Jenna Sawdon-Bea, Ph.D., P.T.

Associate Professor

Educational Background

Ph.D., Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University - Dallas, Texas 2010 

M.P.T., Physical Therapy, California State University, Fresno, California 1998

B.S., Physical Therapy, California State University, Fresno, California 1996

Honors and Awards (recent)

  • April 2010: 2010 College of Health and Human Services Faculty Recognition Award Recipient Department of Physical Therapy, California State University, Fresno.
  • 2003: Best Platform Presentation, APTA The Section on Women's Health, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association
  • 1999: Honorable Mention Best Platform Presentation, APTA Cardiopulmonary Section Platform Presenter Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Seattle

Courses Taught (entry-level DPT)

  • PhTh 517 - Orthopedic Management in Physical Therapy I
  • PhTh 518 - Orthopedic Management in Physical Therapy II
  • PhTh 534 - Gait and Movement
  • PhTh 598 - Doctoral Project

Scholarly Activities

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sawdon-Bea J & Benson J. The effects of a 6-week dry land exercise program for high school swimmers. Journal of Physical Education and Sports Management. 2015: 2 (accepted for publication June 16, 2015).

Sawdon-Bea J & Sandino N. The effects of a static and dynamic balance-training program in female volleyball players. Journal of Athletic Enhancement. 2015: 4 (accepted for publication May 7, 2015)

Peer Reviewed Professional Presentations (Poster):

Singh B, Sawdon-Bea J, Garcia E, Yack JH. Effect of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Fatigue on Walking and Jogging Biomechanics In Obese Children. 2015 Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Annual National Meeting, Portland, OR, March 2015.

Sawdon-Bea J, Zarrinkhameh L, Fortel J. The Effects of a Home Exercise Program on Strength and Balance in Postmenopausal Women With Low Bone Mass. 2015 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indianapolis, IN, February 5, 2015.

Sawdon-Bea J, Benson J. Getting to the Core of It: A 6-Week Dry Land Exercise Program for High School Swimmers. 2014 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV. February 4, 2014.

Sawdon-Bea, J, Sandino N. Setting for Stability: Balance Training Program for Female Volleyball Players. 2014 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, Las Vegas, NV. February 6, 2014.

Sawdon-Bea J, Benson J, Gwin D, Sanchez M, Sparado S. Getting to the Core of It: A 6-Week Dry Land Exercise Program for High School Swimmers. 2013 California Physical Therapy Annual Conference Pasadena, CA. September 20-21, 2013.

Sawdon-Bea J, Sandino N. Setting for Stability: Balance Training Program for Female Volleyball Players. 2013 CPTA Annual Conference Pasadena, CA. September 20-21, 2013.

Sawdon-Bea J. Fish out of Water: Effects of a Dry Land Exercise Program for Swimmers. 2013 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, San Diego, CA. January 22, 2013.

Sawdon-Bea J, Benson J. Fish out of Water: Effects of a Dry Land Exercise Program for Swimmers 2012 California Physical Therapy Annual Conference, Santa Clara, CA. September 28-29, 2012.

Recent Abstracts

Sawdon-Bea J, Weaver B, Powell C, Benson J, Tuala V, Boyd A. Fish out of water: Effects of a dry-land conditioning program on high school swimmers. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 43(1): (Abstract).

Sawdon-Bea J, Smith S. Thoracic Kyphosis, Pulmonary Function, and Endurance in a Woman With Osteoporosis: A Clinical Case Report. Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy.
January/April 2010 - Volume 34 - Issue 1 - p 24–31(Abstract).

Professional Interests/Activities

Research

Services (Recent)

  • University: Member, Academic Planning and Policy Committee
  • College: Member (Secretary, 2012) , Executive Committee
  • College: Member, Curriculum Committee
  • Department: Chair, Curriculum Committee
  • Department: Chair, Student Affairs Committee
  • Department: Member, Committee for Academic Affairs
  • Department: Member, Space and Equipment Committee
  • Department: Member, Recruitment and Retention Committee
  • Community: President, Art of Life Cancer Foundation, Fresno, CA. (Non-profit Foundation) 
  • Professional: APTA Member (1995-Present), Orthopedic Section & Education Section
  • Professional: Member (Chair: 2011, 2012, 2014), Nominating Committee, San Joaquin Valley District CPTA