Pamela Beach, Ph.D


Professor, Kinesiology, and Associate Director Honors College
(585) 395-5427
Office: Tuttle North B205
Office Hours:

Monday 2-3pm 134 Brown 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-11am 211 Tuttle North


Pamela Beach, Ph.D. is a Professor of Motor Behavior at SUNY Brockport. She was the coordinator for the kinesiology major from 2008 to 2020 and has coordinated internships and research experiences for kinesiology majors. Pamela was also the Director of the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) from 2019 to 2021, the Acting Director of the Honors College Fall of 2021 and the Acting Chair of the Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Department Spring of 2022. Dr. Beach is the Associate Director of the Honors College since 2020 and a Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Institute on Movement Studies for Individuals with Visual Impairments (IMSVI) since 2012. Dr. Beach regularly publishes and presents nationally and internationally on her research in motor development and balance in individuals with sensory impairments. She has also published three editions of the undergraduate textbook Motor Learning and Development through Human Kinetics publisher which has been widely adopted. She is the Vice President of the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID), has recently served on the American Kinesiology Association Board and is an active Brockport Lions Club member. 


  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University 
  • M.S., Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University

Areas of Specialty

  • Motor Competence
  • Balance
  • Gerontology
  • Visual Impairment and Deaf Blindness

Courses Taught

Physical Activity and Aging PES 401

Motor Development PES 413

Motor Learning PES 439

Kinesiology Research PEP 479

Kinesiology Practicum PEP 480

Ageism HON 380

Junior Colloquium HON 395

Peer Mentoring HON 397

Honors Thesis HON 490

Honors Academic Planning GEP 100

Synthesis Project PES 798

Research Interests

  • Balance and Postural control in special populations such as older adults and children with visual impairment and Deafblindness
  • Motor Development assessments