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About Jody L. Langdon

My primary research focus is in autonomy supportive teaching/sport coaching, grounded in self-determination theory. I have investigated the use of autonomy support among physical education teachers, youth sport coaches, and university teaching assistants. In working with colleagues, I also have focused on studies related to concussion diagnostics, obesity bias, early sport specialization, burnout, and motives for physical activity.


2015 Present Affiliate, Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University
2010 Present Assistant Professor, School of Health and Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Sciences, Georgia Southern University Department of Health & Kinesiology
2010 Present Marketing Contact, Georgia Southern University

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • College of Health and Human Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee (2014 & 2013)
  • Georgia Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Young Scholar Award Nominee (2014)
  • Southern District AAHPERD Taylor Dodson Young Professional Award Nominee (2015 & 2014)
  • College of Health and Human Sciences Excellence in Scholarship Award Nominee (2016)


  • Supervision of Student Teachers (ESED 5799)
  • Advanced Research Methods in Kinesiology (KINS 4899)
  • Motor Control (KINS 3230)
  • Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood Teaching (HLTH 3530)
  • Life Span Motor Development (KINS 3435)
  • Research Methods in Kinesiology (KINS 3130)
  • Bowling (KINS 1115)
  • First Year Experience: Motivation 101 (FYE 1220)
  • Research Design in Kinesiology (KINS 6130)
  • Data Analysis in Kinesiology (KINS 6131)

Contact Information

Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8076
Statesboro, GA 30458
Office: (912) 478-5378


Publications (24)

Book Chapters (1)