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  • Fall 2020
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    WVU awards fellowships to Sport and Exercise Psychology students

    WVU recently welcomed 29 new Fellows to the graduate student community. These first-year Fellows will begin building groundbreaking research projects once they arrive on campus this fall semester. Three CPASS graduate students also received Fellow awards.

  • Fall 2020
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    Industry professionals provide career advice for Sport Management students

    A group of sport management master’s students shifted their end-of-semester research presentations into a lesson in virtual partnerships — and it’s paying off.

  • Fall 2020
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    Sport Management Club goes virtual

    Although many West Virginia University students are in a virtual learning environment this semester, CPASS Sport Management Club members continue to participate in especially engaging virtual sessions with industry professionals to develop connections in the field they love.

  • Fall 2020
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    May 2020 seniors celebrate achievements virtually

    CPASS graduating students celebrated 2020 Mountaineer Graduation Day on May 16, 2020, with all the same excitement and future expectations of previous graduates, with one notable difference. Their experience was entirely virtual. Everyone was invited — graduates, families, current and future students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University. And all came to honor our outstanding seniors.

  • Fall 2019
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    Office of Student Success update

    This year, the Office of Student Success (OSS) has welcomed Elizabeth “Betsy” Robbins to their staff. Robbins is joining OSS as a program assistant, a role in which she is providing integral support to recruitment and retention initiatives for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

  • Fall 2019
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    Senior spotlights

    Prior to the spring 2019 commencement, several CPASS seniors reflected on their undergraduate years at WVU and CPASS and offered advice to their freshman selves.

  • Fall 2019
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    Outside the classroom

    A hallmark of CPASS education is learning outside the classroom. Here are just a few of the things our students immerse themselves in at home and abroad:

  • Fall 2018
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    Applied skills develop student leaders

    An on-line master of science program blends industry best practices and practical skills. A new major offers internships for real hands-on experience in the field, preparing graduates to lead physical activity programs in community, campus, commercial and resort settings. An innovative collaboration provides an opportunity to use applied sport science within a combination of service and research to help coaches and athletes better understand the training process.

  • Fall 2018
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    NFL combine trip

    After a six-hour road trip, and four states later, 61 CPASS students and faculty converged on Indianapolis, Ind., for the Sport Management Worldwide Football Career Conference and NFL Scouting Combine in early March.

  • Fall 2018
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    Study Abroad 2018: Costa Rica

    A study abroad journey designed to give students the opportunity to work with local underserved youth combined sport performance, safety and sport psychology in Costa Rica, Central America.

  • Fall 2018
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    Pittsburgh Pirates fieldtrip

    In February, nine CPASS students and sport management faculty attended the Curt Roberts Step Up to the Plate event commemorating the late Curt Roberts, the first African-American drafted by the Pirates.

  • Fall 2018
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    An eye on the future

    The CPASS Office of Student Success (OSS) provides students professional advising and academic support services. And in collaboration with the WVU Career Services Center, the OSS will expand its programming during the upcoming academic year to incorporate an increased focus on career readiness to prepare students for a diverse job market. 

  • Fall 2017
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    Study abroad 2017: Ireland

    Athletic Training students and faculty visited Ireland during spring break to discover the countryside and experience academic studies and clinical settings. The 11 students, led by Allison Hetrick, Athletic Training clinical coordinator and Dana Voelker, Sport and Exercise Psychology assistant professor, enjoyed breath-taking views at the Cliffs of Moher, traveled to Northern Ireland, explored the Giant’s Causeway and enjoyed local cuisine.

  • Fall 2017
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    Study abroad 2017: Sweden

    WVU Sport and Exercise Psychology students embarked on an international adventure during their spring break. The bi-annual spring break study abroad trip to Halmstad and Halmstad University in Sweden, March 2-12, offered 11 students the opportunity to attend academic sessions and interact with Swedish students studying the same subject.

  • Fall 2017
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    Study abroad 2017: Dominican Republic

    In May 2016, a group of eight West Virginia University students, seven from CPASS and one from the College of Business and Economics, joined a group of six students from the School of Hospitality in the Sport and Recreation Management program at James Madison University. The group embarked on a 10-day trip to the Dominican Republic to explore the business and culture of baseball in the capital city of Santo Domingo.