Apr 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Sport and Movement Studies Department

College of Education and Professional Studies
School of Education
Nicholson Pavilion 134
Mail Stop 7572

Faculty and Staff

Brian McGladrey, PhD, CSCS

Program Directors
Sean Dahlin, PhD, sport management
Rory Weishaar, EdD, sport and athletic administration
​P. Stefan Ward, PhD, physical education and school health
Gabrielle McNeillie, MFA, dance
Mark Perez, PhD, health and physical education

Paul Ballard, EdD, sport management
Kirk Mathias, EdD, physical education, pedagogy
Mark Perez, PhD, school health, pedagogy
Rob Perkins, EdD, recreation, sport management
P. Stefan Ward, PhD, physical education, pedagogy

Associate Professors
Judy Beard, PhD, school health, pedagogy
Tanjian Liang, PhD, physical education, pedagogy
Brian McGladrey, PhD, CSCS, sport and athletic administration
David Rolfe, EdD, recreation, sport management
Rory Weishaar, EdD, sport and athletic administration

Assistant Professors
Sean Dahlin, PhD, sport management
Gabrielle McNeillie, MFA, dance

Jan Clark, secretary senior
Rafael Gomez-Vilchis, sport equipment manager
David McDowell, physical activity program coordinator

Department Information
The mission of the Department of Sport and Movement Studies is to promote health and active lifestyles. The vision of the department is to create highly recognized and respected academic programs in which students gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful in their profession. This mission and vision and the following core values help to guide program decisions within the department:

  • Professional environment based on ethical behavior, respect, and integrity
  • Quality of life through health promotion, healthy communities, and active lifestyles
  • Student focused learning environment based on respect, relevance, and rigor
  • Social justice and diversity

Proudly, graduates of each major program in the department are highly qualified to enter careers in physical education and school health or public health.

Departmental Programs
Physical Education and School Health (PESH) Major
Physical Education - Coaching Minor
Physical Education - Dance Minor
Physical Education - Dance: Teaching Minor
Physical Education - Activity Program

Course Offerings
Frequency of course offering information can be found at the department website: https://www.cwu.edu/academics/sport-movement-studies/index.php or by contacting the department directly.


    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)Bachelor of Science (B.S.)Minor


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