Nicole Bolter

Nicole Bolter

Phone: (415) 338-2280
Location: Gym 132

My research focuses on understanding how participation in sport and physical activity can be a growth experience for children and adolescents, including the role coaches, parents, and peers play in shaping youths’ motivational processes and life skill development. The goal of my work is to inform how physical activity contexts can be structured to enhance young participants’ psychosocial and behavioral outcomes. Drawing from the positive youth development through physical activity framework, I have conducted recent studies on effective coaching behaviors, character development, and evaluation of a physical-activity based youth development program.

Selected Publications

Courses Taught at SF State

  • KIN 384: Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • KIN 710: Research in Kinesiology
  • KIN 715: Research Designs and Analysis
  • KIN 763: Motivation and Performance