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Matt Wiggins, Ed.D.

Matt Wiggins
  • Professor
  • Director
  • Kinesiology


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

Teaching Interests
  • Movement Studies
  • Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Cancer Recovery & Fitness Lab


  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
Research and Creative Activities
  • Anxiety and Sport Performance
  • Exercise and Cancer Recovery
  • Quality of Life

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).

  • 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