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College of Education professor joined journal editorial board

Sami Yli-Piipari

Sami Yli-Piipari, a faculty member in the College of Education, was named to the international editorial board of the journal Teaching, Research and Media in Kinesiology. The online peer-reviewed international research and practice journal addresses both applied and theoretical issues in kinesiology.

Yli-Piipari is an assistant professor in the department of kinesiology where he directs the Children’s Physical Activity and Fitness Laboratory. His scholarly inquiry is focused on the promotion and examination of children’s and adolescents’ health behaviors, specifically physical activity.

He is a specialist in school physical activity issues examining the role of physical education, school physical activity and school physical activity policies on children’s health and academic performance. He also applies the latest technological innovations to motivate and engage children in health-enhancing physical activity.