• Justin A. Haegele, PhD, CAPE, is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences and teaches in the Health & Physical Education program area. His research and teaching interests are in adapted physical education/activity and inclusion. In addition to his work at ODU, he also is the co-director of Camp Abilities Alaska, a one-week development sport camp for youth with visual impairments. In 2012, Dr. Haegele was honored as the New York State Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year. More recently, he was selected as the first recipient of the David P. Beaver Adapted Physical Activity Youth Scholar Award, awarded by the National Consortium of Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (2015).
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2018 "We can't do anything": The experiences of students with visual impairments in physical education classes in BrazilBritish Journal of Visual Impairment. 152-162.
    2018 A pilot investigation of the perceived motor competence of children with visual impairments and those who are sighted.Journal of Visual Impairments & Blindness. 118-124.
    2018 Barriers and facilitators of physical education participation for students with disabilities: An exploratory studyInternational Journal of Inclusive Education. 130-141.
    2018 Brazilian physical education teachers’ attitudes toward inclusion before and after participation in a professional development workshop.European Physical Education Review. 21-38..
    2018 Brazilian physical education teachers’ beliefs about teaching students with disabilities.International Journal of Disability, Development and Education. 408-427.
    2018 Experiences in physical education: Exploring the intersection of visual impairment and maleness.Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. 196-213.
    2018 Factors influencing high school girls' enrollment in elective physical educationCurriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education. 286-299.
    2018 Factors influencing high school girls’ enrollment in elective physical education: An exploratory qualitative inquiry.Curriculum Studies in Health & Physical Education. 286-299.
    2018 Females with visual impairment in physical education: Exploring the intersection between disability and gender identitiesResearch Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 298-308.
    2018 Females with visual impairments in physical education: Exploring the intersection of disability and gender identities.Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport. 298-308.
    2018 Gender- and school-level correlates of growth in health-related fitness knowledge among US high-school studentsHealth Education Journal.
    2018 Goalball showdown: A small sided game.Palaestra. 35-38.
    2018 Inappropriate practices in fitness testing and reporting: Alternative strategies.Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance. 46-51.
    2018 Physical education and transition planning experiences relating to recreation among adults who are deafblind: A recall analysisJournal of Visual Impairment & Blindness. 73-86.
    2018 Physical educators’ engagement in online adapted physical education graduate professional development.Professional Development in Education. 272-286..
    2018 Physical educators’ habitual physical activity and self-efficacy for regular exerciseThe Physical Educator. 50-63.
    2018 Prevalence and demographic correlates of overweight, physical activity, and screen time among school-aged children in urban China: The Shanghai study.Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. 118-127.
    2018 Self-efficacy and physical activity among adults with visual impairmentsDisability and Health Journal. 324-329.
    2018 Undergraduate kinesiology students’ experiences in online motor development course.Online Learning. 271-288.
    2018 Weekday physical activity and health-related fitness of youths with visual impairments and those with autism spectrumJournal of Visual Impairment & Blindness. 372-384.
    2017 A theory-based physical education intervention for adolescents with visual impairments.Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness. 77-84.
    2017 Accuracy of the Fitbit Zip for measuring steps for adolescents with visual impairments.Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. 195-200.
    2017 Beliefs about physical activity and sedentary behaviors of adults with visual impairmentsDisability & Health Journal. 571-579.
    2017 Brazilian Physical Education Teachers’ Beliefs About Teaching Students With DisabilitiesInternational Journal of Disability, Development and Education. 1-20.
    2017 Current practices and future directions in reporting disability in school-based physical education researchQuest. 113-124.
    2017 Developing online graduate coursework in adapted physical education utilizing andragogy theory.Quest. 453-466.
    2017 Gopher FITStep Pro accuracy when measuring steps and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.Acta Gymnica. 3-10.
    2017 Graduate students’ practicum experiences instructing students with severe and profound disabilities in physical education.European Physical Education Review. 196-211.
    2017 Health-related quality of life, physical activity & sedentary behavior of adults with visual impairments.Disability & Rehabilitation. 2269-2276.
    2017 In-service physical educators’ experiences of an online adapted physical education endorsement courses.Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. 162-178.
    2017 Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors of Urban Chinese Children: Grade Level Prevalence and Academic Burden AssociationsBioMed Research International.
    2017 Physical activity experiences of youth with visual impairments: An Alaskan perspectiveBritish Journal of Visual Impairment. 103-112.
    2017 Physical activity of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder.International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education. 368-377.
    2017 Physical activity, screen-time behavior, and obesity among 13-year olds in Ireland with and without autism spectrum disorder.Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 49-57.
    2017 Physical education experiences at residential schools for the blind: A phenomenological inquiryJournal of Visual Impairment & Blindness. 135-147.
    2017 Positioning theory: Kinesiology students’ experiences teaching in an adapted aquatics practicum.Multicultural Learning and Teaching. 2161.
    2017 Professional development in adapted physical education with graduate web-based professional learning.Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy. 618-631.
    2017 Satisfaction of parents with children with autism spectrum disorders toward physical educationThe Physical Educator. 715-729.
    2017 Self-efficacy and physical activity among adults with visual impairmentsDisability and Health Journal. 1-6.
    2017 Social cognitive theory determinants of physical activity in adults with visual impairmentsJournal of Developmental & Physical Disabilities. 911-923.
    2017 The meaning of physical education and sport among elite athletes with visual impairmentsEuropean Physical Education Review. 375-391.
    2017 The modified physical education class: An option for the least restrictive environment.Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance. 10-16.
    2017 The power of community involvement: Experiences of volunteers at a Paralympic experiences event.The Virginia Journal. 7-10.
    2016 Disability discourse: Overview and critique of the medical and social models.Quest. 193-206.
    2016 Mobility status as a predictor of obesity, physical activity and screen time use among children aged 5 to 11 in the United States.Journal of Pediatrics. 23-29.
    2016 Mobility status as a predictor of obesity, physical activity, and screen time use among children aged 5-11 years in the United States.The Journal of Pediatrics. 23-29.
    2016 Perceived motor competence of children with visual impairments: A preliminary investigation.British Journal of Visual Impairment. 151-155.
    2016 Physical activity for adults with visual impairments: Impact of socio-demographic factorsEuropean Journal of Adapted Physical Activity. 3-14.
    2016 The content and face validity for the Test of Perceived Motor Competence for children with visual impairments: A Delphi studyBritish Journal of Visual Impairment. 238-247.
    2016 The current experiences of physical education teachers at schools for the blind in the USA.Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness. 323-334.
    2016 The meaning of physical education and sport among elite athletes with visual impairmentsEuropean Physical Education Review.
    2015 A cross-disciplinary comparison of published articles: Adapted physical activity and special education.European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity. 7-20.
    2015 Fundamental motor skills and school-aged individuals with visual impairments: A reviewReview Journal of Autism & Developmental Disabilities. 320-327.
    2015 Physical activity and school-age individuals with visual impairments: a literature review.Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. 68-82.
    2015 Promoting leisure-time physical activity for students with visual impairments using generalization tacticsJournal of Visual Impairment & Blindness. 322-326.
    2015 Quantitative methodology: A guide for emerging physical education and adapted physical education researchersPhysical Educator. 59-75.
    2015 Research trends in Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly from 2004 to 2013Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. 187-205.
    2015 The Applied Behavior Analysis Research Paradigm and Single-Subject Designs in Adapted Physical Activity Research.Adapted physical activity quarterly : APAQ. 285-301.
    2015 The perspectives of students with disabilities toward physical educationQuest. 255-273.
    2015 Underlying Dimensions of the Physical Educators' Judgments about Inclusion instrument: Brazilian-VersionJournal of Curriculum and Teaching. 96-103.
    2015 Validation of a talking pedometer for adolescents with visual impairments in free-living settings.Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness. 219-223.
    2014 How students with visual impairments can learn components of the expanded core curriculum through physical educationJournal of Visual Impairment & Blindness. 239-248.
    2014 Including students with visual impairments: SoftballThe Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance. 39-45.
    2014 Infusing the expanded core curriculum into physical education for children with visual impairmentsPalaestra. 44-50.
    2010 A continuum of paraeducator support for utilization in adapted physical educationTeaching Exceptional Children plus. 1-10.
    2008 Participation of athletes with disabilities in a road race in Brazil: Development of a volunteer program.Palaestra. 45-50.


    Year Title
    2017 Students with Disabilities in Brazil, Japan, South Korea, and the United States: Implications for Inclusion and Social Justice in Physical EducationInclusive Physical Activities: International Perspectives. Greenwich CT: Information Age Press.
    2016 Roles and responsibilities of parents/guardians.Sports, fitness, and motor activities for children with disabilities: A comprehensive resource guide for parents and educators..
    2012 Autism Spectrum DisordersEssentials of Teaching Adapted Physical Education. Scottsdale, Arizona: Holcomb Hathaway.

    Expertise Keywords

  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Disability
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Inclusion
  • Visual Impairment
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Adapted Physical Education, The Ohio State University 2015
  • M.S.Ed. in Physical Education, State University of New York College at Brockport 2009
  • B.S. in Physical Education, State University of New York College at Brockport 2007
  • Full Name

  • Justin Haegele