Physical Education Pedagogy Research Group


The Physical Education Pedagogy Research Group’s specialty is the theory and practice of physical education. The the physical education/teacher education (P.E.T.E.) faculty members create and study physical education environments that help children achieve an active lifestyle that will continue throughout adulthood. P.E.T.E. is the intersection between sport and education.


  • To produce doctoral graduates who have excellent teaching skills, outstanding research skills, practical experience, and publications.
  • To promote quality research in physical education through the modeling of good practice.
  • To work together as faculty and students in a collaborative effort to provide the most rewarding learning experience for both groups.


Select the faculty below to read more about their specific research areas and outreach initiatives:

Peter Hastie, Ph.D.

Professor and Program Coordinator

Alice Buchanan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Sheri Brock, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Alternative Masters Coordinator, and PAWP Coordinator

Jared Russell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, GTA Coordinator, and Graduate Program Officer

Damian Brent Five