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Zack Beddoes

Specialty area(s)

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs; Children's cognition and motivation in PA settings. Physical education secondary methods and preparation

Current courses at UWL

ESS 118: Introduction to the Physical Education Profession

ESS 420: Secondary Methods and Assessment in Physical Education

ESS 737: Curriculum Development in Physical Education


Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

M.A. Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

B.S. Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Professional history

Mapleton Junior High School, Mapleton, UT Physical Education Teacher and Coach

University of Texas, Austin, TX, Assistant Instructor, Field Supervisor 

Research and publishing

Current Manuscripts 

Beddoes, Z., Castelli, D. (2017). Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs in Middle Schools. Journal of   Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Beddoes, Z., Prusak, K., Barney, D., Wilkinson, C. (2016). Effects of Teachers-to-Student Relatedness on Adolescent Male Motivation in Weight Training Classes. The Physical Educator, 73:3, 488-509

Barney, D., Prusak, K., Beddoes, Z. (2016). Picking Teams: Motivational Effects of Team Selection Strategies in Physical Education. The Physical Educator, 73:2, 230-254

Beddoes, Z., Prusak, K., Hall, A. (2014). Overcoming Marginalization of Physical Education in America's Schools with Professional Learning Communities. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 85:4, 21-27

Working Manuscripts 

Beddoes, Z., Castelli, D., Beighle, A. Patterns of Physical Activity Implementation in Elementary Classrooms: Teacher Profiles

Beddoes, Z, Castelli, D., Beighle, A. Strategies for Implementing Classroom Physical Activity

Beddoes, Z, Castelli, D., Barcelona, J. Classroom Physical Activity and Executive Function Among Children