David Walsh

David Walsh

Email: dwalsh@sfsu.edu
Location: Gym 124

David Walsh specializes in physical activity-based youth development programs in underserved communities. He conducts research projects to investigate the development, implementation, and evaluation of these programs through various qualitative and mixed methodology studies. His research and scholarship include: the transference of youth program goals from the physical activity setting to the school environment, innovative strategies for helping underserved youth envision positive possible futures for themselves, program processes and outcomes for the youth participants, and alternative curricular model approaches for teachers and youth workers. His current youth development program, called the “Kinesiology Career Club”, runs in the fall and spring semesters at Mission High School. The program is also a service learning course training site for SFSU kinesiology undergraduate and graduate students. He is also a board member for the International Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Model Alliance.

Selected Publications


  • Kin 310: Youth Development Instructional Analysis 1
  • Kin 312: Youth Development Instructional Analysis 2
  • Kin 331: Peak Performance
  • Kin 696: Kinesiology Community-Based Internship
  • Kin 434/734: Sport-based Youth Development