Christina Sinclair, Ph.D.

Christiana Sinclair, Ph.D.Education

  • 2001 Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • 1996 M.Ed., Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX
  • 1992 B.S., The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Professional Experience

  • 2011- Present Professor, University of NorthernColorado (Greeley, CO)

Teaching Areas

  • SES 612 Assessment in Sport Pedagogy
  • SES 508 Games for Understanding: A Tactical Approach
  • SES 441 Learner Assessment and Physical Education Technology
  • SES 442 & 442 Lab Developing Pedagogical Skills in Secondary Physical Education
  • SES 342 Teaching Health-Related Fitness
  • SES 240 Games I
  • SES 241 Games II
  • Student Teaching Seminar

RESEARCH AREAS/INTEREST:

  • Predictors and patterns of children’s free time/recess physical activity levels
  • Teacher education to include undergraduate physical education teacher preparation, graduate education and teacher professional development.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (Juried):

Books

  • Carpenter, J., & Sinclair, C. (Eds.). (2011). NASPE physical best activity guide: Middle & high school level (3rd Ed). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Morris, G.S., Stiehl, J., & Sinclair, C. (2008). Teaching physical activity: Change,
    challenge, and choice. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Book Chapters

  • Sinclair, C., & Nelson, S. (2011). Assessing the cognitive and affective domains. In
    NASPE Physical education for lifelong fitness: The physical best teachers guide
    (3rd Ed). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Articles

  • Parker, M., Sutherland, S., Sinclair, C & Ward, P. (2011). Participant responses to ‘Curriculum of PETE doctoral programs”. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (special issue), 30 (2),157-177.
  • Ward, P., Parker, M. Sutherland, S. & Sinclair, C. (2011). An examination of the curriculum of physical education teacher education doctoral programs.  Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (special issue), 30(2), 145-156.
  • GocKarp, G.; Woods, M.; Ward, P; Parker, M.; Boyce, A.B.; Rikard, L.G.; Sinclair, C. and Sutherland, S. (2011). Recommendations for doctoral programming in Kinesiology and for the PETE profession. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (special issue), 30 (2), 178-188.
     
    Babkes-Stellino, M., Sinclair, C., Partridge, J.A. and McClary King, K. (2010).
    Differences in children’s recess physical activity: Recess activity of the week (RAW) intervention. Journal of School Health, 80 (9), 436-444.
  • Parker, M., Patton, K., Madden, M. & Sinclair, C. (2010). From committee to community: The development and maintenance of community of practice. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 29 (4), 337-357.
  • Parker, M. & Sinclair, C. (2010). Making teacher work samples work for you. Journal of
    Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 81(1), 36-39.Part of a feature
    edition.
  • Babkes-Stellino, M. & Sinclair, C. (2008) Promoting children’s free time physical activity.
    The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 79 (4), 37-40.
  • Sinclair, C., Babkes-Stellino, M. & Partridge, J. (2008) Recess activity of the week:
    Promoting increased physical activity during children’s free time. Strategies,
    21(5), 21-24.

Published Abstracts (Poster Presentations at AAHPERD)

  • Babkes Stellino, & Sinclair, C. (2011). Measuring children’s attraction to psychological
    need satisfaction-based recess physical activity ideas. Poster presentation
    accepted at the AAHPERD National Convention. San Diego, CA.
  • Sinclair, C. & Babkes Stellino, M. (2010). Psychological predictors of children’s recess
    physical activity. Poster presentation at the AAHPERD National Convention.
    Indianapolis, IN.
  • Parker, M., Sinclair, C. Sutherland, S. & Ward, P. (2009). A survey of physical
    education teacher education programs. Poster presentation at AAHPERD
    National Convention. Tampa, FL.
  • Sinclair, C. & Babkes Stellino, M. (2008). Recess activities of the week: Differences in
    free-time physical activity. Poster presentation at AAHPERD National
    Convention. Fort Worth, TX.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (Juried):

  • Parker, M., Sinclair, C., & Patton, K. (2011). Looking in the mirror: Teachers’ images and reflections of change. Poster presentation at the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP) conference at Limerick, Ireland.
  • Sutherland, S., Sinclair, C., Parker, M. (2011). Doctoral students' perspectives on PETE doctoral preparation. Poster presentation at the Physical Education and Sport: Challenges and Future Directions Conference  at East China Normal University. 
  • Boyce, A.B., Judd, M., Goc Karp, G., Parker, M., Rikard, L., Sinclair, C., Sutherland, S., van der mars, H., Ward, P., & Woods, M. (2011). Doctoral PETE programs: The preparation of quality teacher educators. Session accepted for presentation at the AAHPERD National Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Templin, T., Castelli, D.M., Parker, M., Patton, K., McCaughtry, N., Richards, K.A., & Sinclair, C. (2011).  Implementing a PEP grant: Promoting sustained reform and teacher development. Session accepted for presentation at the AAHPERD National Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Stiehl, J., Sinclair, C. & Steffen, J. (2010). Geocaching: In the state where it all began.
    Presentation at 30th Annual Northwest Conference on Children's Physical
    Education. (invited).
  • Parker, M., Sinclair, C., Smith, M. & Patton, K. (2009). The use of dispositions in the
    development of physical education teachers: What? how? when? Presentation at
    the NASPE Physical Education Teacher Education Conference. Myrtle Beach.
    SC.
  • Ward, P., Parker, M., Sinclair, C. & Sutherland, S. (2009). A discussion of the content of PETE doctoral programs. Paper presented at the Physical Education Teacher Conference. Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • Babkes Stellino, M. & Sinclair, C. (2009). Measuring children’s physical activity: Using
    pictoral self reports to augment pedometer data. Paper presented at the 7th
    International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods, Washington, D.C.
  • Parker, M., Patton, M. & Sinclair, C. (2009). The development and maintenance of a
    community of practice through the process of curriculum development. Paper
    presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association,
    San Diego, CA.
  • Sinclair, C., Parker, M. & Ronspies, S. (2008). Teaching health related fitness concepts
    within a skill based physical education program. Presentation at AAHPERD
    National Conference. Fort Worth, TX.

SELECTED GRANT ACTIVITY:

  • 2008, Sinclair, C. & Bakkes Stellino, M. AAHPERD Research Consortium Grant Phase II. Psychological predictors of children’s recess physical activity. [$5,532 funded].
  • 2005, Sinclair, C. & Babkes, M. SPARC Summer Faculty Research Fellowship Award.  The effect of recess interventions designed to combat childhood obesity: Physical activity and social outcomes. [funded research project $2,500].

SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • 2009, Manitou Springs, CO School District
    Assessment in P.E. Workshop Instructor
  • 2006 – 2009, Weld County District 6 Greeley, CO
    PEP Grant Steering Committee, member
  • 2006 – 2009, Weld County District 6 Greeley, CO
    PEP Grant Curriculum Committee, member