Dr. Furong Xu
Office: 25 West Independence Way,Suite P, RM215
Assistant 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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Rhode Island State Clinic
April 13, 2013 CLICK HERE to learn more
2013 Kinesiology Internship Meeting
Students need to attend three meetings during the spring semester if they plan to go out in the summer or in the fall CLICK HERE to learn more
2013 KIN585 Summer Course
Come join KIN585 Disability Sport this summer, session I May 20-June 21 CLICK HERE to learn more
Strength & Conditioning Program
For successfully meeting establised criteria, the National Strength and Conditioning Association officially recognizes University of Rhode Islandís Program in Strength and Conditioning.
Kinesiology Graduate Research Night
Every year, the Department of Kinesiology hosts a graduate research night CLICK HERE to learn more
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.