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Physical ed expert Daryl Siedentop to speak on national physical activity plan March 29

Physical ed expert Daryl Siedentop to speak on national physical activity plan March 29

Athens, Ga. – Daryl Siedentop, an internationally recognized expert in physical education and author of the white paper on the nation’s plan to increase physical activity in schools, will speak in the Ramsey Lecture Series at the University of Georgia on Monday, March 29.



Siedentop, professor emeritus of sport and exercise science at the Ohio State University, will deliver a lecture titled, Implementing the National Plan for Physical Activity in America’s Schools, at 4 p.m. in Masters Hall at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.


In 2009, Siedentop wrote the White Paper for the education sector about the implementation of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services’ plan to confront the limited success in increasing physical activity at a population level, despite the establishment of physical activity as a public health priority in the United States.Many nations have already implemented a similar physical activity plan.


During his career, Siedentop served not only as a professor, but also as senior associate dean and interim dean of OSU’s College of Education and Human Ecology. When he retired in 2001, he became the leader of the P-12 Project, a university-wide outreach program organized to support urban school improvement in Ohio.


He also served as a visiting professor at the University of Massachusetts, the University of Georgia, Instituto Nacional Education Fisica in Granada, Spain, and the Edith Cowan University in Australia.


Siedentop has published 12 books, six edited monographs and 80 refereed articles.He has received many awards including the International Olympic Committee President’s prize, the highest award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and Distinguished Alumni Awards from Hope College and Indiana University. He also was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Education.


This event is part of the Ramsey Lecture Series and is hosted by the UGA College of Education’s department of kinesiology. The lecture will be preceded by a reception in the lobby at 3:30 p.m.