Carole DeHaven

Research Interests

Carole DeHaven has been a lecturer at Purdue University since 2002. She has specialized in Physical Education pedagogy at both the elementary and secondary levels. She is the Practicum Director for Health and Kinesiology.

My interests focus on teacher education, including best practice principles for effective quality physical education and teaching.  I am also interested in methods and “hands on” learning and I share this with my methods classes through participation in our campus Home School Physical Education Program. I regularly present at state and national conferences, and have published my work on aquatics in Strategies (a journal for physical and sport educators).

 Before joining Purdue faculty, I had taught and coached for 19 years. I am currently the Health and Kinesiology Undergraduate Club Student Advisor. I also lead Indiana’s INSHAPE Young Future Professionals and was faculty leader for the 2018 Shape America National Student Leadership Forum. I have been selected three times for the Health and Kinesiology Undergraduate Teaching Award. I am the President Elect for Indiana’s Society of Physical Educators (INShape) and am also a Certified Fitnessgram Specialist, and trainer for both Physical Activity (PAL) and the Presidents’ Youth Fitness Program (PYFP).


M.S., Physical Education, Ball State University
B.A., Physical Education and Health, minor in Sociology, Ball State University

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Senior Lecturer

Lambert, 207B

Phone: (765)494-0216
Fax: (765) 496-1239


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Health & Kinesiology, 800 W. Stadium Ave., West Lafayette, IN 47907, PH:(765) 494-3170, Fax: (765) 496-1239

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