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Kristi Wyant

Visiting Professor, Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences


Phone: 209.946.2531


MS, West Virginia University, 2011

BS, West Virginia University, 2009

Teaching Philosophy

Beyond striving to ensure that students are successful in my courses, my objectives are as follows: (a) create a safe environment where students are encouraged to ask questions and emerge themselves in the learning process  (b) maintain a student-centered approach where students are equal partners and active participants in the learning experience; (c) prepare students to enter the workforce as highly-skilled, confident, and competent professionals; and (d) equip students with strategies for personal reflection and professional advocacy. 

Furthermore, my overall teaching philosophy is based on two principles, which are strongly supported in research: (a) active learning and hands on experiences positively influence student-learning outcomes; and (b) assessments based around Universal Design allow students of all learning styles to exhibit their strengths and in turn improve acquisition of knowledge. 

Scholarly Interest

My scholarly interests are based around my personal work experience. My investigation centers on improving the lives of K-12 students by advancing the teaching-learning process and awarding more opportunity for active learning. I am dedicated to physical activity (specifically elementary and adapted), online learning, as well as teacher preparation.


HESP 151: Elementary Physical Education
HESP 153: Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education
HESP 155: Motor Learning
PACS 001: What is a Good Society?