Ryan Hulteen

Ryan M. Hulteen

Assistant Professor

Bachelor's Degree(s): Kinesiology, Michigan State, 2013

PhD: Education, University of Newcastle, 2018

Office: 2108 HPL Field House

Email: rhulteen@lsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Ryan Hulteen is an Assistant Professor within the School of Kinesiology. Prior to this position, he completed his PhD at the University of Newcastle in Australia, as well as two postdoctoral research fellowships at Australian Catholic University (Sydney, Australia) and the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). His research takes a developmental perspective to better understand motor skill acquisition, motor skill assessment and physical activity participation. Specifically, his research aims to understand what are the most salient motor skills needed to be active across the lifespan, how to best assess these skills at different ages and how the association between motor competence and various health-related constructs change across the lifespan. This information helps to inform the development and implementation of evidence-based strategies which promote physical activity and skill development. Thus, the long-term goal of Dr Hulteen’s work is to create feasible, translatable programs and environments which cultivate physical health and motor skill development. Dr Hulteen is currently the Media Coordinator for the International Motor Development Research Consortium. 

Selected Publications

Hulteen, R.M., Barnett, L.M. True, L., Lander, N., Cruz, B.P. and Lonsdale, C. (in press). Validity and Reliability Evidence for Motor Competence Assessments in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review. Journal of Sports Sciences 

Antczak, D., Lonsdale, C., Lee, J., Hilland, T., Duncan, M.J., del Pozo Cruz, B., Hulteen, R.M., Parker, P. and Sanders, T. (2020). Physical Activity and Sleep are Weakly Related in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 51, doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2020.101278 

Hulteen, R.M., True, L., and Pfeiffer, K. (2020). Differences in Associations of Product- and Process-Oriented Motor Competence Assessments with Physical Activity in Children. Journal of Sports Sciences, 38(4), 375-382. doi:10.1080/02640414.2019.17 02279 

Hulteen, R.M., Waldhauser, K.J. and Beauchamp, M.R. (2019). Promoting Health-Enhancing Physical Activity: A State-of-the-Art Review of Peer-Delivered Interventions. Current Obesity Reports, 8, 341-353. doi: 10.1007/s13679-019-00366-w (invited) 

Hulteen, R.M., Morgan, P.J., Barnett, L.M., Robinson, L.E. Barton, C., Wrotniak, B., and Lubans, D.R. (2018). Initial Predictive Validity of the Lifelong Physical Activity Skills Battery. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 6(2), 301-314. doi: 10.1123/jmld.2017-0036 

Ferkel, R.C.. Allen, H.R., True, L. and Hulteen, R.M. (2018). Split-Week Programming for Secondary Physical Education: Inducing Behavioral Change for Lifetime Fitness. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 89(8), 11-22. doi: 10.1080/07303084.2018.1503118 

Hulteen, R.M., Morgan, P.J., Barnett, L.M., Stodden, D.F. and Lubans, D.R. Development of Foundational Motor Skills: A Conceptual Model for Physical Activity Across the Lifespan. (2018). Sports Medicine, 48(7), 1533-1540. doi: 10.1007/s4029-018-0892-6 

Hulteen, R.M., Morgan, P.J., Barnett, L.M., Barton, C., Wrotniak, B., Robinson, L.E. and Lubans, D.R. (2018). Development, Content Validity and Test-Retest Reliability of the Lifelong Physical Activity Skills Battery in Adolescents. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(20), 2358-2367. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2018.1458392 

Cohen, K.E., Morgan, P.J., Plotnikoff, R.C., Hulteen, R.M. and Lubans, D.R. Psychological, social and physical environmental mediators of the SCORES intervention on physical activity among children living in low-income communities. (2017). Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 32, 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2017. 05.001 

Nathan, N., Cohen, K., Beauchamp, M. W.L., Hulteen, R.M., Babic, M. and Lubans, D.R. Feasibility and Efficacy of the Greater Leaders Active StudentS (GLASS) Program on Improving Children’s Fundamental Movement Skills: A Pilot Study. (2017). Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(12), 1081-1086. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.04.016 

Hulteen, R. M., Smith, J.J., Morgan, P.J., Barnett, L.M, Hallal, P.C., Colyvas, K. and Lubans, D.R. (2017). Global Sport and Leisure-Time Physical Activities Participation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Preventive Medicine, 95, 14-25. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.11.027 

Johnson, T.M., Ridgers, N.D. Hulteen, R.M., Mellecker, R.R. and Barnett, L.M. (2016). Does Playing a Sports Active Video Game Improve Young Children’s Ball Skill Competence? Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19(5), 432-436. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2015.05.002 

Hulteen, R.M., Lander, N.J., Morgan, P.J., Barnett, L.M., Robertson, S.J. and Lubans, D.R. (2015). Validity and Reliability of Field-Based Measures for Assessing Movement Skill Competency in Lifelong Physical Activities: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine, 45(10), 1443-54. doi: 10.1007/s40279-015-0357-0 

Hulteen, R.M., Johnson, T.M., Ridgers, N.D., Mellecker, R.R. and Barnett, L.M. (2015). Children’s Movement Skills When Playing Active Video Games. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 121(3), 1-24. doi: 10.2466/25.10.PMS.121c24x5

Book Chapters

Barnett, L.M., Stodden, D.F., Hulteen, R.M. and Sacko, R. (2020). Motor Proficiency Assessment. In T. Brusseau, S. Fairclough & D. Lubans (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity.

Selected Presentations

Hulteen, R.M., De Meester, A., Sacko, R., and Stodden D.F. Towards a Lifespan Approach for the Assessment of Motor Competence. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Vancouver, Canada June 2020. Presented virtually online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRYav05jBKo&t=4s 

Hulteen, R.M., Waldhauser, K.J. and Beauchamp, M.R. Peer-delivered physical activity interventions: an underutilized but promising intervention modality for enhancing health. British Columbia Sport, Health, & Exercise Psychology Symposium. Vancouver, Canada May 2019. 

Hulteen, R.M., Barnett, L.M., Morgan, P.J., Robinson, L.E., Barton, C.J., Wrotniak, B.H. and Lubans, D.R. Sex differences in actual and perceived lifelong physical activity skill competence. International Consortium of Motor Development Research. Melgaco, Portugal November 2017. 

Hulteen, R.M., Barnett, L.M., Morgan, P.J., Robinson, L.E., Wrotniak, B.H. and Lubans, D.R. Does Competency in Lifelong Physical Activity Skills Predict Physical Activity and Health-Related Fitness in Australian Adolescents? North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. San Diego, USA June 2017. 

Hulteen, R.M., Morgan, P.J., Barnett, L.M., Stodden, D.F. and Lubans, D.R. Are Movement Skills Fundamental or Foundational? Conceptualizing Movement Skill Development for Participation in Physical Activity. North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. San Diego, USA June 2017. 

Hulteen, R.M., Morgan, P.J., Barnett, L.M., Stodden, D.F. and Lubans D.R. The role of movement skill competency in the pursuit of physical literacy: Are fundamental movement skills the only pathway? Sports Medicine Australia. Melbourne, Australia October 2016. 

Hulteen, R.M., Ridgers N., Johnson T., Salmon J. and Barnett L. Exergames May Have Potential for Movement Skill Acquisition in Young Children. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Edinburgh, Scotland June 2015.

Selected Grants/Funded Projects

PI: Hulteen, R.M.
Agency: Michael Smith Health Research Foundation
Title: Understanding the Role of Movement Skills in Promoting Health-Enhancing Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
Amount: CAD $83,000
*Award closed early to accept tenure-track position at Louisiana State University 

Professional Service/Service

Media Coordinator, International Motor Development Research Consortium

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