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Your health matters — be heard! 

Take the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) beginning Sunday, April 15, through Friday, May 4.  All students who submit a survey will be automatically entered in a random drawing for one of twenty-five $10 gift cards for Irazu.  Your health matters. Don't miss this opportunity to make your voice heard! 

Smith named Recreation Professional of the Year by SHAPE America

The award honors distinguished professionals in the field of leisure and recreation who are considered to be a positive role model epitomizing the values and desired outcomes of recreation and demonstrates enthusiasm for the profession.  

A global bond

Earlier this summer, Katherine Carter ’96 served as a contact for a group of Elon students visiting her adopted country, Namibia, embodying the saying ‘once an Elon student, always an Elon student.’

Bryan Hedrick provides two presentations at the 68th Annual NCAAHPERD-SM Convention

The first presentation was titled: Sport Success in Three Easy Steps and was offered on Nov. 11. The second presentation was titled: The Pleasure Principle: The Biochemistry of Choice and was offered on Nov. 12. 

Co-instructors from New Zealand study abroad experience publish article on experiential learning

The article by Carol Smith and Rodney Parks explored deepening experiential learning in the absence of technology and will appear in the Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning.

USA Today and College Factual recognize several Elon academic programs among the nation’s best in 2017 college ranking

Elon University earns 33 badges for excellence in rankings based on the outcomes of a college education. The rankings were published Sept. 8 by USA Today and College Factual.


Amanda Tapler and Resa Walch awarded American College Health Foundation grant

The grant is for the project titled "Jumpstarting a Multi-Year Health Promotion Project through Connections and Collaborations."

Syllabuzz: COR 328 – Modern Summer Olympic Games

In this class, Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance Carol Smith discusses how there is more to the Olympic games than athletic competition and national pride.

Heart of a coach

The lessons Robert Cody ’80 learned as an Elon football player have translated to success as a high school coach.

Carol Smith publishes book chapter

The chapter by the associate professor of health and human performance is included in "Exploring Teachers in Fiction and Film: Saviors, Scapegoats and Schoolmarms," which was published in April.

Faculty and staff recognized at awards luncheon

Four faculty members and 19 retirees were honored May 11 for excellence and service to Elon.

Carol Smith presents at the SHAPE America annual convention

Carol Smith, associate professor of health and human performance, presented at the SHAPE America annual convention, April 5-9, 2016.  

Amanda Tapler and Resa Walch receive American College Health Foundation Grant

Students share research in inaugural public health forum

Elon University, Davidson College and Furman University collaborated this month to host an undergraduate research forum featuring student projects that sought answers to several public health questions and concerns.

College women being recruited to mentor local girls

DPTE students & faculty present at 2015 American College of Sports Medicine Conference

Three second-year Elon DPT students and two faculty members recently presented research at the 2015 ACSM conference held in San Diego.

Four awarded emeritus status

Gerald Francis, executive vice president and professor of mathematics, Anne Bolin, professor of anthropology, Michael Calhoun, professor of health and human performance, and David Crowe, professor of history, will all receive emeritus status upon retirement.

National College Health Assessment

Survey of student health behaviors/experiences. Link sent to students via email on Monday, April 21st.  Active now through Friday, May 8th.  

'Live Well, Teach Well' gives education students healthy living tips

Elon Teaching Fellows and the School of Education co-sponsored a program that shared with future teachers advice and activities that foster more balanced and holistic lifestyles.

Health and human performance senior lecturer and students featured in international training video

Amanda Tapler, senior lecturer in  the Department of Health and Human Performance, and Elon students are featured in an international training film  for The Jamkhed International Institute for Training & Research. 

In My Words: New Year resolutions require 'SMART' approaches

Liz Bailey in the Department of Health and Human Performance shares in regional newspapers her advice for setting realistic and obtainable goals for improving your life in the new year.

Carol Smith presents Mabel C. Robinson Memorial Lecture

Carol Smith, associate professor of health & human performance, presents at Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Esposito and Walch present at ISSOTL

Judy Esposito, Human Service Studies, and Resa Walch, Health and Human Performance, present at the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference.

Elon partners with local school to introduce '100 Mile Club'

Liz Bailey in the Department of Health and Human Performance, joined by two students studying to be physical education teachers, have teamed this year with a Burlington elementary school as part of a national initiative led by First Lady Michelle Obama.

 HHP Department News

A roundup of the most recent news from the Department of Health and Human Performance.

Resa Walch and Peter Felten receive The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society Grant

The grant will help build a strong, sustainable faculty learning community related to contemplative pedagogy at Elon.

Residence hall in The Oaks named in honor of Professor Emerita Janie Poole Brown
Administrators and friends of the university gathered in the McCoy Commons patio under cloudy skies Friday morning for the dedication of four residence halls in The Oaks neighborhood.
Residence halls in The Oaks dedicated
The buildings in The Oaks neighborhood were named in honor of four emeriti faculty in recognition for their service to the university.
Carol Smith co-leads breakout session at National PE Institute 2012
Carol Smith, an associate professor of health and human performance, co-led a breakout session July 31 at the National PE Institute 2012 conference at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
HHP faculty, students engage in scholarship, leadership and learning
Faculty members Jeffrey Milroy, Resa Walch and Liz Bailey engaged in academic and scholarly writing, grant writing and professional development during the spring semester.
Health & Human Performance faculty, students, take part in research, scholarship and leadership activities
Senior Lecturer Resa Walch, Associate Professor Carol Smith, Assistant Professor Amy Stringer and several students participated in engaged learning and service activities during the fall semester and winter term.
Elon chosen for project on public health, liberal education
Faculty recognized for campus-wide prevention efforts
Dr. Judy Esposito, associate professor of human service studies and co-chair of the Interdisciplinary Committee on Course-Based Alcohol Education, and Resa Walch, senior lecturer in Health and Human Performance and Faculty Fellow for Substance Education, sponsored an event on May 1 for faculty participants in the Faculty As Partners in Prevention campus-wide initiative.
Profesor Emerita Janie Brown featured in Thomasville (N.C.) Times
Health and Human Performance Professor Emerita Janie Brown, who now serves as president of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, was recently featured by the Thomasville (N.C.) Times.To read the story, click here.
CHAMPS program matches children with Elon mentors
A wellness program for local fourth and fifth graders concluded Tuesday at the Koury Athletic Center when two dozen boys learned about physical fitness and setting goals from their Elon University mentors. And if Elon junior Brett Brawerman has his way, the CHAMPS program – short for “Coaching Health and Mentoring Positive Students” – will be something colleges elsewhere can replicate.
Wake Forest University Department of Health and Exercise Science names Liz Bailey 2011 Outstanding Graduate Student Alumni
Liz Bailey, lecturer in the Department of Health and Human Performance, was selected to receive the 2011 Outstanding Graduate Student Alumni Award from Wake Forest University's Department of Health and Exercise Science.
Carol Smith presents at regional conference
Carol A. Smith, associate professor in health & human performance, recently presented two sessions at the Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance annual conference, held in Greensboro, N.C., Feb. 16-18.
Faculty member offers tips for weight loss resolutions
For many people, it just isn’t New Year’s without a traditional resolution, and “losing weight” is always a popular pledge. Elizabeth Bailey in the Department of Health and Human Performance shares advice for not just making fitness resolutions, but keeping them, in the first of an occasional series of videos where Elon University faculty members share their research and classroom expertise.
Carol Smith receives University Teacher of the Year Award at NCAAHPERD
Carol Smith, an associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance, received the Physical Education Association University Teacher of the Year Award at the Annual NCAAHPERD Conference held Nov. 10-13, 2010, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Students present at conference with faculty member
The North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Conference was held in Winston-Salem, N.C., Nov. 10-13. Students Megan Deutschle, Morgan Bailey, Michelle Pullen, Ned Cuthbertson, Chris Harris and Stephen Rusterholz co-presented a session about dance pedagogy with Carol Smith, associate professor in the department of Health & Human Performance.
Amy Stringer presents at international conference in Cuba
Amy Stringer, assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance, recently participated in The World Forum on Physical Education and School Sport on July 10 in Havana, Cuba.
Faculty and student scholarship celebrated at SURF
The annual Spring Undergraduate Research Forum on April 27, 2010, promoted and celebrated work from more than 100 students who made presentations about their scholarship in disciplines as diverse as psychology, exercise science, chemistry, public relations and economics.
Elizabeth Bailey, Amanda Tapler and Resa Walch present at the SCHA annual meeting
Health and Human Performance faculty members, Elizabeth Bailey, Amanda Tapler and Resa Walch, presented in a tutorial session at the Southern College Health Association (SCHA) Annual Meeting in March in Columbia, S.C.
Carol Smith presents and is elected chair of new council at conference
Carol Smith recently made two presentations at the Southern District Conference for the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and was elected chair of the Council on Community Recreatoin and Outdoor Education.
Carol Smith, students present at state convention
Health and human performance faculty present poster at national conference
Lauren Martin and Resa Walch present poster at national meeting
Carol Smith presents at state convention, publishes article
Carol Smith presents at AAHPERD
French earns NCAAHPERD Honor Award