The Student Recreation Center at Pittsburg State University will be bustling with activity this week as the 2009 Kansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance hosts its annual convention.
The three-day convention, running from Oct. 28-30, is estimated to draw approximately 500 professional educators in the fields of health, physical education, dance and athletics. The convention, which is held at different locations throughout the state each year, was last held in Pittsburg in 2004.
This year's convention features sessions focused on some of the most current issues in health. Topics include integrating technology in the physical education classroom, youth obesity and increasing youth physical activity, self-defense, and alternative recreation for the classroom including archery, fly-fishing and skateboarding. (A full schedule of conference topics can be obtained by calling the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation.)
"This convention provides an opportunity for professional and student members to come together and share the latest and greatest ideas, teaching methods, and innovations in the field," said Scott Gorman, HHPR professor and co-manager of the convention. "We're especially pleased that we have so many student majors participating, which gives them a leg up when they go out and try to find jobs. The idea is to put them in the real world now."
The sessions will be held in various areas of the PSU Student Recreation Center. For more information, contact the HHPR department at 620-235-4665.
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