Ken Lodewyk, PhD

Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Office: WC 246
905 688 5550 x5220

I teach and research mainly in the areas of motor development, physical literacy, and movement pedagogy while also co-directing the Centre for Healthy Development through Sport and Physical Activity within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University. Prior to my seventeen years as a professor, I earned my doctorate degree in Educational Psychology from Simon Fraser University, a master’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia, and worked as a high school teacher, coach, athletic director, and administrator for thirteen years. My general research interest is in the relations between instructional practices, motivation, beliefs, life skills, achievement, and physical literacy in physical and health education, recreation, and sport.

  • Associations between Trait Personality and Indices of Motivation and Achievement in Sport, Physical Activity, and Physical Education
  • The Conceptualization, Development, and Assessment of Physical Literacy
  • Epistemic Beliefs in Physical Education Students, Teachers, and Teacher-Candidates
  • Relations between Teaching Games for Understanding, Motivation, and Achievement in Physical Education
  • Psychosocial Correlates of Physical Activity in Children and Youth
  • North America Region Commissioner for the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance, Reston, Virginia, USA (2014 to present).
  • Writing Team Member of Physical and Health Education Canada’s Physical Literacy Passport for Life assessment program.
  • Member of the International Physical Literacy Association
  • Physical and Health Education Canada and its Research Council
  • The Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) in America
  • Ontario Physical and Health Educators’ Association (OPHEA).

Lodewyk, K.R, & Mandigo, J. (In press). Early Validation Evidence of a Canadian Practitioner-Based Assessment of Physical Literacy in Physical Education: Passport for Life. The Physical Educator.

Lodewyk, K.R, & Muir, A. (2017). Girls’ Emotions, Self-Efficacy, and Attributions during Soccer and Fitness Testing in High School Physical Education. The Physical Educator, 74(2), 269-295.

Lodewyk, K.R. & Sullivan, P. (2017). Gender-Specific Associations between Personality Traits, Physical Activity, and Body Size Dissatisfaction. Journal of Teaching, Research, and Media in Kinesiology, January 10, 2017, 1-18.

Lodewyk, K.R. & Sullivan, P. (2015). Anxiety, Self-Efficacy, and Perceived Fitness Associations by Gender and Body Size Discrepancy in High School Physical Education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. 21(6), 603-615.

Lodewyk, K.R. (2015). Relations among Epistemic Beliefs and Instructional Approaches to Teaching Games in Prospective Physical Educators. The Physical Educator, 72(4), 677-700.

Zhang, P., Xiang, P., Lodewyk, K.R., Huiping, S., & Gao, Z. (2015). Examining Psychosocial Correlates of Adolescent Girls’ Physical Activity Levels. Obesity and Control. Control Open Access 1:105

Lodewyk, K.R. & Gao, Z. (2013). Fitness-specific epistemic beliefs, effort regulation, outcomes, and indices of motivation in high school physical education. International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance Research Journal (8 (2), 3-11.

Lodewyk, K.R. (2013). Increasing participation in after-school sport and physical activity among children and youth: A case study of providers in Ontario, Canada. Phenex, 5 (2), 45-54.

Lodewyk, K.R., & Pybus, C. (2013). Investigating factors in the retention of students in high school physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 32, 61-77.

Lu, C., Francis, N., & Lodewyk, K.R. (2013). Movement domains. In D. Robinson & L. Randall (Eds.). Physical Education in Canadian Schools. Thomson Publishing.

Ning, W., Gao, Z., & Lodewyk, K.R. (2013). Associations between socio-motivational factors, physical education activity levels and physical activity behavior among youth. International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance Journal of Research, 7(1), 3-10.

Pirrie, A. M. & Lodewyk, K.R. (2012). Links between cognitive function and moderate-to vigorous physical activity in elementary physical education. Mental Health and Physical Activity Journal, 5, 93-98.

Lodewyk, K.R. (2012). Youth sport coaching for educational physical literacy. Coaches Plan Journal, 19(1), 40-41.

Lu, C. & Lodewyk, K.R. (2012). Physical education programs in Canada. European Journal of Physical and Health Education: Social Perspective. 1(1), 15-22.

  • Motor Development and Psychosocial Correlates of Physical Activity in Children and Youth
  • Content and Pedagogy for School Physical Education
  • Content and Pedagogy for Teaching and Coaching Formal Games