Nathan Hall, Kinesiology

Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Nathan Hall

Office: WC249

Extension:x3257

nhall@brocku.ca 

My research and teaching are centered around physical literacy and physical education pedagogy. I am highly interested in novel physical activities and the benefits of getting children active outdoors, consequently a central focus of my present research is the incorporation of alternative environment activities (AEAs) in physical education programs. Other current research of mine includes examining the mental imagery use of physical educators, and developing physical literacy in early childhood. I am also the Past Chair for the PHE Canada Research Council. 

  • Incorporation of Alternative Environment Activities (AEA’s) in Physical Education  
  • Physical Literacy 
  • Physical Education Teacher’s use of Mental Imagery 

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters 

 

Hall, N., O’Brien, W., & Farmer, O. (in press). In flow and in the zone: A physical education gaelic games case study. In F. Chambers, D. Aldous and A. Bryant (Eds.), Approaches to Lifelong Physical Activity: (RE)Thinking Physical Education for 21st Century Children. London, UK: Routledge.  

 

Hall, N. & Lewis, B. (2018). Using games to teach physical education. In J. Barrett and C. Sciani (Eds.), Quality Health and Physical Education: Pedagogical Practices and Considerations for Canadian Elementary School Teachers. Windsor, Ontario, Canada: Human Kinetics. 

 

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles  

Hall, N., Bradford, B., DaCosta, J., & Robinson, D. (in press). Physical education teachers’ embracement of alternative environment activities. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. DOI: 10.1123/jtpe.2019-0060  

Hall, N., Hickson, C., & Tobin, D. (2020). A different way of “looking” at physical education assessment: Utilization of mental imagery by physical education teachers. Journal of Physical Education & Sport, 20(4). 1936. DOI: 10.7752/jpes.2020.04262  

Robinson, D. B., Robinson, I. M., Currie, V., & Hall, N. (2019). The Syrian Canadian Sports Club: A community-based participatory action research project with/for Syrian youth refugees. Social Sciences8(6), 163. DOI: 10.3390/socsci8060163  

Belanger, K., Barnes, J.D., Longmuir, P.E., Anderson, K.D., Bruner, B., Copeland,.L., Gregg, M.J., Hall, N., Kolen, A.M., Lane, K., Law, B., MacDonald, D.J., Martin, L.J., Saunders, T.J., Sheehan, D., Stone, M., Woodruff, S.J., & Tremblay, M.S. (2018). The relationship between physical literacy scores and adherence to Canadian physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines. BMC Public Health, 18(2), 1042. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5897-4 

 Lang, J.J., Chaput, J.P., Longmuir, P.E., Barnes, J., Belanger, K., Tomkinson, G.R., Anderson, K.D., Bruner, B., Copeland,.L., Gregg, M.J., Hall, N., Kolen, A.M., Lane, K., Law, B., MacDonald, D.J., Martin, L.J., Saunders, T.J., Sheehan, D., Stone, M., Woodruff, S.J., & Tremblay, M.S. (2018). Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with physical literacy in a large sample of Canadian children aged 8 to 12 years. BMC Public Health, 18(2), 1041DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5896-5

Law, B., Bruner, B., Scharoun, S.M., Anderson, K., Gregg, M., Hall, N., Lane, K., MacDonald, D., Saunders, T.J., Sheehan, D., Stone, M.R., Woodruff, S.J., Belanger, .K, Barnes, J.D., Longmuir, P.E., & Tremblay, M.S. (2018). Associations between teacher training and measures of physical literacy among Canadian 8 to 12 year old students. BMC Public Health, 18(2), 1039. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5894-7  

MacDonald, D.J., Saunders, T.J., Longmuir, P.E., Barnes, J., Belanger, K., Bruner, B., Copeland, J.L., Gregg, M.J., Hall, N., Kolen, A.M., Law, B., Martin, L.J., Sheehan, D., Woodruff, S.J., & Tremblay, M.S. (2018). A cross-sectional study exploring the relationship between age, sex, and physical measures with adequacy in and predilection for physical activity. BMC Public Health, 18(2), 1038.    DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5893-8 

 Saunders, T.J., MacDonald, D.J., Copeland, J.L., Longmuir, P.E., Barnes, J., Belanger, K., Bruner, B., Gregg M.J., Hall, N.Kolen, A,M., Law, B., Martin, L.J., Sheehan, D., Stone, M.R., Woodruff, S.J., & Tremblay, M.S. (2018). The relationship between sedentary behaviour and physical literacy in Canadian children: a cross-sectional analysis using the RBC-CAPL project. BMC Public Health, 18(2), 1037. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5892-9  

Tremblay, M.S., Longmuir, P.E., Barnes, J.D., Belanger, K., Anderson, K.D., Bruner, B., Copeland, J.L., Gregg, M.J., Hall, N., Kolen, A.M., Lane, K.N., Law, B., MacDonald, D.J., Martin, L.J., Saunders, T.L., Sheehan, D., Stone, M.R., & Woodruff, S.J. (2018). Physical literacy levels of Canadian children aged 8-12 years: Descriptive and normative results from the RBC Learn to Play CAPL Project. BMC Public Health18(2), 1036. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5891-x  

González-Rivera, M. D., Campos-Izquierdo, A., Villalba, A. I., & Hall, N. D. (2017). Sources of knowledge used by Spanish coaches: A study according to competition level, gender and professional experience. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 12(2), 162-174. DOI: 10.1177/1747954117694733 

 Hall, N., McDonald, G., Hay J., Stringer, D., & Pryce, R. (2016). Effect of activity type on youths’ physical activity during structured activity sessions. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 3(6), 546-556. DOI: 10.14485/HBPR.3.6.4 

 

Other Non-Peer Reviewed Scholarly Publications 

 

McGinley, S., Randall, L., Sulz, L., Davies, M., & Hall, N. (2020). Canadian PHE community’s response to COVID-19. National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) Magazine, volume 2. https://www.nakhe.org/_Library/newsletters/NAKHE_Magazine_Issue_Two_2020.pdf

Hall, N., & Gregg, M. (2020). Kids’ physical activity before age 5 matters so much because of the developing brain. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/kids-physical-activity-before-age-5-matters-so-much-because-of-the-developing-brain-132477   

Hall, N., Randall, L., McGinley, S., & Jobel, J. (2020). Leaving the country to lead beyond the campus. National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) Magazine, volume 1. https://www.nakhe.org/_Library/newsletters/NAKHE_Magazine_Issue_One_2020.pdf 

  • Physical Activity Across the Lifespan 
  • Fitness Activities 
  • Foundations of Physical Education Research