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Sport and Movement Studies

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Sport and Movement Studies
Purser Hall 101
(509) 963-1911

Brian McGladrey, Ph.D., CSCS

  • Assistant Professor, Athletic Administration
  • Program Coordinator, Coaching Minor
  • Ph.D., Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Research interests include strength and conditioning for high school students and athletes. Professional background includes 12 years as a high school baseball coach. After spending time with his wife, enjoys alpine skiing.

Courses Taught:

  • PE 365 – Foundations of Coaching
  • PE 453 – Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Coaching
  • PE 540 – Socio-psychological Dimensions of Sport
  • HPE 557 – Research Methods and Design in Health and Physical Education
  • HPE 560 – Statistical Applications in Health and Physical Education
  • HPE 700 – Master’s Thesis, Project Study, and/or Examination


Smith, C., Hannon, J. C., McGladrey, B., Shultz, B., Eisenman, P., & Lyons, B. (2014). The effects of a postactivation potentiation warm-up on subsequent sprint performance. Human Movement, 15(1), 36-44.

 McGladrey, B. W., Hannon, J. C., Faigenbaum, A. D., Shultz, B. B., & Shaw, J. M.
 (2014). High school physical educators’ and sport coaches’ knowledge of strength training principles and methods. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(5), 1433-1442.

 Hannon, J. C., Destani, F., McGladrey, B., Williams, S. M., & Hill, G. (2013). Physical activity levels, lesson context, and teacher behaviours in elementary physical education classes taught by paraeducators. International Journal of Elementary Education, 2(3), 23-26.

 Williams, S. M., & McGladrey, B. W., Silva, A., & Hannon, J. C. (2013). A comparison of classroom instruction versus use of homework assignments on cognitive knowledge acquisition in physical education. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 70, 206-220.

McGladrey, B. W., Murray, M. A., & Hannon, J. C. (2010). Developing and practicing an athlete-centered coaching philosophy. Youth First: Journal of Youth Sports




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