B.S. in Physical Education (K-12 Licensure), Zhejiang Normal University, 2013
M.Ed. in Physical Education Teacher Education, Zhejiang Normal University, 2016
Ph.D. in Physical Education Teacher Education, The University of Texas at Austin, 2020
Fitness education in K-12 physical education
Physical education teacher preparation for fitness education
Technology in physical education
Physical activity promotion
Xiaolu Liu joined Georgia State University in 2022 as an assistant professor of health and physical education in the Department of Kinesiology and Health. Liu received her B.S. in physical education (K-12 licensure) and M.Ed. in physical education teacher education from Zhejiang Normal University in China, and her Ph.D. in physical education teacher education from The University of Texas at Austin.
Liu’s research focuses are (1) fitness education in K-12 physical education, (2) physical education teacher preparation for fitness education, (3) technology in physical education, and (4) physical activity promotion. She has published 17 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals such as Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, European Physical Education Review, The Physical Educator, Frontiers Psychology, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, and others. She has made over 40 presentations at state, national, and international conferences.
Liu is a current member of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) and a lifetime member of the International Chinese Society for Physical Activities and Health (ICSPAH). She also serves as the secretary of physical education of the International Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Dance and Sport (IAHPEDS). She was awarded the Graduate School 2020 Summer Fellowship, Dr. O. L. Davis. Jr. Endowed Excellence Award, Asian/Asian American Faculty & Staff Association RAISE Award, and Faculty/Student Collaborative Award from The University of Texas at Austin.
Liu, X., Hamilton, X. D., Shangguan, R., Liu, J., Wall, S. J., & Guerra, R. (ahead of print). Pre-service physical education teacher preparation for health-related fitness testing: A faculty perspective. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.
Zhang, X., Liu, J., Liu, X., Shangguan, R., Bridges, D., & Hamilton, X. D. (ahead of print). Cross-validation and modifications of the Perceived Mattering Questionnaire – Physical Education in Chinese in-service physical education teachers. Frontiers Psychology.
Stephenson, R., Hamilton, X. D., Liu, X., Hodges, M., Colburn, J., & Knipe, R. (2022). Preservice physical education teacher attitudes towards fitness tests and the factors influencing their attitudes. The Physical Educator, 79, 375-397.
Ren, K., Liu, X., Feng, Y., Li, C., Sun, D., & Qiu, K. (2021). The relationship between physical activity and academic procrastination in Chinese college students: The mediating role of self-efficacy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(21), 11468.
Liu, X., & Keating, X. D. (2021). A reexamination of pre-service physical education teacher attitudes toward school-based health-related fitness testing in the U.S. European Physical Education Review, 27(4), 981-999.
Keating, X. D., Liu, J., Liu, X., Colburn, J. Guan, J., & Zhou, K. (2021). An analysis of Chinese preservice physical education teachers’ beliefs of the physical education profession. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 40(1), 58-65.
Keating, X. D., Liu, X., Stephenson, R., Guan, J., & Hodges, M. (2020). Student health-related fitness testing in school-based physical education: Strategies for student self-testing using technology. European Physical Education Review, 26(2), 552-570.
Keating, X. D., Zhou, K, Liu, X., Hodges, M., Liu, J., Guan, J., Phelps, A., & Castro-Pinero, J. (2019). Reliability and concurrent validity of Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ): A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(21), 4128-4154.