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So-Yeun Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Adapted Physical Activity

Department:

Kinesiology and Physical Education

Research Interests:

Health promotion through physical activity for individuals with disabilities. Associated with Celebrating Abilities in Physical Education (CAPE).

Education:

Ph.D. Oregon State University, Adapted Physical Activity

M.S. Catholic University of Leuven, Adapted Physical Activity

B.S. Ewha Womans University, Physical Education

Recent Scholarly Activities

Peer-Review Articles:

  • Zittel, L. & Kim, S-Y. (in press). Early childhood adapted physical education. In Winnick, J. (6th ed.). Adapted Physical Education and Sports. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Kim, S-Y. & Park, H. (in press). Sources and magnitude of variability in pedometer-determined physical activity levels of youth. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation.
  • Jeong, M., Kim, S-Y., & Lee, E. (2015). Parents’ beliefs and intention toward supporting physical activity participation for their children with disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly32(2), 93-105.
  • Kim, S-Y. & van der Mars (2014). Accuracy of various interval lengths for measuring physical activity levels of children with intellectual disabilities using SOFIT. ICHPERD-SD Asia Journal of Research6(2), 65-69.
  • Kim, S-Y. (2014). Feasibility of process-oriented assessment approaches for children with cerebral palsy.ICHPERD-SD Asia Journal of Research6(1), 1-8.

Funded Projects:

  • Zittel, L.L., & Kim, S-Y., Field testing the TAKE Action for healthy preschoolers intervention. Joint proposal with Henry BW, Umoren J, & Derscheid LE. Co-Principal Investigator, Great Journeys Assistantship. Funded $10,397.00, Northern Illinois University, 2012-2013.

Funding Under Review:

  • Henry BW, Zittel LL, Kim, S-Y, Derscheid LE, & Umoren J. TAKE Action for healthy preschoolers: Teaching about activity and kid’s eating. Co-Principal Investigator, NIH R15, $394,238.00, submitted in June 2015.

Courses Taught

  • KNPE 591 - Assessment and Program Planning in Adapted Physical Education
  • KNPE 597K - Internship: Adapted Physical Education
  • KNPE 592 - Clinical Experience in Special Physical Education
  • KNPE 574 - Physical Education in the Elementary School
  • KNPE 490 - Adapted Physical Education
  • KNPE 492 - Special Physical Education Clinic Practicum
  • KNPE 453 & 553 - Exercise Program for Adult Special Populations



Contact

(815) 753-7152
soyeunkim@niu.edu
Anderson 232

Contact Us

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education 
Anderson Hall 221
DeKalb, IL 60115
phone: (815) 753-1407
fax: (815) 753-1413
email: knpe@niu.edu

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