Les Podlog, PhD portrait
  • Associate Professor, Health and Kinesiology

Current Courses

Fall 2022

  • KINES-7830
    Journal Readings
  • KINES-7930
    Doctoral Internship
  • KINES-7954
    Prac. Eff. Tch. Doc.
  • KINES-6910
    Masters Internship
  • KINES-5830
    Journal Readings
  • KINES-4921
    Peer Tutoring
  • KINES-4999
    Honors Thesis/Project
  • KINES-3340
    Sport Psychology
  • KINES-3340
    Sport Psychology

Summer 2022

Spring 2022

Professional Organizations

  • 2008 - 2009. Position : Member.
  • 2008 - 2016. Position : Member.
  • 2007 - 2016. Position : Member.
  • 2007 - 2008. Position : Member.
  • 2007 - 2012. Position : Member.

Teaching Philosophy

I aim to teach course content in a clear and structured manner by providing varied learning experiences for students of diverse learning styles, abilities and social/ethnic backgrounds. In particular, I believe it is important to foster a sense of competence, autonomy and relatedness (i.e., interconnectedness) in students through a variety of educational approaches that inspire their sense of imagination and creativity. Currently, I employ pedagogical techniques that involve the practice of “doing” sport and exercise psychology through a variety of “hands-on” learning activities (e.g., involvement in motivation experiments, memory and cognition tests under various arousal conditions). These activities are designed to provide students with experiential knowledge in addition to theoretical discussion of topics.  Ultimately, I truly believe that as a teacher I must convey my enthusiasm and interest in the subject matter if students are to be engaged with the learning material.

Courses I Teach

  • KINES-7830 - Journal Readings
  • KINES-7930 - Doctoral Internship
  • KINES-7954 - Prac. Eff. Tch. Doc.
  • KINES-6910 - Masters Internship
  • KINES-5830 - Journal Readings
  • KINES-4921 - Peer Tutoring
  • KINES-4999 - Honors Thesis/Project
  • KINES-3340 - Sport Psychology
  • KINES-3340 - Sport Psychology
  • KINES-7930 - Doctoral Internship
  • KINES-4921 - Peer Tutoring
  • KINES-7830 - Journal Readings
  • KINES-4999 - Honors Thesis/Project
  • KINES-6910 - Masters Internship
  • KINES-7954 - Prac. Eff. Tch. Doc.
  • KINES-4999 - Honors Thesis/Project
  • KINES-6910 - Masters Internship
  • KINES-3340 - Sport Psychology
  • KINES-4921 - Peer Tutoring

Former Students

  • Chris Hammer, . Role: Chair.
  • Cara Grenny, . Role: Member.
  • Hanah Kropf, . Role: Member.
  • Kelley Menefee, . Role: Member.
  • Sean Bergeson, . Role: Chair.
  • Chang Young Jang, . Role: Member.
  • Brian Triptow, . Role: Member.
  • Gino Barbagelata, . Role: Member.
  • Christopher Hammer, . Role: Chair.
  • Brett Allen, . Role: Member.
  • Sean Davenport, . Role: Member.
  • Monique Schaal, . Role: Member.
  • Juliann Cook, . Role: Member.
  • Monica Dolan, . Role: Member.
  • Anne Diluzio, . Role: Member.
  • Kristina Struthwolf, . Role: Member.
  • Mohammed Qasheesh, . Role: Member.
  • Andrea Stark, . Role: Member.
  • Becky Eschler Black, . Role: Member.
  • Annie Van Leeuwen, . Role: Member.