Fred Schack

Fred K. Schack, Ph.D., (The Ohio State University), Associate Professor, graduated from San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University, Northridge) in 1965. Following graduation, the next four years were spent as a Naval Officer, which included time in Viet Nam where he received the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V” Device. The last two years were spent as a Naval Tactics Instructor and then Athletic Director at the Naval Officer Candidate School, Newport, RI. After completing his tour with the U.S. Navy, he entered the Master’s program in Physical Education on a Graduate Teaching Assistant scholarship at California State University, Northridge, in January 1970. He graduated in 1972 with a concentration in motor learning. In 1973, he received a Graduate Teaching Associate scholarship in Physical Education at The Ohio State University where he specialized in adapted physical education, graduating in 1976. He came to George Mason University in September 1975 to teach adapted physical education and a number of other courses. While at George Mason University, he taught mainly in the teacher preparation program and also served as Executive Assistant to the Chair, served as Coordinator of the Undergraduate and Graduate Program in Physical Education, developed the non-teaching program in physical education, and coordinated the student teaching phase of the teacher certification program in physical education. His writing and presentations have included education, adapted physical education, motor learning, and exercise, nutrition and environmental affects on disease and aging. Currently he teaches in the Physical Activity, Leisure and Wellness program.