Michelle Grenier

Phone: (603) 862-1835
Office: Kinesiology, New Hampshire Hall Rm 213, Durham, NH 03824
Michelle A. Grenier, Associate Professor, Kinesiology: Health and Physical Education

Professor Michelle Grenier, Ph.D., C.A.P.E., is an internationally recognized expert in the field of inclusion and adapted physical education. She served as editor for a Human Kinetics publication entitled Physical Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comprehensive Approach. She is coordinator of the Health and Physical Education Option in the Department of Kinesiology and oversees the adapted physical education concentration at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Grenier has presented her research on inclusion and best practices at the state, national and international levels and acts as a consultant to schools throughout the country. She is the Adapted Physical Education representative for the New Hampshire Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, former chair of the national AAHPERD association and is a representative on APE/A interest group for SHAPE America.


  • Ph.D., Education, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S., Kinesiology & Exercise Science, University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., Physical Educ. Teach'g&Coach'g, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 694D: Supervised Teach/Kinesiology
  • HPE 570: Elementary PE Practicum
  • HPE 610: Elementary PE Pedagogy
  • HPE 675: Motor Development and Learning
  • HPE/KIN 742/842: PE Practicum for Stu w Dis
  • HPE/KIN 781/881: Inclusion in PE
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Kinesiology
  • KIN 570: Elementary Phys Educ Practicum
  • KIN 610: Elem Physical Educ Pedagogy
  • KIN 675: Motor Development & Learning
  • KIN 694: Teaching Health & PE
  • KIN 742/842: PE Prac for Students w/Dis
  • KIN 781/881: Inclusion in Physical Educ

Selected Publications

Foster, E. A., Silliman-French, L., & Grenier, M. (2020). Parents’ Perceptions of Constraints Impacting the Development of Walking in Children with CHARGE Syndrome. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 45(3), 196-211. doi:10.1177/1540796920927656

Lieberman, L., Brian, A., & Grenier, M. (2019). The Lieberman–Brian Inclusion Rating Scale for Physical Education. European Physical Education Review, 25(2), 341-354. doi:10.1177/1356336x17733595

Grenier, M. A., Fitch, N., & Young, J. C. (2018). Using the Climbing Wall to Promote Full Access through Universal Design. Palaestra.

Grenier, M., & Lieberman, L. (2017). Physical Education for Children With Moderate to Severe Disabilities. Human Kinetics.

Grenier, M., Seaman, J. O., & DiFloures, N. (2017). Examining teacher and student disability sporting experiences in physical education. Journal of Physical Education Research, 4(III), 31-47.

Wright, S., Grenier, M., & Channell, K. (2015). An Examination of University Supervision in a Physical Education Teacher Education Program. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 34(2), 242-258. doi:10.1123/jtpe.2013-0125

Grenier, M. A., Horrell, A., & Genovese, B. (2014). Doing Things My Way: Teaching Physical Education With a Disability. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 31(4), 325-342. doi:10.1123/apaq.2013-0089

Grenier, M. A. (2011). Coteaching in Physical Education: A Strategy for Inclusive Practice. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 28(2), 95-112. doi:10.1123/apaq.28.2.95

Wright, S., Grenier, M., & Seaman, J. (2010). An Interdisciplinary View and Analysis of “Constructivism” in Kinesiology. Quest, 62(2), 202-217. doi:10.1080/00336297.2010.10483642

Grenier, M. (2007). Inclusion in Physical Education: From the Medical Model to Social Constructionism. Quest, 59(3), 298-310. doi:10.1080/00336297.2007.10483554

Most Cited Publications