SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Department of Kinesiology at Southwest Baptist University

Questions? Contact

Joe Wooderson
Department Chair
(417) 328-1772

Paul Putt
Kevin Day
John Wheeler
Gina Whitehead
Linda Wooderson

Mission Statement

To prepare students to glorify God through maintaining healthy lifestyles and lead others in the pursuit of wellness attitudes and activities.


Gina Whitehead
Gina Whitehead
Gina Whitehead
Instructor in Physical Education
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue, Jane and Ken Myer Wellness      and Sports Center
Bolivar, MO 65613

Courses Taught: Fitness and Wellness, Introduction to Sport Management, Coaching Basketball, Coaching Volleyball, Tennis, Foundations of Physical Education, and First Aid

Why do I enjoy teaching at SBU? "I enjoy the students, faculty, and the family environment here at SBU. I believe this is where God wants me to be and has given me the opportunity to impact lives through education."

Education and Professional Background: Whitehead earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Arkansas, and a Master of Science degree from Indiana University. After graduating from Indiana, she worked at Rogers State University in Claremore, OK for a federally funded program called Educational Talent Search.

Faith Dedications: Whitehead is a member of Center Baptist Church in Ash Grove, Missouri where she is actively involved in the mission trip team.

Who is playing on your iPod? James Morrison, Eric Hutchinson, Jeremy Camp

What book are you currently reading? I'm not currently reading a book.

What is the best getaway location, local or abroad? Anywhere warm and sunny