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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology

Grant M. Hill, Ph.D. Grant Hill

Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Kinesiology option teaching area: K-12 Physical Education Teacher Education (P.E.T.E.)

Office: HHS2-211

Phone: 562-985-8856


Education: University of Iowa, Ph.D.

Advising Area: Admissions director for graduate program and undergraduate advisor in P.E.T.E. 

Mini Biography

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

Recent Publications  

Hill, G. & Lopez, E. (2016).  The Effect of Upbeat Music on PACER Performance of Middle School Students.   California Alliance for Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance E-Journal, 3 (3), 6-10.

Hill, G. & Ulmer, L. (2016). Addressing challenges of the teacher/coach role.   Interscholastic Athletic Administration, Winter, 14-16.

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.

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.

Current Projects/Interests/Research

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.