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Movement Sciences

Email: Movement Sciences
College of Education
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2401
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2401
Phone: (208) 885-7921
Fax: (208) 885-5929

Grace Karp Goc

Grace Goc Karp


Office: PEB 206
Phone: (208) 885-2187
Email: gockarp@uidaho.edu

College of Education
Department of Movement Sciences
Program Coordinator, Physical Education

Campus Locations: Moscow


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Physical Education Teacher Education
    • Assessment in Physical Education
    • School to Community Physical Activity Enrichment
  • Selected Publications
      Woods, M., Goc Karp, G., & Judd, M. (2011). Search chair and physical education teacher perceptions about filling PETE positions. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 20(2), 129-14.
      Perlman, D. & Goc Karp, G. (2010). A Self-Determined Perspective of the Sport Education Model. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. 15(4), 401-418.
      Liu, H., & Goc Karp, G., & Davis, D. (2010) Teaching Kindergarten Learning-Related Social Skills through a Modified Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Model. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 81(6), 38-46.
      Goc Karp, G., & Woods, M.L. (2008). PTs Perceptions about Assessment and its Implementation. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 27(3), 327-346.
      Perlman, D., and Goc Karp, G. (2007). Using TARGET to enhance pre-service teachers’ ability to identify and develop a motivational climate. Physical Educator, 64(2), 102-112.
  • Research Projects

    Kern, A., Brown, H., Scruggs, P., Goc Karp, G. & Houge MacKenzie, S. The Paddle-Bike the Coeur d’Alene Watershed (PBW) project. (2012). College of Education Innovative Grant. $11,992.00. Funded.

    Scruggs, P. W., Goc Karp, G., Paul, D. R., Brown, H. F., & Vella, C. A. (2011). Statewide Surveillance of Physical Education Quantity and Quality in Idaho. Idaho State Department of Education Coordinated School Health Program. $10,900. Funded.

    Scruggs, P. W., Paul, D. R., Goc Karp, G., & Brown, H. (2010). Statewide Prevalence and Correlates of Physical Education Physical Activity in Idaho. Idaho State Department of Education Coordinated School Health Program. $17,000. Funded.

    Goc Karp, G. Brown, H., Scruggs, P.W., Grindley, E., Gilmore, D., Canfield-Davis, K, & Jain, S.

    Partners for Healthy Lifestyles in Schools and Communities (PHALSC), (2010). College of Education Innovative Grant, $10,000.00. Funded.

    Goc Karp, G. (PI), Paul, D., Scruggs, P.W., Brown, H., Browder, K. (Co-PIs), (2009). “Statewide Assessment of BMI and Physical Activity Policy, Curricula and Behavior in Idaho K-12 Schools. Idaho State Department of Education. $58,080. Subcontract for Page, S.L. (PI). 2008. Improving the health and educational outcomes of young people. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Outreach Projects
    • Safe Routes to School Project with the Moscow School District, City of Moscow, and Dept.of Movement Sciences. 2007-13.  Total Funding $461, 568.00 (Infrastructure and Education).  Education component $103,134.00.  Students and faculty deliver and promote safe walking and bike education
    • Moscow School District. Students and faculty deliver Wellness Activities and students develop monthly newsletter MSD Pulse.
    • City of Moscow, Active Living Task Force 'I' Count activities fccusing on walking and biking participation in the community.
    • Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL). Statewide coolaborative initiative to identify strategies to promote healthy eating and active living to prevent overweight and obesity.
  • Awards and Honors
    • College Educator of the Year, Idaho Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2005.
    • Alumni Award for Excellence, University of Idaho, 2005.
    • University of Idaho Teaching Excellence Award, 2004.
    • Northwest District American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance College/University Professional of the Year. 2004.