Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Assistant Professor, Physical Education Teacher Education

Program Coordinator, BSE in Physical Education Teacher Education


  • S.C.C.T., Arkansas State University
  • M.S.E, Arkansas State University
  • B.S.E, Arkansas State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Concepts of Health-Related Fitness
  • Principles of Personal Health
  • Theories and Practices of Teaching Leisure Sports
  • Theories and Practices of Coaching Track and Field

Research Interests

  • Equity in Higher Education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Service Learning
  • Intercollegiate Athletics


Selected Presentations:
Bryant, L. & Hilson, V. (2009). Incorporating Diversity into the Curriculum, ArkAHPERD Convention, Eureka Springs, AR

Hilson, V. & Mooneyhan, A.(2008). Motivation: How to Cultivate Student Success, ArkAHPERD Convention, Little Rock, AR

Hilson, V.(2007). Incorporating Service into Learning, ArkAHPERD Convention, Eureka Springs, AR

Hilson, V.(2006). Instituting a Fitness Walking Program for grades 5-8, ArkAHPERD Convention, Hot Springs, AR

Hilson, V.(2006). Utilization of the VARK Learning Styles Inventory to Ascertain Student Learning Preferences. ELSE Semi Annual Conference, Jonesboro, AR

Gaines, W. & Hilson, V.(2005).Officiating 101: How to Become a Successful Sports Official, ArkAHPERD Convention, Eureka Springs, AR

Selected Publications:
Hilson, V. (2005). The Status of Physical Education in Arkansas Public Schools. Masters Thesis, Arkansas State University.

Valarie L. Hilson

Contact Information

P: (870) 680-8105
F: (870) 972-3096


Building: HPESS Complex
Room: 225