2018 Arkansas SOPHE Student Case Study Competition

Oct. 16, 2018
UCA DHSC Auditorium 1st Floor 
Doyne Health Science Center

This competition gives undergraduate and graduate health education majors the opportunity to display their expertise the evening before AR SOPHE’s Annual Conference. Teams of two to three students are challenged to solve a real-world health issue using the competencies required for a school or community health educator.

Case scenarios will be provided to registered teams two weeks before the competition (Tuesday, October 2, 2018). Students must prepare their response to their assigned case scenario, which they will then present at AR SOPHE’s Annual Conference. Each team is required to present their response to the Case Study using a 10-15 minute oral presentation followed by a 10-15 minute Question and Answer Session after their presentation. Students are limited to using PowerPoint only for their presentation to the judges.

The winner of the case study competition will be identified at AR SOPHE’s Annual Conference the next day. Faculty sponsors must register teams consisting of two or three members by September 28th by emailing Dr. Heather Hudson (heatherh@uca.edu) or Dr. Anita Sego (asego@uca.edu) with names and contact information of the students on each graduate and/or undergraduate team, the name of the faculty sponsor, and identifying the name of the organization or university the team will be representing. Teams will then be sent a confirmation email with their assigned 30-minute time slot (between the hours of 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM) in which the team will present to the judges on October 16th. Teams must arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled presentation time. All faculty sponsors will receive the case study on October 1, 2018, and team PowerPoint presentations must be emailed to either Dr. Hudson or Dr. Sego by noon on October 15, 2018


 Registration accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to reserve your space.
 All undergraduate and graduate students must be identified before they can qualify as a competitor.
 Each college or university may register only one graduate team and/or one undergraduate team. Additional teams will be placed on a waiting list.
 Preference for graduate student teams will be given to those schools without an undergraduate team.
 Student teams will receive a case study scenario addressing a specific health issue on October 2.
 Participating students must work independently as a team.
 Students may not include peers, sponsors or other faculties in the issue resolution or the presentation development.
 Teams have the freedom to address the issue as they see fit but PowerPoint presentations must include a logic model and show competence in the program planning and implementation processes outlined in the Responsibilities and Competencies for Health Education Specialists.
 Teams must present their response to the case scenario without the aid of technology (e.g., no PowerPoint, audio, video, internet, social media or mobile devices).
 Students must:
     Register for AR SOPHE’s Annual Conference (Fees $25.00, including annual membership fees)
     Attend the Student Case Study Awards Presentation on October 17th at the AR SOPHE Conference.

Graduate Student Teams
 Graduate teams (up to three) are accepted for the competition on a first-come, first-served basis.
 All registered graduate teams must have two or three graduate health education (or related field) students and one faculty sponsor.
 Teams will present their solution in PowerPoint format to a panel of judges in the afternoon of October 16, 2018.

Undergraduate Student Teams
 Undergraduate teams (up to six) will be accepted for the competition on a first-come, first-served basis.
 All registered undergraduate teams must have 2 to 3 undergraduate health education (or related field) students and one faculty sponsor.
 Teams will present their solution to the Case Study Scenario in PowerPoint format to a panel of judges in the afternoon of October 16, 2018.

Required Information to be Emailed to Dr. Hudson/Dr. Sego by Sept 28, 2018
 Name and Contact Information of Faculty Sponsor with School Affiliation
 Category of Case Study Team (Graduate or Undergraduate)
 Names of Each Student Team Member