Cornell College, Department of Kinesiology, Mount Vernon, IA.
Colin G. Pennington (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, USA. Pennington is the director of Kinesiology at the Tarleton Fort Worth campus, where he works with Exercise and Sport Study majors, and carries out research on physical education teacher effectiveness and other health-related applications of the kinesiology discipline.
Pennington holds a Bachelor’s degree in pedagogical kinesiology with a sub-concentration in biology and a Master’s degree in exercise science with a sub-concentration in strength and conditioning from the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas, USA as well as a Doctoral degree in sport pedagogy with a sub-concentration in public health from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA.
Pennington teaches courses including Principles of Health and Physical Education in Secondary Schools, Physiology of Exercise, Anatomical Kinesiology, Capstone in Kinesiology, among several other courses within kinesiology and the sport pedagogy sub-disciplines.
Pennington is a former K-12 athletics coach and teacher, as well as a former personal trainer and physical therapy technician. His interests and research focus on teacher socialization, physical education teacher training, character development programs within physical education and sport, advancing movement opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and health and wellness.