Guest lecturer focuses on youth leadership in spor...

Guest lecturer focuses on youth leadership in sports

Dr. Tom Martinek, professor of exercise and sport science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will discuss “Youth Leadership Development: From Principles to Practice” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the State Farm Lecture Hall of MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building.

Dr. Tom Martinek

Martinek recently established an alternative high school on the UNCG campus that allows at-risk students to explore a variety of careers in health and human performance and earn up to two years of transferable college credit at graduation.

An internationally recognized expert in alternative physical-activity program models and structures, Martinek has established youth sports-leadership programs in Chicago, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and Indonesia. He is the author or co-author of nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles and eight books on youth development in sport and physical education.

Martinek’s address will be presented by the MTSU-based Center for Physical Activity and Health in Youth as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series in Youth Fitness and Sport.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Don Morgan at 615-898-5549 or

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