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.
- Whitley, M.A., & Walsh, D.S. (2014). A Framework for the Design and Implementation of Service-Learning Courses. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 85(4), 34-39.
- Walsh, D.S., Veri, M.J., & Scobie, D. (2012). Impact of the kinesiology career club: A TPSR-based possible futures program for youth in underserved communities. Agora for Physical Education and Sport, 14(2), 213-229.
- Walsh, D. (2012). A TPSR-based kinesiology career club for youth in underserved communities. Agora for Physical Education and Sport, 14(1), 55-77.
- 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