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Commencement 2019

CPASS will celebrate commencement on Friday, May 10 at 12 noon in the WVU Coliseum. Students must RSVP by May 3.

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The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences is committed to student success and offers innovative programs to support your transition to college life, achievement of academic goals and career development.

Around the college

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

  • Dana Brooks interacting with a student during research day.

    Dean Brooks retirement will celebrate 41 years with CPASS

    Dean Dana Brooks will retire from the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences June 30, 2019, after more than four decades committed to promoting diversity and student success at West Virginia University. “I have had the honor of working with outstanding and gifted faculty, staff, students and alumni from the college. West Virginia University and the state of West Virginia changed and enhanced my life. I am proud to be a Mountaineer,” said Brooks.

  • Anne Mitchell and a friend fly fishing

    One CPASS alum and her partner are creating a niche outdoor business

    Anne Mitchell and Mark Hengemihle, both seasoned outdoor recreation professionals, have established Knapps Creek Trout Lodge within a unique, niche market in the outdoor recreation industry. The partners report 30 percent growth in bookings while developing special programs to support veterans and the local community.

  • A collage of healthy food and healthy behaviors

    Weight Management Program produces health outcomes in West Virginia

    An innovative arrangement, developed by Public Employees Insurance Agency and managed by West Virginia University, was recognized nationally for the fee-for-service model housed at community-based fitness centers, designed to promote healthy living. Ultimately, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences staff helped to enroll approximately 9,000 members in the program.


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Faculty Spotlight

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    Dana Voelker Assistant Professor
    Dana Voelker, sport and exercise psychology assistant professor, joins the ranks of West Virginia University faculty members selected for the 2018 Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching, honoring exceptional professors who go the extra mile to inspire their students.
  • Portrait of Jeremy Yeats
    Jeremy Yeats Teaching Assistant Professor
    CPASS welcomes new faculty member, Jeremy Yeats, teaching assistant professor, whose teaching style reflects a student-centered and culturally-responsive classroom, helping to create an active community of learners. Yeats is a native of Colorado and served as assistant professor at Adams State University for six years.