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

Early Bird Registration for 2017 Conference Ends

Early bird registration for our 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE is open now through November 15th. Register for the 2017 Conference in Orlando, Florida

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

January 4-7, 2017 in Orlando, Florida - Registration & hotel information is posted.

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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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2017 NAKHE Election Results Are In!

NAKHE is pleased to announce Dr. Ken Bias, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Kinesiology at University of Central Missouri, has been elected Vice President-elect of NAKHE and Dr. Beth Hersm…

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Introducing the NAKHE Portal

We are excited to introduce the NAKHE Portal. This portal is  a set of web pages for NAKHE registrations and resources. Anyone can register for membership and conferences, donate/sponsor …

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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