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Abbie Wrights
Abbie Wrights
Assistant Professor of Practice
Office: Worrell 1156
Phone: 336-758-5973


Professor Wrights received her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Messiah College and her Master’s Degree in Health and Exercise Science from Wake Forest University. She is a Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. Professor Wrights teaches Health and Exercise Science 100: Lifestyles and Health. Additionally, she assists with the supervision of the HES Graduate Students in their teaching roles. Previously at Wake Forest, Professor Wrights worked as a Research Interventionist with various studies including the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study funded through the National Institute on Aging.


  • Wrights, AP., et al., Assessing Physical and Cognitive Function in Older Adults in Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Who Are We Recruiting?”. Contemp Clin Trials, 2015. 40: p 159-65.
  • Marsh, AP., et al., The Virtual Short Physical Performance Battery. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med., 2015. 70(10): p. 1233-41.
  • Rejeski. WJ., et al., The Lifestyles Interventions and Independence for Elders Pilot (LIFE-P): 2-Year Follow-up. J Geronto A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2009. 64(4): p 462-7.