UGA kinesiology professor Ted Baumgartner receives national award

UGA kinesiology professor Ted Baumgartner receives national award

Athens, Ga. – Ted Baumgartner, a faculty member in the University of Georgia’s department of kinesiology for 30 years, has received the Honor Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for his meritous service to the profession.

The Honor Award is the second-highest award that the AAHPERD bestows on its members. Baumgartner was recognized at the organization’s national convention in Baltimore last month.

Baumgartner’s expertise is in measurement in exercise science, research methods and statistics. His research interests include techniques of assessing reliability and assessment of physical fitness.

He is the founder and former editor of Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, the only journal in the measurement field and he currently serves on the publication’s editorial board. He has authored nine books and book chapters and published more than 50 articles in top-tiered professional journals. He remains an active researcher while teaching undergraduate and graduate classes and directing doctoral students.

Baumgarter received the American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness of AAHPERD Honor Award in 1999 and the Measurement and Evaluation Council of AAHPERD Honor Award in 1989. He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education since 1980.

Baumgartner taught at Indiana University for 10 years before joining the UGA faculty in 1977. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

The AAHPERD is an alliance of five national associations, six district associations and a research consortium which support healthy lifestyles through high quality programs.