Thomas Parry

Assistant Professor

Address: Silcox 311
Office Hours: M,W,F 12:30p-1:30p; T,R 2:00p-3:00p
Phone: 953-1035

Tom Parry joined the faculty of the Department of Health and Human Performance in 2016 as a visiting professor to teach in the Exercise Science program. Dr. Parry has teaching expertise in Exercise Science, Instructional Pedagogy and Sport Coaching. His main research interests include the application of motor skill learning theory to a variety of practitioner based fields. Dr. Parry completed his undergraduate at Nottingham Trent University in England and then completed his Masters and Ph.D. in Human Performance at Indiana University.


Ph.D. Human Performance, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

M.S. Motor Skill Learning & Ergonomics (Double Major), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

B.Sc (Honors) Sport Science & Coaching, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

Research Interests

Influence of Practice, Feedback and Instruction on the performance and learning of motor skills

Application of Dynamic Systems theory to teaching and coaching

Identification of talent in soccer and other sports

Determinants of Physical Activity in youth and adult populations.


Ball, J., Bice, M., & Parry, T. E. (2016). Retrospective Evaluation of High School Sport Participant and Adult BMI Status, Physical Activity Levels, and Motivation to Exercise. American Journal of Health Studies, 31(2), 105-111.

Polsgrove, M. J., Parry, T. E., & Brown, N. T. (2016). Poor Quality of Instruction Leads to Poor Motor Performance Regardless of Internal or External Focus of Attention. International Journal of Exercise Science.

Parry, T. E. (2016). Reconceptualizing the Principles of Play – A Framework for Soccer Coaches. Soccer Journal, July/August, 50-52.