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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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 1) that address issues and concerns relevant and meaningful to the field of kinesiology; 2) that are original research reports that address empirical questions that are contextualized within higher education and hold significance to a broad range of faculty and administrators in kinesiology; and 3) that provide a review of literature and/or research of interest to one or more sub-disciplines in kinesiology. Both theoretical and practice-based articles are considered. Quest serves a broad readership that includes academicians, teachers and administrators by providing a public forum for scholarly and creative thought about the profession.

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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

2018 NAKHE Annual Conference: January 3-6, 2018: Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Arizona

Collaboration, Community Building, and Communication: Building Professional Communities through Collaboration and Communication

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2019 NAKHE Conference: Marriott Riverfront Hotel, Savannah Georgia


Donate to NAKHE or Sponsor a NAKHE Conference Event!

Want to show your support for NAKHE? Consider donating to this worthy organization! Better still, sponsor a lecture or a meal during our annual conference. You can make donations or sponsor an…

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NAKHE Elections Open Friday, September 15 at 12 am EST

This year NAKHE membership will elect a president and a vice president. The executive committee requests that you cast a "vote of confidence" for Dr. Tara Tietjen-Smith, the nominee for President and Dr. Timothy Baghurst, the nominee for Vice President.

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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