Holly Alperin

Phone: (603) 862-1211
Office: Kinesiology, New Hampshire Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Holly L. Alperin, MCHES, Clinical Assistant Professor

Ms. Alperin received her Ed.M. in Policy, Planning and Administration from Boston University, her B.S. in Health Education/Health Promotion from Central Michigan University, and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES).? With over 20 years in public health and education, Ms. Alperin has has presented and worked with schools at the local, state, national and international levels with a focus on improving health and academic outcomes of students through strong school health policies and programs.

Specifically, her interests include:

?Implementing a skills-based approach in the health education classroom

Strengthening local policies to support health & academic success

Building capacity of schools to implement quality health education, physical education, and physical activity programs

Joining the UNH faculty in 2016, Ms. Alperin teaches courses related to health education within the Health and Physical Education option. Prior to her UNH appointment, she worked for 16 years at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education in a variety of roles related to improving school health environments and practices.


  • M.Ed., Admin/Plan/Soc Pol, Boston University
  • B.S., Central Michigan University

Courses Taught

  • HPE 648: Current Issues in Teach Health
  • HPE 671: Health Ed Ped
  • HPE 694: Supervised Teach in Health/PE
  • HPE 696: Independent Study in HPE
  • HPE 702: Health Content and Youth Risk
  • HPE/KIN 712/812: Health Ed Practicum
  • KIN 694: Supervised Teach Health & PE
  • KIN 696: Independent Study
  • KIN 712/812: Health Education Practicum
  • KIN 910: Curr Issues in Health Pedagogy

Selected Publications

Benes, S., Franckle, R., Alberti, T., & Alperin, H. L. (2019). Measuring Self-Efficacy in Skills-Based Health Education: A Pilot Study. In RESEARCH QUARTERLY FOR EXERCISE AND SPORT Vol. 90 (pp. A74). Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

Benes, S., & Alperin, H. (2018). Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Health Education Meeting Secondary-Level National Standards. Human Kinetics.

Benes, S., & Alperin, H. (2016). The Essentials of Teaching Health Education Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Human Kinetics.