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Roman Waldera

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Office Building

Wagner Hall



Mailing Address

Wagner Hall 133
School of Health & Consumer Sci-Box 2275A
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Dr. Roman Waldera is an instructor within the SDSU Physical Education Teacher Education program responsible for teaching courses relating to athletics coaching, exercise science, motor learning, adapted physical education, physical education lifetime activities, and professionalism, ethics, and law in physical education. Waldera also serves as a co-instructor of the students completing their student teaching in physical education.

Dr. Waldera maintains an active research agenda that focuses on various areas in physical education and sport such as youth activity and fitness levels, ADHD and physical activity, emotional intelligence, and youth sport coach attitudes. Additionally, Dr. Waldera has published within the field of exercise science, primarily focusing on resistance training and sport biomechanics. For a full list of research publications and presentations, visit the ORCID link listed on this page.


Ph.D., North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. Exercise Science & Nutrition, 2022.

M.S., Minot State University, Minot, ND. Sports Management, 2018.

B.S., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND. Kinesiology & Physical Education, 2015.

Professional Memberships

Society of Health and Physical Educators of America (SHAPE America)
International Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Dance and Sport (IAHPEDS)
Society of Health and Physical Educators of South Dakota (SHAPE SD)

Work Experience

2022-present Instructor- Physical Education Teacher Education, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.
2021-2022 Graduate Writing Consultant, North Dakota State University Writing Center, Fargo, ND.
2020-2022 Graduate Teaching Assistant, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.
2020-2022 Personal Trainer, Courts Plus Community Fitness, Fargo, ND.
2018-2022 Graduate Research Assistant, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.
2018-2022 Substitute Teacher, Fargo Public Schools, Fargo, ND.
2015-2018 Assistant Track & Field Coach: Throws, Minot State University, Minot, ND.