Sonia Tinsley, Ph.D., M.Ed., CHES

Sonia Tinsley, Ph.D., M.Ed., CHES

Coordinator of Health and Exercise Science
Associate Professor of Health & Exercise Science


About Dr. Sonia Tinsley

Dr. Sonia Tinsley returned to Louisiana Christian University in the fall of 2017 serving as the chair of the Allied Health Division, and Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science. She has spent more than 25 years in education, 20 in higher education teaching in the field of health education. Dr. Tinsley has made numerous presentations regarding coordinated school health, teacher stress, and female college athletes and stress. She also secured funding to implement coordinated school health initiatives in the state of Louisiana from 2008 – 2010. Areas of research include physical activity and academics, teacher stress, college athletes and stress, worksite wellness, and coordinated school health.


  • Ph.D., Health Studies, Texas Woman’s University
  • M.Ed., Health Promotion, Northwestern State University
  • B.S., LSU-A


  • 2010 – College Health Educator of the Year for the Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance