IWC students selected as “outstanding majors of the year” for exercise science, physical education
The American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance recognized the outstanding majors for 2014 April 4, in St. Louis, Mo.
Iowa Wesleyan College students Amanda Kalina, Justin Lutjen, Kaysee Grogan, Sarah Voss and Michelle Price have been selected as “outstanding majors of the year” for exercise science and physical education by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and NASPE.
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding students majoring in disciplines related to health, physical education, exercise science, recreation, dance or sport from colleges and universities throughout the country.
Over 300 students were honored at the ceremony and reception during the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
According to the AAHPERD President, “These young professionals will be the leaders of the future in improving educational programs and encourages all Americans to make fitness and health a part of their daily lives. Their recognition as outstanding majors of the year is a crowning glory of their college years and introduces them to the value of professional involvement.”
NASPE is the largest of AAHPERD’s six national associations. A nonprofit membership organization of more than 18,000 professionals in the fitness, health, physical activity fields.
Putting that knowledge into action in schools and communities across the nation is critical to improve academic performance, social reform and the health of individuals.
For more information, contact Valerie Unkrich, professor of Physical Education and Exercise Science at Iowa Wesleyan College, 319-385-6302.