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Read about how faculty, students and alumni are making a difference.

  • Zenzi standing in the college's lobby

    Doctoral student uses sport to help disadvantaged youth in South Africa

    Throughout her doctoral studies, Zenzi Huysmans has focused on youth sport and growth through sport. She plans to use her youth sport practice to impact positive childhood development for Swazi youth and give back to her country. Huysmans believes in the spirit of doing meaningful work around the world.

  • Portrait of Mellendick

    Graduate assistantship leads to career in student-athlete development

    While pursuing his master’s degree, JT Mellendick worked as a graduate assistant in the WVU student-athlete development office. Through his experiences working with student-athletes, Mellendick realized his career passion, counseling and tutoring college athletes.

  • Diversity Cup Spotlight

    Sign up for WVU coed soccer tournament

    CPASS, in partnership with WVU Campus Rec and the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, will celebrate the spirit of sport, friendship and inclusiveness during Diversity Week 2018 by hosting the Diversity Cup — Five vs. Five Coed Soccer Tournament, September 29 – 30 on the turf fields located in front of the CPASS building on the Evansdale Campus.


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Faculty Spotlight

  • James Wyant
    James Wyant Assistant Professor
    Dr. James Wyant’s research focuses on technology integration in physical education. Currently, he is working on a research project that examines factors that facilitate and impede physical education teachers’ adoption of technology. He has presented research in this area at national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.
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    Emi Tsuda Assistant Professor
    Dr. Emi Tsuda's scholarship focuses on the role of motor competence among children to engage in lifelong physical activity. Tsuda also studies the impact of physical education teachers' knowledge on children's motor skill acquisition. She has conducted research projects and is starting collaborative work internationally.