Hans Van Der Mars

Santa Catalina Hall, Rm # 330-S
Physical Education Teacher Education Program
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

  • 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

Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 394Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 397Clinical Experience: PE SED
PPE 455Phys Educ in the Secondary Sch
PPE 478Student Teaching: PE SED
PPE 535Intro to Sport Ed
PPE 555Physical Educ-Secondary Sch
PPE 568Clinical Experience: PE SED
PPE 584Internship
PPE 598Special Topics
PPE 690Reading and Conference
PPE 692Research
PPE 784Internship
PPE 792Research
PPE 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 477Student Teaching: PE EED
PPE 478Student Teaching: PE SED
PPE 584Internship
DCI 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 397Clinical Experience: PE SED
PPE 455Phys Educ in the Secondary Sch
PPE 477Student Teaching: PE EED
PPE 478Student Teaching: PE SED
PPE 535Intro to Sport Ed
PPE 555Physical Educ-Secondary Sch
PPE 568Clinical Experience: PE SED
PPE 584Internship
PPE 598Special Topics
PPE 690Reading and Conference
PPE 692Research
PPE 784Internship
PPE 792Research
PPE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 397Clinical Experience: PE SED
PPE 430Analysis of Skill-Game Perf
PPE 455Phys Educ in the Secondary Sch
PPE 478PPE SED Stud Teach
PPE 555Physical Educ-Secondary Sch
PPE 568Clinical Experience: PE SED
PPE 584Internship
PPE 598Special Topics
PPE 792Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 397Clinical Experience in PE Sec
PPE 455Phys Educ in the Secondary Sch
PPE 478PPE SED Stud Teach
PPE 535Intro to Sport Ed
PPE 555Physical Educ-Secondary Sch
PPE 584Internship
PPE 598Special Topics
PPE 690Reading and Conference
PPE 692Research
PPE 784Internship
PPE 792Research
PPE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 397Clinical Experience in PE Sec
PPE 430Analysis of Skill-Game Perf
PPE 455Phys Educ in the Secondary Sch
PPE 478PPE SED Stud Teach
PPE 555Physical Educ-Secondary Sch
PPE 584Internship
PPE 598Special Topics
PPE 690Reading and Conference
PPE 792Research
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 690Reading and Conference
PPE 692Research
PPE 784Internship
PPE 792Research
PPE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 397Clinical Experience in PE Sec
PPE 455Phys Educ in the Secondary Sch
PPE 478PPE SED Stud Teach
PPE 535Intro to Sport Ed
PPE 555Physical Educ-Secondary Sch
PPE 598Special Topics
PPE 690Reading and Conference
PPE 692Research
PPE 784Internship
PPE 792Research
PPE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 397Clinical Experience in PE Sec
PPE 430Analysis of Skill-Game Perf
PPE 477PPE EED Student Teaching
PPE 478PPE SED Stud Teach
PPE 584Internship
PPE 598Special Topics
PPE 692Research
PPE 784Internship
PPE 792Research
PPE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 690Reading and Conference
PPE 692Research
PPE 784Internship
PPE 792Research
PPE 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 396Clinical Exp in PE: Elem
PPE 397Field Experience in PE Sec
PPE 477PPE EED Student Teaching
PPE 478PPE SED Stud Teach
PPE 494Special Topics
PPE 535Intro to Sport Ed
PPE 593Applied Project
PPE 598Special Topics
PPE 690Reading and Conference
PPE 692Research
PPE 784Internship
PPE 792Research
PPE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PPE 396Field Exp in PE - Elem
PPE 397Field Experience in PE Sec
PPE 477PPE EED Student Teaching
PPE 478PPE SED Stud Teach
PPE 494Special Topics
PPE 598Special Topics
PPE 690Reading and Conference
PPE 692Research
PPE 784Internship
PPE 792Research
PPE 799Dissertation