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Rick Swalm

Associate Professor

Pearson Hall 233A
1801 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


As an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology with a specialization in teacher education, Dr. Swalm coordinates the Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) program and teaches introductory PHETE courses, as well as the senior administration course. In addition to PHETE courses, he also teaches motor behavior, the Department’s Introductory course, Applied Technologies in Kinesiology, the History and Philosophy course as well as Coordinate the entire Undergraduate Program within the Department. In over 38 years of teaching at 5 different institutions spanning both coasts and the New England states, he finds Temple students to be the hardest working and dedicated students he has had the pleasure of teaching.


  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction in Kinesiology, Temple University
  • MS, Physical Education, Washington State University
  • BS,  Health and Physical Education, The Pennsylvania State University