Chris Stratton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Human Kinetics & Health Education

BSE from UW Oshkosh in Physical Education with a minor in Adapted Physical Education- 2007

MS from UW LaCrosse in Physical Education Pedagogy with a emphasis in Adventure Education- 2008

EdD from the University of North Carolina Greensboro in Kinesiology- 2022

Areas of Expertise:

  • Physical Education Pedagogy
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Outdoor Adventure Education
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • History and Philosophy of Physical Education
Dr. Stratton has over a decade of experience at the post-secondary level, teaching classes that primarily focus on adapted physical and adventure education. He also teaches courses in general physical education regarding evaluation, assessment, and philosophy. During his time at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, he has taught over 30 different classes, created multiple courses, and helped create and implement the department's Adventure and Outdoor Pursuits and Coaching certificate program. Aside from teaching, Stratton was also the Head Wrestling Coach for the Titans from 2010-2013, leading them to three top thirty performances at the NCAA Division III championships, a top 20 Academic Scholar Team, WIAC Wrestling coach of the in 2012, and coached the Titan's first NCAA wrestling champion.

Stratton has taught at all levels, PreK-12. Past experiences include teaching elementary physical education in LaCresent, MN, elementary through high school physical education at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute, adapted physical education in the Oshkosh and Menasha Joint school districts, and now serves as the adventure coordinator and high school physical education teacher in the Appleton Area School District.

Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: September 2008
Years of P-12 Experience: 13 Years


Classes Typically Taught:

  • Active Lifestyles
  • Personal Health and Wellness
  • Adventure Education and Outdoor certificate courses
  • Adapted Physical Education methods courses
  • Evaluation, Assessment, and Technology in Physical Education
  • History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport