Heather Kearns, MPH, MCHES, is the Undergraduate Program Director for the Exercise Science program. She oversees the undergraduate academic program, including curriculum review, program accreditation and policies and procedures. Kearns also teaches the following courses:
Previously, Kearns worked with Cigna as a Health Advocate
Manager, providing oversight to a team of onsite Health Advocates
throughout the eastern U.S. She also worked as the Health Promotion
Coordinator at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, and as the
Wellness Coordinator for Lee County Government in Fort Myers, FL.
Kearns received her master's degree in Public Health from Emory
University in Atlanta, GA. During this time, she interned at the
CDC in the Division of Adolescent and School Health and worked with
Emory researchers in the Center for Health Outcomes and Quality.
Her master's thesis was on the evaluation of a health literacy
curriculum to improve patient-physician communication. Prior to her
experience in public health and worksite wellness, Kearns was a
certified ACSM Health Fitness Instructor and worked in the fitness
industry as a Group Exercise Instructor, Fitness Program Director
and Personal Trainer.