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3 Ways to start fast and finish strong

The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences is dedicated to providing tools to ensure student success. To maintain that promise, CPASS offers several innovative programs to help students launch their academic career, while learning how to be successful and efficient in their studies.

  • Early Start Program

    Allows incoming students to complete one online course over the summer. Early Start students can choose between two courses that satisfy graduation requirements for all CPASS majors. 

    Benefits include:
    • Early registration and move in
    • Supplemental instruction
    • In-state tuition and fees
    Sign up for early start
  • Fast Track Pathway

    Provides a three-year plan of study in Athletic Coaching Education, Multidisciplinary Studies, Sport and Exercise Psychology and Sport Management (summer courses required).

    Students have the option to enroll in one of the college's one-year, online MS programs following completion of an undergraduate degree.

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  • Accelerated Programs

    Affords highly qualified undergraduates the chance to work on BS and MS degrees simultaneously. An accelerated BS- to-MS degree is available in Sport Management and Physical Education Teacher Education (summer courses required).

    Physical Education ABM Sport Management ABM

Around the college

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

  • Mykal Manswell presenting his research poster

    Undergraduate student pursues research passion through summer program

    Mykal Manswell checked out numerous universities before selecting the WVU CPASS Sport and Exercise Psychology program. “The CPASS SEP program is special. The major is not offered in many places in the country. Plus, it allows me to combine my interest in athletics and psychology.”

  • Pascack Pioneers group photo

    Technology-based partnership leads to development of assistive robot for kids with special needs

    A CPASS professor’s partnership with a high school robotics team has led to the development of a robot that will enable kids with special needs to kick a soccer ball. The educational goal of the partnership is to develop a new assistive technology resource for use in the clinical setting.

  • Katie Sick standing out front of CPASS

    CPASS online program is ideal for teachers with demanding schedules

    Katie Sick loves her job as a physical education teacher and she wants to be the best teacher she can be. That’s why she is studying for a master’s degree in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) from WVU Online.

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    Dana Voelker Assistant Professor
    Dr. Voelker's scholarship focuses on the promotion of body-positive cultures in sport and exercise. Her research has been funded by the NCAA in which she contributed to the evaluation of a program, Bodies in Motion, aimed to promote a healthy body image in female athletes. She recently presented related findings with colleagues at the AASP conference in Orlando FL.
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    Eloise Elliott Ware Distinguished Professor
    As the Ware Distinguished Professor, Elliott’s focus on outreach and service to improve the culture of health in the state of West Virginia has facilitated her research. She conducts research in the authentic environments where physical education physical activity opportunities can be provided and studied.