Deborah Swanton, Dean
Sport Science & Fitness Studies
Office Location: Post Sport Science and Fitness Center
Office Number: 243
AT101 Athletic Training 1
AT306 Administration of Athletic Training
Deborah Swanton EdD, ATC, LATProfessor and Dean, School of Sport Science & Fitness StudiesChair, Athletic Training
Dr. Swanton has been with Endicott College since 1993 as the Head Athletic Trainer responsible for the care and prevention of injuries to athletes, and instructor in the Athletic Training Program. She was appointed Chair of the Athletic Training Program in 1995, and under her tenure the Program was granted CAAHEP Accreditation in 1997. She has implemented the Athletic Training Speaker Series designed as an interactive forum in which students and allied health professionals probe topics in sports medicine. Dr. Swanton was appointed Dean of School of Sport Science in 2006 and is Chair of Athletic Training and Physical Education. She currently teaches Athletic Training I and Administration of Athletic Training. Professor Swanton also teaches in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies in the Athletic Administration Program instructing courses both at the Endicott Campus and in Leysin Switzerland.
Dr. Swanton completed her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Teaching at Boston University in 2002. She has represented the College at a number of regional and international professional seminars. She is responsible for directing Endicott’s partnership with the United Kingdom’s Youth Sport Trust (YST) and has organized student internships and faculty development opportunities for faculty and staff in the UK. Work with the Youth Sport Trust also includes coursework and study tours for the development of competition managers in the UK. In April of 2009, Endicott and the YST co- hosted Playing Your Part In the Team, a physical education conference devoted to building a brighter future for young people through physical and education and sport. A number of topics were explored through keynote presentations, networking, workshops, and active learning sessions. Highlights included best practices in teaching physical education in the United States and in the United Kingdom, using physical education to enhance learning across disciplines, incorporating movement in the elementary classroom, and building community links.