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A Diabetes-Free Society

Director, Academic and Professional Training

HoweCheryl A. Howe, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness
College of Health Sciences and Professions

Dr. Cheryl A. Howe joined Ohio University's School of Applied Health Science and Wellness in the fall of 2010 as an assistant professor in exercise physiology. Dr. Howe is the director for Education for the Diabetes Institute and serves on the Global Health Task Force and the Inter-professional Research Colloquium. She is an active member of the Obesity Society, the National and Midwest Chapter of American College of Sports Medicine and on the advisory board for Ohio University's Kids on Campus.

Dr. Howe is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, where she earned her doctorate in kinesiology with a focus on pediatric physical activity measurement. She earned her master's degree from Ball State University's Human Performance Laboratory in Pediatric Exercise Physiology and her undergraduate degree in exercise science from Lake Superior State University.

Dr. Howe has also served as the research coordinator for several NIH R01 research studies focusing on physical activity interventions for the prevention of obesity-related diseases in African American children at the Georgia Prevention Institute at the Medical College of Georgia. Prior to this, Dr. Howe served as the Exercise Physiology Laboratory technician at Lake Superior State University. During her career, she has taught at various institutions, including Lake Superior State University, the University of South Carolina and the University of Massachusetts. Recently, Dr. Howe was awarded with the 2012 Research and Creative Activity Award from the College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Dr. Howe's office is located in Grover Center E154. You can reach her by email at