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Division of Kinesiology and Health

College of Health Sciences

Tristan Wallhead, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Kinesiology and Health. Tristan Wallhead, Ph.D.


Assistant Director, Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Physical Education / Teacher Education

(307) 766-4191

Corbett Building, Room 113







Tristan Wallhead came to the United States from England after serving as a physical education teacher at a high school with Sports College status for six years. Following the completion of his PhD at The Ohio State University under the supervision of Dr. Mary O’Sullivan he took a faculty position in the Physical Education Teacher Education (PHET) program at the University of Wyoming. He continues to conduct research on the effects of Sport Education on student motivation for physical activity, and uses the didactic methodology to examine student learning during peer-assisted learning strategies such as the reciprocal style and co-operative learning. He was promoted to Associate professor in 2010 and was inducted as a research fellow for AAHPERD in 2013. He recently received the Central District SHAPE Scholar Award (2016) and serves as an Associate Editor for Journal of Teaching Physical Education. If you are interested in being supervised by Dr. Wallhead for a Masters degree in PETE please email him directly. 

Curriculum Vita


Ph.D. Ohio State University (2004)

M.S. Leeds Metropolitan University (2000)

B.S. Loughborough University (1997)


  • KIN 2000 Movement Core I: Invasion & Striking/Fielding Games
  • KIN 4012 Curriculum Development in Physical Education
  • KIN 4017 Teaching Lab III Practicum
  • KIN 5014 Teaching Tactics in Sport-based Physical Education
  • KIN 5018 Psychology of Teaching Physical Education
  • KIN 5586 Instructional Models for Physical Education


  • AIESEP Board of Directors (2014-2018)
  • AIESEP 2016 Conference, Laramie – Chair of Scientific Committee
  • WAHPERD VP for Physical Education (2013-2015)
  • Associate Editor for Journal of Teaching Physical Education
  • Editorial Board member of Physical Education Sport Pedagogy and European Physical Education Review


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Kinesiology and Health

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1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5284

Fax: (307) 766-4098


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