Dr. Furong Xu
Office: 25 West Independence Way,Suite P, RM215
Associate Professor, Kinesiology
Education & Training
B.S. Physical Education, East China Normal University
Ph.D. Physical Education and Sport Studies, University of Georgia
KIN 304 - Elementary Methods of PE
KIN 305 - Elementary Mehods of PE Field Experience
KIN 310 - Motor Development
KIN 369 - Test and Measurement
EDC 485 - Student Teaching Seminar
EDC 486/487 Student Teaching Supervision
• Lifetime Physical Activity
• Physical Activity Assessment
• Physical Education Teacher Education
Xu, F., Chepyator-Thomson, J. R., & Culp, B. (2010). School-based physical education programs and obesity in the United States: trends, rationalizations, and perspectives of change. Educational Research Journal (Hong Kong), 25(2), 241-262.
Xu, F., Chepyator-Thomson, J. R., Liu, W., & Schmidlein, R. (2010). The Association between social and environment factors and physical activity opportunities in U.S. middle schools. European Physical Education Review, 16(2), 183-194.
Liu, W., Wang, J., & Xu, F. (2008). Middle school children's attitudes toward physical activity: boys versus girls and organized versus non-organized sports participants. ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 3(2), 78-85.
Liu, W., Wang, J., & Xu, F.(2008). Choices of after-school physical activity by middle school children. ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 3(1), 108-117
Chepyator-Thomson, J. R., Kim, S., Xu, F., Schmidlein, R., Na, J. (2008). Multiethnic diversity research in K-12 U.S. physical education: A synthesis of literature in kinesiology-based journals (1995-2005). ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 3(1), 33-39.
Xu, F. & Chepyator-Thomson, J. R. (2006). Disabled women’s sports in China: Issues and perspectives. International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance, 4, 31-36.
Xu, F. & Zhang, J. (2001). Discussing the importance of physical education. Journal of The Tianjin Institute of Physical Education, 16, 70-71.
Zhang, J. & Xu, F. (2001). Exercise and physical fitness. Journal of Beijing University of Physical Education (Suppl.), 24, 26-27.
Xu, F. (2001). Improving undergraduate mental health through physical education. Journal of Beijing University of Physical Education (Suppl.), 24, 51-55.
Co-Principal Investigator (Matthew Delmonico, PI): Tai Chi and Weight Loss in Obese Older Women. College of the Environment and Life Sciences Community Access to Research and Extension Services (CELS CARES), Requested $130,542 (funded March 2010).
Principal Investigator (Linda Lamont, Co-PI): Promoting Physical Activity in Diabetic Children with Technology. Proposal Submitted to URI College of Human Science and Services (HSS Research Partnerships Grant), Requested $ 5,000 (funded January 2010).
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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.