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College of Education and Health Professions

The vision of the College of Education and Health Professions is to prepare highly qualified professionals and leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to increase the quality of life in the community by improving P-12 student learning and professional health care.

About Us

Rebecca Toland

Assistant Professor


Rebecca Toland

Position: Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education
Office: Lumpkin Center 255
Phone: 706-507-8292


Ph.D. in Health Education, A.T. Still University

M.A. in Social Work, Troy University

M.A. in Public Administration, Columbus State University

B.S. in Health Science, Columbus State University

Specialty Area

Healthy Education, Public Health, Health Services Administration, Mental Health


Dr. Toland has over 12 years’ experience in academia. Her areas of expertise are in community health, disease prevention, mental health, and substance abuse. Additionally; Dr. Toland has over 17 years of practical experience working in the areas of public and community health while earning her degrees and teaching in higher education. Her research interests include but are not limited to: mental health, substance abuse, communicable diseases and prevention, and public health related issues.          

Selected Publications:

Toland, R. (2013). Reduction of Risky Sexual Behavior in Adolescents through Behavioral Based Modification Curriculum (Dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (ISBN # 978-1-303-31532-9)

Toland, R. (2013). Facebook as a Learning Tool. Journal on Perspectives in Education. A Journal of the College of Education at Columbus State University. Retrieved from

Courses Taught

HESC 1105 Introduction to the Health Professions

HESC 3105 Survey of Environmental Health

HESC 4106 Methods and Materials in Health Education

HESC 4145 Working with Families

HESC 5107U Human Sexuality

HESC 5115U Principles of Epidemiology

HESC 5795U Seminar in Alcohol and Drug Abuse