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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.

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

  • A closeup of the CPASS Hall of Fame medal

    2019 Hall of Fame inductees announced

    The college will honor four graduates and name its Outstanding Alumnus and Distinguished Service award recipients during its 2019 Hall of Fame Ceremony, November 1 at the Erickson Alumni Center.

  • A collage of dean brooks and the things that he's done

    A lifetime of leadership

    After more than 40 years of service to WVU and CPASS, Dean Dana Brooks retired on June 30, 2019. A tireless advocate for diversity and for his students, Brooks leaves behind a legacy of innovative leadership and passion for his field — sports education.

  • View from the front of the Active Learning Center

    Learning space offers engagement

    The Steelcase Active Learning Center will officially open Oct. 31, 3 p.m. in the Health and Education building. The center was funded by Steelcase Education and ideally suits courses that emphasize collaborating and cooperative learning approaches.


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Faculty Spotlight

  • Portrait of Johannes Raabe
    Johannes Raabe Assistant Professor
    Johannes Raabe joined CPASS in fall 2019. Upon completion of his Ph.D., he was part of the scientific support team for the German Soccer Association’s (Deutscher Fußball-Bund) talent identification and development program. He is a certified mental performance consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and listed on the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. He has worked with the German Soccer Association in development and implementation of an educational program for youth coaches.
  • Taliaferro
    Andrea Taliaferro Associate Professor
    Andrea Taliaferro is one of six WVU faculty members who received the 2019 Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching. She directs the Friday Adapted Physical Education Practicum, providing weekly physical activity programming for nearly 100 children with disabilities while providing hands on experience for WVU students. Students recognize her passion in the field adapted education, helping the content in the classroom come to life.