Chad Nichols, Ph.D., C.A.P.E.

Contact Information

Chad Nichols, Ph.D., C.A.P.E.
Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance
Health and Human Performance
Office location

221 Weary Center

Office hours

M-F 10-2



What's right is right, even if nobody is doing it.

What's wrong is wrong, even if everybody is doing it (Anonymous)


Some day healthy people are going to feel really stupid, lying in hospital beds dying of nothing (Culprit and the Cure)


Brigham Young University

B.S. 2007

Major: Physical Education

Minor: Coaching, Spanish Teaching

University of Utah

M.S. 2011

Special Physical Education

University of Virginia

Ph.D 2019

Adapted Physical Education/Pedagogy

Courses taught

HHP 1330 Basic Instruction Block

HHP 2780 PE for non PE Majors

HHP 3000 Coaching Practicum

HHP 3500 Elementary Methods in PE

HHP 3550 Health Methods

HHP 3600 Secondary Methods in PE

HHP 3650 Adapted Physical Education


Research and academic interests

Graduate training programs in APE

Barriers and facilitators of physical activity for young adults with ASD

Online learning in PE

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards

SHAPE America

SHAPE Nebraska

National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE)

National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID)

Certified Adapted Physical Educator (C.A.P.E.)