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Your Future Begins at CPASS

In the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, you’ll discover how to turn science into application to create a stronger, healthier world.

New Student Orientation

Here's an official introduction to your CPASS undergraduate program.

Welcome to CPASS

Our friendly faculty and staff would like to officially welcome you to the CPASS family.

Tips for Success

This video gives you some insider information on navigating the path to academic success during your first year (and beyond) at WVU.

Plan of Study and Degree Completion

This video further discusses your plan of study, degree requirements, your pathway to graduation and the services provided by our Office of Student Success.

Start Fast, Finish Strong

This video sets you up with some important strategies for beginning with the end in mind. It takes four years to build a great résumé, so it is never too early to start planning!

We Make an Impact

Portrait of Candice Clay

Candice Clay

A senior from Chapmanville, West Virginia, Candice received the American Kinesiology Association Undergraduate Student Award for 2019-20 for the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.

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Portrait of Jacob Purdy

Jacob Purdy

Jake serves as the assistant head coach/defensive coordinator for the University High School boy’s lacrosse team in Morgantown. In this role, he says he’s developed as a leader and student-athlete, while gaining a better understanding of the game and becoming knowledgeable about different defenses and how to decipher them.

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Portrait of Andrew Gouck

Andrew Gouck

Sport Management, Class of 2020

The College recently caught up with CPASS alumni and students, to learn more about their experiences in Major League Baseball. We asked about their typical day, career goals, WVU mentors and advice for anyone wanting to get into the sports industry. Andrew was one of them.

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Portrait of Scott

Dr. Scott Barnicle

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Students in the Sport and Exercise Psychology program are learning key concepts in the classroom with the help of digital media. Dr. Barnicle has played an instrumental role in the application of digital media within the classroom.

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Portrait of Sam Zizzi

Dr. Sam Zizzi

Health and Well-Being

Improving the healthy lifestyle landscape in some West Virginia areas might sound like a tough task, but a group of passionate West Virginia University faculty and staff believe the secret lies in empowering communities and providing the support they need to take control of their own health.

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The R1 Difference

WVU is one of only 130 R1 institutions in the U.S. to earn the “very high research” designation (a group that includes Johns Hopkins, MIT and Stanford). Look inside our facilities!

Exterior of Health and Education Building

Health and Education Building

Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

This 65,000-square-foot building on Evansdale opened in 2014 and includes:

  • Theater-style and specialized training classrooms
  • Computer lab with 46 stations and multiple study areas
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology lab featuring a counseling observation room
  • Athletic Training sports injury research lab
  • Instructional fitness center
  • Multipurpose gym
  • Filtered water stations on each floor

The Health and Education building is located adjacent to the Student Recreation Center and beside the student recreation fields. This location is ideal for students to do work with athletes, exercisers and performers.

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Steelcase Active Learning Center

Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

The ALC features flexible workspaces designed for collaborative learning and problem-solving. The space supports the use of mobile devices, distance learning technologies and other interactive features to facilitate a more fluid teaching and learning environment for both students and instructors.

Learn more about Steelcase Active Learning Center

Health and Education Building

Entrance for Student Health, Urgent Care and Mountaineer Pharmacy.

Health and Education Classroom

Space for Early Childhood Education activities and learning.

Find Your Passion

CPASS Inside and Out

Networking, internships and engaging faculty help our students succeed in the classroom and beyond. Join Team CPASS to find your passion in sport, health, well-being and physical activity.

Adaptive Physical Education Class

Take a look at what the students learn while taking the Adaptive Physical Education Practicum and the impact they are making on local schoolchildren.

CPASS First-Year Experience

Two CPASS students reflect on different features of their first-year experience, such as the Early Start program and the Living-Learning Community.

What’s it like being a football student manager?

CPASS seniors Al Costanzo, Daniel Clements and Garrett Henry explain their roles as student managers for the WVU football team.