Dr. Emily D. Clapham
Office: 25 West Independence Way,Suite P,RM 223
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Education & Training
Ed.D. – Curriculum and Teaching, Boston University
M.S. – Physical Education and Exercise Science, University of Rhode Island
B.S. – Physical Education, University of Rhode Island
Phi Delta Kappa Graduate Education Honor Society, Boston University, Boston, MA (2005)
School of Education Scholarship Recipient, Boston University, Boston, MA (2005)
Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, URI, Kingston, RI (2002)
Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, URI, Kingston, RI (2001)
KIN 324 - Rhythms and Dance
KIN 322 - Outdoor Leisure and Pursuits
KIN 314 - Methods in Secondary Physical Education
KIN 315 - Supervised Experience in Secondary Physical Education
KIN 410 - Adapted Physical Education
KIN 270 - Introduction to Teaching Physical and Health Education
Dr. Clapham is interested in the effects of using technology in physical education settings. Her dissertation focused on utilizing heart rate monitors and pedometers with fourth and fifth grade students. She created supportive curricula to create a conceptual framework for implementing the devices successfully. Dr. Clapham’s other research interests include: the “new” physical education, girls’ sport and physical activity participation and motivation and physical activity for upper elementary and secondary students.
Clapham, E.D. (2009) Research Review: An Analysis of Physical Activity and Elementary Physical Education Curricula Using Heart Rate Monitors and Pedometers. In Ciccomascolo, L. & Sullivan, E, The Dimensions of Physical Education and Health Education: An Introduction to the Discipline.
Clapham, E.D. (2009). Technology in PE: Pedometers and Heart Rate Monitors Are a Must for PE Today. In Ciccomascolo, L. & Sullivan, E. The Dimensions of Physical Education and Health Education: An Introduction to the Discipline.
Clapham, E. D. (2007, June) “Assessment with BMI, Heart Rate Monitors and Pedometers”, Warwick Public Schools Professional Development Presentation, Warwick, RI.
Clapham, E. D. (2007, August) “Incorporating Creative Rhythms and Dance into PE Lessons”, Barrington Public Schools Professional Development Presentation, Barrington, RI.
Sullivan, E. C. & Clapham, E. D. (2007, November). MAHPERD Conference, Worchester, MA.
Sullivan, E. C. & Clapham, E. D. (2008, February) “Why We Should Use Data Driven Authentic Assessment Devices: Heart Rate Monitors from A to Z”. Eastern District Association Conference, Newport, RI.
Auld, R. K., Clapham, E. D., Lombardo, B. Tunnicliffe, K., Addessi, D., Alexander, K., Bliven, D., Dacier, B., Moynihan, L & Payette, G. (2008, February) “Innovative Teaching Methods that Challenge K-12 Students’ Critical Thinking Skills”. Eastern District Association Conference, Newport, RI.
Clapham, E. D. (2008, November) Burriville Public Schools Professional Development Presentation, Burriville, RI.
Clapham, E.D. (2008, November). Dissertation Results and Technology and Physical Activity Handbook for New PE, Presentation presented at the Rhode Island College Dean’s Research Colloquium, Providence, RI.
Clapham, E. D. (2009, April). An Analysis of Physical Activity and Elementary Physical Curricula Using Heart Rate Monitors and Pedometers. Poster session presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Conference, Tampa, FL.
Sullivan, E. C. & Clapham, E. D. (2006). Boston University Technology Grant (to obtain 10 downloadable and 20 non-downloadable heart rate monitors), Boston, MA: Funded ($10,000.00)
Clapham, E. D. (2006). Boston University Technology Grant (to obtain 35 pedometers), Boston, MA: Funded ($1000.00)
Clapham, E. D. (2008, May) Teaching About Asian Studies Grant. National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, Warwick, RI : Funded ($500.00)
Ciccomascolo, L., Southern, S & Clapham, E. (2009) University of Rhode Island Foundation Grant. Effect of a Leadership Curriculum and Physical Activity Program on Fourth and Fifth Grade Girls’ Academic Achievement, Self-esteem, and Attraction to Physical Activity: Funded ($1,960.00)
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Internship in Australia Information Session
Date: Tuesday, October 15; Session 1: 1:00-1:45; Session 2: 2:00-2:45; Where: Independence Square 203
Kinesiology Walking Program
The Kinesiology Department is seeking students to serve as walking coaches for the new “Rhode To Health” program on Wednesdays from 12-1. Highly interested students can also serve on the planning committee. The program will begin Wednesday, October 2 with a big kick-off ceremony up on campus. This is a great way for students to gain experience working in a “real world” setting.
Scholarships For Study Abroad
The URI Office of International Education will be offering information sessions for those interested in applying for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: Thursday, September 19th 7PM-8PM Memorial Union, Room 318, Tuesday, September 24th 1 PM-2PM. For more information on the Gilman Scholarship(DEADLINE 10/1/2013), CLICK HERE
For additional information on education abroad scholarship opportunities CLICK HERE
The Study Abroad Fair
It will be held Wednesday, September 18th from 11:00 to 12:00 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Information on study abroad and the Kinesiology Australia Internship Program will be available.
URI Physical Therapy Open House
The annual URI PT open house will be held on September 26, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:00 in Independence Square.
Kinesiology in the News
Kinesiology is a broad field encompassing all facets of human movement. CLICK HERE to learn more
HSS Living and Learning Community
HSS Living and Learning Community
in Butterfield Hall is a great opportunity for Kinesiology students to network with each other during their first year on campus.