Gladys Scott served DePauw's Women's Athletic Association as its
secretary and treasurer while also serving as chairman of the Rifle
team. Known as a leader in physical education, Scott has been a
pioneer in the study of human movement. She has authored several
textbooks in the area of exercise physiology and has been acitve in
the Ameican Allliance for Health, Physical Education and
recreation, serving as national vice president and chairman of the
Physical Education Division. She received her M.A. and Ph.D.
degrees from the University of Iowa, in 1931 and 1937 respectively.
Appointed as head of the Department of Physical Education for Women
at Iowa in 1955, she served in that capacity until her retirement
in 1974. She was the principal investigator in two research
contracts with the Research and Development Section of the United
States Army. She also served as president of the American Academy
of Physical Education in 1962-63. As a volunteer, she organized Red
Cross swimming classes in Iowa City and worked as a trained
volunteer for the American Cancer Society, encouraging cancer
patients during their recovery periods.