Hans Van Der Mars

Santa Catalina Hall, Rm # 330-S
Physical Education Teacher Education Program
7271 E. Sonoran Arroyo Mall
MESA
Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2680

Biography

Hans Van der Mars is a professor at Arizona State University and is actively involved in the undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs in physical education teacher education-sport pedagogy. Professor Van der Mars held a faculty appointment at Oregon State University for 15 years after previously holding faculty positions at Arizona State University (Tempe) and the University of Maine-Orono. He has been an active researcher in sports pedagogy/physical education teacher education for more than 30 years.

Professor Van der Mars (co-) authored more than 100 published research papers, professional papers, book chapters, proceedings papers, and three textbooks. He has delivered 215 invited keynote, research and professional presentations at international, national regional and state level conferences. Professor Van der Mars regularly hosts workshops for K-12 teachers in physical education. He served as co-editor of the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (JTPE) from 1998 to 2002.

Professor Van der Mars is a research fellow in the Society of Physical and Health Educators of America (SHAPE America) and was inducted as an active fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE) in 2006. He served as a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition Science Board for a three-year term. Professor Van der Mars' research focuses on determining factors that facilitate physical activity among secondary school students. Schools are viewed as a primary venue for influencing physical activity habits of children and youth, so it is important to determine which variables affect students' physical activity opportunities. This is especially important for those students who are not part of their school's interscholastic athletics program. 

Education

Ph.D. The Ohio State University 1984 

Research Interests

Guiding Research Questions:

  • How can school environments be made more receptive and conducive for physical activity engagement throughout the school day for all students?
  • What instructional approaches contribute to optimal physical activity levels of students?
  • How does the environment impact physical activity levels of students?

Current Research Projects:

  • Dr. van der Mars' research focuses on determining factors that facilitate physical activity among secondary school students.  School are viewed as a primary venue for influencing physical activity habits of children and youth, so it is important to determine which variables affect students' physical activity opportunities.  This is especially important for those students who are not part of their school's  interscholastic athletics program.
  • Dr. van der Mars is interested in studying the overall use of designated physical activity areas on school campuses, especially during times beyond the regular school day. 
  • A third area of research interest for Dr. van der Mars, is the study of physical activity levels of students in physical education with an eye toward the impact of instructional approaches (e.g., active supervision; games-based approaches to teaching sport games) 

Publications

 

 

 

 

  • van der Mars, H., McNamee, J., & Timken, G. (2018).  Physical education meets teacher evaluation:  Supporting secondary school physical educators in formal assessment of student outcomes.  The Physical Educator, 75, 581–615.  DOI:  https://doi.org/10.18666/TPE-2018-V75-I4-8471
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  • van der Mars, H., Timken, G., & McNamee, J. (2018).  Systematic observation of formal assessment of students by teachers (SOFAST).  The Physical Educator, 75, 341-371.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.18666/TPE-2018-V75-I3-8113
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  • Kwon, J., Kulinna, P., van der Mars, H., Koro-Ljungberg, M., Beardsley, A., & Norris, J. (2018).  Physical education pre-service teachers’ perceptions about preparation for Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 89, 221-234.  DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2018.1443196

 

  • van der Mars, H. (2017).  Viewpoint - Breaking news:  High schools surpass elusive goal for PE minutes per week Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 88(4), 3-6.  DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07303084.2017.1285146
  • van der Mars, H., Lorenz, K.A., & Kwon, J.Y. (2017).  Building CSPAP development into Arizona State University’s PETE program:  A work in progress.  Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 88(1), 11-19.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07303084.2017.1250518
  • Lorenz, K.A., van der Mars, H., Kulinna, P.H., Ainsworth, B.E., & Hovell, M.F. (2017).  Developing the System for Observing Behavioral Ecology for Youth in Schools (SOBEYS) Instrument.  Journal of School Health, 87, 894–901.  DOI: https://10.1111/josh.12571

  • Norris, J.M., van der Mars, H., Kulinna, P., Kwon, J.*, & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2017). A document analysis of teacher evaluation systems specific to physical education.  The Physical Educator, 74, 756-786.  DOI: https://doi.org.18666/TPE-2017-V74-14-7509

  • Norris, J.M., van der Mars, H., Kulinna, P., & Amrein-Beardsley, A. (2017).  Administrators perceptions of physical education teacher evaluation. The Physical Educator, 74, 729-755.  DOI: https://doi.org.18666/TPE-2017-V74-14-7245

  • Lorenz, K.A., van der Mars, H., Kulinna, P.H., Ainsworth, B.E., & Hovell, M.F. (2017).  Environmental and behavioral influences of physical activity in junior high school students.  Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 14, 785-792.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2016-0709   

  • Norris, J., van der Mars, H., Kulinna, P., Amrein-Beardsley, A., Kwon, J.*, & Hodges, M.* (2017).  Physical education teacher perceptions of teacher evaluation.  The Physical Educator, 74, 41–62 • DOI:  https://doi.org/10.18666/TPE-2017-V74-I1-6882

  • Stylianou, M., Kloeppel, T., Kulinna, P., & van der Mars, H. (2016).  Teacher fidelity to a physical education curricular model and physical activity outcomes.  Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 35, 337-348.  DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jtpe.2016-0112

  • Stylianou, M., van der Mars, H., Hodges-Kulinna, P.H., Adams, M.A., Mahar, M.M, & Amazeen, E. (2016).  Before-school running/walking club and student physical activity levels: An efficacy study.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 87, 342-353.  DOI: https://10.1080/02701367.2016.1214665
  • Stylianou, M., Hodges-Kulinna, P. H., van der Mars, H., Mahar, M. T., Adams, M. A., & Amazeen, E. (2016). Before-school running/walking club: Effects on student on-task behavior.  Preventive Medicine Reports3, 196-202DOI:  https://10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.01.010
  • McKenzie, T.L., & van der Mars, H. (2015). Top 10 research questions related to assessing physical activity and its contexts using systematic observation.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 86, 13-29. DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2015.991264 
  • Harvey, S., Song, Y., Baek, J., & van der Mars, H. (2016). Two sides of the same coin:  Student physical activity levels during a game-centred soccer unit.  European Physical Education Review, 22, 411–429.  DOI:  10.1177/1356336X15614783
  • Hastie, P., van der Mars, H., Layne, T., & Wadsworth, D. (2012).  The effects of prompts and a group-oriented contingency on out-of-school physical activity in elementary school-aged students.  Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 31, 131-145.

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
PPE 215 Teaching Team Sports
PPE 477 Student Teaching: PE EED
PPE 584 Internship
PPE 598 Special Topics
PPE 690 Reading and Conference
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
PPE 397 Clinical Experience: PE SED
PPE 455 Phys Educ in the Secondary Sch
PPE 478 Student Teaching: PE SED
PPE 535 Intro to Sport Ed
PPE 555 Physical Educ-Secondary Sch
PPE 568 Clinical Experience: PE SED
PPE 584 Internship
PPE 690 Reading and Conference
PPE 692 Research
PPE 784 Internship
PPE 792 Research
PPE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
PPE 215 Teaching Team Sports
PPE 477 Student Teaching: PE EED
PPE 584 Internship
PPE 598 Special Topics
PPE 690 Reading and Conference
DCI 784 Internship
PPE 784 Internship
PPE 792 Research
DCI 792 Research
DCI 799 Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
PPE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
PPE 215 Teaching Team Sports
PPE 477 Student Teaching: PE EED
PPE 584 Internship
PPE 598 Special Topics
PPE 690 Reading and Conference
PPE 692 Research
PPE 784 Internship
DCI 784 Internship
PPE 792 Research
DCI 792 Research
PPE 799 Dissertation
DCI 799 Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
PPE 394 Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
PPE 397 Clinical Experience: PE SED
PPE 455 Phys Educ in the Secondary Sch
PPE 478 Student Teaching: PE SED
PPE 484 Internship
PPE 535 Intro to Sport Ed
PPE 555 Physical Educ-Secondary Sch
PPE 568 Clinical Experience: PE SED
PPE 584 Internship
PPE 593 Applied Project
PPE 598 Special Topics
PPE 690 Reading and Conference
PPE 692 Research
PPE 784 Internship
PPE 792 Research
PPE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PPE 477 Student Teaching: PE EED
PPE 584 Internship
PPE 598 Special Topics
PPE 690 Reading and Conference
PPE 692 Research
DCI 784 Internship
PPE 784 Internship
DCI 792 Research
PPE 792 Research
PPE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
PPE 394 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
PPE 477 Student Teaching: PE EED
PPE 478 Student Teaching: PE SED
PPE 584 Internship
DCI 792 Research