Nichole Calkins, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Education Pedagogy

Dr. Calkins was a high school health and physical education teacher for 14.5 years and a P.E. & Health Instructional Specialist for 2 years in the public-school system. She also coached a variety of sports teams at the middle and high school level. Dr....

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ed.D., Seattle Pacific University

M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Seattle Pacific University

B.A., Physical Education and Spanish Education, Whitworth University

Certification or Licensing

2015 -  Program Administrator Certificate, Washington

2012 -  Professional Teacher Certification, Washington

2008 -  ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, Washington

Courses Taught

EDPE 190: Foundations of Health, Sport, and P.E.

EDPE 201: Elementary Ed & Leisure Sports Professional Lab

EDPE 312: Methods in Health Education

EDPE 416: Elementary Health Methods

EDPE 415: Elementary Physical Education

EDPE 420: Motor Development

EDPE 497B: In School Experience Health/Fitness II


Dr. Calkins was a high school health and physical education teacher for 14.5 years and a P.E. & Health Instructional Specialist for 2 years in the public-school system.  She also coached a variety of sports teams at the middle and high school level.

Dr. Calkins was a key contributor to the 2016 Washington State Health and Physical Education standards. She enjoys curriculum development and conducting professional development for health and physical education teachers.  She has authored a CPR in the Schools curriculum for Public-Health King County & Seattle, and a Fuel Up to Play 60 nutrition and physical activity curriculum for the Washington Dairy Council.  

She is a certified ACSM Personal Trainer and has worked with clients in group training sessions and in individual training sessions.  She is also an Army Reserves veteran.