Megan Amaya, PhD, CHES is Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice and Director of Health Promotion and Wellness at the Ohio State University College of Nursing. She leads a team that implements wellness strategy, programs and services for university students, faculty, staff and the state of Ohio community. Megan is co-director of the Health and Wellness Innovation in Healthcare undergraduate health promotion degree. She teaches courses in the program, including evidence-based practice and self-care approaches. Megan is principle investigator on multiple health and wellness research projects. Previous to her current role at Ohio State, she worked as the wellness coordinator for the city of Dublin, and was an adjunct instructor at several Columbus area universities for several years, teaching students tools and skills for healthy behavior change.
Megan currently serves as President for the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities, Past-President for the Society of Public Health Educators Ohio Chapter, and former steering team member for the central region Healthy Ohio Business Council. She is a certified health education specialist.
- Degree Certifications
- Certified health education specialist
- Certified personal trainer
- Certified group fitness instructor
Ohio State’s nursing program encourages its students to study abroad, and some programs even require it. But the students heading to Honduras during spring break are looking forward to more than just an academic experience.