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Sallie Scovill

Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Professor: School of Health Sciences and Wellness, UW-Stevens Point (2018-present)
  • Associate Professor: School of Health Promotion and Human Development, UW-Stevens Point (2013-2018)
  • Assistant Professor: School of Health Promotion and Human Development, UW-Stevens Point (2007-2013)
  • Employee Wellness Coordinator: UW-Stevens Point (2007-present)

Research Interests

  • Worksite Wellness
  • Experiential Learning

Professional Experience

  • 2015-present: Consultant/Screener Impact Health, Healics Health
  • 2015-present: Program Faculty, National Wellness Institute
    • Certified Worksite Wellness Practitioner and Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager Training
  • 1991-present: Fitness Instructor, Various Corporate and Community Clients
  • 2007-08: Consultant, Health Promotion Program Design
    • Vanderbilt Medical Center, Dayani Center for Health & Wellness
    • Ingram Barge Company, United States Coast Guard Merchant Marine
  • 2000-07: Coordinator, Vanderbilt Medical Center 
    • Corporate Health Promotion – Dayani Center for Health & Wellness
  • 1997-2007 Adjunct Instructor
    • Vanderbilt University, Peabody College (2006)
      • Human and Organizational Development
    • University of Phoenix, Nashville Campus (2002-06)
      • Health Care Administration MBA Program
    • Undergraduate courses, Belmont University (2004-05)
      • Healthcare Administration
      • Nutrition
      • Research Methods
    • Health and Physical Education, Kennesaw State University (1997-98)
      • Graduate and undergraduate
      • Health, Physical Education and Sport Science, Undergraduate
  • Director, Easter Seals Turner Family Center – Wellness and Fitness for special needs (1998-2000)
  • Wellness Director (1993-98)
    • Health Fitness Corporation 
      • Owens Corning 
      • Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems



  • Common Council (Faculty Senate) Committees, 2011-2018
    • Grade Review Subcommittee Chair, 2017-2018
    • University Affairs Committee, 2013-2016
    • Faculty Affairs Committee, 2014-2016
    • Tobacco Implementation Committee, 2014-2015
    • Board of Regents Conversation Series, 2012 & 2013
    • CPS Faculty Senate Rep 2011-2015
  • College of Professional Studies Alumni Recruitment Group, 2018
  • Campus Search and Screen Committee, 2017-2018
    • Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs and CFO
  • Employee Health and Safety Committee, 2007-present
    • Chair Education Committee
    • Chair Tobacco Free Campus Committee
  • School of Health Promotion and Human Development (HPHD), 2015
    • Study abroad instructor 2015, 2017
  • Health and Wellness Management in the U.K. and Ireland
    • Employee Wellness Committee – Chair, 2007-present
      • Grant Award from Employee Trust Funds, $3,800 2020
  • UW Extension – Health and Wellness Management Online Program BS / MS, 2010-present
  • School of Health Promotion & Human Development (HPHD) Search and Screen Committee, 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Environmental Health and Safety Search and Screen Committee, 2011
  • Campus Strategic Planning Group, 2011
  • School of HPHD Merit Committee, 2009, 2018
  • School of HPHD Communications Focus Group, 2009

Professional Service

  • Wellness Council of Wisconsin Board Member, 2018-present
    • Program Planning Committee
  • Annual Conference proposal review, 2019
    • National Wellness Institute
      • National Guideline and Training Development
  • Revision lead for CWWS update and online conversion, 2015-present
  • Revision consultant and lead for CWWPM updates and online conversion, 2015-present
  • Development of Faculty Training Program, 2015
  • Reviewer – Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist and Program Manager, 2012, 2015
  • CWWS & CWWPM Faculty member, 2015 – present
    • Committee Member for Education Committee and Membership Committee, 2016-2018
    • Proposal Review for National Wellness Institute Conference, 2009-2012
  • U.S. Healthiest
    • HealthLead Campus Advisory Committee, 2012-2014
    • Ohio State University Healthy Campus Conference Committee, 2012-2013
  • Wisconsin Partnership for Activity and Nutrition
  • Portage County Coalition for Activity and Nutrition (CAN), 2008-present
    • Worksite Wellness Committee
  • United States Coast Guard
    • Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee Work Group, 2007-2009
  • Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development
    • Leadership Dinner Planning Committee, 2005
  • Vanderbilt Community Outreach Partnership Center Grant
    • Steering Committee Member, 2003-2005
    • Co-Chair, Health Promotion Committee, 2003-2005
  • Association for Worksite Health Promotion (AWHP)
    • Region III Conference Program Chair, 1997 & 1998

Community Service

  • Adventure 212 Breast Cancer Fundraiser
    • Assist with planning and instructing, 2016, 2017
  • Wisconsin Cowboy Dressage Club
    • Education Chair, 2016-2017
    • Show Chair, 2014 & 2015
    • Secretary, 2013-2017
  • Wisconsin Horse Council
    • Grant Awards
      • $2000 in 2016
      • $500 in 2015
    • Newsletter Article 2014
  • Old Hickory Watershed Association, Sumner County, TN
    • Board Vice Chair, 2006-2007
    • Association Development Board Member, 2005-2007
    • Committee Co-Chair of River Clean-up Day, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • National Wellness Institute, present
  • Portage County Coalition on Activity and Nutrition Present
    • Worksite Wellness Committee
    • Breastfeeding Coalition Present
  • Wellness Council of Wisconsin / WELCOA affiliate Present


  • 2020, 2021 Employee Trust Funds Wellness Grant Award
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 American Lung Association SPARK Implementation Grant for Tobacco-Free Campus
  • 2020 Editorial Reviewer Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Presentations and Publications


  • 2012 (refereed) Occupational Medicine, doi:10.1093/occmed/kqs156. “Changes in Health Status of Merchant Marine Personnel”. American Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 4. “Experiential Learning in an Employee Wellness Practicum”
  • 2008 (refereed) National Guidelines U.S. Department of Homeland Security and United States Coast Guard. NAVIGATION AND VESSEL INSPECTION NVIC NO. 04-08. Medical & Physical Evaluation Guidelines for Merchant Mariners; Federal Register, Vol. 73, No. 109, Sept. 29. 2008; International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW); .46 USC subtitle II part E; .46 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter B; .46 CFR Parts 401-402; COMSC Instruction 6000.1D (Chapter 5); NAVMED P-117 (Manual of the Medical Department). 
  • 2015 (non-refereed) Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist Development of Faculty Training Program and Manual
  • 2012 (non-refereed) National Guideline and Training Development, National Wellness Institute. “Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager”, Advisory member for development of national certification and training manual Health Promotion Practitioner. “Engaging Students in Worksite Cooperative Learning Opportunities”
  • 2011 (non-refereed) UWSP Classified Staff Advisory Council Newsletter. Seven Dimensions of Wellness
  • 2002 (non-refereed) Vanderbilt Occupational Health E-newsletter. “The Value of Flexibility Interventions at the Worksite”
  • Manuscript #JOEM-20-8244 Injury, Illness, and Mental Health Risks in United States Domestic Mariners.

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

Influencer: The new science of leading change

Best advice you ever received?

They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?


Favorite Quote?

Opportunity is Missed by Most People Because it is Dressed in Overalls and Looks Like Work – Thomas Edison

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

Working together to form an integrated school of all the health-related majors.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Mentoring students, seeing them grow and be successful

A piece of advice for students in your school?

Be courageous and explore, step out of your comfort zone.

Sallie Scovill
Professor - Health Sciences and Wellness
Coordinator - UW-Stevens Point Employee Wellness

238B College of Professional Studies


Ph.D. in Human Performance
Middle Tennessee State University, 2006

M.S. in Sport Management, emphasis on Wellness Management
Georgia Southern University, 1991

Certified Legal Assistant, ABA accredited
Southern Institute for Paralegal Education, 1986

B.S. in Political Science, emphasis in Public Management
Austin Peay State University, 1984

Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager
National Wellness Institute

Freedom from Smoking Instructor
American Lung Association

Resilience and Thriving Facilitator
Organizational Wellness and Learning Systems

Registered Yoga Teacher RYT 200
Yoga Alliance


HPW 420 - Health Promotion Management
HPW 445 - Preprofessional Transition
Employee Wellness Practicum
HWM 475 - Employee Health and Wellbeing