David Pearson, Ph.D.

Professor of Kinesiology
Dean, College of Health Science

Office Phone: (951) 343-4298
E-mail: dpearson@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus A5
Office Hours: By appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Institutional Leadership and Policy Studies University of California, Riverside 2003
M.S.A. Sport Management West Chester University 1997
B.S. Health and Physical Education West Chester University 1992
  • Additional Education

    National Strength and Conditioning Association
    CPR & First Aid Instructor
    American Red Cross

  • Courses Taught

    Sport Management Field Experience

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Physical Education Pedagogy, Sport and Recreation Management

  • Teaching Experience

    EDUC 44 Principles of Healthful Living, University of California, Riverside, 2001-2002

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Pearson, D. (2016). “Professionalism and the physical educator”. CAHPERD unit conference in Riverside, CA.

    Pearson, D. (2016). "Preparing for a career in the health professions". Youth Advocates for Healthy Access conference in Riverside, CA.

    Pearson, D, O'Rourke, M., & Guerrero, J. (2015). Contemporary cardiovascular activities for maximal participation. SHAPE national conference in Seattle, WA.

    Pearson, D. & O’Rourke, M. (2014). How not to run a lap: contemporary cardiovascular training for quality physical education. CAHPERD conference in Garden Grove, CA.

    Pearson, D. (2012). Volunteerism, Online Education, and the Affective Domain - Can they all play nice in the same sandbox? SWAAHPERD conference in Oahu, HI.

    Pearson, D. (2011). Reframing recreational leadership. NIRSA conference in New Orleans.

    Pearson, D. (2009). Don’t call me coach: a look at role confusion in physical education. PETE conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.

    Pearson, D. (2008). Don’t call me coach: role confusion in physical education. SW AAHPERD conference in Kona, HI.

    Pearson, D. (2007). Small school opportunity and leadership. NIRSA conference at University of Texas.

    Pearson, D. (2007). Reframing recreational leadership using a four-frames model. NIRSA conference at University of Oregon.

    Pearson, D. (2006). Review of Managing sports facilities and major events. Journal of Sport Management, 20, 3.

    Pearson, D. & Kalmus, K. (2006). Outcome assessments, e-portfolios, and accreditation reporting: an integrated approach. Western Association of Schools and Colleges annual meeting.

    Pearson, D. (2005). Fitness assessment and exercise prescription for middle school students. Riverside Educational Consortium held at UCR.

    Pearson, D., Patino, M., & MacDonald, N. (2004). Recess is not physical education. Presented at ACSI conference in Anaheim, CA.

    Physical Education Subject Matter Competency Document – Composed document for sanction of a state approved subject matter competency program in physical education

    WASC Substantive Change document for Master of Science in Kinesiology program.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Sandals Church - Woodcrest / Collection, Ushers ministry

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Orange Terrace Karate - Riverside

    Freedom in Motion Parkour Gym - Murrieta

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Youth, college, and professional sports, cars, motorcycles, martial arts, raising 2 awesome boys with my incredible wife

  • Personal Philosophy

    Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-17; Matthew 5:48

    Educational Philosophy: “Don’t just be a teacher, be an inspiration for learning”