Kimberly Clevenger

Kinesiology and Health Science

Assistant Professor

Kimberly Clevenger

Contact Information

Office Hours: TR 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Office Location: HPER 146
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Educational Background

MPH, Harvard University, 2020
PhD, Kinesiology, (Exercise Physiology), Michigan State University, 2019
Physical Activity by Schoolyard Location: Current Literature, Comparison with Activity Type, and Use of a GPS-Based Approach
MS, Exercise Physiology, Ohio University, 2015
Impact of the Teaching HENRY (Healthy Exercise and Nutrition Recommendations for Youth) Intervention on Physical Activity Knowledge and Behavior in Rural Appalachia
BS, Exercise Physiology, Ohio University, 2013
Characterizing Children's Free-Play Physical Activity: Steps vs Counts


I am an assistant professor with a background in exercise physiology. My research interests are in the promotion and measurement of physical activity, particularly in children.

Teaching Interests

Research methods, statistics, health behaviors, the built environment, exercise physiology.

Research Interests

Ensuring we have valid, reliable, and sensitive measures of physical activity is the foundation of my research. I am also interested in how the physical environment influences children's free-play, how behavior varies over time and space, and how this impacts subsequent positive and negative environmental exposures (e.g., to noise, nature). Lastly, I want to ensure that all children, pre-K to 12, have sufficient opportunities for free-play during the school day.