Richard Keelor

Richard O. Keelor

Primary Consultant In Development at Be Active North Carolina Inc

Location:
2250 Perimeter Park Drive, Morrisville, North Carolina, United States
HQ Phone:
(919) 287-7000

General Information

Education

Bachelor  - Health , Physical Education and Recreation , California State University at Long Beach

Master's degree  - Health , Physical Education and Recreation , California State University at Long Beach

Ph.D.  - Physical Education , University of Southern California

Affiliations

Advisor  - Jacki's Inc

Advisor  - Audio/Visual Productions

Director of Program Development  - President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Recent News  

Richard O. Keelor, Ph.D., Advisor
One of America's leading health and fitness authorities, Dr. Richard Keelor has served at all levels of the health promotion and physical fitness profession. In 1972, he was selected to serve as Director of Program Development for the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He served this presidential agency over a ten year period under four administrations. Following his government service Dr. Keelor joined the Campbell Soup Company as President of their National Institute for Health & Fitness. Dr. Keelor holds both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from California State University at Long Beach and he received his Ph.D. in Physical Education with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1974. Dr. Keelor has conducted more than 200 regional and national fitness clinics and has been a keynote speaker at four White House Sports Medicine Symposiums. He has also served as consultant to the governments of Japan, Germany, Norway, Portugal and Guatemala, and has lectured at various institutional symposiums and universities throughout Europe and Scandinavia. Internationally recognized as an authority on physical fitness and health promotion, Dr. Keelor addressed the World Health Organization's Tenth Annual Conference for the Prevention of Chronic Disease. He has a long time interest in geriatric physiology and played a lead role in making amendments to the federal Older Americans Act, which provide for increased opportunities for the elderly to attain and maintain appropriate physical activity. Dr. Keelor is also the primary consultant in development of Be Active North Carolina!

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Richard O. Keelor, Ph.D., Advisor
One of America's leading health and fitness authorities, Dr. Richard Keelor has served at all levels of the health promotion and physical fitness profession. In 1972, he was selected to serve as Director of Program Development for the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He served this presidential agency over a ten year period under four administrations. Following his government service Dr. Keelor joined the Campbell Soup Company as President of their National Institute for Health & Fitness. Dr. Keelor holds both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation from California State University at Long Beach and he received his Ph.D. in Physical Education with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1974. Dr. Keelor has conducted more than 200 regional and national fitness clinics and has been a keynote speaker at four White House Sports Medicine Symposiums. He has also served as consultant to the governments of Japan, Germany, Norway, Portugal and Guatemala, and has lectured at various institutional symposiums and universities throughout Europe and Scandinavia. Internationally recognized as an authority on physical fitness and health promotion, Dr. Keelor addressed the World Health Organization's Tenth Annual Conference for the Prevention of Chronic Disease. He has a long time interest in geriatric physiology and played a lead role in making amendments to the federal Older Americans Act, which provide for increased opportunities for the elderly to attain and maintain appropriate physical activity. Dr. Keelor is also the primary consultant in development of Be Active North Carolina!

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an interview with Richard Keelor
Richard Keelor is President and CEO of the Sugar Association, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. He also serves as President of BE ACTIVE AMERICA!, a national physical activity advocacy training program dedicated to teaching individuals and organization how to change the system. He is a former public school physical education teacher and athletic coach. From 1972-82, he served as Director of Program Development for the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He is past president of the Association for Worksite Health Promotion and was one of ten Americans honored as Healthy American Fitness Leaders in 1982. In his college years, Richard captained the wrestling and football teams at Long Beach State University. He won the NCAA Pacific Coast Wrestling Championship, was All Coast in football and was honored as Athlete of the Year. Signed by the Los Angeles Rams, he played three years of professional football before entering the coaching profession. He was named California Athletic Director of the Year and Coach of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and he even won the World Australian Pillow Fight Contest two years in a row. Don:Richard, you have had many passionate causes and grand visions in the years I have known you and vastly more, no doubt, before I had that good fortune. Richard Keelor:I'm fascinated by the nature of change and its implication to health promotion and physical fitness. In my judgment, our health and physical education/fitness professions have failed miserably! Richard Keelor:I believe one of our core problems is that we have confused scholarship with leadership. Richard Keelor:Well, we settle for attending annual conferences and listening to entertaining and humorous speakers, like Don Ardell! Richard Keelor:Well, it's fun for me, too, but you know as well as I do that all we're doing is telling the true believers what they already know. Richard Keelor:I like the accountability factor. Richard Keelor:That's not true, I have changed. Richard Keelor: Sure. Richard Keelor:Yes. Richard Keelor:That's right. Richard Keelor:No, it was not. Richard Keelor:That's a fair question, although you display an appalling lack of science-based information on the subject. Richard Keelor:Something else, of course. There's a 1996 book I'd recommend, for starters. Richard Keelor:I may sound a bit opinionated and sometimes cynical. Richard Keelor: The usual ways, call, write, or e-mail as follows: Be Active America!

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