Academic Transformation

On July 1, 2022 the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and the College of Education and Human Services will join to form the new College of Applied Human Sciences. Academic program offerings within the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences will not be changing. For more details, visit the academic transformation section of the WVU Provost website.

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    Connecting The Community

    A group of CPASS athletic coaching education students embraced virtual technology to provide physical activities opportunities for local athletes. The ACE 488 students created exercise plans that built a model of teaching that worked on the individual level. The ACE students were responsive to athletes’ individual needs and learned to modify their lessons to support each athlete’s learning.

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    Commencement 2022

    With the return to the WVU Coliseum, family and friends, along with faculty, staff and administration, honored 2022 graduates at the May 13 Commencement ceremony. CPASS celebrates student milestones and the challenges that they overcame as they emerged from the pandemic, remaining steadfast on their degree path. Once a Mountaineer, Always a Mountaineer!

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    Adapted Sports Supports Well-Being

    A recently funded project involves students and community members in adapted sport opportunities. The project team hosted a clinic that included the Charlottesville Cardinals Wheelchair Basketball team along with WVU students and faculty members to introduce them to adapted sport competition and promote physical activity engagement through adapted sport.


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Faculty Spotlight

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    Gonzalo Bravo Associate Professor
    CPASS Sport Management Associate Professor Gonzalo Bravo was recently nominated to serve on the American Kinesiology Association Board of Directors. His appointment will run from 2022-2025. The major goal of AKA is to promote, enhance and unify the field of kinesiology.
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    Kristen Dieffenbach Associate Professor
    The National Interscholastic Cycling Association has announced that WVU faculty member Kristen Dieffenbach will serve as a new member of their national board of directors. Dieffenbach, director, Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Sciences in CPASS, was selected following a four-month interview and review process.