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 Meet Dr. Robert Arnhold 

 

SPOTLIGHT

Biography: Dr. Robert Arnhold is a full professor, coordinator of the Adapted Physical Activity program, and director of the Center on Disability and Health.

Courses Taught:

  • PE 364 Biomechanics of Individuals with Disabilities
  • PE 673 Fundraising/Grant Writing in Adapted Physical Activity
  • PE 694 Health Promotion for Persons with Disabilities
  • PE 698 Selected Topics in Adapted Physical Activity
  • PE 740 Application of Research 

Recent Publications:

  • Kemeny, E., Arnhold, R., Starke-Reed, P., and Marge, M. (2010).  I Can Do It, You Can Do It:  A Community Development Approach to  Health Promotion for Individuals with Disabilities.  In press.
  • Arnhold, R. and Auxter, D. (2010). Health Promotion Bills from the 111th Congress. Palaestra, 24#3, pp 4-5.
  • Arnhold, R. and Auxter, D. (2008). Advocacy for federal resources and adapted physical activity (APA) programs. Palaestra, 24# 2, pp 5,46.
  • Arnhold, R. and Auxter, D. (2008).  Legislation on Physical Activity Related to Health Implications for Persons with Disabilities. Palaestra, 24, #1, p 5-6.
  • Arnhold, R. (2008). “Slippery Rock University: Multiple Adapted Programs Advance Students and Community”. Exceptional Parent Magazine, Vol 38, #3, pp 26-29.
  • Arnhold, R. and Auxter, D. (2008). “Advocacy for Federal Resources and Adapted Physical Activity Programs”. Palaestra, 24, #1, Under review.
  • Arnhold, R. and Auxter, D. (2007). Accessibility guidelines for national parks. Palaestra, 23, #4, p 5.
  • Arnhold, R. and Auxter, D. (2007). Promoting Wellness for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2007. Palaestra, 23, #3,  p. 6-7.
  • Roswal, G., Damentko, M., Arnhold, R., Fagan, W., Arnhold, P., Djobova, S. Dobreva-Faria, I., Ferreira, J., Campos, M., Gaspar, P., and Pozeriene, J. (2007). Special Olympics university program: Best Practices. Sobama Journal, December 2007, Vol. 12, n1, Supplement, pp 120-124.
  • Arnhold, R. and Auxter, D. (2007). Evidence-based Physical Activity and Camp Shriver. Palaestra, 23, #2, p 6-7.
  • Roswal, G., Arnhold, R., Fagan, W., Arnhold, P., Bota, A., Boursier, C., Emes, C., Shihui, C., Damentko, M., Dobreva-Faria, I,
  • Djobova, S., Ferreira, J., Campos, M., Kiss, K., Pozeriene, J., Valkova, H., Yan, L, Xueping, W.   (2007). Special Olympics in the University Curriculum: Best Practices. Sobama Journal, 12, n1, Supplement pp 255-265.
  • Arnhold, R. and Auxter, D. (2007).  Congressional Change in 2006: Implications for Disability Programs. Palaestra, 23, #1, p. 6,57.

Recent Presentations:

  • 2010: Arnhold, R. “Evaluation of the I Can Do It, You Can Do It Program”.  American College of Sports Medicine/National Institutes of Health/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Joint Research Conference on Physical Activity and Nutrition for Children with Disabilities.  Baltimore, MD (June 5).
  • 2010:  Arnhold, R. “The I Can Do It, You Can Do It Mentoring Program”.  Willowbrook State School/Tiki Recreation Program”. Willowbrook Institute, Staten Island, NY (May 20).
  • 2010:  LePore, M., Arnhold, R., White, G., Lorenzi, D. “Things special education personnel should know about Adapted Physical Education. PA Department of Education Annual Conference, Hershey, PA (April 6-8).
  • 2010:  Arnhold, R., Kemeny, E., & Kozloff, S. “National Expansion and Evaluation of the I Can Do It, You Can Do It Program: Panel Discussion”.  AAHPERD, Indianapolis, IN, March 19.
  • 2010:  Fagan, W. Arnhold, P., Arnhold, R., & McAlister, B. “Strengths through Partnerships: Special Olympics” AAHPERD, Indianapolis, IN, March 20.
  • 2009:  Arnhold, R. “Past-President’s Panel Discussion: NCPERID should we align with AAPAR or NASPE?” National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities Conference, July 17-18, Reston, VA.
  • 2009:  Arnhold, .R. & Hoolahan, B.  “National Programs – I Can Do It, You Can Do It”.  17th International Symposium for Adapted Physical Activity, July 22-27, Gavle, Sweden.
  • 2009”  Arnhold, R. & Slampak, L. “Global Assimilation of Special Olympics University Curriculum (North America)”. 17th International Symposium for Adapted Physical Activity, July 22-27, Gavle, Sweden.
  • 2009:  Arnhold, R., Kemeny, E. “Progress Report on I Can Do It, You Can Do It National Expansion and Evaluation Project”.  Division of Nutrition Research Coordination, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD (5/19/09).
  • 2009:  Arnhold, R., Kemeny, E., & Hoolahan, B. “I Can Do It, You Can Do It National Expansion and Evaluation Project”. Keynote address at the Claudine Sherrill Awards Breakfast, March 23, AAHPERD National Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • 2008:  Arnhold, R. “Advocacy in Adapted Physical Activity: Developing a Common Message”.  NCPERID Annual Conference, Reston, VA, July 18-20.
  • 2008:  Arnhold, R. “Slippery Rock University’s Adapted Physical Activity Program”.  Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Board of Governors, July 17.
  • 2008:  Arnhold, R. and Fagan, W. “Special Olympics North America – University Curriculum”. AAHPERD National Conference, Ft. Worth, TX, April 10.
  • 2007:  Roswal, G., Arnhold, R., Fagan, W., Arnhold, P., Bota, A., Boursier, C., Emes, C., Shihui, C., Damentko, M., Dobreva-Faria, I, Djobova, S., Ferreira, J., Campos, M., Kiss, K., Pozeriene, J., Valkova, H., Yan, L, Xueping, W.   Special Olympics in the University Curriculum: Best Practices, International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity, Rio Claro, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 23 & 27.
  • 2007:  Session Chairperson; Round Table Conference. Topic 1:  Competitive Sports: Paralympics, Special Olympics, Deaf Sports; Topic 2: International Paralympics.  Speakers: Glenn Roswal, Yves Vanladewijck, Gloria Aravena O”kuinghttons. International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity, Rio Claro, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 24, 2007.
  • 2007:  “How to successfully obtain funding for research or programs in a teaching institution” as a panel member in “The Key to a Successful Teaching Career”.  Slippery Rock University Professional Development Day, February 20.

Education:

  • B.S. Physical Education and Health, Temple University
  • M.S. Adapted Physical Education, University of Wisconsin, La-Crosse
  • Ph.D. Adapted Physical Education, Texas Women's University

Work Experience:

  • Professor, Physical Education/Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences Departments, Slippery Rock University
  • Graduate Coordinator, Physical Education Department, Slippery Rock University
  • Coordinator, Master Teacher Training Program, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Coordinator, Stop Gap Federal Training Grant, University of Illinois at Chicago

Recent Grants:

  • 2010:  Submitted to Grable Foundation “VIP Camp for Children with Visual Impairments” Funded $3,550.
  • 2010:  Submitted to Edith L. Trees Foundation “Extension of Evidence-based Research Outcomes in APA” Funded, $68,913.
  • 2008:  Submitted to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office on Disability “Expansion and Evaluation of the I Can Do It, You can Do It Program”, Funded $884,000 over 3 years.
  • 2008:  Submitted to U.S. Department of Education: “Personnel Preparation of High Quality Adapted Physical Education Teachers in Pennsylvania”. Funded, $774,000 over 4 years.
  • 2008:  Submitted to the Edith L. Trees Foundation “Evidence-based Research Outcomes in APA”. Funded $160,000 over 2 years.
  • 2008:  Submitted to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Disability (Foundation of the National Institutes of Health) and the CVS Pharmacy “I Can Do It – You Can Do It”, Funded, $60,000 ($20,000/yr for 3 years).
  • 2007:  Submitted to Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: “American Veterans with Disabilities: Recreation and Competitive Sports Programs, Funded, $24,943.

 

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Office Location:
15 West Gym
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: (724) 738-2847
robert.arnhold@sru.edu

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