Director of Graduate Studies: Kirk Mathias, EdD
Dorothy Purser Hall, #110
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Major: Health and Physical Education
Degree Offered: M.S.
Specialization: Athletic Administration
Degree Offered: M.S.
Greetings from the faculty and staff in the Department of Physical Education, School and Public Health (PESPH). Central Washington University is situated in the Kittitas Valley, an agricultural region 110 miles east of Seattle, the cultural center of Washington state. The main campus is located in Ellensburg, a community of 13,000 that enjoys one of the finest living environments in the Pacific Northwest. Central Washington University is a comprehensive state university that serves more than 9000 students. The Department of PESPH has 15 full-time faculty members.
We hope that the information about our graduate programs presented on these pages will answer your questions and stimulate your interest in studying at CWU. In regard to graduate studies, the teachers at CWU are among the most innovative in the nation. We were one of the first programs to offer an online degree in Health and Physical Education and recently established a new online specialization in Athletic Administration.
We are especially proud of our program graduates many of whom have been recognized for their outstanding teaching. Our graduates have become leaders at the local, state, and national levels. They are sought-after presenters, authors, and the creators of many innovative teaching programs. I especially encourage you to read about their experience studying in our programs.
After visiting our web site, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions about our programs that aren’t answered in the information below feel free to contact me.
Kirk Mathias, Ed.D.
PESPH Graduate Director
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