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Shannon Siegel


Department Chair
Full-Time Faculty
Harney Science Center 126B


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.


  • Kinesiology
  • Growth, maturation, and motor development

Research Areas

  • 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

Prior Experience

  • 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

Selected Publications