Sean M. Bulger, Ed.D.


Email: Sean.Bulger@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-0845
Office Location: PAS 267
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-1 p.m., Fridays 8-9 p.m., or by appointment
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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Sean M. Bulger received his B.S. in Physical Education from The Canisius College of Buffalo (1992), M.Ed. from North Dakota State University (1997), and Ed.D. from WVU (2004) with an emphasis in physical education and cognate in applied exercise science. He holds multiple professional certifications in the area of strength and conditioning and children’s physical activity. In addition to his formal academic preparation, Bulger has over twenty-five years of experience working with individuals across a developmental perspective in a variety of physical activity intervention contexts including school, community, and family based programming. His research and teaching interests include children’s physical activity and health-related fitness, school physical activity, and professional issues in higher education. He has authored over 40 journal articles, chapters, and books in these areas and delivered more than 100 state, regional, national, and international presentations. Bulger’s current school-based projects include Greenbrier CHOICES (Children’s Health Opportunities Involving Coordinated Efforts in Schools) and McDowell CHOICES  (Coordinated Health Opportunities Involving Communities, Environments, and Schools). These projects target the development, implementation, management, and evaluation of comprehensive school physical activity programs and have generated over $1 million in grants/contracts. His professional affiliations and memberships include SHAPE America and WVAPHERD. Related contributions to the profession have resulted in state-wide recognition and awards. Bulger also serves as a reviewer for a number of high quality academic journals including JTQE and RQES. He remains committed to the mission of the land-grant university and aspires to maintain a well-integrated approach to his teaching, research, and service activities. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor activities, traveling, and reading.

Professional Highlights

  • Research interests include school based physical activity and professional issues
  • An author on more than 40 publications and 100 professional presentations
  • Collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team that has generated over $1 million in grants/contracts
  • Teaches courses related to children’s physical activity at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS)