nancy getchell

Nancy Getchell


Office Location:
157 Human Performance Lab

Research Interests

  • Development of neuromotor coordination and control in children with autism, learning disabilities, and developmental coordination disorder
  • The relationship among motor proficiency, physical activity, and health related fitness in pre-school aged children.


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996 (Kinesiology:  Motor Development)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989 (Kinesiology:  Motor Development)
  • B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 1985 (Exercise and Sport Sciences, with high distinction)


  • KAAP 301: Motor Development
  • KAAP 400: Research Methods (Honors/non-Honors)
  • KAAP 428: Motor Control and Learning
  • KAAP 463: Practicum in Exercise Science
  • KAAP 484: Women in Sports
  • KAAP 485: Research in Exercise Science
  • KAAP 657: Seminar in Motor Behavior
  • KAAP 607: Motor Learning and Control

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Health Sciences.
  • 2009 Fellow, Research Consortium, AAHPERD.
  • Lolas E. Halverson Memorial Young Investigator Award, National Association for Sport and Physical Education.