He is a youth sport, fitness, and physical activity specialist whose work in expanding impactful opportunities for comprehensive school physical activity programs (CSPAP) has led to a recasting of the role of a P-12 building physical educator to include all-inclusive opportunities for school-aged youth to become more physically active.
Urtel focuses on building and sustaining campus-community partnerships that engage students in service-learning and other high impact practices. Most of these collaborations are P-12 based using the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) model. Secondarily, he has partnered with the Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) of Indiana and developed a Discovering Kinesiology camp to introduce the discipline of kinesiology to college-ready Indiana high school students.

Physical Education, Physical Education
EdD, Indiana University Bloomington, Higher Education, 2003
MS, Ball State University, Physical Education Pedagogy, 1992
BA, Canisius College, Physical Education, 1990
usa, midwest physical education teacher education early childhood or preschool education recreation and leisure studies
American Educational Research Association