Derwin R. Sheppard, Lecturer in the Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Specialized Subjects. He has worked at his alma mater since 2007. Coach Sheppard earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Fayetteville State University in 1999. He received his Master of Science in Health and Physical Education from North Carolina A&T State University in 2005. Prior to coming to FSU, Coach Sheppard taught at Westover Middle School as a Health and Physical Education teacher from 1999-2001, while also coaching wrestling, baseball, and basketball. While at North Carolina A&T State University he worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fitness Lab Supervisor, and Academic Monitor for Women’s Athletics in the Center for Student Success. Coach Sheppard also served as the Health and Physical Education Department Chair and Athletic Director while teaching at Welborn Middle School in Guilford County, NC from 2004-2007. His selected contributions are listed below:
Coach Sheppard’s interests are Recreation and Leisure Studies, Adapted Physical Education (activities for mentally and physically challenged youth and adults), and physical fitness for the elderly.
In addition to Coach Sheppard’s love for teaching, he also enjoys interaction with the student body via recruiting physical education majors, leading departmental activities on University Day, advising physical education majors, and mentoring/advising the PEM Club (Physical Education Majors Club).
Coach Sheppard also serves as Departmental Senator on the FSU Faculty Senate.
RECR 200 Program Planning in Urban Recreation
RECR 203 Introduction to Community Recreation
PEDU 204 Meth & Matrkls in Individual & Dual Sports
PEDU 214 Team Sports II
PEDU 342 Track Theory
PEDU 351 Football Theory
PEDU 452 The Intramural Sports Program
PEDU 411 Organization & Admin of Health & Physical Education
PEDU 103 Jogging
PEDU 107 Weight Training
PEDU 112 Golf
PEDU 120 Tennis & Badminton
PEDU 122 Volleyball
PEDU 130 Basketball
PEDU 140 Conditioning Exercise
HEED 112 Health & Wellness