Christopher Nightingale

Christopher NightingaleAssociate Professor of Physical Education and Athletic Training
Athletic Training Program Director
Kinesiology and Physical Education Program Director
Phone: 207.581.2463

117 Lengyel Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

Bio: Christopher Nightingale is associate professor of physical education and athletic training at the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. He also serves as program director for the kinesiology, physical education and athletic training programs. He teaches courses in physical education pedagogy, athletic training clinical evaluation, and exercise science/kinesiology. His current research includes fall risk assessment for seniors and professional socialization of athletic trainers. His other interests include student advising and service to university, state and national organizations. He is a district representative on the National Athletic Trainers Association Foundation Scholarship Review Committee. He also provides outreach for UMaine kinesiology and physical education students to get real world experience at public elementary and secondary schools in Old Town and Bangor.

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, 2009, Boston University
M.S. in Exercise Physiology, 1998, University of Massachusetts
B.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 1995, University of Maine

Courses taught at UMaine

  • KPE 262: Methods of Teaching Physical Activity
  • KPE 365: Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Physical Education
  • KPE 376: Kinesiology
  • KPE 372: Statistical Methods and Assessment in Physical Education
  • KPE 386: Assessment and Evaluation of Lower Extremity Athletic Injuries

Sample Publications

  • Angell RM, Butterfield SA, Tu S, Loovis EM, Mason CA, Nightingale CJ. Children’s Throwing and Striking: A Longitudinal Study. Journal of Motor Learning and Development (Ahead of Print)
  • Martinson T, Butterfield SA, Mason CA, Tu S, Lehnhard RA, Nightingale CJ. (2018). PACER Performance of Children Aged 11-14 With Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. Pediatric Exercise Science, 30(2), 237-242.
  • Nightingale CJ, Butterfield SA. (2017). Does the Four-Stage Balance Test Accurately Predict Fall Risk? Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (abstract), 88(sup1), A-24.
  • Engelson MA, Bruns R, Nightingale CJ, Bardwell KM, Mason CA, T u S, Nelson L, Butterfield SA. (2017). Validation of the OptoGait System for Monitoring Treatment and Recovery of Pst-Concussion Athletes. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 16(2), 163-169.
  • Nightingale CJ, Blackstone B, Butterfield SA. (2016). Transition from Education to the Workplace: A Grounded Theory Investigation of Early Career Athletic Trainers. Jacobs Journal of Sports Medicine, 3(3) 23-30.

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