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Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences

Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences

Ellen Martin

Ellen Martin


Dr. Ellen Martin

Position: Professor and Program Coordinator
Office: Lumpkin Center 253
Phone: 706-569-2635


Ed.D. in Physical Education, Auburn University

M.S. in Physical Education, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

B.S.Ed. in Physical Education, Troy State University

Courses Taught

PEDS 2271     Skills and Concepts I

PEDS 2272     Skills and Concepts II

PHED 2205     Introduction to Physical Education and Recreation

PHED 3217     Physical Education for the Elementary School

PHED 3218     Developing Movement Skills in Early Childhood

PHED 4215     Physical Education at the Middle Level

PHED 5485     Student Teaching in Health and Physical Education

PHED 6115     Curriculum Development in Physical Education

PHED 6116     Analysis of Teaching Behavior in Physical Education

PHED 6119     Assessment in Physical Education

PHED 6215     Physical Education for Children

Area of Expertise

Physical education


Ellen H. Martin is an Associate Professor of Physical Education at Columbus State University where she serves as the program coordinator of the Health and Physical Education Program. She received her Ph.D. from Auburn University, M.S. from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her B.S. from Troy State University. She served for several years as the Bookmark editor for the journal Teaching Elementary Physical Education and has published work in the Journal of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, Journal of Curriculum Studies, and Journal of Physical Education Recreation and Dance. She co-authored the textbook, Teaching Elementary Physical Education: Strategies for the Classroom Teacher and has consistently presented at national and regional conferences. She has served as an Executive Office of the Faculty Senate, President of the CSU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, and a member of the Board of Examiners for the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. She was a nominee for the CSU Faculty Service Award in 2017. She continues to be actively involved with local school systems in various service related activities.