Scott Townsend, Ed.D.


  • B.S., Physical Education, West Virginia University
  • MS., Physical Education Teacher Education, West Virginia University
  • Ed.D., Physical Education Teacher Education, West Virginia University

Teaching Specialties

  • Health-Related Physical Fitness

  • Pedagogical-Content Knowledge Activities Courses, 

  • Curriculum & Instruction Theory
  • Pedagogy
  • Clinical, Field, & Student Teaching Supervision

Professional Affiliations / Organizations

  • SHAPE America


  • SPARK Elite Trainer Certification (2013-Current)
  • North Carolina Professional

Research Interests

  • HPE Program Effectiveness
  • Curriculum and Instruction (e.g. Sport Education)
  • Teacher & Student Behaviors
  • Pedagogical Best Practices

Selected Publications

  • Mohr, D.J. & Townsend, J.S. (2015). Wellness Literacy 3.0. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
  • Mohr, D.J., Sibley, B.A. and Townsend, J.S. (2012). Student Perceptions of University Physical Activity Instruction Courses Taught Utilizing Sport Education. Physical Educator, 69(3), 289-307.
  • Hart, A., Mohr, D.J., Rosengard, P., & Townsend, J.S. (2011). SPARK High School Physical Education. San Diego, CA: San Diego University Foundation.
  • Mohr, D., Townsend, J. S., Bulger, S., & Chen, S. (2010). The Sport Education Model for Secondary School Physical Education in China. Journal of Southwest University, 2010 (36), 6
  • Carson, L., Bulger, S., & Townsend, J.S. (2007). Enhancing responsible student decision-making in physical activity. In W. Davis & G. Broadhead (Ed.), Ecological task analysis and movement (pp. 141-159). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Title: Professor
Department: HPEC

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7153

Office address
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