Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Kinesiology option teaching area: K-12 Physical Education Teacher Education (P.E.T.E.)
Education: University of Iowa, Ph.D.
Advising Area: Admissions director for graduate program and undergraduate advisor in P.E.T.E.
Dr. Grant Hill is currently the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Kinesiology at 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 Exercise Science and Physical Education for 6 years, was the Director of the Graduate Program, 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 formerly taught Physical Education in the Seattle Public Schools and is a certified school principal in the State of Washington. From 2013-17 he served as a Faculty-in-Residence in the Healthy Living Learning Community in Parkside College (CSULB). He has been a reviewer for The Physical Educator since 2012.
Areas of Teaching (Courses Taught)
KIN 157 Fitness for Living
KIN 201 Introduction to Kinesiology
KIN 270 Professional Practices in Public School Physical Education
KIN 343 Techniques and Analysis of Physical Fitness and Activity
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 KIN 469- Fitness Management
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., Rozenek, R.,Crussemeyer, J. & Glasser, S. (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.
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. 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.
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.