best wishes, David Gallahue Sr.
David L. Gallahue is Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of the School of Public Health at Indiana University. He received the B.S. degree from Indiana University, M.S. degree from Purdue University, and Ed D degree from Temple University. For over 40 years Dr. Gallahue was active in the study of the applied aspects of the motor development and movement skill learning of children and youth in physical activity and sport settings. David is the author of numerous textbooks, book chapters, and journal articles. His work has been translated into Chinese, Farsi, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish. His best-selling textbooks: Understanding Motor Development (2012) is in its 7th edition and Developmental Physical Education for All Children (2014) is in its 5th edition.
David Gallahue has been a Visiting Professor, Guest Lecturer and Keynote Speaker on over 300 occasions at universities and professional conferences in over 20 countries. He is a Past-president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and Past-chair of the Council on Physical Education for Children (COPEC), and the Motor Development Academy. He is an elected member of the prestigious NASPE Hall-of-Fame as well as both the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK) and the North American Society for HPER.SD. David received the Healthy American Fitness Award, and has been International Vice President for both the Asian Council on Exercise and Sport Science (ACESS), and the International Society for the Study of Children (SIEC). David was Consulting Editor for the Brazilian Journal of Physical Education and Sport/USP, Sao Paulo BRAZI;, Revista da Educacao Fisica/UEM, Maringa BRAZIL; and member of the Executive Board of Revista Española de Educación Física y Deportes, SPAIN.
David Gallahue served as a consultant to two governing bodies of the United States Olympic Committee (USA Gymnastics & USA Skiing), the National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS), and several school districts. Recently he consulted with the California Department of Education on the development of Preschool Learning Foundations on the Physical Development of Young Children. Dr. Gallahue has been recognized nationally and internationally for scholarship and leadership focused on young children and youth, and has received Honorary Professorships at both Beijing Sport University and Chengdu Sport University, both in CHINA.
David and his wife, Ellie, live on a horse farm in Southern Indiana. They are blessed with two adult children and six grandchildren. They enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including raising horses, trail riding, mountain climbing/hiking, bicycling and snow skiing. David and Ellie were owners/directors of Challengers Day Camp located north of Bloomington for over 15 years. As part of David’s ongoing interest in outdoor activities, he participated in the 1992 Denali expedition in Alaska, the 2001 Great Wall Walk in China, and numerous mountain climbing adventures on America’s “14ers” (i.e. mountain heights of 14 thousand feet or higher in Colorado and beyond).
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