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Nicholas Cutforth

B.Ed. (Hons), M.S., Ph.D.

I have been conducting research with schools and community-based organizations for over 20 years. My research and teaching interests include school health and physical activity environments, physical activity and youth development, university/community partnerships, and community-based research. I have written over 30 articles and book chapters, and co-authored two books: Youth Development and Physical Activity: Linking Universities with Communities (Human Kinetics, 2000) and Community-Based Research and Higher Education: Principles and Practices (Jossey-Bass, 2003). I have supervised over two-dozen community-based research projects with students and faculty colleagues and community partners since 1999. My current research involves rural school-based intervention studies related to physical activity and healthy eating among K-12 students in the San Luis Valley and southeast Colorado. My co-authored grants to build healthy school environments and policies have been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and the Colorado Health Foundation.

Research Interests
  • School health and physical activity environments
  • Physical education
  • University-community partnerships
  • Scholarship of engagement
  • Community-based research
  • Youth development and physical activity
Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research
  • Qualitative Data Collection & Analysis
  • Advanced Qualitative Research
  • Community-Based Research
    Bachelor of Education (Honors), College of St. Paul & St. Mary, Cheltenham, England Physical Education & Geography Master's of Science, University of Oregon Physical Education Doctor of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago

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