Matt Wiggins

Department of Kinesiology
Joined faculty in 2008

Office:  McPhee
Phone: (715) 836-3159



Professional Credentials

Ed.D.    Social-Psychology Kinesiology, 1995, University of Northern Colorado
M.S.     Physical Education/Sport Psychology, 1986, University of North Texas
B.S.      Physical Education, 1985, University of North Texas

Major Areas of Assignment

Movement Studies program; Director of the Cancer Recovery & Fitness program 

Courses taught:
KINS 312/512 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
KINS 313/513 Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
KINS 351        Cancer Recovery & Fitness Lab
KINS 352        Cancer Recovery & Fitness Seminar
KINS 476        Senior Seminar

Research Interests

Anxiety and Sport Performance; Exercise and Cancer Recovery; Quality of Life

Recent Scholarly Work

Wiggins, M. S., & Hauser, B. (2015). Psycho-physiological benefits in a rehabilitative exercise program: A Cerebral Palsy case study. Advanced Studies in Medical Sciences, 3, 15-22. 

Wiggins, M. S. (2014). Exercise and perceived quality of life during survivorship: A pilot study comparing traditional and non-traditional cancer recovery programs. Advanced Studies in Medical Sciences, 2, 31-36.


Cremades, J. G., Wated, G., & Wiggins, M. S. (2011). Multiplicative Measurements of a Trait Anxiety Scale as Predictors of Burnout. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 15, 220-233.

Wiggins, M. S. (2011, September). Increasing Perceived Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors: Traditional vs. Non-Traditional Weight Training Programs. Paper presented at the Association of Applied Sport Psychology National Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Wiggins, M. S., & Simonavice, E. M. (2010). Cancer prevention, aerobic capacity, and physical functioning in survivors related to physical activity: A recent review. Cancer Management and Research, 2, 157-164.

Wiggins, M. S., & Simonavice, E. M. (2009). Quality of life benefits in cancer survivorship with supervised exercise. Psychological Reports, 104, 421-424.

Cremades, J. G., & Wiggins, M. S. (2008). Direction and intensity of trait anxiety as predictors of burnout among collegiate athletes. Athletic Insight – The Online Journal of Sport Psychology, 10(2). Retrieved at


Professional Memberships

Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)


  • Awarded the Regents Awards for Teaching Excellence for the College of Health Sciences and Human Services, Murray State University (2005).