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Danielle D. Wadsworth, Ph.D.

My primary research focus is to develop, implement and assess behavioral physical activity and exercise interventions.

Current projects

  • Effect of environmental climates on physical activity participation in physical education

  • Effect of policy changes on in-school physical activity

  • Use of technology to increase exercise adherence and behavior

  • Physical activity patterns of preschool children and interventions to increase physical activity among preschoolers

  • Implementation and Assessment of worksite physical activity programs

Selected Publications:

Wadsworth DD & Hallam JS. (2010) Effect of a website intervention on physical activity of college females.  American Journal of Health Behavior.

Hastie PE, Sluder JB*, Buchanan AM, & Wadsworth DD. (2009) The Impact of an Obstacle Course Sport Education Season on Students’ Aerobic Fitness Levels. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

Robinson, LE, Wadsworth DD, Peoples, CM* (in press – 2009) Relationship between body mass index, actual motor and perceived competence to moderate to vigorous physical activity in preschoolers. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

Hastie PA, Langevin F*, & Wadsworth DD. (in press – 2009) Effects of Age and Experience on Physical Activity Accumulation during Kin-Ball. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

Hastie PA, Sinelnikov OA, Guarino AJ, and Wadsworth DD. (2009-in press) Aerobic Fitness Status and After-School Lifestyle of Children in Rural America and Russia.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health.

Wadsworth DD, & Hallam JS. (2007). The use of the processes of change across the exercise stages of change and across varying intensities and frequencies of exercise behavior.  American Journal of Health Promotion 21(6) 426-429.

  • Faculty and Staff Fitness programs

  • Faculty and Staff physical activity assessment

  • Physical Activity and Motor Assessments for elementary students

  • Implementing movement programs for preschoolers

2005 The University of Mississippi Ph.D. Exercise Science
1999 Baylor University M.S. Exercise Physiology
1997 Lenior-Rhyne College B.S. Sports Medicine

I believe effective teaching is an interactive process between the students and the teacher.  Each student brings his or her own perspective, experiences, knowledge and insights into the classroom. Therefore, I encourage each student to actively assimilate new information and experiences that promote skill development and support comprehension.

Undergraduate Classes

HLHP 4620 Exercise and Sport Psychology
HLHP 4450 Physical Activity and Public Health

Graduate Classes

HLHP 7780 Exercise Adherence and Motivation
HLHP 7750 Advance Sport Psychology


Contact Information

2050 Beard-Eaves Coliseum

Auburn, AL 36849

(334) 844-1836