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The students in PE 1262 competed in the Eau Claire Marathon on May 5. Ninety-five students started--and completed--the race! Co-instructors Dr. Stacy Ingraham and Ph.D. student Chris Lundstrom had oversight of the training, classroom instruction, physiological testing and course administration. This is the fifth year this course has been offered through the University of Minnesota's Physical Activity Program. All five years, all students have completed the marathon. This year was a particularly difficult year of training as a result of the never-ending winter, which made for treacherous trails and increased. . . [Read Full Story]
The School of Kinesiology is the proud home to the Physical Activity Program (PAP). Directed by Brandi Hoffman, the PAP provides more than 50 physical activity courses each school year. With over 6,000 student participants, courses range from basic conditioning to rock climbing to broomball to SCUBA. The program utilizes many of the University's premiere athletic and recreational facilities, making them accessible to the entire student body. Not only are there a diverse set of courses offered, but also the skill levels vary in order to continually challenge students. Additionally,. . . [Read Full Story]

Featured Program: KinTeach

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The physical and health education programs, along with the developmental/adapted physical education (DAPE) and the coaching certification program, make up the KinTeach graduate program. This program includes both initial and additional licensure programs for individuals with bachelor's degrees who want to become licensed teachers. These graduate-level programs provide rigorous, professional teacher preparation in accordance with the Minnesota Standards for Effective Practice for Teachers and the Content Standards adopted by the Minnesota Board of Teaching. KinTeach students enter a 12-15 month program integrating educational theory with classroom practice. An extended student. . . [Read Full Story]
The Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies (RPLS) program is a dynamic undergraduate program designed to prepare students to enter a professional career in a field that provides individuals, families, and communities the opportunity to develop happy, healthy, and satisfying lifestyles. This holistic approach allows us to examine many disciplines as we explore the motivation of individuals within the four domains of physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development across the lifespan--and how people use recreation and leisure in their lives. This program is designed to provide a strong academic foundation, while. . . [Read Full Story]

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