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Todd Layne

Asst Professor

Health Sport Sciences

Office Location: 212 Field House

Phone: (901) 678-3109


Dr. Todd E. Layne is an Assistant Professor of Physical Education Teacher Education in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at The University of Memphis. He received his B.S. and M.A. in Health and Physical Education from Tennessee Technological Univeristy and his Ph.D. in Physical Education from Auburn University. 

His research program examines the use of the Sport Education curriculum model. Primary interests involve examining the use of Sport Education with children in the primary grades and university setting with a focus on teacher effectiveness, student competence and skill development. Other interests include examining high autonomy climates and the impact on student learning and student physical activity levels. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, and European Physical Education Review. He has also made several presentations at academic conferences, such as the American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD).   

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