John Roncone, Ph.D.

John Roncone, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Sport Science & Wellness Education
Dept/Program: Sport Sci & Well Educ Wayne
Office: Wayne College B-219C


Dr. Roncone joined UA Wayne College full-time in the fall 2009. Currently, he serves as an Associate Professor of Sport Science and Wellness Education, and Program Coordinator. He is also a Graduate Faculty member (Category I) for the main campus (SSWE).

He has served for a second term on the Leadership Council for the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America-Midwest District (2017-2019) and Recording Secretary (Presidential Appointment (2013-15’; 2015-17’; 2017-2019). Currently, he is serving as Recording Secretary and member of the Nominating Committee (2019-2021), both a Presidential Appointment for the Midwest District-SHAPE America. His professional association memberships include: OAHPERD, SHAPE America, SHAPE America-Midwest District, Akron AAUP, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), ACSM-Midwest Chapter, the American College Health Association (ACHA), and Phi Delta Kappa (A professional education fraternity for research, service, and leadership).

He serves as a reviewer for the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD) Grant, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Alcohol Education Program/CHOICES Grant, and the American College Health (ACHA) Abstract Reviewer for the Annual Meeting.

His community interests include serving on the Board of Directors for Orrville Area United Way and Growing Healthy Habits Coalition (2010-present). He served 3 years as a member of the Board of Trustees for Orrville YMCA (Jan. 2016-Dec. 2018), and the Wooster Y (Jan. 2012-Dec. 2014). He also established partnerships between the SSWE Department and ANAZAO Community Partners (2016-present), the Adapted Sport Programs of Ohio (2016-present), and in past with the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region (spring 2012 to spring 2014).

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, the 2013 Midwest District AAHPERD Health College/University Teacher of the Year, the 2018 Midwest District SHAPE-America Meritorious Award, and the 2019 Presidential Citation Award, Midwest District-SHAPE America.

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


  • 5540:126/Fitness and Wellness
  • 5540:190/ST: General Studies Physical Education/Beginning Weight Training
  • 5550:100/Introduction to Sport Studies
  • 5570:101/Personal Health
  • 5550:150/Concepts In Health and Fitness
  • 5570:202/Comprehensive Stress Management
  • 5550:220/Health Promotion & Behavior Change
  • 5550:245/Adaptive Physical Education
  • 2670:250/Exercise Science Technology Internship
  • 5550:330/Exercise and Weight Control
  • 5570:421/Comprehensive School Health