Michael Kernodle


  • B.A., History, UNC Chapel Hill
  • M.S., Physical Education, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D., Kinesiology, University of Illinois

Teaching Specialties 

  • Motor Learning, Motor Development, Sports Sociology, Net/Wall Games

Professional Affiliations / Organizations

  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreationand Dance
  • National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education
  • United States Tennis Association
  • United States Professional Tennis Association
  • United States Professional Tennis Registry
  • Intercollegiate Tennis Association

Research Interests

  • Distance Learning, Feedback, Contextual Interference, Guidance,
  • Strategy and Game Play Decision Making

Selected Publications

Kernodle, M.W., Johnson, R., & Arnold, D.A. The relative effects of verbal error-correcting instructions versus verbal
error-correcting instructions plus videotape replay on the learning of a multiple degree of freedom skill. (under
revision). Perceptual and Motor Skills.

Everhart, B.W, Harshaw, C., Everhart, B.A., Kernodle, M.W., & Stubblefield, E. Multimedia software's effects on high school
physical education student's fitness patterns. The Physical Educator. (in press).

Jung, A.P., Nieman, D,C., & Kernodle, M.W. (2000). Prediction of maximal aerobic power in adolescents from cycle ergometry.

 Journal of Pediatric Exercise Science. (in press).

 Nieman, D.C., Kernodle, M.W., Henson, D. A., Sonnenfeld, G., & Morton, D. A. The acute response of the immune system to tennis drills in adolescent athletes. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 71(4), 403-408.

Everhart, B., Kernodle, M.W., Turner, E.T., Harshaw, C., & Arnold, D. (1999). The effects of a creative problem-solving
intervention on the gameplay decisions of university badminton students. The Journal of Creative Behavior, 33(2), 138-149. 

Kernodle, M.W., Turner, E.T., & Everhart, B. (1999). Out of the gate: Make your PETE majors front runners. The Journal of
Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 70(2), 71-74.

Kernodle, M.W., & Turner, E.T. (1998). The use of guidance techniques in the teaching of tennis, badminton and racquetball. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 69(5), 49-54. 

Kernodle, M.W., & Carlton, L.G. (1992). Information feedback and the learning of multiple degree of freedom activities.
Journal of Motor Behavior, 24(2), 187-195.

The relative effects of four types of information presentation on learning a multiple degree of freedom skill. Dissertation
Abstracts International, 1989.

Kernodle, M.W. (1982). A cinematographical analysis of the forehand drive volley. Proceedings of the International
Symposium on the Effective Teaching of Racquet Sports.

Title: Professor Emeritous
Department: RMPE

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-3149

Office address
HCC Mailbox