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 Jenny, Seth   Name:  Seth Jenny 
Title:  Assistant Professor of Physical Education 

Ph.D., Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology minor, University of New Mexico
M.S., Physical Education, Sport & Leisure Studies: Performance Coaching, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
B.S., Health & Physical Education, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Study Abroad, University of Limerick, Ireland


Office:  216B West CenterWest Center  
Phone:  (803) 323–4828  
E-mail:  Email Dr. Jenny  
Web:  Physical Education  

Teaching/Coaching Philosophies, Motion-based Video Gaming in Physical Education, Coaching/Training methods to enhance Distance Running Performance


Dr. Jenny is an assistant professor of physical education in the department of physical education, sport and human performance at Winthrop University.  He comes to Winthrop after teaching physical education teacher education and activity courses for three years within the University of New Mexico’s Department of Health, Exercise, and Sports Sciences.  Dr. Jenny’s additional work experience includes teaching elementary and middle school health and physical education, coaching high school, college, and elite-level cross country and track, and working as a U.S. Air Force exercise physiologist and fitness program manager.  As an athlete, Dr. Jenny twice captained the NCAA D-II Slippery Rock University cross country and track teams, was an Academic All-American steeplechaser, thru-hiked the entire 2,174 mile Appalachian Trail, and is a Boston Marathon qualifier. 


Dr. Jenny is an active scholar publishing in peer-reviewed journals (i.e., Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) and presenting at national conferences (i.e., National Social Science Association).  He is a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the American College of Sports Medicine.  In addition, he has won several distinctions, including: the 39th Air Base Wing “Civilian of the Year” and the “Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy” in his department at the University of New Mexico.  Dr. Jenny resides in Rock Hill, SC with his wife, Dr. Angela Jenny, and two sons, Miles and Calvin.