Gay Timken


Professor, Health & Exercise Science

503-838-8217 |
RWEC 242

Personal Website

At WOU since



Cimarron, Kansas



Ph.D. in Sport Pedagogy: Oregon State University 
M.S. in Exercise Science & Master Teaching: Fort Hays State University
B.A. in Physical Education, Health Education & Exercise Science: Fort Hays State University

Research areas

I am interested in teaching, learning, and learning to teach in physical education. This includes teaching and learning via such curriculum models as Outdoor Pursuits, Adventure Education, Sport Education, Teaching Games for Understanding, and the Tactical Games Model. Additional interests include curriculum development and assessment.

Undergraduate courses taught

Foundations of Exercise Science
Teaching Games I (Tactical Games Model)
Teaching Games II (Sport Education)
Field Experience in Physical Education
Teaching Strength Training & Conditioning
Assessment in Physical Education
Teaching Methods in Physical Education II
Teaching Outdoor & Adventure Education

Current research



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