Michael Peterson

Professor & Department Chair
Behavioral Health & Nutrition
025 Carpenter Sports Bldg.

Research Interests

  • Health Promotion Program Development and Evaluation
  • Social Marketing and Health Communications
  • Workplace Stress
  • Psychosocial & cultural aspects of health behavior


  • Ed.D., University of Kentucky, 1993 – Health Promotion/Educ
  • Cert, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 1993 – Behavioral Medicine
  • M.A., California State Univeristy Los Angeles, 1990 – Exercise Science
  • B.A., Ambassador College, 1987 – Liberal Arts – Liberal Arts

Honors & Awards

  • Senior Scholar, Thomas Jefferson University Medical College. Department of Health Policy. (2006).
  • Health Education Network of Delaware Special Award for service and leadership provided to health professionals throughout the State of Delaware (2004)
  • University of Delaware Department of Nursing Award for contributions to the education and professional growth of nursing students. (2000)


Graduate Courses

  • Advanced Health Promotion Programming and Evaluation
  • Health and the Media
  • Human Response to Stress
  • Social Marketing & Health Communications
  • Statistics
  • Survey Research Methods
  • Independent Studies

Undergraduate Courses

  • Development of Health Promotion Programs
  • Research Methods and Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Dynamics of Team Problem Solving
  • Health Behavior Science Issues and Topics
  • Health and Aging
  • Health Behavior Theory and Assessment
  • Principles of Fitness Management
  • Personal Wellness


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