Paula R. Zaccone, EdD, CHES*

Professor of Education

*Certified Health Education Specialist

College of Education and Human Services

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey 07079


Office Jubilee Hall 446

 (973) 761-7498



Current Teaching Responsibilities Include the Following Courses 

Health Promotion for Children (CPSY 2200) To effectively deal with health-related issues of youth, this course combines the study of the nature and nurture of children.  It addresses the skills, information, and behavior relevant to the wellness and resiliency of children.


Nutrition and Physical Fitness (HPER 4402) By lecture, computer based techniques of instruction topics will be covered that relate to nutrition and exercise to health, disease, and wellness.

Creative Works in Prevention Education

Author of rhyming scripts for Elementary Prevention Education:

We Can Protect Ourselves (HIV/AIDS Education), Journal of School Health, Vol. 65 No. 4. (1995)


Heart-a-Chat (nutrition and fitness education for heart health), Journal of Health Education, Sep/Oct., 1996.


Fitness for the Mostest (for instruction in the components of physical fitness), The Reporter, NJAPHPERD, 1992.


The Bear Facts about Smoking, (tobacco and smoke prevention) funded by the American Cancer Society for puppet presentation to community and educational groups


Whatís True at the Zoo (substance abuse prevention)


Bugs and Fleas, Itís What You Do with What You Got (self esteem education)


Blaze on Skin (skin care and sun safety)


The Environmental Parade (health and responsibilities for air, water, and land)


Friends in Needs and Deeds, (social health)


Barnegator (for the Barngate, NJ school district substance abuse prevention program)


Positions Held

Director of prevention education program in schools

Consultant, school districts on matters of comprehensive health education Inservice Educator and grant writer on matters of health education curriculum

Past President, New Jersey Association of Health Physical Education and Dance (NJAHPERD)



At international, national, and regional associations of health education


Honors and Awards

Teacher of the Year, NJAHPERD

Merit Award-Health, Eastern District Association of the American Alliance of Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Professional Achievement Award, NJAHPERD

Honor Award, New Jersey Health Education Council


Certifications Held

Health Education Specialist, National Commission for Health Education

Health and Physical Education, K-12, NJ

Psychology, K-12, NJ

Early Childhood, NJ, Provisional

Supervisor/Principal  NJ


Current Research

Practices of Childrenís Television Habits as Reported by Adult Caretakers


An Investigation of the Content of Television Programs and the Implications for Elementary Health Education


The Carousel Method of Assessment: An Alternative to Traditional Tests and Exams



PRZT, Seton Hall University
original mount date 11/12/01
last updated: 06/11/07