National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

Where Scholars Come to Lead

Welcome

to the National Association for
Kinesiology in Higher Education

Where Scholars Come to Lead

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


A Message from the President

The National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education is the premier professional society in Kinesiology Where Scholars Come to Lead.  Our historic principles support a focused and strategic mission that caters to higher education Kinesiology professionals. Of primary concern is our support of scholar-leaders who collaboratively work to spearhead administrator support, advocacy, and policy development efforts in the areas of research, service, and teaching in higher education. Most importantly, we purposefully support our senior and emerging leaders to those ends with association grants, and scholarships to keep costs at a minimum for members.

Our Leadership Institute provides members with quality leadership trainings, grants, and awards that support growth, interdisciplinary research, collaborative engagement with renowned scholars, and opportunities to shadow administrators. Our successful Department Head Certification Training provides aspiring administrators an extensive training program that includes mentoring, an on-line interactive course of study, three face-to-face trainings, leader assessments over the course of a year, and supervised leadership projects.

If you are looking for a place where you are supported, encouraged, and challenged personally and intellectually then the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education is for you! Join us at our summer Leader Development Workshop and winter Annual Conference.

Betty A. Block
President NAKHE

 

Our Publications

The International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education

The International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education (IJKHE) is dedicated to advancing the field of Kinesiology through publishing manuscripts that shape the direction of the field. The overall mission is to provide a forum for those in the field to share new, introductory, or small-scale research in addition to best practices in leadership, administration, and teaching. The IJKHE consists of peer reviewed manuscripts, with a special focus on presenting the work of early career professionals and graduate students.

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Quest

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

2019 NAKHE Conference: January 9-12, 2019: Marriott Riverfront Hotel, Savannah Georgia

The theme of the 2019 conference is Best Practices in Kinesiology: Showcasing our Successes. Conference Strands include Faculty Development, Student Success, Entrepreneurism, and Innovative Curricula. New for this year are Point/Counterpoint Discussions on Trends in Student Preparation, Social Media, Open Access Journals and Interdisciplinary Collaborations. This year's invited lecturers are: Jared Russell will give the Amy Morris Homans Lecture, Scott Gordon, the Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture, and Doris Corbett, the Delphine Hanna Lecture.

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News

Nomination and Election News

The final candidates for the positions of Vice President-Elect and Secretary have been announced.

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2019 Annual Conference: Call for Proposals

The form to submit a proposal for the 2019 NAKHE Conference is posted. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2018.

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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 www.nakhe.org to become a part of a dynamic, friendly group of professionals dedicated to the promotion of kinesiology in higher education.

- Steve Estes, NAKHE President 2014-2016

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