Dr. Cheryl Coker is a Professor with the Department of Health and Human Performance at Plymouth State University. Dr. Coker is a motor learning specialist who draws from her experiences as an athlete and coach to assist practitioners in putting theory into practice. She has given over 80 presentations throughout the US and internationally and has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters and the textbook Motor Learning and Control for Practitioners which has been well received for its applications based approach. Dr. Coker has served in numerous leadership capacities at the state, district and national level and is a Fellow of both the Research Consortium in the Society of Health and Physical Educators and of the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Professionals.
Coker, C.A., (2015). Motor skill learning for effective coaching and performance. In J.M. Williams and V. Krane (Eds.), Applied Sport Psychology; Personal Growth to Peak Performance. 7th Edition. (pp.19-39) Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company.
Coker, C. A. (2014). Intervention strategies for performance enhancement. Physical and Health Education Journal, 79(4), 14-17.
Coker, C.A. (2013). Motor Learning and Control for Practitioners. 3rd Edition, Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb Hathaway, Publishers.
Overdorf, V.G. and Coker, C.A. (2013). The efficacy of movement analysis and intervention skills. The Physical Educator, 70(2), 195-205.
Lounsbery, M.F. & Coker, C.A. (2008). Developing skill analysis competency in pre-service physical education teachers. Quest.60, 255-267
Coker, C.A. How Far is Too Far? Perceived Attainability and the Distance Effect of an External Focus of Attention. NASPSPA, Minneapolis, MN, June 2014.
Overdorf, V. & Coker, C.A. Perceived competence and physical activity in older female adults. International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP) World Congress, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2014.
Coker, C.A. & Johnson, L.V. Perceived vs. Actual Competence in Fundamental Skill Performance in Pre-Service Physical Education Teachers. NASPSPA, New Orleans, LA, June 2013.
Coker, C.A. & Johnson, L.V. Mission Possible: Achieving NASPE Standard 2 in Secondary Physical Education. AAHPERD, Boston, MA, March 2012.
Coker, C.A. & Overdorf, V. Improving Movement Analysis and Intervention Skills in Professionals. International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP), Limerick, Ireland, June 2011.
Coker, C.A. & Overdorf, V. Developing Skill Analysis Competency. AAHPERD, San Diego, CA, March 2011.
Coker, C.A. Practice Schedules and Putting Distance Accuracy. AAHPERD, Indianapolis, IN March 2010.
Awards or recognition
Honor Award, AAHPERD 2013
Fellow, NAS 2013
Southwest District Presidential Citation 2010
Margaret Paulding Lecturer, Eastern District AAHPERD 2010
NMAHPERD Professional Honor Award 2007
Southwest District AAHPERD Scholar 2006
Southwest District AAHPERD Honor Award 2003
Fellow, Research Consortium, AAHPERD 2002
PE 2550 Foundations of Physical Education
PE 2731 Motor Development
PE 3570 Kinesiology
PE 3720 Motor Learning
PE 4805 Senior Research I
PE 4806 Senior Research II
AT 5875 Special Topics – Kinesiology