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Dr. Donna Kay Palivec


Human Performance, Sport, and Health

Office: PE 218

Phone: (218) 755-2047

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  • Ed D. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities – Educational Leadership
  • M. A. Ball State University, Muncie, IN, Physical Education
  • B. S. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Physical Education    


  • Teaching
  • Professor/Department Chair

Teaching Responsibilities


  • Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science, & Sport

Undergraduate/Graduate Teaching

  • Psychology of Sport
  • Motor Development
  • Teaching Elementary Physical Education for Classroom Teachers
  • Teaching Elementary Physical Education
  • Teaching Team Sports
  • Curriculum & Assessment in Physical Education

Areas of Expertise/Research Interests

  • Physical education teacher education

Community Service/Campus Involvement

  • Criterion 5 committee member, Higher Learning Commission
  • Member of the Teacher Education Committee
  • Academic advising for new and returning students
  • Bemidji Area Cross Country Ski Club board member; instructor for Youth Ski School