MARIA NEWTON, PhD portrait
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Health-Kinesiology
  • Associate Professor, Health and Kinesiology

Current Courses

Summer 2024

  • KINES 4921-013
    Peer Tutoring
  • KINES 4999-007
    Honors Thesis/Project
  • KINES 6910-012
    Masters Internship
  • KINES 7830-009
    Journal Readings
  • KINES 7930-009
    Doctoral Internship
  • KINES 7954-001
    Prac. Eff. Tch. Doc.
  • KINES 7990-001
    Cont Reg-Ph D

Spring 2024

Fall 2023

Teaching Philosophy

I truly enjoy teaching.  I consider myself a post modernist in terms of pedagogical philosophy.  I attempt to create a mastery and caring-based motivational climate that encourages everyone to invest and treat others with respect.  I attempt to engage the students with references to current culture, small and large group work, and endless questions.  I try to merge both high expectations and fun in the classroom.  I will push my students but we will also laugh on a daily basis.  My students make my job enjoyable so I try to be available to them on a constant basis.