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About Caile Spear

Dr. Caile E. Spear joined the Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University in 1996 to supervise the Health Promotion program. She has a B.S. in Community Health Education from Texas Woman's University, and an M.S. in Corporate Health Promotion and a Ph.D. in Health Science, both from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. Her research interests include abstinence-based sexuality education, asset development in youth, community based participatory research, service-learning, and health promotion. She has published in the American Journal of Health Behavior, American Journal of Health Education and American Journal of Health Studies.
Dr. Spear is actively involved in service and service-learning with the Health Promotion majors, where they work in the community providing health education, and each fall the seniors put on the REACH Health Fair for Boise State University and the surrounding community.
In 2012, Dr. Spear was named a fellow and became president of the American Association for Health Education (AAHE).


Present Professor, Boise State University Department of Kinesiology


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Honors and Awards

  • 2014 - Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award, International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association
  • 2012 - Fellow, American Association for Health Education
  • 2011 - American Association for Health Education Professional Service to Health Education Award
  • 2010 - Boise State Foundation Service Award, Semi-Finalist
  • 2010 - College of Education Service Award


  • KINES 140: Personal Health
  • KINES 240: Foundations of Health Promotion
  • KINES 340: Community and Public Health
  • KINES 342: Health Promotion Methods
  • KINES 440: Health Promotion Programming
  • KINES 570: Health Promotion

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