Dr. Dennis Johnson
Arts, Humanities, & Health Sciences
Primary Campus
Jamestown Campus
208 PHED
Phone Number
Associate Professor of Sport Management/Physical Education

Dr. Dennis A. Johnson is an associate professor of physical education and developed the sport management curriculum at Jamestown Community College. A former public school physical education teacher and wrestling coach in the Warren County (Pa.) system, Dr. Johnson spent 16 years working in the School of Sport Sciences at Wingate University (N.C.). There, he served as a physical education/sport management instructor, department chair, and head cross country coach.

Dr. Johnson reviews manuscripts for The Physical Educator and the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and serves as a program reviewer for the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation. He also works with the Institute for the Study of Youth Sport at Michigan State University to deliver the Leadership Academy NCAA collegiate wrestling coaches for the National Wrestling Coaches Association. He has also conducted leadership academies for high school coaches in Arizona and for women's wrestling coaches in Lock Haven, Pa. He is the past president for the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, and Dance-Sport Management (NCAAHPERD-SM).

Dr. Johnson has published three books ("Coaches Guide to Nutrition and Weight Control", "The Wrestling Drill Book", and "Wrestling Drills for the Mat and Mind") and numerous academic articles. He is currently a voluntary assistant wrestling coach at Eisenhower High School in Russell, Pa.

Degree Field of Study Institution
Ed.D. Exercise and Sport Science University of North Carolina: Greensboro
M.S. Health and Physical Education Marshall University
B.S. Health and Physical Education Marshall University
Courses Taught
PHE 1870: Sport Psychology
SPT 1320: Sport in Society
SPT 2530: Sport History Through Film
SPT 1300: Introduction to Sport Management
SPT 1350: Sport Media
SPT 1550: Sport Promotion & Marketing
Academic Interests
  • Sport management/physical education
  • Coaching education
  • Mental skills training
  • Youth sport programming
  • Johnson, Dennis. "An investigation into the existence of child sex abuse policies within youth sport day camps." Journal of Applied Sport Management: Research That Matters. 2014.
  • Johnson, Dennis. "Sport and Exercise Psychology Academy: A course-related approach with a twist of experiential learning." Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. 2013.
  • Johnson, Dennis. "Point/counterpoint: Should college athletes be paid?" The Sport Journal. 2012.
  • Johnson, Dennis. Wrestling Drills for the Mat and the Mind. Ithaca, NY: Momentum Media, 2011.


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