News & Events
April 15, 2013
The North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville will be hosting the second annual National Physical Education Institute July 29-August 2, and registration is now open. In its inaugural year in 2012, the Institute brought over 300 physical education teachers and administrators from across the country to UNC Asheville’s campus and over $140 thousand dollars economically to the Asheville area.
The five-day institute is designed to help schools use limited resources to improve physical education and obesity prevention programs for grades K-12. Attendees will be treated to a week full of interactive activities, speeches and exhibits and will gain valuable insight as how to align written, taught and tested curriculum. The National PE Institute is modeled on practices and strategies promoted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. Participants attending all five days of the Institute will receive a Certificate of Completion for 30 hours of physical education professional growth.
David Gardner, executive director of the NCCHW said, “Last year’s PE Institute was a huge success and we are excited to be able to host it at UNC Asheville for the second year in a row. Through this Institute, we are able to really aim at accomplishing healthy weight for children and young adults throughout North Carolina and the United States. The Institute also has a positive impact on the Asheville economy through hotel bookings, visits to local restaurants and taking in activities around the area. It is an extremely interactive and informative event and we are honored to host it again.”
For more information on the National Physical Education Institute or to register please visit the National PE Institute website at http://www.nationalpeinstitute.com/.