Discover What P3PE Is All About

Over the last 27 years, Cassandra Cunningham, the owner and coach of P3PE School of Physical Education in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has developed youth and adult athletes as well as students at the club, high school, collegiate, and international levels.

She was able and continues to instill the signature philosophy of the three Ps—Prior Proper Planning—which is based around organization, professionalism, and communication.


The Three Ps Prevent the Two Ps

Prior proper planning prevents poor performance. By highlighting this, P3PE is promoting good habits that teach athletes and coaches the importance of time management and etiquette.

Fitness and Personal Development Training

P3PE was designed to develop individuals to become successful and balanced athletes and coaches. The goal is to teach the fundamental principles to allow them to achieve and maintain a well-rounded and healthy program.

Meet Coach Cassandra Cunningham

Coach Cunningham began her athletic quest at Mills High School in Millbrae, California, where she competed in cross-country and track for four years. In college, she began her next sport: women's rowing.

While at Sacramento State, Coach Cunningham earned three state championship titles and won the 1995 Pacific Coast Rowing Championships in the Women's Varsity Eight.

In 1996, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. After graduation, she spent three years training with the Women's U.S. Rowing National Team. She is a five-time winner at the US National Elite Championships.

More Athletic Achievements

Coach Cunningham earned international silver medals in the women’s lightweight quad at the 1998 World Rowing Championships and the 1999 Pan American Games.

“I am balanced, organized, disciplined, and have solid listening and communication skills. I am truly engaged by new challenges and have the ability to adapt to change quickly.”

- Cassandra Cunningham


The Start of a Coaching Career

After her time on the national team, she earned a Master of Education in Administration at the University of Massachusetts, while simultaneously coaching the school's varsity women's lightweight rowing team.

For post-graduate school, she moved back to California where she began teaching Physical Education at San Francisco City College and coaching boy's rowing at Junipero Serra High School, transforming it from a club program to a varsity sport.

Coach Cunningham also spent nine years assisting with the US Women's U19 National Rowing Team.

Coaching Highlights

  • 2015 World Junior Rowing Championships, bronze medal in women’s 2-
  • 2015 Ivy Championships, fourth place in varsity 4+
  • First Pennsylvania Varsity 4+ to make Ivy League grand final
  • 2014 World Junior Rowing Championships, bronze medal in women’s 2-
  • 2013 Ivy Championships, silver medal in third varsity 8+
  • 2012 World Junior Rowing Championships, silver medal in women’s 2-
  • First USA Junior medal in women’s 2- event
  • 2009 Youth National Championships, silver medal in boy’s 2-
  • 2002 Transitioned the Junipero Serra program from club to varsity status
  • 2001 Dad Vail Regatta, silver medal in women’s lightweight 8+
  • 2000 Dad Vail Regatta, gold medal in women’s lightweight 8+
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  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts - 2002
  • Master of Education in Athletic Directing
  • California State University, Sacramento, California - 1996
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education


  • CPR, first aid
  • Level II US rowing instructor
  • American Sports and Fitness Association
  • Personal trainer
  • Group fitness specialist
  • US Rowing member since 1991

Reach Out to the P3PE Team

Thank you for your interest in the programs and classes of P3PE. To ask any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.