Dr. John H. Downing

Role: Faculty Emeritus
Campus: Springfield



  • PhD, 1985, University of Oregon
  • MS, 1974, Springfield College
  • BS, 1970, Springfield College


  • KIN 100 Fitness for Living Lecture/Laboratory
  • KIN 127 Weight Training
  • KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches
  • KIN 358 Health Education 
  • KIN 440 Middle School Physical Education 
  • SEO 493 Supervised Teaching - Secondary
  • SED 496 Supervised Teaching - Elementary
  • KIN 468 Adapted Physical Education
  • KIN 545 Perceptual and Motor Development

Graduate courses

  • PED 699 Thesis Supervision
  • PED 695 Research Project Supervision

Research and professional interests

  • Interdisciplinary Teaching Methods
  • Motor Development in K-12 Children at Risk
  • Behavior and Classroom Management for At-Risk Children
  • Wellness Knowledge Attitudes and Behavior In College Students


  • Downing, John H. (2017). Critical thinking interventions effect students' wellness knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 88, (Suppl. 1), A 70.
  • Downing, Johu H. (2014). Evaluating student response systems in a Perceptual Motor Development course. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 85, (Suppl. 1), A60.
  • Downing, John H. & Altena, Thomas A. (2012). Enhancing critical thinking skills in fitness-wellness courses: A preliminary study. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 83, (Suppl. 1), A-15-A-16.
  • Downing, J. H., Keating, T, Altena, Thomas, S Masterson, G. (2011). Assessing student wellness knowledge, attitudes and behaviors: A technological approach. National Strength and Conditioning Association Conference Abstract, 34, 768.
  • Downing, J. H. (2011). Field testing the wellness knowledge, attitude and behavior instrument. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 82, (Suppl. 1), A26.
  • Downing, J. H., Masterson, G. E. and Altena, T. S. (2010). Assessing technology's effects on student wellness knowledge, attitudes and behavior. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 81, (Suppl. 1), A21.

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