Jessie Helen Haag

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Professor, 1950-1977


Internationally recognized health educator.

  • Called friend, counselor, advisor, mentor and taskmaster by former students.
  • “To me, she was the ‘field of health’….”
  • “She changed my life and I am indeed grateful.”


  • TAHPERD Honor Award
  • Honor Award of Southern District, AAPHERD
  • Distinguished Service Award, American School Health Assn.
  • Who’s Who of American Women
  • Leaders in American Science

Career Highlights

  • Doctoral degree from Temple University, 1950
  • Chair of the College Health Education Department, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA 1946-47
  • Assistant Professor – Professor, 1950 to 1997, Department of Physical and Health Education, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Author of 12 books and over 40 papers
  • Named a Fellow in the American Public Health Association, American School Health Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for Health, Physical Education & Recreation, and the Royal Society of Health, London.