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   Ph.D. University of Maryland-College Park (2015)
   M.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1993)
   B.S. The Florida State University (1984)

Area(s) of Specialty

   a.       Elementary Physical Education Pedagogy
   b.       Alternative Assessment in Physical Education

Research Interests

Qualitative Understanding of Children’s Perceptions of Learning and Participation in Physical Education and Physical Activity

Recent Publications

Hopple, C. (in press). Top ten reasons why children find physical activity to be fun. Strategies.
Hopple, C. (in press). Top ten reasons why children find physical activity to be “un-fun.” Strategies.
Hopple, C. (2015). What makes ‘fun’ fun? Children’s insights into physical activity (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Maryland-College Park, 2015). Digital Repository at the University of Maryland, doi:10.13016/M2B42W
Zhu, X., Chen, A., Ennis, C. D., Sun, H., Hopple, C., Bonello, M., Bae, M., & Kim, S. (2009). Student situational interest, cognitive engagement, and learning achievement in physical education. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 34, 221-229.
Hopple, C. (2005). Elementary physical education curriculum and assessment (2nd ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.


Christine came to The College at Brockport in 2013. She first taught elementary Physical Education at College Park Primary (K-2) School (Marion County/Ocala, Florida), a designated FL Dept. of Education Model School, for four years; she also taught elementary Physical Education to students in grades PreK-5 in Roanoke City (VA) for four years. Christine previously has served as a Curriculum Development Specialist for Elementary Physical Education resources and conferences at Human Kinetics Publishers and taught at Ithaca College and Pennsylvania State University. 

Last Updated 11/20/18

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