Department of Kinesiology

Craig Buschner



BS, Physical Education, Virginia Commonwealth University

MS, Physical Education, Western Illinois University

Ed.D, Physical Education, Oklahoma State University


Professor Buschner has been teaching at CSU, Chico since 1989 and has spent 40 years in the profession. His areas of expertise include elementary physical education, research on teaching and learning, online physical education, curriculum theory and design, and teacher education. Originally from Washington, DC, Craig was assistant and associate professor at the University of Southern Mississippi and completed visiting professorships at the University of Texas-Austin and the University of Denver.

His professional service includes numerous presentations at state, district, national and international conferences and the publication of book chapters and articles to include Journal of Teaching Physical Education, Quest, Journal of Classroom Interaction, Contemporary Education, and the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD), among others. He has served on the editorial boards of JOPERD, The Physical Educator and the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.  He authored the book, Teaching Children Movement Concepts and Skills: Becoming a Master Teacher (1994) Human Kinetics. Buschner is a former national instructor for the “American Master Teacher Program”. Additionally, Buschner was instrumental in the writing of the NASPE (National Association for Sport & Physical Education) Guidelines for Advanced Programs. Craig served from 2003-2009 on the NASPE (now SHAPE) Board of Directors and served as the President, and national spokesperson from 2007-2008.  Craig spoke to numerous organizations and groups in the United States about the need for quality physical education for all. 

Personal Interests

Reading, Travel, Golf, Jogging, Baseball, and Biking

Curriculum Vitae