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Northwest Missouri State University


Loren Butler

Loren Butler

Email

Office

205 Martindale Hall

Phone

660.562.1066
660.562.1483 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2000

Associate Professor


Education

  • Ph. D. Kinesiology/Pedagogy with a Cognate in Health; University of Arkansas, 2002
  • M.A.T (Masters in the Art of Teaching) Physical Education; University of Arkansas, 1997
  • B.S. Physical Education K-12; University of Arkansas, 1996
  • A.S. Computer Science; Oklahoma Junior College, 1991

Courses Taught

Current Courses

  • Motor Development
  • Lifetime Team Activities
  • Methods of Secondary Physical Education
  • Foundations of Physical Education
  • Curriculum in Health & Physical Education (Graduate level)
  • Sport & Exercise Nutrition (Graduate level)

Past Courses

  • Survey of Literature (Graduate level)
  • Biomechanics

Academic Interests

  • Teaching methodology
  • Learning methods
  • Athletic performance
  • Obesity
  • Curriculum
  • Motor development

Scholarly Activity

  • Butler, L.L. (2007).  A comparison of obesity trends for Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi and Colorado using CDC obesity maps.  Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 40(2),
  • Butler, L.L. (2007). Obesity Trends for Missouri: An Analysis of the CDC Obesity Maps. 
  • Missouri Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
  • Reusser, J., Butler, L.L., Symonds, M., & Wall, T.  (2007).  An assessment system for teacher education program quality improvement. International Journal of Educational Management, 21(2), 105-113.
  • Butler, L.L., & Long, T.  (2005).  Moving into the future with technology in the gymnasium and grant opportunities.  Missouri Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 15, 16-19.
  • Butler, L.L.  (November/December, 2004).  Chalk, what chalk?  Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 75(9), 12-13.
  • Butler, L.L.  (2002).  A comparison of fitness levels for fifth graders in public, private and home schools  (Doctoral dissertation, University of Arkansas, 2002).
  • Trierweiler, J., & Butler, L.L. (2001).  Canadian contribution to wellness.  Missouri Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 11, 22-26.
  • Butler, L.L.  (2000).  Exercise and the Health Belief Model: Perceived barriers and self-efficacy.  Arkansas Journal, 35(1), 26-29.

Student Group Advisement

  • Sponsor, HPERD Club Recruitment & Convetions
  • Sponsor, Northwest Wrestling

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1998 - Present
  • Member, Missouri Associations for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2000 - Present
  • Student Teacher Evaluator, 2000 - Present
  • NASPE Stars Program Reviewer, 2007 - Present
  • Presented at Oxford University, Rhodes Scholar House, Oxford England, 2007