ESG National Office
ESG also gives members an opportunity to give back to the community in fun, exciting ways! We are constantly involved in projects and events to promote healthy behaviors!
What is Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG)?
ESG is the national professional health education honorary founded on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, on August 14, 1967. The Alpha Lambda Chapter at the University of Florida was founded in 1978 under the leadership of Dr. Barbara Rienzo. Our local chapter enhances the professional development of students while upholding the ideals of teaching, service, and research both individually and collectively..
Being a Member
New members are required to contribute $30 annually to defray local chapter expenses. The membership also includes a t-shirt designed for our local chapter. Returning members are only required to contribute a $20 fee, unless a new shirt is needed. Membership forms are available in FLG-6.
Benefits of Membership
ESG provides a leadership opportunity for students in the department of Health Education and Behavior. Being a member of ESG, allows students to gain experience as a health educator at an affordable cost. Initiated members will be granted a certificate of membership and a subscription to the Health Educator Monograph, the scholarly journal published annually.
In addition to these benefits, ESG is a great way to give back to the community, build your resume in a comprehensive and fun way, and develop connections and networking skills that can help you in your future career as a health educator! Click here to learn more about UF’s Alpha Lambda chapter!
National Chapter Induction
Prospective students are required to submit an application by January 8, 2010 along with a one time national fee of $40. The induction ceremony is held during the spring semester. The requirements for the national chapter are as follows:
- Undergraduate: 12 hours of HSC coursework; 2.7 GPA
- Graduate: 9 hours of HSC course work; 3.0 GPA
Executive officersare nominated and elected each spring. The positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, public relations, and a faculty sponsor. All executive officers must be on campus for the entire academic school year.
New National Chapter Inductees
2011-2012 ESG Officers
President: Sarah Napolitano
Vice President: Ashley Van Putten
Secretaries: Magda Schmitzberger; Holly Luttman
Treasurer: Kevin Baker
Public Relations Officers: Megan Thomas; Clare Johnston
Historian: Jessica Drew
Faculty Sponsor: Holly T. Moses
The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)
Become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) throught the NCHEC. NCHEC’s mission is to improve the practice of health education and to serve the public and profession of health education by certifying health education specialists, promoting professional development, and strengthening professional preparation and practice. To learn more, visit their website (click here).