Contact Information
Phone: 617-353-3300

Educational History

  • Ed. D, Boston University,  Curriculum and Teaching, Health Education Specialization
    Dissertation: Examining Skills-Based Health Education in Select Secondary Schools
    Grant: $2,500 from Pi Lambda Theta for doctoral work
  • Ed. M., Boston University, Human Movement, 2006
  • B.S., University of Connecticut, Athletic Training, 2004


Dr. Sarah Sparrow is a lecturer in the Physical Education, Health Education, and Coaching Program in the Curriculum and Teaching Department at Boston University. She serves as the Program Coordinator for the Physical and Health Education Programs. Prior to SED she was the Assistant Athletic Trainer in the Club Sports Medicine Department at BU for four years. Dr. Sparrow attended the University of Connecticut for her undergraduate education receiving a BS in Athletic Training then moved on to Boston University to pursue her MEd in the Physical Education, Health, and Coaching, and later, her Doctoral degree. Her research examines skills-based health education in secondary schools.

Courses Taught

  • SED PE 103 Introduction to Human Movement
  • SED PE 511 Movement Education (2 sections)
  • SED PE 513 Tuesday-Thursday Pre-practicum
  • SED PE 507 The Human Body for Educators
  • SED PE 508 OL Curriculum and  Methods in PE
  • SED PE 720 Kinesiology
  • SED HE 523 OL Applied Nutrition
  • SED HE 720 Selected Problems in Health Education
  • SED HE 722 Development of the Health Education Curriculum

Selected Publications

  • Walker, S.M., D.J. Casa, M.L. Levreault, E. Psathas, S.L. Sparrow, N.R. Decher. Children participating in summer sports camps are chronically dehydrated. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, June, 2004. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 36(5S):S180, 2004.
  • Casa, D.J., L.E. Armstrong, G. Watson, S.M. Walker, D.A. Judelson, E. Psathas, S.L. Sparrow, A. Hotaling. Heat acclimatization of football players during initial summer practice sessions. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 2004. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 36(5S), 2004.
  • Yeargin, S.W., D.J. Casa, L.E. Armstrong, G. Watson, D.A. Judelson, E. Psathas, S.L Sparrow. Heat acclimatization and hydration status of American football players during initial summer workouts. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 20(3), 2006.
  • Sparrow, S. (2010). The Need for Skills-based Health Education. In Sullivan, E. & Lori, Ciccomascolo (Eds). The Dimensions of Physical Education and Health Education: An Introduction to the Discipline. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Selected Presentations

  • Presentation: Synchronized Swimmer with Monoarthritis Secondary to Lyme Disease, National Athletic Trainer’s Association National Meeting, June 2009.
  • Accepted, Oral Presentation: Examining skills-based health education in select secondary schools. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, National Convention, March-April 2011

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.