College of Health Sciences
Dr. Armstrong is the Academic Program Director of the School of Health Sciences Undergraduate programs (B.S. in Health Studies, B.S. in Healthcare Management, and B.S. in Public Health), where her responsibilities include hiring and mentoring new faculty, course development, academic program reviews, curriculum and policy reviews, and most importantly, helping develop students into health science professionals. She has been with Walden since 2010 and has taught courses including: HLTH 1000 Concepts of Health Promotion, HLTH 2115 Aging across the Lifespan, HLTH 2110 Behavioral and Cultural Issues, HLTH 4205 Research Methods & Analysis, HLTH 4340 Fitness & Wellness, and HLTH/PUBH 4900 Capstone. She has a Ph.D. in Health Studies, Master’s degree in the Arts of Teaching with an emphasis on secondary health and physical education, and a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science. Prior to joining Walden, Dr. Armstrong served as Department Chair of Health and Exercise Science at another college, receiving the American Alliance of Health, P.E., Recreation and Dance’s Young Professional Leadership award. She also helped implement Partners in Wellness, a cancer prevention program for the underserved population in northwest Louisiana. As a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and running coach, Dr. Armstrong founded YOUth FIT and Kids on the Run, community programs that mentor kids in achieving and maintaining fitness. Her research interests include college health and wellness, athletes and depression, youth fitness, exercise adherence, cancer prevention, and online pedagogy. She has led a national radio tour on childhood obesity and family fitness, recently published in the American Journal of Health Education and the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, and she is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences on health education priorities for online learners.