Elite Fitness Day

Originally published April 7, 2019 in the Citizen Tribune.

Hamblen County Coordinated School Health and the Physical Education Department selected the top 30 third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students at each elementary school in Hamblen County to participate in the Elite Fitness Day held Wednesday at Burke-Toney Stadium.

Elite Fitness Day is for students at each elementary school that show exemplary performance on physical fitness tests. The students are measured by their physical education teachers in flexibility, upper body strength, speed and agility, and heart and lung endurance. Read More

UNK prepares future PE teachers through active learning

Originally published Feb. 21, 2019 in the Kearney Hub.

Forget pull-ups, rope-climbing and all the other stereotypes.

Physical education is much different these days.

It’s not a glorified recess where students establish their dominance during a game of dodgeball, and it’s far more than a set of drills that determine who can run the fastest and jump the highest. Read More