2016 National PE Institute

Welcome to the 2016 National PE & School Sport Institute Info Page! Here you can:

The National Physical Education Institute is a new collaborate venture between the Great Activities Publishing Company and the North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness.

The Institute was established to help support, enhance, and develop the instructional skill sets of grassroots K-12 physical education teachers. As such, each year we will bring the “best-of-the-best” Physical Education experts to UNC Asheville to teach, motivate, and inspire!

We believe that teaching is an honorable profession. That teaching physical education is an extremely worthwhile and a very exceptional calling.  As Lee Iacocca says:

“In a completely rational society, only the best of us would aspire to be  teachers.  The rest of us would have to settle for something less. Because the act of passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and biggest responsibility anyone could have.”

We further believe that in order for us to be the best, we must learn from the best. To this end, the joint staff members at Great Activities Publishing Company and the North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness are dedicated to assisting the many teachers, administrators, presenters, and keynoters who gather in Asheville each year. If there is anything you need, please let us know!

Available Keynotes to Livestream

Click on the following keynotes presenters to view livestream. 

Monday, July 25, 2016
Sarah Gietschier-Hartman (8:45 a.m. Eastern)
Dr. Greg Dale (3 p.m. Eastern)

Tuesday, July 26, 2015
Dr. Martha James-Hassan (8:30 a.m. Eastern)
Jo Bailey (3 p.m. Eastern) 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Naomi Hartl (11:30 a.m.)