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Dr. Cole Shewmake
Assistant Professor
Health, Human Performance & Recreation
101M Student Recreation Center    620.235.4911


Dr. Cole Shewmake is an assistant 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 8 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 Assistant 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