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Dr. Peter Smith

Kinesiology and Recreation - Associate Professor, School Honors Coordinator, and Exercise Science Program Director

Contact Information:

Campus Box 5120

Phone: (309) 438-3553

Fax: (309) 438-5559


Office Hours:

Office: MCH 265G

Mon: 11-12

Wed: 11-12

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Degree Information:

  • Ed.D. University of Houston, Psychological Aspects of Sport
  • M.Phil. University of Wales, Bangor, Motor Learning and Performance
  • B.S. University of Wales at Bangor, Mathematics / Physical Education

Research Interests:

Factors affecting movement skill learning. To date this has included the order in which movement tasks are practiced (contextual interference), the role of corrective or motivational information in learning movement skills, and the role of instructions in learning movement skills.


Motor Learning, Statistics, Research Methods

Professional Organizations:

Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity; American Association for the Advancement of Sport Psychology

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Move Information

During the construction phase of the new School of Kinesiology and Recreation / Student Fitness Center, faculty and staff who previously were located in McCormick are now housed in Stevenson 413 (Recreation and Park Administration) and Nelson Smith 201 (Physical Education Teacher Education).

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Kinesiology and Recreation
Campus Box 5120
250 McCormick Hall
Normal, Il 61790-5120
Phone: (309) 438-8661
Fax: (309) 438-5559

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