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I am entering my 14th year at Southeast Missouri State University, fifth year as Chairperson. My primary educational background is Exercise Physiology, with a line of research in body composition changes over time in Division I athletes. I am a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) and Fellow through the American College of Sports Medicine. I am very active in the Central States Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, currently serving as the Executive Director. I have 15 published peer-reviewed journal articles, one book chapter, 75+ published conference proceedings, and several internal grants. I was recently selected as an American Kinesiology Leadership Institute Fellow. I currently serve as the Chairperson of the Board for the Prevention Resource Center, am a member of the Communication and Marketing Committee for the American Kinesiology Association, serve as an invited reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed professional journals, and sit on several external advisory boards.

Teaching is the best way to learn.

Dr. Jason Wagganer, Professor

What area do you teach?

Exercise Science, Health Sciences


Ph.D. Exercise Physiology 2009, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.S. Nutrition and Exercise Science 2002, Southeast Missouri State University
B.S. Health Management: Fitness & Sports Medicine 2000, Southeast Missouri State University

Related Articles

  • McDowell, K.W., Johnson, R.J., Kearney, M.L., Pujol, T.J., Walling, J.D., & Wagganer J.D. (2021). Body Composition and Power Output Changes in NCAA Division I American Football Linebackers Throughout a Competitive Season. International Journal of Strength and Conditioning, 1(1): 1-11.
  • Syed-Abdul, M.M., Soni, D.S., Barnes, J.T., & Wagganer, J.D. (2021). Comparative Analysis of BIA, IBC, and DXA for Determining Body Fat in American Football Players. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 61(5): 687-692.
  • Syed-Abdul, M.M., Soni, D.S., Xin, L., & Wagganer, J.D. (2020). Effects of Eating While Walking on Blood Glucose Concentrations. Endocrines, 1(1): 13-21.
  • Miller, W.M., Barnes, J.T., Sofo, S.S., & Wagganer, J.D. (2019). Comparison of Myoelectric Activity During a Suspension-Based and Traditional Split Squat. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 33(12): 3236-3241.
  • Syed-Abdul, M.M., Soni, D.S., & Wagganer, J.D. (2019). Effects of Self-implemented Carbohydrate Cycling and Moderate to High Intensity Resistance Exercise on Body Fat in Body Builders: Case Study. Gazzetta Medica Italiana – Arch Sci Med; 178(4): 221-224.

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Sports Medicine, National Member, 2000-Present
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Central States Chapter Regional Member, 2010-Present

Awards and Honors

  • Fellowship Program, American Kinesiology Association Leadership Institute, 2023-Present
  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine, 2020-Present
  • American College of Sports Medicine Leadership & Diversity Training Program, Mentor, Level 1 Student, 2021-2022

Best Advice for Students

Students need to study in a manner that allows for re-teaching to another student. This requires diligent reading on a daily basis.