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Cole Shewmake


Dr. Cole Shewmake is an associate professor responsible for teaching a variety of pedagogy courses within the Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department at Pittsburg State University. Prior to coming to PSU, Dr. Shewmake spent six years teaching and eight years coaching in Webb City, Missouri. While in Webb City, he acquired K-12 teaching experience in physical education, health, and weight training classes, along with coaching various sports at the junior high and senior high levels. Dr. Shewmake also spent two years as a graduate assistant in the HHPR Department at the University of Arkansas, teaching undergraduate courses in physical education, as well as various activities courses. 

Dr. Shewmake holds a Bachelor of Physical Education Degree and a Master of Science Degree (Physical Education) from Pittsburg State University. Dr. Shewmake earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (Pedagogy) from the University of Arkansas. He is a member of SHAPE and KAHPERD. 


  • Serves as Associate Professor in the HHPR Department
  • Serves as Faculty Athletics Representative to PSU Athletics
  • Advises Undergraduate Students in Physical Education
  • Teaches Undergraduate and Graduate Education Courses in HHPR
  • Advisor for HHPR Club

Courses Taught

  • Theories and Fundamentals of Activities II
  • Motor Development
  • Principles of Administration in Health and Physical Education
  • Social-Psychology of Sport and Recreation
  • Methods of Research

Research Interests

  • Diversification of sport among young athletes
  • Interscholastic Coaching
  • Performance-related fitness of athletes
  • Technology in physical education
Cole Shewmake
Dr. Cole Shewmake
Associate Professor/Master Advisor

Phone: (620) 235-4911

Office: 101E Student Recreation Center

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