Faculty & Staff


EdD,  Health Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
MS,  Physical Education, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
BA, Physical Education, William Penn College, Oskaloosa, IA

 

Dr. Clark has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Health and Exercise Sciences at Truman State University since the fall of 2004. She is a Professor of Health Science and teaches the following courses:

HLTH 150 Nutrition in Health and Wellness

HLTH 270 Consumer Health

HLTH 290 Principles of Health Education and Health Science

HLTH 362 Environmental Health

HLTH 440 Program Implementation and Evaluation

Dr. Clark’s courses emphasize practical and pre-professional application of the course material through integrated service learning assignments and course projects. Dr. Clark is a co-advisor for the Student Public Health Association (SPHA), and frequently a McNair Scholar Mentor.   Dr. Clark has won the William O'Donnell Lee Advising award for excellence in academic advising at Truman State University.

Related Professional Experience:

·         Associate Professor, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

·         Assistant Professor and Health Education Coordinator, Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

·         Assistant Professor and Health Coordinator, Health Education, Department of Health, Leisure & Sport, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida

·         Adjunct Instructor of Health & Physical Education, Health, Physical Education and Dance Department, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas

·         Instructor, Health, Physical Education & Aquatics Coordinator, Department of Physical Education, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

·         Adjunct Instructor, Health Education, Department of Physical Education & Leisure Studies, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

·         Director of Youth, Volunteer, Transportation Services, and Training Coordinator, American Red Cross, Des Moines, Iowa

Professional Affiliations:

Society for Public Health Education

Missouri Public Health Association

Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance

Phi Kappa Phi

Current Certifications:

Master Certified Health Education Specialist  (MCHES)

Textbooks:

Bushman, B. A., & Young, J. C. (2005).  Action Plan for Menopause. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. (Estonian edition published in 2009 and simplified Chinese edition was published 2007. The book is also being translated into Greek.)

Young, J. C. (2001). Instructor’s Manual for An Invitation to Fitness and Wellness, (1st ed.). Atlanta, GA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, Inc.

Refereed Publications: (*publications with students)

Young, J. C., & Goodwin, B. S. (2010). Sun safety at school. Skin Cancer Foundation Journal, XXV111, 46-47, 96).

Knutson, L., Bushman, B. A., Young, J. C., & Ward, G. (2009). Age expansion of the thirty-second walk test norms for children, Pediatric Physical Therapy, 21(3), 235-243.

Young, J.C., & Goodwin, B. S. Evaluation of “Environmental Footsteps.” (2006).  American Journal of Health Education, 37(3), 186-190.

*Antkowiak, A. & Young, J. C. (2006). Evaluation of an active learning curriculum on college student alcohol and drug knowledge and use behavior. Missouri Journal of Health Education, Recreation, and Dance, 16, 80-93.

Young, J. C. (2004). Reinforcing the 4 R’s of environmental educationAmerican Journal of Health Education, 35(2), 113-116.

*Ross, L. C., & Young, J. C. (2004).Folic acid knowledge and consumption. Missouri Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 14, 23-33.

*Taylor, L., & Young, J. C. (2004).Retention of high school health. (2004.) Missouri Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 14, 55-61.

*Kopp, S., & Young, J. C. (2004). University students’ nutrition knowledge. (2004.) Missouri Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 14, 66-73.

Young, J. C. (2003). Utilizing problem-based learning assignments to understand health risk behaviors. American Journal of Health Education, 34(5), 294-296.

*Thompson, D., & Young, J. C. (2003). No antibiotic residue found in Missouri non-commercial beef. Missouri Journal of Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 13, 62-69.

 *Goddard, S.E. & Young, J. C. (2001). University students’ sun protection behaviors. Missouri Journal of Health,Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 11, 29-40.

Hover, A. R., Hover, B. A., & Young, J. C. (2000). The effect of a community-sponsored teen drinking and driving intervention. American Journal of Health Studies, 16(4), 171-176.

Young, J. C. (2000). Sun safety survey of pre-schools and day care centers. American Journal of Health Studies, 16(2), 64-72.

Young, J. C. (1998, November/December). Professional practice - Scoliosis screening. Teaching Strategies, 12(2), 5-7.

*Young, J. C., Bigler, M. A., & Goosman, C. (1999, May/June). Using rap and chants to improve nutrition education. Journal of Health Education, 30(3), 195-6.

Young, J. C., & Walker, R. (1998). Applying student’s indoor tanning practices and beliefs to reduce their skin cancer risks. American Journal of Health Studies, 14(3), 113-119.

Metzler, M. W., & Young, J. C. (1984, December). The relationship between teachers’ preactive planning and student process models. Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport, 55(4), 356-364.

REFEREED ABSTRACTS WITH STUDENTS

Loughead, L., Day, G. M., Young, J. C., & Donahue, R. (2006). Evaluation of Self-Care Knowledge and Behaviors among Midwestern College Students. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 71(1), A29-30.

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS (*publications with students)

Young, J.C. (2011). Sun Safety Issues: Health & physical educators must lead prevention efforts. Missouri Journal of Health Education, Recreation, and Dance, 21, 5-11. 

Goodwin, B. S., & Young, J. C. (2009).The 3 R’s Become the 4 R’s. Missouri Journal of Health Education, Recreation, and Dance, 19, 138-145.

*Patterson, T, Hertzke, S., & Young, J. C. (2007). Developing a Website Design Guidegook for Health Educators.  Missouri Journal of Health Education, Recreateion, and Dance,  17, 15-21.

Day, G. M., & Young, J.C. (2006). Investigation of the Self-Care Knowledge of College Students. Missouri Journal of Health Education, Recreation, and Dance, 16, 27-37.

*Hoskins, C. & Young, J.C. (2006). Assessing Self-Care Presentations at a Small Midwestern University. . Missouri Journal of Health Education, Recreation, and Dance, 16, 47-55.

*Carnegie, D., Young, J.C., & Pfeiffer, M. (2006). Analysis of Beverage Consumption and Physical Activity of Children in Grades 3-5. Missouri Journal of Health Education, Recreation, and Dance, 16, 72-79.

Personal Information:

Dr. Clark lives in the country and enjoys riding and training her 3 horses.  

Email Dr. Clark at: jclark@truman.edu