Faculty & Staff Profile

Bridgette Stewart

Bridgette Stewart, MEd

Senior Lecturer

Phone: 678-839-6192 | Fax: 678-839-6195

Email:  bstewart@westga.edu

Office: Coliseum 2045

Hours: Located next to my office door - will vary each semester

Biography

Bridgette Stewart joined the Department of Leadership & Instruction in the fall of 2003. She is the program coordinator for the PWLA program and the new Health and Community Wellness major. Ms. Stewart is an active member of Shape America, the Southern District of Shape America and the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (GAHPERD). She is an active member of the board of directors for GAHPERD and serves as the current president of the organization. She also serves as the chair of the community health council as part of the health division of Southern District Shape America.

Ms. Stewart is currently certified as an ACE national health coach, a BLS Instructor through the American Heart Association, a Certified Wellness Practitioner and a Worksite Wellness Specialist through the National Wellness Institute, a Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the American Council on Exercise. She is also trained as a lifestyle coach for the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program. Most recently, she completed the Kids N Fitness Train the Trainer Program. She is in the process of preparing for the ACSM Exercise is Medicine Specialist.

She is the faculty adviser for Shape Her, a student organization that focuses on the health and well-being of UWG's female student body.

In her spare time, Ms. Stewart enjoys golfing, fitness walking, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends (and her puppy Duncan).


Education/Degrees

  • A.A., Psychology, Georgia Highlands College, 1996
  • B.S., Sports Medicine, Berry College, 1998
  • M.S., Physical Education, University of West Georgia, 2003

Selected Publications

  • Invited to be a presenter and facilitator at the 2010 national health symposium hosted by McGraw-Hill publishing company because of my experience in online instruction and use of iHealth, an online learning platform through McGraw-Hill. Only 14 instructor
  • Stewart, B.A. & Koch, J. (March 2012) The Circle of Wellness. Symposium to be conducted at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Stewart, B.A. & Harvey, R. (March 2012) Rebuild and Relive: A Physical Activity Course to Change Lives. Symposium to be conducted at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and D
  • Stewart, B.A. (February 2012) Doing what matters: How to make a difference through effective mentoring. Invited presentation to be conducted at the 2012 annual meeting of the Southern District Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreatio
  • Stewart, B.A. & Harvey, R. (February 2012) Rebuild and Relive: A Physical Activity Course to Change Lives. Symposium to be conducted at the 2012 annual meeting of the Southern District Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, O
  • Stewart, B.A. & Harvey, R. (October 2011) Rebuild and Relive: A Physical Activity Course to Change Lives. Symposium to be conducted at the 2011 annual meeting of the Georgia Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Atlanta, Geo
  • Hatfield, L., & Stewart, B. (September, 2011) Impressive First Impressions: Cover Letters, Resumes, and Interviewing Skills for Future Professionals. Invited presentation conducted at the annual Southern District Association for Health, Physical Educ
  • Johnson, J., Koch, J., Smith, M., & Stewart, B. (February, 2011) Using Technology to Enhance Skill Development: Dartfish Analysis Package. Symposium conducted at the annual Southern District Association for Health, Physical Educat
  • Koch, J., & Stewart, B.A. (February, 2011) Wellness: Keeping it Personal and Online. Symposium conducted at the annual Southern District Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Convention in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Stewart, B. A. & Mowling, C. M. (November, 2008) Pitch it Up: Strategies for Improving Teaching of the Short Game in Golf. Presentation conducted at the meeting of the Georgia Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Savannah, Geo [View Publication]

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • CMWL-2100 (Intro to Health & Comm Well)    
    • PHED-2000 (App Con of Fitness & Wellness)    
    • PHED-4631 (Prev/Care of Fit. & Sport Inj.)    
    • PWLA-1600 (Personal Wellness)    
    • PWLA-1643 (First Aid and CPR)    
    • PWLA-1647 (Golf: Beginning)    
    • PWLA-2611 (BLS CPR-Healthcare Providers)    
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • PWLA-1600 (Personal Wellness) Section: E07
    • PWLA-1600 (Personal Wellness) Section: E06
    • PWLA-1600 (Personal Wellness) Section: E05
    • CMWL-2100 (Intro to Health & Comm Well) Section: 01
    • PHED-4631 (Prev/Care of Fit. & Sport Inj.) Section: 01
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • PWLA-1600 (Personal Wellness) Section: E07
    • PWLA-1600 (Personal Wellness) Section: E06
    • PWLA-1647 (Golf: Beginning) Section: 01
    • PHED-2000 (App Con of Fitness & Wellness) Section: 01
    • PWLA-2611 (Healthy Eating & Nutrition) Section: E05
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • PWLA-1600 (Personal Wellness) Section: E01
    • PWLA-2611 (Healthy Eating & Nutrition) Section: E01
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • PWLA-1600 (Personal Wellness) Section: E03
    • PWLA-1600 (Personal Wellness) Section: E04
    • PWLA-1600 (Personal Wellness) Section: E05
    • PWLA-1643 (First Aid and CPR) Section: N01
    • PWLA-1647 (Golf: Beginning) Section: 01
    • PWLA-2611 (Healthy Eating and Nutrition) Section: E02
    • PWLA-2611 (BLS CPR-Healthcare Providers) Section: 01