Bridgette Stewart joined the Department of Sport Management, Wellness, and Physical Education in the fall of 2003. She is the program coordinator for the Health and Community Wellness program. Ms. Stewart is an active member of the board of directors of the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (GAHPERD) where she currently serves as the past president. She also serves as chair of the Council for Wellness Certification Excellence for the National Wellness Institute, which recently developed the country's first set of core competencies for wellness professionals. Ms. Stewart holds several health and wellness certifications/specialized training:
- ACE national health coach and fitness nutrition specialist
- BLS instructor-trainer through the American Heart Association
- Certified Wellness Practitioner and a Worksite Wellness Specialist through the National Wellness Institute
- Sports Injury Specialist with the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association.
- WELCOA faculty designation
- Lifestyle coach for the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program
- Kids N Fitness Instructor with Tanner's Get Healthy Live Well program.
She is in the process of preparing for the American College of Sports Medicine's Exercise is Medicine Specialist credentials. In her spare time, Ms. Stewart enjoys golfing, fitness walking, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends (and her puppies Duncan and Snowflake).
Education / Degrees
- A.A., Psychology, Georgia Highlands College, 1996
- B.S., Sports Medicine, Berry College, 1998
- M.Ed., Physical Education, University of West Georgia, 2003