Viviene Temple

Viviene Temple
Office: MCK 133

BEd (Victoria Coll-Rusden), Grad Dip (Melbourne), PhD (RMIT)

Area of expertise

Physical activity among individuals with special needs and young children; motor skills


Dr. Viviene Temple is a Professor. Viviene is also a past President of the North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity and a Fellow of the Centre for Youth and Society at the University of Victoria.  Viviene was the recipient of the 2014 Faculty of Education Award for Excellence in Research.

Courses taught

  • EPHE 352 Instructional Techniques and Dual/Individual Activities 

  • EPHE 357 Research Methods in Kinesiology

  • EPHE 250 Inclusion of Students with Special Needs in Physical Education

Research interests

  • Physical activity among individuals with special needs and young children
  • Motor skills

Selected publications

Temple, V. A., Guerra, D., Larocque, L., Crane, J. R., Sloan, E., & Stuart-Hill, L. (in press). Kindergarten children's fundamental motor skills: Associations with prematurity and disability. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity.

Temple, V. A., & Foley, J. T. (in press). A peek at the developmental validity of the Test of Gross Motor Development – 3. Journal of Motor Learning and Development.

Temple, V. A., Purves, P. L., Misovic, R., Lewis, C., & DeBoer, C. (2016). Barriers and facilitators for generalizing cycling skills learned at camp to home.  Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 33, 48 – 65.