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Dr. Megan Babkes Stellino

Dr. Megan Babkes Stellino


School of Sport and Exercise Science
College of Natural and Health Sciences

Contact Information

2750 Gunter Hall
Office Hours
Tuesdays and Thursdays – 12:30-2:30pm or by appointment
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Sport and Exercise Science
Campus Box 39
Greeley, CO 80639


B.A. (1993) University of Washington

M.S. (1996) University of Oregon

Ed.D. (1999) University of Northern Colorado

Professional/Academic Experience

1999-2001 – Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Department of Psychology/International Center for Talent Development – University of California, Los Angeles

2001- present – Professor – University of Northern Colorado

Other Experience

2005-2009 - Adjuct Professor – University of Denver

2004 – Adjunct Professor – Colorado State University

1993-1994 – Director of Child Care (WeeWACs) – Washington Athletic Club – Seattle, WA

Research/Areas of Interest

Motivation and social psychological correlates (emotion, self-perceptions) of children’s sport and physical activity involvement, parent/family and peer influences on youth physical activity and sport experiences, psychosocial and environmental aspects of children’s school-based physical activity promotion

Publications/Creative Works

Sinclair, C., & Stellino, M.B. (in press). Pictorial playground-based physical activity assessment instrument: Uses and applications of the ADL-PP. JOPERD.

Davies, M. J., Coleman, L., & Babkes Stellino, M. (in press). The relationship between basic psychological need satisfaction, behavioral regulation, and Participation in CrossFit. Journal of Sport Behavior.

Davies, M. J., Babkes Stellino, M., Nichols, B., & Coleman, L. (2016). The relationship between other-initiated motivational climate and youth hockey players’ good and poor sport behaviors. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 28(1), 78-96.

Babkes Stellino, M., & Sinclair, C.D. (2014). Examination of recess physical activity patterns using the activities for daily living-playground participation (ADL-PP) instrument.  Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 33(2), 282-296.

Erwin, H. E., Babkes Stellino, M., Beets, M. W., & Beighle, A. (2013).  Physical education lesson content and teacher style and elementary students’ motivation and physical activity levels.  Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 32, 321-334.

Babkes Stellino, M., & Sinclair, C.D. (2013). Psychological predictors of children’s recess physical activity motivation and behavior. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 84(2), 167-176.

Babkes Stellino, M., & Sinclair, C.D. (2013). From atheoretical to motivation theory-based youth discretionary-time physical activity promotion: Current and future directions. Revista de Iberomaericana de Psicologia del Ejercicio y el Deporte, 6(2), 283-298.

Kirkland, R., Karlin, N., Stellino, M., & Pulos, S. (2011). Basic psychological needs satisfaction, motivation, and exercise in older adults. Activities, Adaptation, & Aging, 35(3), 181-196.

Babkes Stellino, M., Sinclair, C.D., Partridge, J.A., & 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.

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