Jason Wingert, Ph.D., P.T.

Professor of Health & Wellness

Contact Information

  • jwingert@unca.edu
  • 828-250-2341
  • 461 Sherrill Center

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Note: via Zoom or by appointment

Jason Wingert, Ph.D., P.T., is a professor of Health and Wellness at the University of North Carolina Asheville. He received his master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his PhD in Movement Science and post-doctoral training in Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Wingert worked as a pediatric physical therapist before earning his doctorate. His clinical experiences fueled his research, which quantified sensory deficits in young people with cerebral palsy and related those sensory changes to specific central nervous system abnormalities using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Dr. Wingert has received several awards for his teaching and research, including the UNC Asheville award for excellence in teaching in the social sciences and the Young Investigator award from the Child Neurology Society for his research. Dr. Wingert also directs UNC Asheville's Sensorimotor Laboratory, where he and his team recently completed a large clinical research study on balance, proprioception, and aging. Most recently, Dr. Wingert has been investigating the cognitive factors underlying the challenges to learning about evolution.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Movement Science from Washington University in St. Louis with an emphasis on neuroscience of sensorimotor systems
  • Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from University of Missouri-Columbia

Courses Taught

  • HWP 234 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • HWP 294 Human Physiology
  • HWP 373 Genetic and Evolutionary Principles of Health
  • HWP 455 Pathophysiology of Chronic Illnesses and Conditions
  • HWP 459 Senior Seminar in Health and Wellness
  • HWP 499 Undergraduate Research
  • NEUR 480 Neuroscience Seminar
  • LA 478 Cultivating Global Citizenship

Peer-Reviewed Publications