Department of Kinesiology
Nicole Kirk is an assistant professor in the HPE program within the Department of Kinesiology. She teaches courses within the area of adapted physical education, activity, and sport and general physical education. Research interests include exploring the motivational beliefs and lived experiences of individuals with sensory and physical impairments in the context of physical activity, exercise, and sport. Current projects include qualitative and quantitative studies situated within theories of motivation such as expectancy-value theory, theory of planned behavior, and self-determination theory. Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, Dr. Kirk worked as an adapted physical education specialist in preK-12 settings.
PhD in Human Movement Sciences, 2019
Old Dominion University
MEd in Adapted Physical Education, 2015
University of Virginia