Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Collins is the Chair of the Department of Kinesiology. An expert in coach development and coaching education, coaching philosophy, and leadership development, Dr. Collins joined the UNH Faculty in 2002. In addition to her faculty role at UNH, Dr. Collins has served as the Sport Studies Program Coordinator, College of Health and Human Services Faculty Fellow for Teaching Excellence, and a Sport Psychology Consultant for the Department of Athletics. A recipient of the CHHS Teaching Excellence Award, Dr. Collins has recently added the science of learning in coaching education to her research related activities. In addition to her current role as Chair of Kinesiology, Dr. Collins directs a Leadership Development Program for female-student athletes. Prior to her career in higher education, Dr. Collins coached collegiately at Princeton University, Dartmouth College, and UNH, as well as in the youth development program for USFHA. Most recently, she was named to the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) National Advisory Board. Dr. Collins has a doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, MS in Kinesiology from UNH, and an AB in Sociology from Princeton University.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 :Keep ‘Em Playing: Strategies for Building Positive Sport ExperiencesStrategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators.  31:8-14. 2018
    2014 Perceptions of a Disability Sport Unit in General Physical EducationAdapted Physical Activity Quarterly.  31:49-66. 2014
    2014 Youth sport coaches' perceptions of the usefulness of a statewide coaching education programApplied Recreation Research and Programming Annual.  4:1-30. 2014
    2012 Strategies for Using Pop Culture in Sport Psychology and Coaching EducationJournal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  83:20-31. 2012
    2012 The First Step: Assessing coaching philosophies of preservice coachesThe ICHPER-SD Journal of Research.  6:21-29. 2012
    2009 Coaching Life Skills Through Football: Philosophical Beliefs of Outstanding High School Football CoachesInternational Journal of Coaching Science.  3:29-54. 2009

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2005 Climate for minorities in exercise and sport settingsJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. S68-S68. 2005
    2005 State of coaching education: A needs assessment of high school state coaching educationResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. A122-A123. 2005
    2002 Attitudes of selected groups toward minorities in exercise and sportJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 63-63. 2002

    Teaching Activities

  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • Social Issues in Contemp Sport Taught course 2018
  • Teaching Assistantship Taught course 2018
  • Internship Taught course 2018
  • Honors Project Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • Social Issues in Contemp Sport Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2017
  • Social Issues in Contemp Sport Taught course 2017
  • Teaching Assistantship Taught course 2017
  • Principles of Coaching Taught course 2017
  • Social Issues in Contemp Sport Taught course 2017
  • Advanced Topics in Coaching Taught course 2016
  • Principles of Coaching Taught course 2016
  • Principles of Coaching Taught course 2016
  • Principles of Coaching Taught course 2016
  • Social Issues in Contemp Sport Taught course 2016
  • Teach Assistantship Coaching Taught course 2016
  • Principles of Coaching Taught course 2015
  • Advanced Topics in Coaching Taught course 2015
  • Principles of Coaching Taught course 2015
  • Teach Assistantship Coaching Taught course 2015
  • Internship in Sport Studies Taught course 2014 - 2015
  • Principles of Coaching Taught course 2014
  • Social Issues in Contemp Sport Taught course 2014
  • Teaching Assistantship Taught course 2014
  • Internship Taught course 2014
  • Internship Taught course 2014
  • Principles of Coaching Taught course 2014
  • Advanced Topics in Coaching Taught course 2014
  • Principles of Coaching Taught course 2014
  • Social Issues in Contemp Sport Taught course 2014
  • Teach Assistantship Coaching Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • A.B. Sociology, Princeton University
  • M.S. Kinesiology & Exercise Science, University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D. Kinesiology & Exercise Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Full Name

  • Karen Collins