Peter Hopsicker

Peter Hopsicker
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF KINESIOLOGY, Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences
(814) 949-5238
Peter Hopsicker's research focuses on the philosophy and history of sport. In the discipline of sport philosophy, he investigates cognition in motor behavior often using the works of Michael Polanyi. He also examines endurance sport through a pragmatic, experiential lens using the works of William James and John Dewey.  In the sport history discipline, Hopsicker uses the Adirondack Park in New York State as a case study to focus on the historical interaction of environmental law and policy, local recreational development, and international sport.
Hopsicker's other interests in sport philosophy, sport and spirituality and the nature of the discipline of sport philosophy, have netted significant publications.
PhD Kinesiology-Sport History/Philosophy, Penn State University, 2006
M.A., Kinesiology-Sport Management, University of Maryland, 1994
B.S. Physical Education-Teaching K-12, Ithaca College, 1992
Research Interests: 
cognition in motor behavior, endurance sport, The Olympic Games, NFL Super Bowl