Melissa Jensen

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Rickel | 817-257-5001


• Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance (emphasis in exercise science). Oklahoma State University
• M.S. in Kinesiology (emphasis in exercise science). California State University, Sacramento
• B.S. in Physical Education. Utah State University

Courses Taught

• Individual and Dual Activities
• Theory of Coaching
• Motor Development

  • Jensen, M., Dawes, J., & Jacobson, B. (2022. accepted). Prevalence of Sport Specialization of Collegiate Athletes. International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education.
  • Griffo, J., Jensen, M., Anthony, C. C., Baghurst, T., & Kulinna, P. H. (2019). A Decade of research literature in sports coaching (2005-2015). International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 14(2), 205-215.
  • Jensen, M. (2019). Pedagogy of coaching. In Baghurst, T. (Ed.), Coaching for sports performance (pp. 38-74). Routledge.
  • Jensen, M. (2017). Eight tips for a great health lesson. Strategies, 30(4), 48-50.
  • Jensen, M. (2020, January). Building community recognition through a homeschool physical education program. Presentation made at National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE), Palm Springs, CA.
  • Jensen, M. (2019, January). Mastery vs. grades. Presentation made at the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE), Savannah, GA.
  • Jensen, M. (2018, February). Periodization for all. Presentation made at the Oklahoma National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) State Clinic, Stillwater, OK.
  • Jensen, M., & Baghurst, T. (2018, January). Survival of the fittest or smartest? How PE and coaching can thrive together. Presentation made at the National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) annual convention, Tempe, AZ.
  • National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) – Aug. 2018 – present
  • Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) – Aug. 2019 – present
  • Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (OAHPERD) – Aug. 2019 – May 2022