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The Physical Education program collaborates with several other units on campus to access a variety of spaces for learning and research. 

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Faculty offices are located in the School of Education in the recently completed Health Education Complex, which also contains the Wellness Center (including the gym and the pool), and Human Performance Laboratory. Class-rooms are technologically advanced, with full audio-visual capabilities and Promethean smart boards. 

Performance CenterThe Hodge Building contains the Human Performance Center, a state of the art sport-specific training center that functions as the locus of activity for athletes in training and an ideal location for hands-on experiences for Exercise and Sport Science students.

The Human Performance Laboratory includes equipment to assess Lab 1 a wide range of metabolic, respiratory and cardiovascular variables, such as VO2max, electromyography, electrocardiography, pulmonary function, and blood lactate analysis, with results displayed in real time on a 55" LCD screen.  The department also operates a high-speed motion capture system  for biomechanical analysis of sport movements.  Additional space is set aside for basic fitness testing (including % fat, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and basic muscular endurance), and is available to students, faculty, and staff on an on-demand basis.  


Teacher Education candidates also spread out across the county, observing PE classes and completing student teaching experiences in Spartanburg school districts 1-7 and the McCarthy Teszler school.  

Contact Us

Dr. Ben Snyder
Program Coordinator
Exercise and Sports Science Director
Phone: 864-503-5528
Fax: 864-503-5574

Dr. Jim Kamla
Physical Education Teacher Education Director
Phone: 864-503-5851
Fax: 864-503-5574

School of Education
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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