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Brent Heidorn

Brent Heidorn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: 678-839-6189 | Fax: 678-839-6195

Email:  bheidorn@westga.edu

Office: Coliseum 2035




Biography

Dr. Brent Heidorn joined the department in Fall 2007. He is the coordinator for the Health and Physical Education program and teaches skills, methods, exercise physiology, and fitness-based courses. Prior to receiving his terminal degree in 2007, Brent worked for eight years as a physical education teacher, coach, and athletic director at the middle and high school levels, and previously taught at the University of South Carolina in the Department of Physical Education.

Dr. Heidorn is an active member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), and is on the Executive Committee of the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (GAHPERD) as the president-elect. Brent has worked closely with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) in a variety of ways and is currently on the AAHPERD Publications Committee. In addition, he is editor of the GAHPERD Journal, editor for the Theory to Practice column in Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, and a member of the JOPERD Editorial Board.

Education/Degrees

  • B.S., Health and Physical Education, Bob Jones University, 1997
  • M.A., Health and Exercise Science, Furman University, 2000
  • Ph.D., Physical Education, University of South Carolina, 2007

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • PHED-3401 (Integrating Technology in HPE)    
    • PHED-3502 (Skls & Strat in Target/Otdr Ac)    
    • PHED-3503 (Skls & Strat in Net/Wall)    
    • PHED-3504 (Skills/Strat in Invasion Games)    
    • PHED-3670 (Inst Stratg of Health & Phy Ed)    
    • PHED-3675 (Phys Ed in Middle/Sec Schools)    
    • PHED-4603 (Adv. Concpt Personal Training)    
    • PHED-4630 (Principle/Foundtn. of Coaching)    
  • Summer 2014 Sections
  • Spring 2014 Sections
  • Fall 2013 Sections
  • Summer 2013 Sections
  • Spring 2013 Sections

Selected Publications

  • Heidorn, B. & Welch, M. (May/June, 2010). Teaching affective qualities in physical education. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators. [ View Publication ]
  • Heidorn, B. & Hall, T. (Spring, 2010). A shared leadership approach to promoting school wellness policy and program change. The GAHPERD Journal, 43(1), pp. 15-17. [ View Publication ]
  • Heidorn, B., Hall, T., & Carson, R. (In Press). Theory into Practice: Comprehensive School-Based Physical Activity Program. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators. A Comprehensive School-based Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) represents a [ View Publication ]
  • Heidorn, B. (2007, September/October). Back to the basics in soccer: An emphasis on passing and trapping. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators. [ View Publication ]