Courses taught:

  • Fitness and Wellness
  • ST: General Stds Physical Education
  • Introduction to Sport Studies
  • Personal Health
  • Comprehensive Stress Management
  • Concepts In Health and Fitness
  • Comprehensive School Health
  • Health Promotion & Behavior Change
  • Exercise and Weight Control
  • Exercise Science Technology Internship

Dr. Roncone joined UA Wayne College full-time in the Fall 2009. Prior to this, he was a senior lecturer at UA Wayne College since 2002, teaching in the Physical Education department, as well as a Department Chair at a small college in North Canton. Currently, he serves on the Executive Committee as Recording Secretary for the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America-Midwest. He also is on the Health Council for SHAPE America-Midwest, which he has served since 2006. His professional association memberships include: OAHPERD, SHAPE America, SHAPE America-Midwest, Akron AAUP, Phi Delta Kappa, American School Health Association (ASHA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the American College Health Association (ACHA). He also serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Health Education, Journal of American College Health, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Alcohol Education Program, CHOICES Grant. His community interests include serving on the Board of Directors for Orrville Area United Way and the Board of Trustees for the Wooster Y. He also established a partnership between the SSWE Department, EST Program and the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, spring 2012 to present. Dr. Roncone served on the Editorial Board for the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD) 2011-2014. He also served on the Board of Directors, Chair, Sports Science Division, Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD) for 5 years (2006-2011) and the Board of Directors for AAHPERD-Midwest for 4 years (2009-2013) as Vice President of the Health Council. His research interests include: Health education and promotion, wellness education, active lifestyles, and ATOD behaviors among collegiate and interscholastic student-athletes. Dr. Roncone was the recipient of the 2012 OAHPERD Health Professional of the Year. Dr. Roncone was also the 2013 Midwest District AAHPERD Health College/University Teacher of the Year. He enjoys spending time with his family and enjoys reading biographies on baseball legends, such as Honus Wagner, Yogi Berra, Lou Gehrig and Ted Williams.


  • Ph.D., Health Education & Promotion, Kent State University, 2005
  • M.S., Health Science, Slippery Rock University, 1995
  • B.A., Sports Administration, Mount Union College, 1994

John Roncone

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Sport Science & Wellness Education
Office: D-206
Phone: 330-684-8771

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