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Networking connections important for new alumni success

Headshot of Stephanie Mock against a gray background.

Once a mountaineer, always a mountaineer is a well-known rallying cry for the Gold and Blue faithful. Stephanie Mock embraced that mantra during her time as a student at WVU and has continued that dedication to her alma mater as she progresses in her professional career. 

Mock graduated in 2013 with her bachelor’s degree in sport management. During her education, she was a strength and conditioning intern for both the WVU and University of Pittsburgh Olympic sports teams. 

WVU begins renovations to create Steelcase Education Active Learning Center

Rendering of Steelcase Education Active Learning Center.

West Virginia University was recently awarded funding to support the development of a collaborative classroom through Steelcase Education. The Steelcase Active Learning Center is envisioned as a future hub for instructional innovation, twenty-first century learning and faculty development on the Evansdale Campus.

The Steelcase Active Learning Center, located in the Health and Education Building and valued at $67,000, will feature flexible workspaces designed for collaborative learning and problem-solving. The physical space will support the use of mobile devices, distance learning technologies, and other interactive features to facilitate a more fluid teaching and learning environment for both students and instructors. 

Major creates career opportunities within coaching and applied science

Students using weights and other workout equipment.

Students at West Virginia University can now focus on the dynamic industries of high-performance athletics and recreational sport, creating one of the only undergraduate programs in the country specifically featuring coaching and performance science.

The Coaching and Performance Science program , housed in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences , blends sport and movement science knowledge and professional development to prepare graduates for the growing field of athletics and applied sport sciences. Students can complete extremely valuable hands on learning with faculty, WVU Athletics, WVU Medicine or a variety of sport organizations.

New major combines helping others within a health science related career

Students in class observe a presentation about the skeletal system

A new major at West Virginia University will open a flexible track toward health science and non-school based community health related careers. Students in the Health and Well-being major can tailor a degree program within a diverse field, targeting a variety of roles.

The new curriculum, housed in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, is designed to help students plan their degree program while preparing for the next step following graduation. The customizable major features community partnerships, hands on learning, student research and mentorship.