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Marita Cardinal
Marita Cardinal, EdD

EdD in Dance Education: Temple University
MA in Physical Eductation, Dance, Music, and Theatre: Eastern Washington University
BA in Theatre/Dance: Eastern Washington University


Professional: Marita has over 20 years of teaching experience at the university level, plus many more teaching dance and exercise to children through adults in elementary schools, recreation centers, and private studios. Her areas of expertise include dance science, dance education, fitness education, and elementary physical education teacher education. Her research interests include curricular models for dancer wellness, integration of dance and movement in elementary education, and physical activity behavior change strategies.


Courses taught:
Teaching Movement Education
Teaching Dance in Physical Education
Teaching Aerobic Fitness
Teaching Physical Education I
Physical Education in the Elementary School
Conditioning for Dancers
Wellness for Dancers
Kinesiology for Dancers
Social Dance


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