Developed to help students master the essential content, principles, and concepts that will make them effective evaluators, this text provides the practical skills and materials they will need--whether they become teachers or work in exercise science.
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After receiving his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa, Ted Baumgartner taught measurement and statistics classes in the School of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at Indiana University for ten years. Since 1977 he has taught research, measurement, and statistics classes in the Department of Exercise Science at The University of Georgia. Ted started the Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science journal and was the first editor. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Many of the measurement specialists in physical education and exercise science received their doctoral training with Ted.
Dr. Matthew T. Mahar is an associate professor and Director of the Activity Promotion Laboratory in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at East Carolina University. He received his doctorate in Measurement and Research in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Houston. He has taught measurement and evaluation for 15 years and has received the Measurement and Evaluation Council Honor Award and several outstanding teaching awards. He has received numerous grants for research on physical activity and fitness in children. He has been chair of the Measurement and Evaluation Council of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and chair of the Examinations Subcommittee of the American College of Sports Medicine.
David Rowe is assistant professor and Director of the Health Fitness Specialist degree program at East Carolina University, where he also teaches classes such as Exercise Evaluation and Prescription and Measurement of Physical Activity and Fitness.. He has a Bachelor of Education degree in physical education from University College, Worcester and spent several years teaching K-12 physical education. His Master of Science degree was earned from Springfield College and his Ph.D. in measurement in exercise science from the University of Georgia. He is a past Chair of the AAHPERD Measurement and Evaluation Council, and is a Fellow of the Research Consortium and Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. His research interests are in the areas of instrument reliability and validity, and children's physical activity, body composition, and fitness. David particularly enjoys cycling, hiking, traveling, watching classic movies, and walking the dog.
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