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 Dr. Traci Zillifro 



Biography: Dr. Traci Zillifro is an Associate Professor in the Physical and Health Education Department at Slippery Rock University.  She received her B.S. in Physical Education and Health from Kent State University, and a M.A. in Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Zillifro earned a PhD in Park, Recreation, and Tourism Management from the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), where she taught for one year. Research interests include Sustainable tourism, outdoor recreation, and marketing, as well as active leisure and lifetime physical fitness.

Prior to her employment at SRU, Dr. Zillifro worked for a number of years in the field of outdoor recreation.  Most recently, she spent five years at Edinboro University as the Coordinator for Campus Outdoor Recreation.  In this position she taught a myriad of different outdoor adventure activities and led many trips including whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, etc.

Current Courses:

  • PE 191 Foundations of Physical Education
  • PE 242 Fitness Education
  • PE 358 Lifetime Leisure Activities

All Courses Taught:

  • PE 141: Personal Physical Fitness - Aerobics
  • PE 141: Personal Physical Fitness - Walk/Jog
  • PE 191: Foundations of Phys. Ed
  • PE 243: Movement Education
  • PE 358: Lifetime Leisure Activities


  • Ph.D.
    Recreation & Tourism Management (Formerly Leisure Studies)
    The Pennsylvania State University
    Dissertation: The role of environment messages in travel and tourism
  • M.A.
    Counseling (Concentration in Secondary Guidance)
    Edinboro University
    Thesis: A study of the role of secondary guidance counselors
  • B.S.
    Physical Education
    Kent State University

Years at Slippery Rock University: Since 2005

Years in Education: Since 2004

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Office Location:
128 I Morrow Field House
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
(724) 738-2284

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