Associate Dean for Research and Assessment

Biography

Dr. Brent Heidorn is a tenured professor at the University of West Georgia, and has been the Associate Dean for Research and Assessment in the College of Education since 2015. Brent was the program coordinator of the Health and Physical Education Teacher Education program in the Department of Sport Management, Wellness, and Physical Education, where he served since 2007. Prior to his appointment at UWG, Brent received his doctoral degree in Physical Education from the University of South Carolina (2004-2007) and worked for eight years as a physical education teacher and coach at the middle and high school levels (1997-2004). His educational degrees include a B.S. in Health and Physical Education from Bob Jones University; M.A. in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University; and a Ph.D. in Physical Education Pedagogy from the University of South Carolina. Brent's leadership and service activities include active membership in SHAPE America, and the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (GAHPERD). He has been closely involved with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) serving on a variety of committees at the national level, including three years on the Physical Education Steering Committee, the Awards Committee, and the Publications Committee. Brent continues to serve SHAPE America through various workshops and professional development opportunities. He was an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, is on the Editorial Review Board for the journals Quest and Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators. Brent is also the Publications Editor of The GAHPERD Journal and was the Editor for the Theory to Practice column in Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators for two years. He is a professional presenter for PE Central, which provides physical education professional development in the United States. Brent has received numerous awards including the SDAAHPERD Taylor Dodson Young Professional Award; the University of West Georgia College of Education Faculty Outstanding Service Award; the Robert W. Moore Professional Recognition Award from the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; and the Young Scholar Award from the same organization. Brent's research interests include comprehensive school physical activity programs, physical education teacher education and supervision, and sport pedagogy. He has more than 60 authored or coauthored articles, chapters, reports, or reviews; and he has given more than 210 professional and scholarly presentations. Outside of the academic arena, Brent enjoys playing team and individual sports, participating in various fitness pursuits, and enjoying life with his wife and three children who are 15, 12, and 10 years old.

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 Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Spring 2018 Sections

    • PHED-4630 (Principle/Foundtn. of Coaching) Section: 01

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • PHED-3502 (Skls & Strat in Target/Otdr Ac) Section: 01

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • PHED-4630 (Principle/Foundtn. of Coaching) Section: 01

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • PHED-3501 (Skills & Strat in Stren & Cond) Section: 01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • PHED-4630 (Principle/Foundtn. of Coaching) Section: 01

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • PHED-3670 (Inst Stratg of Health & Phy Ed) Section: 01

    Summer 2015 Sections

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • PHED-3503 (Skills/Stra-Net and Wall Games) Section: 01
    • PHED-4603 (Adv. Concpt Personal Training) Section: 01
    • PHED-4630 (Principle/Foundtn. of Coaching) Section: 01
    • PHED-4686 (Teaching Internship) Section: 01
  • Publication List

    Flynn, S., Duell, K., Dehaven, C., & Heidorn, B. (2017). Kick, stroke, and swim: Complementing Your Swimming Program by engaging the whole body on dry-land and in the pool. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 30(6), 33-38.

    Heidorn, B. & Mosier, B. (2017). Integrating CSPAP in PETE Programs: Sharing insights and identifying strategies from the University of West Georgia. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 88(1), 50-56. Invited.

    Heidorn, B. (2016). An outside of school physical activity requirement for physical education. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 29(5), 42-47.

    Heidorn, B., Weaver, R. G., & Beighle, A. (2016). Viewpoint: Physical education and physical activity: A combined approach. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 87(4), 6-7.

    Mosier, B., Heidorn, B., & Johnson, C. (2015). Theory into practice: Conducting a hiring simulation fair for teacher education candidates. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport and Educators, 28(6), pp. 39-41.

    Heidorn, B. (2015). Editorial: Professional development in physical education: A focus on PETE students. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 86(9), 3-4.

    Heidorn, B. (2015). Editorial: Professional development in physical education. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 86(1), pp. 3-5.

    Heidorn, B. & Jenkins, D. B. (2015). Theory into practice: Supervision in physical education teacher education (PETE) programs: Making the case for paired placements. Strategies: A Journal for Sport and Physical Educators, 28(2), 44-48.

    Heidorn, B. (2014). Editorial: Back to the basics in sport and physical activity. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 85(2), 3-5.

    Heidorn, B. (2014). Viewpoint: Preparing the next generation of physical education teachers. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 85(9), 6-9.

    Mosier, B. & Heidorn, B. (2013). Theory into practice: Training others to lead comprehensive school physical activity programs. Strategies: A Journal for Sport and Physical Educators, 26(5), 43-45.

    Heidorn, B. & Weaver, R. G. (2011). The Ultimate unit in physical education. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 25(1), pp. 16-22.

    Heidorn, B. (2013). Editorial: Exploring role modeling in sport and physical education. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 84(7), 5-7.

    Butts, F., Heidorn, B., & Mosier, B. (2013). Comparing student engagement in online and face-to-face instruction in health and physical education teacher preparation. Journal of Education and Learning, 2(2), pp. 8-13.

    Heidorn, B. & Mosier, B. (2013). Standards-based instruction in physical education. NCAAHPERD Journal, 48(1), 44-52.

    Mowling, C. & Heidorn, B. (2013). Every shot counts: Rallying around traditional practice strategies. Strategies: A Journal for Sport and Physical Educators, 26(2), pp. 30-36.

    Elliot, E., Erwin, H., Hall, T., & Heidorn, B. (2013). Comprehensive school physical activity programs: Helping students achieve 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 84(9), 9-15.

    Hooper, M. & Heidorn, B. (2012). Comprehensive school physical activity programs: Preparing leaders to implement strategies that support conditions for change. The Journal of Teaching, Learning, and Research in Educational Leadership, 2 (1) (www.gelfajourn

    Blankenship, B. T. & Heidorn, B. (2012). From Zumba to yoga to reality tv: Using pop culture to teach the sciences: Introduction. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 83(8), pp. 13-14, Symposium Feature. Invited.

    Heidorn, B. & Centeio, E. (2012). Implementing comprehensive school physical activity programs: The role of directors of physical activity. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 83(7), pp. 13-19, 25, Special Feature. Invited.

    Hall, T., Heidorn, B., & Welch, M. (2011). A description of preservice teachers’ task presentation skills. The Physical Educator 68(4), pp. 188-198.

    Heidorn, B. & Welch, M. (May/June, 2010). Teaching affective qualities in physical education. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators.

    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.

    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

    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.