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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

Philip Scruggs

Philip W. Scruggs, PhD


Office: PEB 102
Phone: (208) 885-7921
Email: pwscruggs@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: College of Education; Department Movement Sciences
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2401
Moscow, ID 83844

College of Education
Department of Movement Sciences
Department Chair and Associate Professor

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2008


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Physical Activity Assessment
  • Biography
  • Selected Publications
    • Scruggs PW, Mungen JD, Oh Y.  Accuracy of Pedometer Assessed Steps/Min and Activity Time in High School Physical Education. Meas Phys Educ Exerc Sci 2010;14:151-163.
    • Scruggs PW, Mungen JD, Oh Y. Quantifying Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity in High School Physical Education: A Pedometer Steps/min Standard. Meas Phys Educ Exerc Sci 2010;14:104-115.
    • Scruggs PW. A comparative analysis of pedometry in measuring physical activity of children. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2007;39:1837-1846.
    • Scruggs PW. Middle school physical education physical activity quantification: A pedometer steps/min guideline. Res Q Exerc Sport 2007;78:284-292.
    • Scruggs PW. Quantifying activity time via pedometry in fifth- & sixth-grade physical education. J Phys Act Health 2007;4:215-227.
    • Scruggs PW, Beveridge SK, Clocksin BD. Tri-axial accelerometry & heart rate telemetry: Relation & agreement with behavioral observation in elementary physical education. Meas Phys Educ Exerc Sci 2005;9:203-218.
    • Scruggs PW, Beveridge SK, Watson DL, Clocksin BD. Quantifying Physical Activity in First- through Fourth-Grade Physical Education via Pedometry. Res Q Exerc Sport 2005;76:166-175.
  • Research Projects
      • Scruggs, P. W., Goc Karp, G., Paul, D. R., Brown, H. F., Vella, C. A., & Davis, C. A. Statewide Surveillance of Physical Education Quantity and Quality in Idaho.
      • Kern, A., Brown, H., Scruggs, P., Goc Karp, G. & Houge MacKenzie, S. The Paddle-Bike the Coeur d’Alene Watershed (PBW) project.
      • Scruggs, P. W., Paul, D. R., Goc Karp, G., Brown, H., Vella, C.A., & Davis, C.A. Statewide Prevalence and Correlates of Physical Education Physical Activity in Idaho.
    • Outreach Projects
      • Walktober; Moscow, Idaho, USA; Moscow School District Employee Wellness - Pedometer Steps/Day Challenge; Fall 2009, 2010, 2011
      • Let's Move Moscow; Moscow, Idaho, USA; Moscow School District Employee Wellness - Pedometer Steps/Day Challenge; Spring 2009, 2010, 2011
    • Awards and Honors
        • AAHPERD Research Consortium Fellow, 2008