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Academic Advising

After gaining admission to the university, you must contact your advisor to determine the courses most appropriate for your individual needs. Your advisor will provide continuing support to students throughout the program.

Students also need to fill out and send their Graduate Program of Study to their advisor by the end of their first semester.

Students with the last name beginning A-I, contact:
Dr. Brittney Oliver -
Assistant Professor of Health Promotion

Dr. Oliver has a B.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Health Concentration), and Ph.D. in Human Performance from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Health disparities among vulnerable and ethnically/racially diverse populations locally, nationally, and internationally have been the primary focus of Dr. Oliver’s scholarly pursuits.

Students with the last name beginning J-R , contact:
Dr. Antonio Gardner -
Assistant Professor of Health Promotion

Dr. Gardner has a B.S. in Biology from Alabama A&M University in Normal, Alabama, an M.S. in Human Environmental Sciences with a Specialization in Rural Community Health from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion from the University of Alabama. Health disparities have been his primary focus of research with a special interest in HIV prevention.

Students with the last name beginning S-Z, contact:
Dr. Barry P. Hunt -
Professor of Health Promotion / Health Promotion Program Director

Dr. Hunt has a B.S. in school health education from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama, and master’s and doctoral degrees in health studies from the University of Alabama. Previously an evaluation consultant for Alabama Power Company’s “Good Health Makes Sense” program, Dr. Hunt directs the health program at MSU.