Dr. Billy Strean is a 3M National Teaching Fellow — Canada's most prestigious recognition of excellence in university teaching and educational leadership.
Ph.D. (Kinesiology – Sport & Exercise Psychology), University of Illinois, 1993
M.A. (Philosophy and Psychology of Sport), University of Iowa, 1988
B.A. (Philosophy; Elementary Education Certification) Grinnell College,1986
As a 3M National Teaching Fellow, Dr. Strean has focused on excellence in teaching, learning, and educational leadership. He is actively engaged with education, healthcare, and public and private sector communities.
Dr. Strean’s research and scholarly interests include: Somatic and ontological approaches to leadership, well-being, and exhilaration; Mindfulness in educational contexts; Teaching and learning issues in physical activity and adult/higher education; The role of laughter and humour in learning and well-being; Professional practice and effectiveness in sport psychology and helping professions.
PERLS 420 – Play: The Foundation of Recreation, Sport and Physical Activity
KIN 444 – Communication Skills & Strategies in Sport and Physical Activity
PAC 320 – Structure and Strategy of Games
PAC 355 – Theory and Practice of Yoga
Through experiential learning activities, students will develop communication skills that will enhance their effectiveness as professionals in sport and physical activity settings. Students will explore distinctions of communication and conversations in a workshop format. Sample topics include self-awareness, listening, and interpersonal communication. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KIN 444 or PEDS 444.Fall Term 2020
This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the concept of play. It will offer learning experiences that will enable students to create play in various recreation, sport, tourism and physical activity contexts. Prerequisite: 3rd year standing. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 420 or PERLS 420.Fall Term 2020