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David Pearson, PhD, CSCS

Professor of Kinesiology
Dean, College of Health Science

Office Phone: (951) 343-4298
E-mail: dpearson@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus A5
Office Hours: Mon 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Wed 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (minus lunch); Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM; also by appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD Institutional Leadership and Policy Studies University of California, Riverside 2003
M.S.A. Sport Management West Chester University 1997
B.S. Health and Physical Education West Chester University 1992

Additional Education

National Strength and Conditioning Association
CPR & First Aid Instructor
American Red Cross


Courses Taught

Weight Training
Outdoor Adventure
Movement Experiences for Children
Movement Experiences for Middle School Children
Methods of Teaching Sport Activities
Applied Sport Management
Sport Governance
Sports and Activities Practicum
Advanced Physical Education Pedagogy
Sport Management Field Experience I
Sport Management Field Experience II


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Physical Education Pedagogy, Sport and Recreation Management


Teaching Experience

EDUC 44 Principles of Healthful Living, University of California, Riverside, 2001-2002


Research, Presentations, & Publications

Pearson, D. & O’Rourke, M. (2014). How not to run a lap: contemporary cardiovascular training for quality physical education. CAHPERD conference in Garden Grove, CA.

Pearson, D. (2012). Volunteerism, Online Education, and the Affective Domain - Can they all play nice in the same sandbox? SWAAHPERD conference in Oahu, HI.

Pearson, D. (2011). Reframing recreational leadership. NIRSA conference in New Orleans.

Pearson, D. (2009). Don’t call me coach: a look at role confusion in physical education. PETE conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Pearson, D. (2008). Don’t call me coach: role confusion in physical education. SW AAHPERD conference in Kona, HI.

Pearson, D. (2007). Small school opportunity and leadership. NIRSA conference at University of Texas.

Pearson, D. (2007). Reframing recreational leadership using a four-frames model. NIRSA conference at University of Oregon.

Pearson, D. (2006). Review of Managing sports facilities and major events. Journal of Sport Management, 20, 3.

Pearson, D. & Kalmus, K. (2006). Outcome assessments, e-portfolios, and accreditation reporting: an integrated approach. Western Association of Schools and Colleges annual meeting.

Pearson, D. (2005). Fitness assessment and exercise prescription for middle school students. Riverside Educational Consortium held at UCR.

Pearson, D., Patino, M., & MacDonald, N. (2004). Recess is not physical education. Presented at ACSI conference in Anaheim, CA.

Physical Education Subject Matter Competency Document – Composed document for sanction of a state approved subject matter competency program in physical education

WASC Substantive Change document for Master of Science in Kinesiology program.


Church Membership & Activities

Sandals Church - Woodcrest / Ushers ministry / Sports Camp Coach


Interests & Hobbies

Youth, college, and professional sports, motorcycles, martial arts, raising 2 boys with my wonderful wife


Personal Philosophy

Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-17

Educational Philosophy: “Don’t just be a teacher, be an inspiration for learning”