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Rick Swalm

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Associate Professor


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


  • PhD, Physical Education (Curriculum Instruction), Temple University
  • MS, Physical Education, Washington State University
  • BS, Health and Physical Education (Teacher Ed), Pennsylvania State University


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.

Research Interests

  • Health Education
  • Physical Activity
  • Physical Education
  • Recreation