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 Dr. Hannah Brewer  



Biography: Dr. Hannah Brewer is an Assistant Professor in the Physical and Health Education Department at Slippery Rock University.  She earned her B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University and her M.Ed. in Health and Physical Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She received a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Prior to her employment at SRU, she taught elementary physical education and middle level health and physical education in the public schools for two years.  She also taught in the Health Science Department at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College for three years and in the Health and Physical Education Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for one year.  Dr. Brewer is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and has worked with Highmark Healthy High 5’s KidShape program and America on the Move to prevent childhood obesity at the local level.  Her research interests include skills-based health education, preventing childhood obesity, and reducing risk behaviors among youth.  Dr. Brewer enjoys all outdoor fitness activities, especially mountain biking, running, and downhill skiing. She also enjoys cooking with fresh ingredients and creating her own nutritious recipes.

Current Courses:

  • PE 362 School Health Methods
  • PE 462 Field Experience in Health Education


  • D.Ed.
    Curriculum and Instruction
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Dissertation: An Examination of the Effectiveness of an Eight-Month Health and Fitness-Based Preschool Curriculum 
  • M.Ed.
    Health and Physical Education
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Thesis: Teenagers’ Perceptions of Anti-Tobacco Campaigns and Education
  • B.S.
    Health and Physical Education
    Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Years at Slippery Rock University: Since 2012

Years in Education: Since 2006

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 Morrow Field House Slippery Rock, PA 16057

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