Graeme Connolly

Program Director

Graeme Connolly

Program Director

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Education
Department of Kinesiology

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Bio

Dr. Connolly moved from Scotland to Augusta, GA in 1998. Since 2001, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at Augusta University.

  • (706) 667-4882
  • (706) 667-4140
  • CFH 222

Education

  • Ph.D., Kinesiology and Exercise Scien University of Georgia, 2012

  • MED, Physical Education Teaching an Augusta State University, 2000

  • BS, Health and Physical Education/ University of Glasgow, 1997

Awards & Honors

  • Jag20 Award Georgia Regents University, 2015

  • Certified as “Physical Best Health-Fitness Instructor” National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2011

  • Certified as “Physical Best Health-Fitness Specialist” National Association for Sports and Physical Education, 2009

  • Outstanding Graduate Student in Health and Physical Education ASU: Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, 2000

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • KNHS 6442

    Applied Research Project
  • INQR 1000

    Fund. of Academic Inquiry
  • KNHS 3420

    Instructional Strat. in HS
  • KNHS 6400

    Internship in Kines & HS
  • KNHS 4342

    Phys Ed for MG & Secondary
  • KNHS 6342

    Phys Ed for Mid and Second Ed
  • KNHS 6353

    Taking Athlete to Next Level
  • KNHS 6352

    Ath Injuries Care & Prevention
  • KNHS 6351

    Ethics of Sports Coaching
  • KNHS 4330

    History & Phil of Kinesiology
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I
  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II
  • KNHS 6350

    Found & Prin of Sports Coach
  • KNHS 4950

    Selected Topics in Kinesiology: Fundamentals of Coaching
  • KNHS 6950

    Selected Topics: Special Topics

Teaching Interests

Kinesiology- Sport Pedagogy and Coaching Health & Physical Education Pedagogy

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Applying humanistic learning theory: The "art" of coaching, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Induction of beginning physical education teachers: Surviving the early years, 2014
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • A scrutiny of the coaching education program scholarship since 1995, 2009
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The finishing touch: anatomy of expert lesson closures in sport, 2009
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Sport pedagogy and coaching Expertise/effectiveness in team sport coaching Expertise/effectiveness in high school settings Qualitative methodologies

Department Service

  • KHS Search Committee 2016 - 2016

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Health and Physical Education M.A.T. Supervisor 2015 - 2015

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Promotion and Tenure 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Athletics 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • International Sport Coaching Journal 2014 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Human Kinetics Publishers 2017 - 2017

    Role: Reviewer, Book
  • GAHPERD - Executive Board Member 2009 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member