Roxanne Seaman


S.M.I.L.E. Director
Email Roxanne
Ph:  902-585-1692
Office:  AAC 487.4


- Growth & Motor Development
- Adapted Physical Activity
- Intro. to Teaching Physical Education

Scholarly Expertise
  • adapted physical activity
  • physical literacy
  • sensory motor development programming
  • program evaluation
  • leadership and team building
Community Service
  • Director of the Acadia S.M.I.L.E. Program
  • Challenger Baseball National Advisory Board - Bluejay Cares
  • Valley United Soccer Club Board of Directors
  • Ken-Wo Golf Club Junior Committee

Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K, P., Shirazipour, C. H., Sweatman, M., & Seaman, R. (2018). The Secret of S.M.I.L.E.: Best practices for delivering adapted physical activity programming. Physical and Health Education Journal. ®

Kirby, R. L., Smith, C., Seaman, R., Macleod, D., Parker, K. (2006). The manual wheelchair wheelie: A review of our current understanding of an important motor skill. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1(1). ®


Seaman, R.,  French, R., and SIlliman-French, L. (2009, June). Adapted physical activity practicum: The validation of an instrucment to measure adapted physical activity practica. Presented at the International Symposium for ADapted Physical Activity, Gavle, Sweden.  ®

Sweatman, M. & Seaman, R. (2016). Perspectives of Acadia student volunteers regarding the S.M.I.L.E. experience. North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity Conference. Edmonton, Alberta.  ®

Leahy, M. and Seaman, R. (2015, April). The Secret Behind a S.M.I.L.E.: Revolutionizing the way children with disabilities develop fundamental motor skills. Presented at the Canadian Physical and Health Education National conference, Banff, Alberta. ®