Carole Casten, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
(310) 243-3663

Contact Preference: Email

Areas of Expertise

Physical Education, Health and Physical Activity, Physical Education Administration

Professional Background

Dr. Carole Casten is a kinesiology professor at CSUDH, teaching program coordinator, advisor, and community consultant. She teaches best practices of pedagogy, and advises and consults with CSUDH undergraduate and graduate students who coach.

As the director of athletics and physical education at the California Academy of Mathematics and Science (CAMS), Dr. Casten developed the physical education curriculum and earned an award from Arnold Schwarzenegger, then chair of the Governor’s Council of Physical Fitness and Sport. She is also a highly respected clinician, author, and speaker at professional conferences.

In 2000, Dr. Casten was elected to be the first female president of the Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness. She is a national presenter for several organizations, has authored five textbooks, and has made over 200 presentations at local, regional, national, and international conferences.

Dr. Casten came to CSUDH in 1979 after teaching elementary and secondary physical education, coaching volleyball and gymnastics, and teaching health education and driver education in West Lafayette School District, Indiana, as well as two years at Redondo Union High School and El Camino College.

Dr. Casten likes the culture of CSUDH. Through her 43 years at CSUDH, she has contributed to the culture, having served on and chaired numerous committees, serving as vice chair of the Academic Senate and the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Department chairperson. Additionally, she serves as an expert witness on legal cases involving physical education, physical activity, dance and athletics.


Ph.D., University of Southern California

M.S. and B.S., Purdue University

Related News Stories

Carol Casten: Excellence in Service, CSUDH Campus News Center, 2014