Amanda received her Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and her Master of Science in Physical Education/Exercise & Sports Science from the University of Central Missouri.
Before coming to OKWU, she taught K-12 health and physical education in public schools in both Missouri and Oklahoma. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Leadership, with a specialization in Sports Business Administration, from Concordia University Chicago.
Amanda directs the Exercise Science and Sports Leadership departments and enjoys her role in teaching future educators, therapists, and coaches. Amanda also serves as the Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR). While attending OKWU as a student, she met her husband, TJ Dickinson, and the two of them have two boys, Kaden and Kaleb. In her spare time, she likes to write and run the Mighty Miracles Foundation nonprofit.
“OKWU is a special place. That’s why I chose to come here as a student-athlete, and why I then decided to come back as a professor. If you come to OKWU, know this: your family is about to get much bigger. You will make friendships that will last the rest of your life. You will have professors, staff, and coaches that will invest in your life, challenge you, and push you as you prepare for your future.”
Adapted Physical Activity
Engaging Diverse Learners
Motor Learning and Development
Leadership in Sports
Methods of Team Sports
Research Project in Exercise Science
President and Founder, Mighty Miracles Foundation
Medical Outreach Spokesperson, DSDN
Board Member, Washington County Youth and Family Services