The exercise science major wil be renamed kinesiology, signaling the program’s strong focus in both the natural and social sciences.
Brian H. Jackson, PhD
At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know the faculty in your discipline.
Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then.
EXMB 100 | Exercise Science Passport
EXMB 303 | Medical Kinesiology
EXMB 312 | Coaching Principles
EXMB 333 | Sport Psychology
EXMB 336 | Sports in Society
EXIP 366 | Human Motor Development
EXIP 369 | Perceptual Motor Learning
HPER 370 | Teaching Techniques II
EXIP 469 | Advanced Perceptual Motor Learning
PhD in Motor Learning with a concentration in Sports Psychology and Statistics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., in 2004
Master of Arts in Education in Exercise and Sport Sciences, specializing in Administration in Physical Education and Athletics, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., in 1999
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Statistics, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, N.C., in 1997
Areas of Research & Specialization
Currently I am responsible for motor learning/development and sport psychology. Specifically, my research focuses on the effects of variables within the learning environment (practice schedules, attentional focus, feedback delivery) on the acquisition of motor skills.
Oregon Association of Health, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)
Jackson, B. H. & Holmes, A. M. (2011) The effects of focus of attention and task objective consistency on learning a balancing task. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 82(3), 574-579.
Jackson, B. H. & Clair, E. A. (2008 Supplement). Effects of practice distribution when time is a limiting factor. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 79(1) Supplement, A-39.
Hartman, J. M. & Jackson, B. H. (2007). Podcasting. IDEA Fitness Journal. January 2007, 30-32.
Jackson, B. H. (2006 Supplement). A test of alternative explanations for the contextual interference effect. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, March 2006 Supplement, A-44.
Jackson, B. H., Kirkpatrick, M. K, & Brown, S. T. (2000). Comparison of the use of guided imagery in three disciplines. In A. Lamsa & K. Serlo (Eds.) International Conference Towards Holistic Well-Being Conference Procedings. Oulu, Finland: Oulu Polytechnic, School of Health and Social Care.
Honor & Awards
2010 | Awarded Indefinite Tenure, Pacific University
2009 | Faculty Development Grant, Pacific University. The Feasibility of an Active College Classroom. Co-authored with Dr. Rebecca Concepcion. Series of projects examining whether students can effectively learn while in the process of being physically active.
2008 | Junior Faculty Award, Pacific University. Awarded in recognition of outstanding service as a teacher and mentor to the students of Pacific University and for significant contributions to the academic life of the university community early in the professional career.
2003 | Jessie C. Carpenter Award, Curry School of Education, The University of Virginia. Awarded for exceptional promise as evidenced by both professional and academic accomplishments.
2001-present | Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Honor Society
2001 | Homer Humphreys Award, Curry School of Education, The University of Virginia. Awarded for exceptional promise as evidenced by both professional and academic accomplishments.
Pacific University's Exercise Science Department is taking an active role in surveilling the audiences at theatre performances of George Orwell's 1984.