Mijoo Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Contact Info

Burdick Hall, 121 P
Mon 2:00-3:30pm
Tues 11:00am-12:30pm


Ph.D., Kinesiology, The Ohio State University, 2020

M.S., Physical Education, Azusa Pacific University, 2013

B.A., Physical Education, Kongju National University, 2004

Areas of Expertise

Physical Education Teacher Education
Sociocultural Issues in Physical Education
Promotion of Children and Adolescent Physical Activity

Mijoo Kim joined the Towson University Physical Education faculty in the Department of Kinesiology in 2021. She was a physical education teacher and department chair in secondary schools in South Korea. As a teacher educator she believes reflection and application are essential for preparing future physical educators. Dr. Kim’s teaching interests include both physical education teacher education and the sociocultural aspects of physical education. She is passionate about preparing students to be influential physical educators and removing students’ barriers to increase the physical activity of all students, especially those who are often marginalized in classroom spaces. Dr. Kim’s specific research interests focus on the intersection between race, gender, and physical activity. Her current research explores teachers’ and students’ beliefs about girls’ physical activity.

Select Publications 

  • Xie, X., Ward, P., Oh, D., Li, Y., Cho, K., Atkinson, O., & Kim, M. (2021). Preservice physical education teachers’ development of adaptive competence. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. https://doi.org/10.1123/jtpe.2019-0198

  • Kim, I., Oh, D., Kim, M., & Cho, K. (2020). Teaching pickleball with in-depth content knowledge in middle school physical education. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 91(8), 30-39. https://doi.org/10.1080/07303084.2020.1798309 

  • Kim, M. (2020). Sociocultural issues in physical education [Book Review]. Sport, Education and Society, 25(3), 359-361. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2020.1720926 

Courses Taught

  • KNES 249 Pedagogy in Track & Field Skills and Strategy, and Adventure Education
  • KNES 294 Elementary PE Content Knowledge and Performance I