National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

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The mission of NAKHE is to foster leadership in kinesiology administration and policy as it relates to teaching, scholarship and service in higher education.

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Our Publications

The International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education: Issue 27.1

Spring 2016

Editor's Note: Welcome to the Spring 2016 edition of the IJKHE. I would first like to thank Dr. Britton Johnson for giving me the tools and expertise to successfully run the journal. I would also like to acknowledge my associate editors, Beth Hersman, Steve Prewitt, and Jenna Lorusso, in helping me to assemble this edition of the journal. I am excited for the next three years as editor of the IJKHE.



Quest's primary purpose is to publish manuscripts that address issues and concerns relevant and meaningful to kinesiology and physical education in higher education.

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Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Electronic access to Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport is available to members of The National Association of Kinesiology in Higher Education. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport RQES is a highly respected professional journal offering the latest research in the art and science of human movement studies. This comprehensive professional journal features articles and research notes encompassing such topic areas as biomechanics, epidemiology, motor behavior, measurement and evaluation, physiology, pedagogy, psychology and history/philosophy/sociocultural foundations.

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Upcoming Events

Deadline for New Deadline for Proposal Submission to the 2017 NAKHE National Conference

October 15, 2016 is the new deadline to submit proposals to the 2017 NAKHE National Conference.

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2017 NAKHE Conference - Power of the Past: Focus on the Future

The 2017 NAKHE Conference will be held January 4-7, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

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NAKHE Administrator Workshop

Practical strategies for assuming leadership positions in higher education. Bring a copy of your vita, a position description, and a mock cover letter. Colleagues will work in groups to discuss best practices for getting just the right position for you!

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Deadline for Conference Call for Proposals Extended

The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2017 NAKHE Conference has been extended to October 15, 2016.

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NAKHE Elections Are Underway!

The election opened on Thursday, September 1 and will continue through Saturday, October 15. On September 1, an email from a secure online voting site called "electionbuddy" was sent to all current NAKHE members. The candidates for vice president-elect are Ken Bias and Lynda Ransdell. The candidates for secretary are Beth Hersman and Cara Sidman.

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The National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education is the oldest academic society in kinesiology solely focused on higher education and professional development issues. Scholars from all over the world come together yearly to examine issues of importance to the discipline and profession, and our publications provide a forum for the discussion of ideas that are important to the field. Come visit us at to become a part of a dynamic, friendly group of professionals dedicated to the promotion of kinesiology in higher education.

- Steve Estes, Past President