Jennie Petersen

Academic Title: Instructor

PhD (c), Brock University
MSc, University of Calgary
BKin, University of Calgary
Diploma, Physical Education Transfer Program, Mount Royal University

Contact Information
Office: U243G

In addition to teaching at Mount Royal University, Jennie Petersen is completing her PhD at Brock University and returned to graduate school after working as a practitioner for several years in recreation, sport and community development. Her dissertation research is focused on investigating the pedagogical and programmatic factors that influence youth physical literacy development in a recreation context. She has previously worked for YMCA Calgary, Commonwealth Games Canada, Alberta Health Services, The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee and The City of Calgary. Jennie’s key interests and passions include working to raise critical thinking in students through pedagogical/ instructional design and supporting the integration of research into practice to help address complex health and social problems.

Areas of Instruction

  • Teaching Games for Understanding
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Areas of Scholarship

  • Youth physical literacy
  • Movement and games pedagogy
  • Qualitative research

Selected Presentations

Qualitative Workshop Series — Department of Critical Care, University of Calgary, Fall 2019

Tales of the Wandering Ghost — International Physical Literacy Association Conference, Winnipeg 2019

Review of pedagogical approaches to youth physical literacy development — PHE Canada, Whistler, 2018

Relevant Community Service

  • YMCA Calgary — I continue to support various aspects of quality programming with YMCA Calgary, including coaches training, physical literacy, program development, etc.


Link to professional website