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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology

dr. grant hill




Dr.  Grant Hill is currently the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Kinesiology at CSULB.  He served four years as the Faculty-in-Residence in the Healthy Living Learning Community in Parkside College (CSULB). He received a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1987.  He taught at the University of Southern California (1987-89), Seattle Pacific University (1989-2001), and has been at California State University, Long Beach since 2001.  While at Seattle Pacific University, he served as the Chair of the Department of Physical Education for 6 years, was the Director of the Graduate Program in Physical Education, and was Chair of the Academic Senate during the 1999-2000 academic year.   He also taught one period of middle school physical education (grades 7 & 8) each day in the Edmonds School District during his last eight years at Seattle Pacific University.  He spent the 2006-07 academic year at The University of Utah as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Studies. He also taught Physical Education in the Seattle Public Schools and served as a high school Vice Principal for two years at King’s Jr./Sr. High School in Shoreline, Washington. 

 Dr. Hill’s research interests include fitness promotion, teacher preparation, and teaching methodology.  He has published articles in leading Kinesiology journals  including, Perceptual and Motor Skills, The Physical Educator; The Journal of Physical Education; Recreation and Dance; Journal of Sport and Social Issues; Sociology of Sport Journal; Interscholastic Athletic Administration; and Strategies.

Contact Information

Full Name:                    Grant Hill         

Phone Number:            562 985-8856

Office Location HHS2-211

CSULB Email:

Employment Information

Position Level:  Professor

Year Hired:                  2001

Dept. Position(s):    Associate Department Chair, Director of Graduate Programs.

Courses Taught

KIN 157 Fitness for Living

KIN 201 Introduction to Kinesiology

KIN 270 Professional Practices in Public School Physical Education

KIN 457 Applied Theory of Teaching Team Sports

KIN 476 Physical Education for Elementary Teachers 

KIN 525 Instructional Design in Physical Education

KIN 694 Capstone in Kinesiology

KIN 695 Seminar in Professional Literature

Education Information

1st Degree:  B.A. Nothwest University

2nd Degree: B.A. Seattle Pacific University

3rd Degree: M.Ed. Seattle Pacific University

4th Degree: Ph.D.  The University of Iowa

Recent Published Works:      

Hill, G. & Lopez, E. (In Press).  The Effect of Upbeat Music on PACER Performance of Middle School Students.   California Alliance for Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance E-Journal.

Hill, G. & Ulmer, L. (In Press). Addressing the teacher/coach role conflict.   Interscholastic Athletic Administration. 

Hill, G. & Ruiz, V. (2016). The Relationship Between Physical Fitness Levels, Physical Activity Levels and Academic Performance in an Hispanic Middle School.  California Alliance for Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal, Spring, 13-19.

Hill, G. & Glasser, S. & Rozenek, R. (2015).  Analysis of the Effect of First Pitch Type and Outcome on Batting Success In High School Baseball. Applied Research in Coaching  and Athletics Annual, 30, 1-14.

Hill, G. & Downing, A. (2015).  A determination of the effect of frequent peer monitored testing and personal goal setting on the FITNESSGRAM Push-up and PACER scores of Hispanic middle school students. The Physical Educator, 72(2), 193-205.

Latham, D., Hill, G., & Petray, C. (2013).  A comparison of performance of Hispanic middle school students for traditional and treadmill mile runs.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 116(2), 505-511.

Hannon, J.C., Destani, F., McGladrey, B., Williams, S., & Hill, G. (2013). Physical activity levels, lesson context, and teacher behaviours in elementary physical education classes taught by paraeducators. International Journal of Elementary Education, 2(3), 23-26.

Hill, G. & Turner, B. (2012).  A system of movement and motor skill challenges for children. Strategies, 25(8), 8-11.

Hill, G. Hannon, J., & Knowles, C. (2012). Physical education and university teacher educators perceptions regarding coeducational vs. single gender physical education. The Physical Educator, 69(3), 262-285.

Hill, G. & Hannon, J. (2011).  Specific challenges experienced by first year high school coaches. Interscholastic Athletic Administration, 38(2), 14-17.

Hill, G., Tucker, M. & Hannon, J. (2010).  An evaluation of secondary school physical education websites. The Physical Educator, 67 (3), 114-127.

Berukoff, K. & Hill, G.  (2010). A study of factors that influence the swimming performance of Hispanic students. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 4, 409-421.

Tucker, M., & Hill, G. (2009).  A checklist for designing and evaluating physical education program web sites. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 80 (9), 43-47.

Petray, C. & Hill, G. (2009).   University/elementary school partnerships in physical education: Strategies and benefits. Strategies. 22 (6), 24-28.

Hill, G. (2009).  Motivating elementary school students to be active outside of class: A hierarchy for independent physical activity. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 80 (1), 25-30.

Hill, G. & Hannon, J. (2008).  An analysis of middle school students’ physical education physical activity preferences. The Physical Educator, 65 (4), 180-194.

Hill, G. & Turner, L. (2007). A checklist to promote physical activity and fitness in K-12 physical education programs.  Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance,78 (9), 14-18.

Hill, G. & Hulbert, G. (2007).  Physical education environmental survey.  Strategies, Sept/Oct., 21-25.

Hill, G. & Cleven, B. (2006).  A comparison of 9th grade male and female physical education activities preferences by ethnicity.  The High School Journal, Dec/Jan., 16-22.

Hill, G. & Pluschke, M. (2005).  Criteria for evaluating high school coaches.  Interscholastic Athletic Administration, 32 (1), 14-15.

Hill, G. & Cleven, B. (2005).  A comparison of 9th grade male and female physical education activities preferences and support for coeducational groupingsThe Physical Educator 62 (4), 187-197.

Hill, G. & Cleven, B. (2005).  Utilizing student surveys when designing physical education curriculum. Strategies, 18 (6), 25-28.