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Weber, Robert

Weber, Robert, Dr.

Doctor of Education: University of Utah – Majors in Special (Adapted) Physical Education and

Administration in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics. 

Minors in Education Administration, Special Education, and Health – Recreation.

Masters of Science in Physical Education: Eastern Illinois University – Physical Education

Bachelors in Science in Education: Bemidji State University –

Majors in Health and Physical Education, and minors in Recreation and Drivers Education

Office: Albee 103

Phone: (920) 424-7130

E- mail:

Areas of Expertise:

  • Adapted Physical Education

  • Sports and Coaching of the Abled and Disabled

  • Administration in Education

  • Health

  • Physical Education & Recreation and Athletics

  • Motor Development


Brief Bio: Dr. Weber started teaching and coaching in 1971. He has 11 years of teaching and coaching experience in the public schools teaching at the elementary, middle school and high school levels in Minnesota, Illinois, Utah, Texas and North Dakotan in the subjects of adapted physical education, health, physical education and drivers education. He also served as a head coach in football, men’s and women’s track & field, women’s volleyball and baseball, and assistant coaching in basketball and hockey.

He has 28 years of experience in teaching and coaching at the college level in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Utah, Texas, North Carolina, North Dakota and South Dakota, and 9 years of coaching experience in football, men’s and women’s track and field, and men’s and women’s swimming and diving. During the course of his 39 years in education, he has spent 22 years in various administrative roles supervising up to a faculty of 33 people. These roles have been as a division chair, program coordinator, director of intramurals, director of athletics, pool manager, recreation director and an assistant golf course professional.

Dr. Weber’s research interests are in the areas of adapted physical education, sports for the abled and disabled, motor development and kinematics. He is nationally and internationally known for his research which involves rare genetic disorders in adapted physical education dealing with motor development and kinematic analysis of gross motor skills where he has made 104 national or international presentations and 45 state presentations. He has presented and lectured in Canada, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Italy and South Korean. He has contributed 82 peer reviewed manuscripts that have been published and 42 abstracts.

Dr. Weber has been nominated and awarded many honors for his teaching, research, coaching and professional contributions. To name a few, he was awarded the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s first Outstanding Service to the Community and Use of Service Learning Award in 2007 receiving the Evening of Stars – Civic Engagement Award presented by the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Dr. Weber started the Adapted Physical Education Program at UWO in 2002 and in 2007 the Adapted Physical Activity Council named the UWO Program the National Outstanding Adapted Physical Education Program at the University Level, at the National AAHPERD Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. Also in 2007, UWO was awarded the Best Chapter of the Year Award by Fishing Has No Boundaries Inc. at their National Convention under his leadership.  In 2005, Dr. Weber received the American Association for Leisure and Recreation Tommy Wilson Award, presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at the National Convention in Chicago, IL, for his Significant Contribution to Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities. In 1995, Dr. Weber was named an International Man of The Year for his contributions to education and rehabilitation. 

Date of First Employment at UWO: August 2002

Years of P-12 Experience:

Courses Typically Taught:

  • Assessment and Prescription Techniques in Adapted Physical Education

  • Physical Education of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

  • Physical Education for Individuals with Permanent and Chronic Physical Disabilities

  • Practicum in Adapted Physical Education

  • Life Span Motor Development

  • Sports for Individuals with Disabilities

  • Ice Hockey Coaching

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