Melissa  Bopp 

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Associate Professor; Professor in Charge, Undergraduate Program in Kinesiology

Contact Information

268R Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-865-1275

Research Interests

Research interests focus on exploring alternative strategies for partnering with community organizations for promoting physical activity in diverse populations.


Ph.D., 2005, Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina


  • Community-based influences on physical activity
  • Health disparities
  • Public health approaches to physical activity promotion

Selected Publications

Bopp, M., Kaczynski, A.T., Besenyi, G. (2012). An examination of influences on active commuting among adults. Preventive Medicine. (link to:

Bopp, M., & Fallon, E. A. (2011). Individual and institutional influences on faith-based health and wellness programming. Health Educ Res. (link to:

Bopp, M., Kaczynski, A. T., & Wittman, P. (2011). The Relationship of Eco-friendly Attitudes With Walking and Biking to Work. J Public Health Manag Pract, 17(5), E9-E17. (link to:

Bopp, M., Kaczynski, A., & Wittman, P*. (2011). Active commuting patterns at a large, midwestern college campus. J Am Coll Health, 59(7), 605-611. (link

Webb, B.L., Bopp, M., & Fallon, E. A. (2011). A Qualitative Study of Faith Leaders' Perceptions of Health and Wellness. J Relig Health. (link to:

Bopp, M., Fallon, E.A., Marquez, D.X. (2011). A faith-based physical activity intervention for Latinos: outcomes and lessons. American Journal of Health Promotion. 25 (3), 168-171. (link to:

Kaczynski, A. T., Bopp, M. J., & Wittman, P. (2010). Association of workplace supports with active commuting. Prev Chronic Dis, 7(6), A127.
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