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Hosung So

Hosung So
Professor & CSUSB Faculty Senator 2018-2020


Office Phone(909) 537-7234
Office LocationHP-202

Office Hours

Tuesday: 9:30 am - 10:00 am, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am - 10:00 am, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Dr. Hosung So joined the faculty in the Department of Kinesiology in the Fall of 2002. He is a full Professor of Sport Pedagogy/Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE). His research has focused on (a) physical activity and self-esteem, (2) psycho-social aspects of physical activity, and (3) physical education teacher education (K-12). Dr. So is an author and editor/reviewer of numerous journal publications, book chapters, and presentations at local, State, national, and international conferences and meetings. Dr. So has served in leadership roles and has presented scholarly papers for organizations including the Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness (WSKW), the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE, AAHPERD), the European Journal of Educational Science (EJES) as an Associate Editor, the Journal of Sport and Leisure Studies published by the Korean Society of Sport and Leisure Studies as a Section Editor for Sport Pedagogy and Philosophy, and the reviewer for the Journal of Kinesiology - an official journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology. Dr. So is a Founder of Korean Student Scholarship Foundation (KSSF) that has supported and sponsored many Koreans and local students for their academic success. He was an Adjunct Professor at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand and served for Doctoral Dissertation Chair and External Advisory Faculty for Sport Tourism Program. Recently, he is elected for Faculty Senator for CSUSB (2018-2020).     
Dr. Hosung So attending an international conference and activities in Thailand in 2019.     Dr. Hosung So attending an international conference in Thailand, 2019.


Ph.D. (2002): Curriculum & Instruction University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2000-2002) & Purdue University (1998-2000)
MS (1995): Sport Psychology Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea
BA (1993): Physical Education Chung Ang University, Seoul, Korea
Physical Education Teaching License Program Indiana State University (1996-1998)

Taekwondo 4th Degree Black Belt by Kukkiwon
Soccer FIFA "F" License
Badminton U.S.A. National Junior Coach License
Certified Sport Agent
Best Doctoral Dissertation Award by the SHAPE (AAHPERD) Southwest District in 2002


KINE473 (Instructional Strategies in Physical Education)
KINE472 (Curriculum Design in Physical Education)
KINE370 (Measurement and Statistics in Kinesiology)
KINE352 (Movement for Children/Elementary PE)
KINE333 (Applied Behavior Analysis/Management)
KINE261M (Professional Preparation for Self-Defense)
KINE261B (Professional Preparation for Badminton)

Research and Teaching Interests

Physical Education Teacher Education, Physical Self-Perception, Teaching and Teacher Efficacy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)