CPASS ENEWS

Online lifestyle newsletter features college faculty expertise

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An E article focusing on how to regain fitness at any age while rebounding from the psychological impact of discovering an out of shape physique, sought out a WVU CPASS faculty member to ensure a successful fitness program. The piece offered suggestions on how to become healthier and stronger while enjoying training. Dailyburn.com talked with Sam Zizzi, PhD, professor, sport and exercise psychology at CPASS, for advice.

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CATS faculty member honored in WVU Climb Higher campaign

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The Mountaineer family has distinct qualities. Mountaineers have purpose, are loyal and support each other. Mountaineers work harder, reach further and climb higher. The “Climb Higher” campaign is a campus celebration of the way faculty and staff exceed expectations and make West Virginia University better.

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ACE student expands coaching portfolio

A first year Athletic Coaching Education master’s student will coach at the 2016 International Bowl for USA Football. This the second year that Williams has been selected to coach at the bowl game.

Williams will serve as the defensive backs coach and oversee all instruction, evaluation and performance by the cornerbacks and safeties. He expects to coordinate the passing game defensive strategy and coverage as well as other collateral duties, most likely having a significant role in coordinating the special teams.

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Local fathers and children invited to reconnect at iFather events

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The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences has partnered with the WVU Extension Service, College of Education, Department of Special Education and the Monongalia County Early Childhood Program to improve the “father factor” in childhood development through nine iFather events in Monongalia County.

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School-based program continues to promote physical activity for students

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McDowell CHOICES (Coordinated Health Opportunities Involving Communities, Environments and Schools) continues to support local schools in the southern region of the state. The project aims to increase the health and quality of life for students in McDowell County through a  USDA grant. The project, led by faculty members from CPASS and the WVU Health Sciences Center, focuses on advancing student achievement of the nationally recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day.

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