• I am native to the state of Idaho where I earned my B.S. in Physical Education and Health, M.Ed. in Physical Activity Pedagogy, and Ph.D. in Physical Education all from the University of Idaho. My professional work experience includes teaching high school physical education and health, coaching high school athletics, and serving as the school district athletic director in eastern Montana.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2024-06-01 Preparing Teachers for Physical Activity Leadership: Status of Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program in Physical Education Teacher EducationJournal of Teaching in Physical Education2024-06-01
    2024-05-01 As Youth Sport Coaches Take to the Sidelines, Important Pedagogy Practices to RememberStrategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators.  37:3-9. 2024-05-01
    2024-05-01 “We Can Do This”: Physical Educators’ Role Breadth Self-Efficacy to be Involved with CSPAPs from an Occupational Socialization PerspectiveEuropean Physical Education Review2024-05-01
    2024-03-01 A Grassroots Initiative to Engage Classroom Teachers in Increasing Physical ActivityJournal of Teaching in Physical Education.  Ahead of Print. 2024-03-01
    2024-03-01 Community Partnership Strategies to Facilitate Service-Learning Opportunities in PETE K–12 SchoolsJournal of Physical Education Recreation and Dance.  95:20-27. 2024-03-01
    2024-03-01 Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Physical Activity Interventions to Increase Elementary Children’s Motor Competence: A Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program PerspectiveBMC Public Health.  24. 2024-03-01
    2024-01-01 CSPAP Implementation During Student Teaching: Lessons Learned from the FieldThe Physical Educator.  80:1-28. 2024-01-01
    2024-01-01 Physical Activity Interventions to Increase Children's Social and Emotional Learning: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Based on the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program FrameworkReview of Education.  12. 2024-01-01
    2023-11-01 Strategies for Building Morality in the Physical Education ClassroomJournal of Physical Education Recreation and Dance.  94:7-12. 2023-11-01
    2023-07-01 Development of a Fitness Surveillance System to Track and Evaluate Obesity in North IdahoJournal of School Health.  94:259-266. 2023-07-01
    2023-03-01 Measuring Physical Education Teacher Socialization With Respect to Comprehensive School Physical Activity ProgrammingJournal of Teaching in Physical Education.  13. 2023-03-01
    2022-11-01 A Qualitative Exploration of Remote Training to Develop a Fitness Surveillance SystemHealth Education Journal.  82:68-81. 2022-11-01
    2022-09-01 Association of Physical Educators’ Socialization Experiences and Confidence with Respect to Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program ImplementationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  19:1-21. 2022-09-01
    2022-03-01 WSCC: Social and Emotional Climate and Physical EnvironmentJournal of Physical Education Recreation and Dance.  93:28-34. 2022-03-01
    2021-08-01 National Biomechanics Day: A Novel and Collaborative Recruitment ToolJournal of Physical Education Recreation and Dance.  92:48-56. 2021-08-01
    2021-01-01 Physical Activity Leadership Development Through a Physical Education Teacher Education Service-Learning CourseJournal of Teaching in Physical Education2021-01-01

    Research Overview

  • My research agenda focuses on the Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child Approaches specifically within:
    • Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) training and involvement
    • Approaches to community and school-based physical activity programs
    • Physical activity leadership preparation of pre-service physical education teachers
  • Co-principal Investigator On

    Teaching Overview

  • Develop preservice teacher cognitive and pedagogical knowledge bases, and necessary pedagogical content knowledge skills to be quality physical educators and lifelong advocates of physical activity and health.
    • Model effective and appropriate instructional strategies, teaching models, and curriculum development practices
    • Provide extensive practicum experiences for preservice teachers in K-12 schools
    • Initiate opportunities for students to promote and lead physical activity outside of physical education classrooms
  • Full Name

  • Christopher Merica