Christine Hopple, Ph.D

Associate Professor
(585) 395-5075
Office: Tuttle North B327


Christine Hopple came to SUNY Brockport in 2013. Her professional career began in Ocala (Marion County) FL, where she taught elementary Physical Education at College Park Primary (K-2) School, a FL Dept. of Education Model School, for four years. She also taught elementary Physical Education to students in grades Pre K-5 in Roanoke City (VA) for four years. Besides teaching Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) courses at Ithaca College (NY) and Penn State, Dr. Hopple also worked for Human Kinetics Publishers in Champaign, IL where she developed resources and programs for physical education teachers.

At SUNY Brockport, Dr. Hopple teaches PETE courses (mostly focusing on elementary Methods) at the undergraduate level as well as graduate research courses. She also serves as Coordinator of the PETE Program.


  • PhD University of Maryland-College Park (2015)
  • M.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1993)
  • B.S. The Florida State University (1984)

Areas of Specialty

  • Elementary Physical Education Pedagogy
  • Alternative Assessment in Physical Education
  • Qualitative Research

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Elementary Physical Education Methods
  • Elementary Activities
  • Assessment in Physical Education

Graduate Courses:

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Analysis of Teaching Physical Education
  • Synthesis Project

Research Interests

  • Qualitative Understanding of Children’s Perceptions of Learning and Participation in Physical Education and Physical Activity