James Madison University

Dr. Stephanie Baller

Health Studies

  • Office: HBS 3062
  • Phone: 540-568-8973
  • Email: ballersl@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4301
    235 Martin Luther King Jr Way
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • Ph.D., Health Education and Health Promotion, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa and University of Alabama - Birmingham
  • M.S., Physical Education/Sport Administration, Seattle Pacific University
  • Post baccalaureate work in Exercise Science and Athletic Training, Western Washington University
  • B.A., Behavioral Science, A.A. Health Science, Northwest University

Teaching Area

  • Health Sciences - Research Methods & Community Health
  • Health Behavior Change


  • Physical Activity
  • Personal Values Systems and Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • The Intersection of Physical Place and Social Space.


  • Hiking
  • Jogging
  • Horseback Riding
  • Reading



  • How to declare a Health Sciences Major
  • Health Sciences has BLACKOUT dates of September 15th and February 15th. You must be declared by September 15th to add HTH courses in the following Spring semester and by February 15th for the following Fall semester. There are NO exceptions.
  • May 4-6
    Commencement Ceremonies

Welcome from Health Sciences

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