Elizabeth Keida

Dr. Elizabeth Keida is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness at SUNY Oswego. She received both her M.S. in Science Education and her M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Syracuse University and her doctorate from St. John Fisher in Executive Leadership where her research focused on the “Relationship Between College Students’ Knowledge of the Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes and Health Behaviors” using the Health Belief Model as the theoretical framework.  Dr. Keida’s research interests are in the area in physical activity as a method to combat chronic disease. Currently Dr. Keida collaborates with SUNY Upstate Medical University in Orthopedics Surgery to determine the effects of high impact exercise and diet on the development of musculoskeletal development of young females and will be launching a new project to investigate the needs of a wellness program for university faculty and staff to combat diseases associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  Dr. Keida serves as the First Year Advisor and a First Choice Instructor for first year students in the Wellness Management major. Her teaching interests are in the area of physical activity, health promotion, and exercise physiology.  Dr. Keida is also a nationally certified YMCA Diabetes Educator.


Ed.D., Education in Executive Leadership, St. John Fisher College
MS,  Exercise Physiology and Science Education, Syracuse University
BS, Biology with a concentration in Health Professions, Le Moyne College


  • HSC 101 Introduction to Health Promotion and Wellness
  • HSC 310 Disease, Lifestyle and Environment
  • HSC 332 Essentials of Exercise Physiology
  • HSC 460 Exercise Prescription and Leadership
  • HSC 488 Evaluation and Research in Health Promotion