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Authored by two leading experts in the field, the new eighth edition of Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness and Sport introduces readers to the history and philosophies underlying today’s professions while focusing on current trends and issues facing school Physical Education, fitness and sport. Specifically, the authors introduce readers to the professions’ key concepts, programming approaches, standards and expectations, as well as the problems and issues. As the United States seeks to reverse trends in overweight and obesity, readers will learn how these three professions have a central responsibility in creating an environment that supports, encourages and promotes physical activity for all people.
Daryl Siedentop graduated from Hope College in 1960 where he then stayed for ten years coaching basketball and baseball and teaching physical education. During that time he completed a master’s degree from Western Michigan University and a doctorate in physical education from Indiana University. In 1970 he accepted a position in the School of HPER at The Ohio State University where he eventually became a Professor, Senior Associate Dean and then Interim Dean of the College of Education. In 2001, he retired and assumed initial leadership of OSU’s new P-12 Project, a university-wide outreach initiative to support urban school improvement in Ohio. Siedentop has held Visiting Professor positions as the University of Massachusetts, University of Georgia, Instituto Nacional d’Education Fisica in Granada, Spain, and Edith Cowan University in Australia. Siedentop has published 12 books several of which have been translated into Japanese, Korean, French, and Spanish. His newest book “The Complete Guide to Sport Education” will be published in 2004. Siedentop has published 6 edited monographs and 80 refereed articles in JOPER, Quest, JTPE, and the European Physical Education review among other outlets. His honors included the Visiting Scholar Award from Virginia Polytechnic University, election as a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Education, The International Olympic Committee President’s Prize, NASPE C&I Academy Honor Award, AAHPERD Alliance Scholar Award, Research Consortium McCloy Award, and the OSU Obertueffer Award. Siedentop has Distinguished Alumni Awards from Hope College and the Indiana University School of HPER.