Associate Professor Emeritus, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 225 Physical Education Activity Program Building
Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 862-4825
Primary Emphasis Area: Outdoor Education
Short Bio
  • Teacher, Midway Park Elementary, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD (1971-1972)
  • Teacher and Coach, Central Jr. High, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD (1972-1977)
  • Lecturer, Department of Health and Physical Education, Texas A&M University (1978-1982)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Physical Education, Texas A&M University (1983-1989)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (1989-present)
  • Director, Outdoor Education Institute, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University (1986-present)
Area(s) of Emphasis
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Bunting, C.J. (2005). Outdoor Education: The Ultimate Teacher's Guide. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

2. Bunting, C.J. (2003). Connecting challenge course activities to physical education standards. In S. Wurdinger & J. Steffin (Eds.), Developing Challenge Course Programs for Schools (255-272). Dubuque, Iowas: Kendall/Hunt.

3. Bunting, C.J. (2003). Scientific inquiry: A professional responsibility. The Journal of Experimental Education, 25(3), 356.

4. Bunting, C.J., Hardcastle, J. & Gibbons, E.S. (2002). Characteristics of effective and ineffective outdoor adventure leaders. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 73 (suppl. 1), A-33.

5. Bunting, C.J. & Donley, J. (2002). Ten years of challenge course research: A study of affective outcomes. Research Outdoor Education, 6, 163.

6. Smith, C.A., Strand, S.E. & Bunting, C.J. (2002). The influence of challenge course participation on moral and ethical reasoning. Journal of Experiential Education, 25(2), 278-280.

7. Bunting, C.J. and Gibbons, E.S. (2001). Plasma catecholamine and cardiovasclar reactivity during acute high ropes course event. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 42, 303-314.

8. Bunting, C.J., Tolson, H.T., Kuhn, C., Suarez, E., and Williams, R.B. (2000). Physiological stress response of the neuroendocrine system during adventure tasks. The Journal of Leisure Research, 32(2).

9. Bunting, C.J., Tolson, H., Kuhn, C., Suarez, E. & Williams, R.B. (2000). Physiological stress response to the neuroendocrine system during outdoor adventure tasks. Journal of Leisure Research, 32(2), 191-207.

10. Bunting, C. (2000). The true tension traverse. ZipLines: The Voice for Adventure Education, 41, 35-38.

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts
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Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2002 - 2004). Bradford Papers Online


(1993). Julian Smith Award.  AAHPERD

(1993). Invited Distinguished Visiting Prof..  University of Alaska

(1991). Reynold E. Carlson Award.  Indiana University

(1989). Research Professional of the Year.  TAHPERD

(1986). Certificate of Research Achievement.  Texas A&M University

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