Assistant Professor


Collin Brooks is an Assistant Professor at the University of West Georgia since 2020. In 2021 Collin earned his Doctoral degree in Sport Pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado. Collin has ten years of K-12 physical education teaching experience and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Dr. Brooks has served as a Society of Health and Physical Educators America Board of Director and is involved in online professional learning activities for physical educators, including a blog named

Dr. Brooks' research interests include effective teaching and preparation of physical education teachers, curriculum design, and physical educators' use of social media.

Education / Degrees

  • BS, Exercise and Sport Science, Oregon State University, 2006
  • M.S., Physical Education, Oregon State University, 2007
  • PhD, Sport Pedagogy, University of Northern Colorado, 2021
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2021 Sections

    • PHED-3502 (Skls & Strat in Target/Otdr Ac) Section: 01
    • PHED-3504 (Skills/Strat in Invasion Games) Section: 01
    • PHED-3710 (Assessing Performance in HPE) Section: 01

    Summer 2021 Sections

    • PHED-3401 (Integrating Technology in HPE) Section: E01
    • PHED-4501 (Contemporary Health Issues) Section: E01
    • PHED-7630 (Legal Iss in Health PE & Sport) Section: E01

    Spring 2021 Sections

    • PHED-3500 (Educ Games, Gymnastics & Dance) Section: 01
    • PHED-3671 (Phys Education in Elem Schools) Section: 01
    • PHED-3720 (Adapted Phys Ed Field Experien) Section: 01
    • PHED-4689 (Teaching Internship Seminar) Section: 01

    Fall 2020 Sections

    • PHED-2000 (App Con of Fitness & Wellness) Section: 01
    • PHED-3501 (Skills & Strat in Stren & Cond) Section: 01
    • PHED-3710 (Assessing Performance in HPE) Section: 01
  • Publication List

    Brooks, C. & McMullen, J (In Press). Level Up: Strategies to increase student engagement using gamification in physical education. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators.

    Fan, X., Brooks, C., McMullen, J., & Patton, K. (2021). Making the most out of convention attendance: Tips and tricks. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. https://10.1080/07303084.2020.1866722

    Brooks, C., Fan, X., & McMullen, J. (2021). Are you zoomed in? Considerations for successfully navigating virtual professional development.Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. https://doi.org10.1080/07303084.2021.1844554

    Brooks, C., & McMullen, J. M. (2020). Chapter 5: Using social media: One physical education teacher’s experience. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 39(4), 464–471.

    Brooks, C., Mosier, B., & Bassett, M. (2020). Teaching from Home? Now what? Preparing your online emergency teaching toolkit. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 91(6), 46–49.

    Brooks, C., Benvenuti, R., & Greenburg, J. (2018). Technology in physical education In Greenburg, J., & LoBianco J., Organization and administration of physical education: Theory and practice (pp. 219-248). Human Kinetics, Champaign, Illinois

    McNamara, S., & Brooks, C., (2016). Promoting physical education through podcasts. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 87(6), 50–52. 4.2016.1192928