Dr. Sandy Bargainnier

Dr. Sandy Bargainnier has held a variety of health/wellness and physical education-related positions in higher education. She was recently (May 2013) named the new department chair for the Health Promotion and Wellness Department at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. She will return to SUNY Oswego to oversee the BS in Wellness Management and the graduate certificate in Health and Wellness. Her most recent administrative position prior to Oswego, was at Syracuse University where she was an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Health and Physical Education Majors and the I-MOVE Physical Activity Program (5 yrs) .She was an assistant professor of Kinesiology at Penn State University (9yrs) , an associate professor in the Department of Health Science at the State University of New York at Oswego ( 4 yrs)  and an assistant professor at Plymouth State University, NH ( 4 yrs) . She started her career as the first health education teacher and head athletic trainer at Milford Public High School in Milford, MA.

Bargainnier is a national trainer for the Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PE CAT) and the Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HE CAT) for the Division of Adolescent and School Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) . She also lends her expertise to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) as a national trainer for the Physical Best Health-Fitness Specialist certification program.

Bargainnier has a B.S. degree in health/physical education and athletic training from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. degree in exercise science from the University of Rhode Island, and a doctorate from Boston University. Bargainnier is also a Certified Wellness/Health/and Fitness Coach through Wellcoaches-endorsed by the ACSM, and a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. She has been a curriculum consultant to public and private school districts, state educational departments, and the health education/promotion industry.


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