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Dr. Wanda Swiger

Human Performance and Movement Sciences
Spaulding Gymnasium 135 • M/S 2301

As Athletic Training Program Coordinator, Dr. Swiger has been a practicing athletic trainer since 1993. Degrees and Credentials: BS, summa cum laude, Physical and Health Education, Athletic Training, West Virginia University; MEd Special Education, Shippensburg University; EdD Physical Education and Curriculum/Instruction, West Virginia University

Professional Interests: Evidenced-based practice in athletic training; medical conditions for the physically impaired athlete; medical concerns for the deaf athlete

Professional Background: Faculty member, Program Director, Huntingdon College; Faculty member, Coordinator of Clinical Education, Athletic Trainer, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Head Athletic Trainer, Auburn University of Montgomery, Healthsouth Corporation; Head Athletic Trainer, East Anchorage High School, Chugach Physical Therapy, Athletic Trainer, Rebound Oklahoma Physical Therapy, Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, Shippensburg University, Athletic Training Student, West Virginia University

Awards and Accolades: Selection to USA Deaflympics Medical Team 2013, 2009; co-medical director 2013; CAATE Accreditation site visit: 10-year cycle earned; proficient in American Sign Language

Selected Professional Work: 2011 National Athletic Trainer’s Association Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Athletes; 2010 NHATA Student Symposium, Deaflympics: Increasing Awareness for ATs with Deaf Athletes


July 27, 2016 –

On July 1, Keene State’s Physical Education Department changed its name to the Department of Human Performance and Movement Sciences.

“The primary reason for changing the name of the department was to better reflect the programs within it,” explained Professor Donna Smyth . “In addition, the new name, ‘Human Performance…

March 18, 2016 –

When you’ve created a class and you can’t find a textbook for your students, what can you do? Write your own, of course. Which is exactly what a couple of professors in Keene State’s Physical Education Department did.

About three years ago, doctors Wanda Swiger , associate professor of Physical…

December 11, 2015 –

“I consider it an art form. When you’re swimming very well it’s very much like a dance, feeling your body move through the water. There’s nothing quite like it.”

If anyone at Keene State College can describe the fluid motion of swimming, it’s Joel Feldmann.

A swimmer almost her entire…

November 17, 2015 –

Phys Ed major Sarah Kangas ’12 teaches K–5 PE at a public elementary school in Warrenton, Oregon, and she coaches the middle school cross-country and track and field teams. But her commitment to kids goes far beyond even that. This winter, she’ll be climbing Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, with…

August 4, 2015 –

As part of a student athletic training internship program, Keene State students attend all home games and practices of the Connecticut Sun, a team in the Women’s National Basketball Association. Keene State’s connection to the Connecticut Sun team is making an impact on current Keene State students through Scot Ward…