Quinnipiac University
Debora H Lavigne

Instructor of Fitness, Leisure, and Wellness

Program Director -, Fitness, Leisure, and Wellness

Debbie Lavigne is the Director of Fitness, Leisure, and Wellness and Instructor in the School of Health Sciences. Debbie holds a master's degree in Exercise Science from Southern Connecticut State University and a master's degree in Integrative Health and Healing from the Graduate Institute. She is certified by the NBC-HWC (National Board Certifed Health & Wellness Coaches) as a Health and Wellness Coach, completed training as a Holistic Stress Management Instructor from Paramount Wellness Institue, and Koru Mindfulness.

Debbie is dedicated to creating educational opportunities that support all students where they are on their wellness journey. She is inspired to teach students how to create a state of well-being, ahead of prevention, through becoming self-awareness in each dimension of wellness, understanding the impact of self-empowerment on health through conscious decisions, and encouraging the development and practice of self-care skills and techniques.

Debbie lives in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys staying active through all the seasons and exploring new adventures along the way.


Connecticut College

Head Field Hockey Coach/Adjunct Associate Professor

New London, CT

Present - Present

Quinnipiac University

Rehabilitation, Health and Wellness: Instructor; Director of Fitness, Leisure and Wellness

Hamden, CT

2019 - 2020

Quinnipiac University

Education Coordinator for Fitness, Leisure and Wellness

Hamden, CT

2014 - 2019

HTC Field Hockey Club

Field Hockey Coach 2011-2019, Advisory Board 2019-present

Madison, CT

2011 - 2020

Connecticut Camel Field Hockey Camp

Owner, Director; All aspects of Field CTHockey Camp

New London, CT

2003 - 2013

Coaching Consultations

Assistant Coach at Camps and Clinics

CT, MA, NJ locations

2002 - 2013

Hospital for Special Care

CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist, Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit)

New Britain, CT

1997 - 2001

United States Field Hockey Coaches Assoc

Head/Assistant Coach CT locations

1996 - 2008

McLean Home

CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreational Therapist)

Simsbury, CT

1996 - 1997

Professional Designation