Shannon Siegel teaches courses in the areas of growth, maturation, motor development, and measurement. She researches methods to get and keep youth physically active; much of her current research involves teaching inactive and/or overweight youth to rock climb. Professor Siegel is an active member of both ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) and NASPEM (North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine). In addition, she is a section editor for the International Journal of Exercise Science.
- Growth, maturation, and motor development
- Cross-cultural components of physical activity in youth
- Health disparities in youth
- Youth sports
- Co-chair, Kinesiology Department
- Michigan State University, PhD, 1999
- The University of Texas, Austin, MA, 1995
- UC Santa Cruz, BA, 1989
- President, North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine (NASPEM)
- Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- Chair, ACSM Youth Sports and Exercise Science Special Interest Group
- Section Editor, Physiology, International Journal of Exercise Science
Siegel SR, True L, Pfeiffer KA, Wilson JD, Martin EM, Branta CF, Pacewicz CE & Battista RA (2021). Recalled age at menarche: A follow-up to the Michigan State University Motor Performance Study. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 25:1, 78-86.
True L, Martin EM, Pfeiffer KA, Siegel SR, Branta CF, Haubenstricker J, Seefeldt V (2020). Tracking of physical fitness components from childhood to adolescence: A longitudinal study. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 25:1, 22-34.
Siegel SR and Fryer SM (2015). Rock climbing for promoting physical activity in youth. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.