Physical Education


The Get Fit Training Manual: Creating an Inclusive Culture of Health for People with Disabilities is the only curriculum-based training program developed for health and wellness management professionals who work with people with a wide variety of needs. Written and compiled by physical,...


This book is written for youth sport coaches, the individuals who volunteer their time to teach young athletes the fundamentals of a given sport, as well as the skills needed to work as a team. In writing this book, we recognize that children who enroll in recreational sports have a variety of...

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Many elementary classroom teachers who are not physical education specialists are nonetheless responsible for providing physical education to their students. Integrated Physical Education: A Guide for the Elementary Classroom Teacher, 2nd Edition, provides the classroom teacher with a concise overview of the essential content and pedagogical knowledge necessary to design, implement, and assess physical education programs.

Ha Young Kim is currently a doctoral student, with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction, in the Physical Education Department at West Virginia University, where he acts as both a BIP Instructor and a Graduate Teaching Assistant. He has a B.S.-Taekwondo in Physical Education from Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea, a M.S. in Sport Administration from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, and a M.S. in Sport Pedagogy from Purdue University. He is a member of the AAHPERD, WVAHPERD, AERA, and ABA, and has taught Taekwondo at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse...

Lynn D. Housner is currently associate dean of the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and professor of physical education teacher education at West Virginia University, a position he has held since 1994. Lynn received his BS from the University of Virginia and his MS and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. While attending graduate school, Lynn taught physical education to children from preschool through eighth grade at Falk Laboratory School.

During his career Lynn has been involved in a number of leadership activities and has served in numerous...

After three years at WVU, Dr. Ayers has joined the Pedagogy faculty at Western Michigan University, where she is now an assistant professor. Her research interests include student cognition, test and survey development, fitness education, and curriculum development. Her contributions to the professional literature include publications in peer-reviewed journals, books, and numerous presentations at the state and national levels. A recreational weight trainer, Dr. Ayers also enjoys golfing, walking, playing racquetball, reading, and working in the yard.


The importance of the study of the scientific principles of learning human motor skills is evident in that motor learning is a required core course as set forth by the NASPE standards. Applied Motor Learning in Physical Education and Sports goes further than simply providing valuable...

Dana Brooks is a professor and dean at West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.

Dana Brooks is a professor and dean at West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.

Thomas J. Templin is a professor and former head of the Department of Health and Kinesiology, College of Liberal Arts, at Purdue University. He also holds a courtesy appointment as a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education. He received his education at Indiana University (B.S., 1972, M.S., 1975) and at the University of Michigan (Ph.D., 1978). He has been a member of the Purdue faculty since 1977 and served as an administrator from 1988 to 2006.