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

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PE Study Finds Gap in Homeschoolers’ View of Exercise Intensity

‘Posters on the Hill’ winner teaches students how to accurately assess their effort, improve exercise intensity levels with PE heart rate technology

A student research project recognized by the Council for Undergraduate Research demonstrated how physical education heart rate technology gave homeschool students a more accurate picture of their fitness levels by showing the differences between their perceived and actual exertion levels.

Danielle Tilley, a third-year education student at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, earned a trip to Washington, D.C. when her research project was selected as one of 60 winners in the Council for Undergraduate Research’s 2018 “Posters on the Hill” contest. More than 400 students submitted their projects. Of the winners, only three posters focused on education, and only Tilley studied physical education. Read More