James Madison University

News See All


PHOTO: Teacher of the Year

PHETE alumna named Teacher of the Year

April 15, 2019

April Rodgers, a physical education teacher for Alexandria City Public Schools, has been named 2019 ACPS Teacher of the Year.

PHOTO:Wheelchair Athlete Inclusive recreation in action

March 11, 2019

On February 21, more than 200 students participated in Paralympic Skill Lab (PSL) where they learned to play wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and goalball alongside Paralympic and other distinguished athletes.

PHOTO:JMU Alums

PHETE program hosts alumni guest speakers

March 11, 2019

On January 28, JMU's Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) program welcomed alumni Jimmy Little ('99) and Isabel Chang ('16) to share helpful career insights.

PHOTO:VAPHERD Awardees

PHETE students receive awards at conference

February 14, 2019

PHETE professor Cathy McKay and three students, Victoria El'Azar, Erin Woods and Jenna McMahon, were recently recognized at the VAHPERD convention.

Welcome from Kinesiology

PHOTO: Janet Wigglesworth

Faculty and students in our department examine human movement from a physiological, biomechanical, developmental and psychosocial perspective. Undergraduates receive a B.S. in Kinesiology, with coursework focusing on either Exercise Science (ES) or Physical & Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE). More >

Give Now Button

Featured Alumni

  • PHOTODavid Gesualdi (‘07) has been selected as a National Finalist (top 10) for the 2016 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice. Read More >
graphic button