Associate Professor of 运动科学


I completed my undergraduate degree at Saginaw Valley State University and then attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where I earned my M.S. in Exercise Physiology and my Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Sport Studies with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. 毕业后, I continued my training by way of a postdoctoral fellowship with the Children’s Physical Activity Research Group, 安置在部门内. of 运动科学 in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. Following my postdoctoral fellowship in August 2016, I returned to East Tennessee and joined the 澳门官方老葡京 family.

The classes I have been privileged to teach primarily involve the human body: how it works, how physical activity and the outdoors influence it, 以及如何保持健康. 我教授的课程包括:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO/EXS 217)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BIO/EXS 218)
  • Human Health and Wellness (PHR 101)
  • Natural Environments and Health (OST 215)
  • First Year Studies: Get Out and Play! (FYS110)

Although the human body tops my list of favorite things, 我的热情一直都在, 并且一直如此, 伟大的户外. Growing up in rural Northeast Michigan, I spent most of my time outdoors which has fostered a love for nature, 户外活动, 和保护. When I’m not in the classroom, you can usually find me with my husband and our dogs in a boat, 在河岸上, 或者在树林里. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to combine my interests through my teaching, 研究, 和合身的人.绿色.Happy™ initiative at 澳门官方老葡京. My 研究 interests highlights the relationship between physical activity, 户外时间, and health in children and adults. 进一步, I am interested in strategies and programs that provide children with opportunities to spend more time outdoors, either through sport or free play and becoming stewards and advocates for the environment. I am involved in several organizations at the regional and national level, including the American College of Sports Medicine and the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine as well as on the Board of Directors for the American Forest Kindergarten Association.

For more information about my professional background, see my curriculum vitae (visit 在这里!)


  • 弗林,J.I.巴塞特,D.R., Fouts, H.N.,汤普森,D. L., D.P. Coe. Active 家庭 in the Great Outdoors: A program to promote family outdoor physical activity. Journal of Adventure Learning and Outdoor Education. (新闻). 2017.
  • 脑袋,R.R.弗林,J.I.,和M. Dowda. Policies for promotion of physical activity and prevention of obesity in youth. Journal of 运动科学 and Fitness. (新闻). 2016.
  • 罗斯,年代.E.弗林,J.I.,和R.R. 脑袋. What’s really causing the obesity epidemic? A review of reviews in children and adolescents. 体育科学杂志. (In press; Published ahead of print on September 23, 2015)
  • 钱德勒,J.L.弗林,J.I.巴塞特,D.R.,菲茨休,E.C.沃勒,S.N.,艾伦,K.——沃尔什.,曼纽尔,K.费尔南德斯,R.,艾普森,B.,和E. Zavisca. A Community-Based After-School Program to Promote Bicycling Skills and Knowledge: Kids Can Bike! Journal of Park and Recreation Administration. 2015. 33(4):90-99.
  • 克劳特,年代.E.弗林,J.I., D.R. 巴塞特. Estimating physical activity in youth using a wrist accelerometer. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2015. 47(5):944-951.
  • Coe, D.P.弗林,J.I.沃尔夫,D.L.,斯科特,S.,和R.S. 达勒姆. Children’s physical activity levels and utilization of a traditional versus natural playground. Children, Youth,和Environments Journal. 2014. 24(3):1-15.
  • 弗林,J.I.D。.P.骑手B.C.康格,S.A., D.R. 巴塞特. Detecting indoor and outdoor environments using the ActiGraph GT3X+ light sensor in children. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2014. 46(1):201-206.
  • 格雷戈里·D.A.,普发佛,K.A.,维克斯,K.E.,奥布里,A.J.弗林,J.I.,康诺利,C.P., D.P. Coe. Physiologic responses to running with a jogging stroller. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012. 33(9):711-715.