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Dr. James Key
Associate Professor

J. Key

Dr. James Bowling Key, originally from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, holds three degrees from Middle Tennessee State University: a B.S. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation, an M. Ed. In Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Safety, and a D.A. in Physical Education. He joined the Cumberland College faculty in 1984, and in 1997 was presented with the William T. Miles Award for Community Service.

Dr. Key is a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), the Kentucky Association for HPERD, the Council on Physical Education for Children, the American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness, the American Association for Leisure and Recreation, and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

Courses Taught

  • ESS 004 Ballroom Dance
  • ESS 232 Sports Skills
  • ESS 233 Physical Education in the Elementary School
  • ESS 338 Materials and Methods of Movement and Leisure
  • ESS 436 Outdoor Recreation
  • ESS 438 Movement Fundamentals

Publications and Presentations

"Reaching Out With the Internet," Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.