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Funding the future

CPASS strongly believes in serving our community, our WVU family, our state and beyond. The research and partnerships described below illustrate the depth and commitment of CPASS faculty, staff, students and researchers.


Friday Adapted Physical Education Practicum

This program offers weekly developmentally appropriate physical activity programming to school-aged children with disabilities, and also provides hands-on experience for WVU physical education and kinesiology and athletic coaching education majors.

Lifetime Activities Program partnership with National Inclusion Project

CPASS students have been trained to serve as mentors in a multi-year partnership that was initially funded by the National Inclusion Project. The goal is to increase the inclusion of children with disabilities in the community-based CPASS Lifetime Activities programs, expanding opportunities for participants with disabilities.

Grants + Projects

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - High Obesity Program

This Extension collaborative grant addresses food and physical activity access and fighting obesity in Clay and McDowell counties.

Improving Health and Wellness through Empowerment

The project supports the development and evaluation of community-based coalitions focused on recreational physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities.

Status: Extramural grant submitted to the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – applied for $182,591; funded.

Sport Diplomacy in Latin America: Sport for Social Change

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the grant focuses on concerns about women’s empowerment throughout the world. Using soccer, a WVU team aims to enhance young women’s empowerment through leadership development.

Mon Play

The undergraduate and graduate Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Science lab team has built a database of the youth sport organizations and programs in Monongalia County. The group is in the process of confirming programming and will conduct program analysis based on national youth sport standards.

National Interscholastic Cycling Association West Virginia Coach Support

This is a volunteer effort with the West Virginia Chapter of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. It offers programming for adventure and scholastic racing and provides opportunities for students to help develop and deliver coaching education materials.

State-Level Physical Education Accountability Policy and Systems

The purpose of this study describes the status of state-level accountability systems for student learning in physical education. The findings provide stakeholders and school leaders with valuable information to inform decision-making in policy, standards, curriculum, instruction and assessment.

Status: Submitted to Action for Healthy Kids – $12,300 funded.

West Virginia Family Nutrition Program: SNAP-ED

The Coronary Artery Disease Risk Detection in Appalachian Communities project provides risk factor identification, education, awareness and advocacy to engage and empower West Virginia communities to embrace a culture of wellness.

Status: Submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – $3,500,784; CARDIAC Project sub-award $202,366.

Addressing Childhood Obesity and Hypertension in Rural West Virginia: Health in a Snap! Program

This is a clinical and community-based intervention designed to support families in achieving a healthy lifestyle through increased access to nutrition education, dietary counseling and locally grown produce. The program targets fifth graders identified as obese and/or having hypertension through CARDIAC screening in Marshall, Mason, Mingo, Randolph, Wayne and Lincoln counties

Status: Submitted to the Eye Foundation of America – $136,600 funded.

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