Christine McMahon, DHEd, CHES
Dr. Christine McMahon is an Associate Professor and Lead Faculty in the Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration Program at the University of Arizona Global Campus within the College of Arts & Sciences. She received a Doctorate in Health Education from AT Still University in Kirksville, MO, and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Sports Studies from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. Dr. McMahon also holds a Graduate Certificate in Public Health. Prior to joining UAGC, she spent 15 years working as the Coordinator of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Salem Township Hospital in Salem, IL. Dr. McMahon received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016 as well as the Effective Practice Award in 2019 along with her colleagues for their work in sustainable practices in instructor presence.
She enjoys teaching her students about health and wellness because it is a subject that applies to everyone. "I love interacting with students and helping them achieve their dreams of an advanced education,” she says. Dr. McMahon especially appreciates the online learning format because it provided her with an opportunity to continue her dreams of attaining a doctorate degree while being a mother, wife, and full-time employee. "I understand the challenges that online learners encounter. I want to provide them with the same opportunity that I had.” Dr. McMahon is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a Certified Athletic Trainer. She is happily married to her husband, Toby, and they have four beautiful daughters: Callie, Megan, Carmen, and Taylor.