Concepts of Fitness and Wellness: A Comprehensive Lifestyle Approach, 3/e

Gregory J. Welk

Dr. Greg Welk received his Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Iowa (1989) and his doctorate (Ph.D.) in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University (1994). He worked at Eastern Michigan University for several years (1994-1996) and developed a fitness and wellness course that was required for all students at the university. He was later employed at the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas (1996-1999). In this position, he directed the Childhood and Adolescent Health Division and served as the Scientific Director of the FITNESSGRAM youth fitness program. He currently is at Iowa State University working in the area of physical activity and health promotion. He continues to be involved in the FITNESSGRAM program and also is working with concepts-based fitness education at the undergraduate level. His research focuses on the assessment and promotion of physical activity in children and adolescents. He has over 21 publications and has made more than 44 presentations at national and regional meetings.

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