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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.