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Sports Studies and Physical Education

Sports Studies and Physical Education

“The SSPE Department offers students a wide range of knowledge and skills. From our multiple concentrations and our top-notch faculty, the SSPE department can prepare you for any career in athletics!”
- Drew Praster, graduating SSPE major

The job market is booming in the field of Physical Education, with graduates receiving immediate job opportunities in elementary, middle, high schools and more!

Our Sports Studies and Physical Education Department is full of options to fit your interests like:

Not only do the faculty in our SSPE department have top degrees, many have extensive "real world" experience in physical education, teacher education, and coaching. That experience helps students connect the classroom lectures with real world settings.

The connection is developed even stronger through the interactive training with local school students and Chowan’s Internship Advantage.

Sports Studies & Physical Education - Faculty

William Thomas Collins

William Thomas Collins
Associate Professor of Sport Management
Chair of Sport Studies and Physical Education

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“Developing a Professional Perspective,” is a consistent theme that I focus on when working with SSPE majors at Chowan University. Adopting a professional perspective influences how students approach their course work, their extracurricular activities and their relationships with fellow students and instructors. Throughout our program we emphasize three aspects of a professional perspective: 1) professional preparation, 2) professional attitude and 3) professional development. Our ultimate objective is to develop a program where our graduates pursue not only jobs, but fulfilling careers in the sport industry. "

- Ed.D., Higher Education, North Carolina State University
- M.A. Ed., Sports Administration, East Carolina University
- B.S., Social Studies, Campbell University

Courses Taught:
- SSPE 280 Introduction to Sport Management
- SSPE 430 Legal and Ethical Principles of Sport Management
- SSPE 475 Sport Marketing and Public Relations
- SSPE 479 Seminar
- SSPE 490 Internship


Collins, William Thomas (2012). Key Actor Perceptions of Athletics Strategy (Doctoral dissertation). North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

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Seok Yoon Seok Yoon, PhD.
Assistant Professor

“Education is knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and its knowing how to use the information you get."

- Dr. Seok Yoon received his B.S. degree in Physical Education from Yonsei
- University in Seoul, Korea. He received his Master’s degree in Exercise
- Physiology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

He earned his doctoral degree in the area of Health Physical Activity Behavior at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Yoon joined to work at Chowan in 2008.

Courses Taught:
- Fitness/Nutrition
- Health
- Nutrition
- Kinesiology/Biomechanics
- Research and Evaluation in PE and Exercise Science
- Exercise Physiology


Yoon, S. (2004). “Resistance exercise and resting metabolic rate.” Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 75(1), A-15.

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Jim Hammond Jim Hammond
Instructor of Sports Studies & Physical Education

Coordinator for Physical Education/
Teacher Education

“I am looking forward to teaching in the SSPE Department and working with Chowan students. I feel my experience in teaching, administration, counseling, coaching and consulting will be of great asset in preparing students for their future careers.”

- Otterbein College - B.A. Health and Physical Education
- Xavier University of Ohio – M.Ed. Health and Physical Education
- Xavier University of Ohio – M.Ed. Guidance and Counseling

Courses Taught:
- Foundations of Physical Education and Sport
- Administration of Physical Education and Sport
- Methods of Teaching Health and P. E. in the Elementary School
- Methods of Teaching Health and P .E. for the Middle and Secondary School
- Teaching Individual and Dual Sports
- Teaching Team Sports
- Adapted Physical Education
- Directed Student Teaching in Health and Physical Education


- Rolling Hills Schools (Ohio) Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
- Tiffin University Athletic Hall of Fame

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