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Dr. R. Scott Gorman 
University Professor
Health, Human Performance, & Recreation
101K Student Recreation Center |620.235.4667 |


Scott Gorman is a University Professor and has taught 24 years for Pittsburg State University. He has also served 19 years as Graduate Coordinator of the Master of Science Program for the Health, Human Performance and Recreation department. Scott has an Ed.D. from the University of Georgia, a Master of Arts Degree from Western Carolina University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Elon College. He has fifteen publications in American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) related newsletters and journals and has given over 100 presentations at Kansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAHPERD), Central District Association of the American Alliance of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation and Dance (CDAAAHPERD) and AAHPERD workshops and conventions. He is the Past-President of both KAHPERD and Central District. He has served two terms on the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Executive Board. Scott is currently on the KAHPERD Executive Council serving as Parliamentarian (12 years) and is the Past Co-Chair of the National Student Services Committee for AAHPERD.

For his service to the HPERD profession, he has been awarded the following:

PSU Outstanding Graduate Program Coordinator Award (2013)
NASPE Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award (2013)
Mark Harvey Legacy Award (2012)
PSU Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award (2011)
PSU College of Education Teaching Excellence Award (2011)
MOAHPERD Presidential Recognition Award (2010)
NASPE Joy of Effort Award (2004)
KAHPERD Vicki Worrell Service Award (2004)
AAHPERD Honor Fellows Award (2002)
KAHPERD Honor Award (1998)
AAHPERD Presidential Certificate of Appreciation (1996)
CDAAAHPERD Honor Award (1996)
CDAAAHPERD Sport & PE Division Merit Award (1995)

Scott is also highly active in the Pittsburg community. He has 20+ years experience as a Hunter Education Instructor for the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Association. He served 10 years as President of the Crawford County AHA and a member of the Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. Scott was an All-American Baseball Player at Elon College (1975). He has coached college baseball at Western Carolina University (NC) and at Berry College (GA). He continues to use his baseball background to both umpire and coach youth baseball. He served 10 years as the Pittsburg Post 64 American Legion General Manager and spent six years as Head Coach.

Courses Taught

  • Lifetime Fitness Concepts

  • Freshman Experience

  • Advanced Weight Training

  • Camping & Outdoor Education

  • Physiology of Exercise

  • Leadership & Legal Issues in Sport & Leisure Services

  • Biomechanics

  • Internship in Sport & Leisure Services

  • Special Investigations


  • Ed.D. in Physical Education - University of Georgia, GA

  • M.A. in Health & Physical Education - Western Carolina University, NC

  • B.A. in Health & Physical Education - Elon College, NC 

Research Interests

  • Health Related Physical Fitness (HRPF)

  • Exercise Physiology

  • Outdoor and Adventure Education

Professional Activities

  • KAHPERD Executive Committee

  • CDAAAHPERD Executive Board

  • NASPE/AAHPERD Committees

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks - Hunter Education

  • National Archery in Schools Instructor

  • National Flyfishing In Schools Instructor

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