Holly Alperin, Ed.M., MCHES

Program Coordinator & Clinical Assistant Professor in the Health and Physical Education Program at the University of New Hampshire

Holly Alperin, Ed.M., MCHES, is the program coordinator & clinical assistant professor in the health and physical education program at the University of New Hampshire working to prepare future health and physical education teachers. She is also a partner in Lighthouse Wellness & Health Education Consulting. Prior to this, she spent 16 years with the MA Department of Elementary & Secondary Education doing all things school health. In all, she has spent over 20 years working in school and community settings to develop programs that enhance the health and well-being of young people. Her work to provide and improve health and health education has taken her to schools and communities locally, nationally, and internationally. She is a trainer for Mental Health First Aid, a certified yoga teacher, a certified equity literacy facilitator, and former Girls on the Run coach. Additionally, she has held a variety of volunteer roles such as chair of the health education council for SHAPE America, as a member of the task force to revise the National Health Education Standards, and as a representative on a CDC think tank to improve school health education teacher education programs. She is a co-author of four books along with other published articles and has conducted numerous health education presentations. Ms. Alperin is originally from Michigan and graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.S. in health education/health promotion and received an Ed.M. from Boston University. She lives in New Hampshire where she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters.

Holly Alperin has co-authored, “The Essentials of Teaching Health Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment,” “Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Health Education: Meeting Secondary-Level National Standards,” and “Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Elementary Health Education: Meeting the National Standards.” Each book offers effective, skills-based learning activities, lessons, units, and assessments for health education that can be used in the classroom as they are or with modifications to meet the needs of the students

Company: Lighthouse Consulting