Cara Sidman

HLTH-S 484
500 N 3RD ST
PHOENIX
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
9020

Biography

Cara Sidman is part of the development and teaching team for the College of Health Solutions' core curriculum, and teaches the online college-wide undergraduate health wellbeing courses. She has been developing curriculum, coordinating, and teaching online, hybrid, and face-to-face wellbeing, health promotion, health education, physical activity, and lifetime wellness courses for over 19 years, with a more recent focus the past seven years on teaching, presenting, and researching various aspects of happiness and wellbeing. She is also a faculty lead for a happiness and wellbeing study abroad program to the Greek island of Ikaria, one of the five Blue Zones worldwide where people live the longest. She is passionate about teaching wellbeing mindsets and skills, professional skills and career readiness, and using innovative online strategies to maximize student engagement and learning.

Education

  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Exercise & Wellness, Arizona State University 2002
  • M.S. Exercise Science, Appalachian State University 1996
  • B.A. Physical Education and Health, University of North Carolina Wilmington 1994 

Research Interests

Dr. Sidmans research interest is happiness and wellbeing among college students and adults, with previous research on the multidimensional aspects of wellness and behavior change (i.e., spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual, and physical). Her research publication areas include mindfulness, happiness, exercise self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation, sitting behaviors, and perceived wellness among college students, as well as the comparison of online, hybrid, and face-to-face course delivery formats. She currently researchers and presents on developing curriculum and a culture of happiness and wellbeing in higher education.

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
CHS 100 Optimizing Health&Performance
CHS 300 The Science of Well-Being
NTR 302 Digital Technologies Nutrition
CHS 394 Special Topics
CHS 494 Special Topics
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
CHS 300 The Science of Well-Being
NTR 302 Digital Tech in Nutrition Comm
CHS 394 Special Topics
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
CHS 100 Optimizing Health&Performance
CHS 300 The Science of Well-Being
NTR 302 Digital Tech in Nutrition Comm
CHS 394 Special Topics
CHS 494 Special Topics
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
CHS 100 Designing Your Well-Being
CHS 300 The Science of Well-Being
NTR 302 Digital Tech in Nutrition Comm
CHS 394 Special Topics
CHS 494 Special Topics
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
CHS 300 The Science of Well-Being
EXW 340 Health Behavior Theory
CHS 394 Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
CHS 100 Designing Your Well-Being
CHS 300 The Science of Well-Being
CHS 494 Special Topics
EXW 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
CHS 100 Found Health & Well-Being
CHS 394 Special Topics
CHS 494 Special Topics
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
CHS 100 Found Health & Well-Being
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
CHS 100 Found Health & Well-Being
CHS 394 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
CHS 100 Found Health & Well-Being
CHS 394 Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
CHS 100 Intro to Health Solutions
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
CHS 100 Intro to Health Solutions
EXW 302 Fundamentals of Wellness
CHS 394 Special Topics
CHS 494 Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
CHS 100 Intro to Health Solutions