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About Mary C. Schutten

Mary C. Schutten is Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at San José State University. Dr. Schutten previously worked at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where she served as associate dean for students and curriculum within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences since 2009 and held a faculty appointment in the Department of Movement Sciences since 2003. Prior to that, she served as a professor in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sports at Calvin College in Michigan for 12 years, including time as chair. She also served as an associate professor and chair for the Department of Physical Education and Recreation at Dordt College in Iowa for five years.

Dr. Schutten received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physical education from Calvin College, with a minor in German and a master’s degree in exercise science, with a minor in administration, from California State University, Long Beach. She received a doctoral degree in physical education, with an emphasis on motor control and a minor in health education and statistics, from Indiana University.


Present Dean, San Jose State University College of Applied Sciences and Arts

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Honors and Awards

  • American Association of Health Education (AAHE) College/University Health Education Specialist Award, 2011
  • University Health Educator of the Year, Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MAHPERD), 2009
  • Outstanding Academic Advising and Student Services Award for Faculty, Grand Valley State University, 2008
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Annual Service Award, 2008
  • Project Inspiration Award, 2008. National Association of Sport and Physical Education of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance


  • PED 301: Methods of Teaching Health Education
  • PED 270: School Health Education: Curriculum and Program Evaluation
  • MOV 310: Motor Skill Development
  • PED 401: Administration of Physical Education, K-12 empahsis
  • MOV 309: Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education, K-12 emphasis
  • PED 240: Methods and Materials for Teaching Fitness, K-12 emphasis
  • HNR 243: The Human Body in Motion

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