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Derrick Bullard

Assistant Chair

Derrick Bullard is a Lecturer in the Department of Health,  Physical and Secondary Education. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science; and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Physical Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Most recently, he was a Physical Educator Teacher at Cumberland County Schools and Fitness Specialist at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. For the past ten years, he has been an advocate for developing young athletes through coaching, teaching, and community involvement in recreation programs.


 Nesbitt, D., & Bullard, D. (2021). Understanding Fundamental Movement Skills. Strategies34(3),5-10.


Williams, E. Richardson, S. Hudson, T. & Bullard.D. (2021, February 24-26). AACTE Annual Conference. A pipeline of Promise: Leveraging Culture, Assessment & Data To Bridge the Teacher of the Color Pipeline. (Conference Presentation)

Professional Affiliations

Society of Health and Physical Educators in America (SHAPE) 

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, and Sport Management (NCAAHPERD) 

Pi Lambda Theta

Courses Taught


ELEM 320 - Tchng Hltful Lvng in K-6
HEED 112 - Health and Wellness
PEDU 205 - Net/Wall &Field/Striking Games
PEDU 214 - Methods and Materials in Team
PEDU 215 - Target & Invasion Games
PEDU 310 - Rhythms and Movement Concepts
PEDU 311 - History and Principles
PEDU 321 - Edu Gms Erly Chldhd Phys Edu K6
PEDU 322 - PE  Middle grades 6-9
PEDU 431 - Adapted Physical Education
EDUC-464 - Methods and Materials in Health & PE