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Geffrey Colon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Motor Behavior and Physical Education

319R Porter


Ph.D., Kinesiology - Michigan State University
M.S., Sport Psychology/Counseling - Michigan State University
B.A., Psychology/Sports Psychology - Rutgers, the State University of NJ

Professional Summary

  • Career at EMU began in Fall 1998
  • Holman Learning Center Teaching Awards
  • EMU Athletic Program Most Valuable Professor Awards
  • Student-Teaching Supervisor
  • Post-baccalaureate and Credit Transfer Equivalency Advisor
  • Sport Psychology Consultant for EMU’s Swim Team, Gymnastics, Softball, and Athletic Training Program

Courses Taught

  • Motor Development
  • Motor Learning and Control
  • Physical Education for the Classroom Teacher
  • Physical Education Methods Courses
  • PEGN Activity Courses

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

  • Integrating Physical Education into the Core Curriculum. Michigan Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, November 2011, Dearborn, MI.
  • Engaging Children in Physical Activity: The role of Teachers not Specialized in Physical Education. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Conference, November 2010. Anaheim, California.
  • Preparing for NCATE Accreditation using an Online Assessment System. Physical Education Teacher Education Conference, October 2009. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
  • Preparing Pre-service and Novice Teachers in Physical Education. Physical Education Teacher Education Conference, October 2009. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
  • Examination of Physical Education Teachers’ Perceived Preparation & Competence to Teach. International Conference on Fitness, Health & Active Living, May 2008. Athens, Greece. 

Additional Information

The Physical Education Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090