash award, a SOPHE award certificate, recognition, and an opportunity to present their innovative winning approach during a future SOPHE webinar.

Register Your Team

Team registration is on a first-come, first-served basis – until Monday, January 31, 2022.

Team registration fee: $50

Visit MySOPHE registration to learn about eligibility and participation terms and conditions.


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.


Learn about Student Edu-Thon sponsorship opportunities for SOPHE 2022.

Check out SOPHE’s 2021 Student Health Edu-Thon winning teams

Team Challenge: Health Education and COVID-19 Response Challenge: Combined Community Approach to Vaccinations

Graduate Competition
1st Place: University of Alabama
Students: Megan Williams, Jala Lockhart, Ny’Nika McFadden
Faculty Mentor: Amanda Wilkerson

2nd Place: Western Michigan University

Undergraduate Competition
1st Place: Western Michigan University
Students: Alison Yelsma, Erika Tuller, Sarah Goodson
Faculty Mentor: Robert Bensley

2nd Place: University of Indianapolis
3rd Place: Arizona State University

*formerly student case study competition