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About Tyler G. Johnson

Tyler Johnson earned a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University in 2007. He completed MS and BS degrees in Physical Education from Brigham Young University in 2004 and 2002, respectively. He has been a member of the Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University since 2008 and teaches future physical education teachers and sport coaches. He is passionate about designing and implementing positive sport and exercise experiences for young people in physical education, interscholastic sports, youth sports, and other recreational programs. His research interests relate to participant motivation in physical activity settings, youth physical activity levels, philosophical foundations of physical education, and physical education teacher education.


2016 - Present Professor, Boise State University Department of Kinesiology
2013 - 2016 Associate Professor, Boise State University Department of Kinesiology
2013 - 2016 Director, Boise State University Master of Athletic Leadership Program
2008 - 2013 Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of Kinesiology
2007 - 2008 Faculty Associate, Arizona State University ‐ Department of Physical Education

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests


2010 - 2011 Prevalence-Use of LDS Meetinghouses for Physical Activity-Related Purposes
Boise State University
Faculty Research Grant Program
Role: Principal Investigator
2010 - 2010 Development of a Pedometer Project in Treasure Valley Junior High Schools
Idaho State Department of Education
Role: Grant Contractor
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
2015 - Present President-elect, President, Past President, SHAPE Idaho
2014 - Present Engaged Scholar Program, National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education
2011 - 2013 Executive Board Member, Idaho Association of Health, PE, Recreation, and Dance
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Honors and Awards

  • Robert P. Pangrazi President’s Council Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Arizona State University, Tempe - 2005
  • NASPE Outstanding Major of the Year, AAHPERD National Convention, San Diego - 2002
  • Magna Cum Laude, Brigham Young University - 2002


2007 Ph.D. - Curriculum & Instruction - Physical Education, Arizona State University
2004 M.S. - Physical Education - Pedagogy, Brigham Young University
2002 B.S. - K-12 Physical Education, Minor - History Teaching, Magna Cum Laude, Brigham Young University - Provo

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