E. Paul Roetert, Ph.D.

Paul Roetert photoE. Paul Roetert, Ph.D., is the Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America).  SHAPE America is the largest organization of professionals involved in school-based health, physical education and physical activity who are dedicated to teaching and promoting active, healthy lifestyles. Founded in 1885, SHAPE America provides a comprehensive array of resources, leadership in the development of standards and guidelines, professional development and advocacy for its members as well as the general public. Prior to this position, he was the Managing Director of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA’s) Player Development Program and Tournament Director of the US Open Junior Tennis Championships.  He was also the Executive Director for the American Sport Education Program at Human Kinetics, in Champaign, Illinois.

Roetert has published extensively in the field of sports medicine and science, including four books, more than 25 book chapters, and well over 100 articles. He is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and among many other awards, he received the Editorial Excellence Award in 1999 from the National Strength and Conditioning Association for his work on the Journal of Strength and Conditioning and Research, and in 2000 the Outstanding Alumni award from the University of Connecticut. He is also the 2002 Educational Merit Award recipient from the International Tennis Hall of Fame for outstanding service to the game of tennis.  Roetert holds a Ph.D. in biomechanics from the University of Connecticut.