Hildi Nicksic
Clinical Assistant Professor, Health and Kinesiology
Office#: 320 Blocker
Mail Stop: 4243
Office Phone: (979) 458-1246
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Primary Emphasis Area: Health Education
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Short Bio
Dr. Nicksic, a native Oregonian, joined the TAMU Division of Health in 2015 after completing her doctorate in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University in Texas in Austin. With over ten years of experience as a public school classroom teacher in grades ranging from kindergarten through seventh, Dr. Nicksic's is passionate about teaching and strives to provide students with meaningful learning experiences that facilitate critical thinking and application of content to real life. Her primary interest is classroom physical activity, which refers to student engagement in physical activity within the general education classroom as facilitated by the classroom teacher. Classroom physical activity is one component of the nationally-recognized Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program designed to improve the health and well-being of school-aged youth. Dr. Nicksic's research projects include the assessment of perceived barriers to classroom physical activity implementation among classroom teachers and the creation, dissemination, and review of a professional development training for elementary classroom teachers to promote physical activity in the classroom. During her tenure at TAMU, Dr. Nicksic has expanded her research to include college students and professional development for collegiate faculty. Currently, she is also working on exploring the association between yoga and collegiate athletic performance.
Research Interests
Classroom physical activity
Comprehensive school physical activity
Professional development
HLTH 231
Healthy Lifestyles
HLTH 335
Human Diseases
HLTH 410
Health Programs in the Workplace
HLTH 429
Environmental Health
HLTH 482
Grant Writing
HLTH 640
Health Intervention and Wellness
HLTH 641
Foundations in Health Education
HLTH 646
Health Education Training
Courses Taught
HLKN Faculty   |   HLKN Staff