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Danielle Nesbitt

Title: Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Education
College of Education
E-mail: nesbitdr@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-9583
Office: Wardlaw 218O
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Education

2016 Ph.D. Physical Education Pedagogy, University of South Carolina

2011 M.A.T Physical Education, University of South Carolina

2008 B.S. Psychology; Clemson University, concentration in physical therapy

Biography

Division 1 athlete at Clemson University (Rowing)

USA National Rugby

Journal Publications

Nesbitt, D.R. (2015). Minor changes in instructional practices can have big results. Journal of Physical Education and Sports Management, 2(2), 1-17.

Nesbitt, D. R., Molina, S., Cattuzzo, M. T., Phillips, D. S., Robinson, L., & Stodden, D. F. (2017). Assessment of a Supine-to-Stand (STS) task in early childhood: A measure of functional motor competence. Journal of Motor Learning and Development.

Nesbitt, D. R., Molina, S., Sacko, R., Robinson, L., Brian, A., & Stodden, D. F. Examining the feasibility of supine-to-stand as a measure of functional motor competence. Journal of Motor Learning and Development. (Accepted with revisions)

Brian, A., Haegele, J., Bostick, L., Lieberman, L., Nesbitt, D., Taunton, S., & Stodden, D. (In press). Perceptions of motor competence for children with and without visual impairments. Journal of Visual Impairments and Blindness.

Stodden, D. F., Sacko, R., & Nesbitt, D. (2015). A Review of the Promotion of Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth. Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 1559827615619577.

Webster, C. A. & Nesbitt, D. (In press) Expanded Roles of Physical Education Teachers within a CSPAP and Implications for PETE.

Webster, C. A., Nesbitt, D., Lee, H., & Egan, C. (In press). Preservice physical education teachers' service learning experiences related to comprehensive school physical activity programming.

Webster, C. A., Stodden, D. F., Carson, R. L., Egan, C. A., & Nesbitt, D. (In press). Integrative Public Health-Aligned Physical Education and implications for the professional preparation of future teachers and teacher educators/researchers in the field. Quest.

Webster, C. A., Zarrett, N., Skiles-Cook, B., Weaver, R. G., Egan, C. A., & Nesbitt, D. (In press). Movement integration in elementary classrooms: Perceptions of teachers who report integrating the least and implications for program planning.

Presentations

Nesbitt, D.R., Molina, S., & Stodden, D.F. (2016, June). Examining Supine-to-Stand as a Measure of Functional Motor Competence and Health in Children. Presentation at the annual meeting of North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Montreal, CA.

Nesbitt, D. R., Cattuzzo, M. T., Molina, S., Phillips, D. S., & Stodden, D. F. (2015, March). Supine-to-Stand Time as a Measure of Functional Status in Childhood. Presented at the annual meeting of Society of Health and Physical Educators in America, Seattle, WA.

Nesbitt, D. R., Phillips, D. S., & Stodden, D. F. (2015, June). Feasibility of supine-to-stand time as a measure of lifespan motor competence. Annual meeting of North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Portland, OR. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 37, S13.

Nesbitt, D. R., Cattuzzo, M. T., Molina, S., Stodden, D. F., Robinson, L., & Phillips, D. S. (2016, April). Supine-to-stand: A measure of functional motor competence in preschool children. Presented at the annual meeting of Society of Health and Physical Educators in America, Minneapolis, MN.

Nesbitt, D.R., Molina, S., & Stodden, D.F. (2016, July). Examining Supine-to-Stand as a Measure of Functional Motor Competence and Health in Children. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Esther Thelen Research Forum and Feldenkrais Conference, Asheville, NC.

Nesbitt, D.R. (2016, July). Esther Thelen Research Forum: Developing Skillful Movers to Improve Health and Quality of Life. Invited panelist. Feldenkrais Method Conference.

Nesbitt, D.R., Molina, S., Sacko, R., & Stodden, D.F. (2017, March). The relationship between Supine-to-Stand and health-related fitness in young adults. To be presented at the annual meeting of Society of Health and Physical Educators in America, Boston, MA.

Nesbitt, D. R., Molina, S., Robinson, L., Brian, A., & Stodden, D. F. (2017, June). The relationship between Supine-to-Stand and health-related fitness in young adults. To be presented at the annual meeting of North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, San Diego, CA.

Nesbitt, D. R., True, L., & Stodden, D. F. (2017, June). The effect of motor competence “proficiency barriers” on health-related fitness. To be presented at the annual meeting of North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, San Diego, CA.

Brian, A., Haegele, J., Bostick, L., Lieberman, L., Nesbitt, D., Stodden, D., & Taunton, S. (2016, September). Perceptions of motor competence for children with and without visual impairments. Presented at the annual meeting of the North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity.

Egan, C.A., Webster, C.A., Weaver, R.G., Stodden, D. F., Brian, A., Russ, L.B., Nesbitt, D., & Michael, R.D. (2017, March). Differences in Classroom Teachers' Responses to a Movement Integration Intervention. To be presented at the annual meeting of Society of Health and Physical Educators in America, Boston, MA. 

Sacko, R., Pfeifer, C., Nesbitt, D.R., & Stodden, D.F. (2016, June). Product oriented throwing, kicking and jumping motor performance data across childhood. Presentation at the annual meeting of North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Montreal, CA.

Sacko, R.S., Nesbitt, D.R., McIver, K., & Stodden, D.F., (March, 2017) Metabolic expenditure during object projection skill performance. To be presented at the annual meeting of Society of Health and Physical Educators in America, Boston, MA.

Webster, C. A., Nesbitt, D., Lee, H., & Egan, C. (2015, October). Learning to implement comprehensive school physical activity programs: Experiences of preservice physical education teachers. Presentation at the Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) & Health Education Teacher Education (HETE) Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Research/Areas of Expertise

The focus of Danielle's research in the area of functional motor competence is to enhance the understanding of the origin, development, and decline of human movement as it relates to potential health risk behavior (PA, weight status, and health-related fitness) in children, adolescents, and adults. Examining functional motor competence provides a unique window to understand why developing the ability to move effectively in childhood is vital for promoting positive trajectories of physical activity, fitness and weight status levels across childhood and adolescence, as well as continued physical activity as adults.

Courses/Teaching

PEDU 462: Practicum in the Instructional of Secondary Learners in Movement settings

PEDU 440: Instruction of Secondary Learners in Movement settings

PEDU 575: Physical Education for the Classroom Teacher

PEDU 451: Teaching Physical Education