National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

2019 Annual Conference
January 9-12 - Savannah, Georgia


Best Practices in Kinesiology:
Showcasing our Successes

Conference Coordinator:
Lynda Ransdell, NAKHE Vice President

Download the 2019 Conference Program

Attention Conference Presenters:

You must be registered by December 1st for your name to be listed in the conference program.

Each presentation room is slated to have WiFi capability, along with a projector, microphone and laptop. However, it is advised that you be prepared in the event that there are issues. It is advised that you have a backup presentation on your on a USB flash drive or on your computer/laptop/tablet. This is particularly in respect to presentations that involve music and media.

Poster presentations should be visible from a distance of 4-5 feet away and adherent to a 36” X 48” size. Please be sure that graphics, charts, words etc are legible. You are allowed to provide handouts if you desire. If there are questions regarding this or other requests, please contact Lynda Ransdell, the conference planner.

Conference Headquarters:

Marriott Savannah Riverfront Hotel
100 General McIntosh Blvd
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone : (912) 233-7722
Hotel Website

Book Your Conference Room at NAKHE's Special Rate of $160.00 USD per night
Sorry, there are no rooms remaining in the NAKHE group block. Please contact the Hotel directly for assistance.

Start date: 1/5/19
End date: 1/15/19
Last day to book: 12/10/18


Parking in the Marriott's garage is $27 daily. It's self-parking only, no valet service. Garage height clearance is 7 feet. The nearest parking garage is Professional Parking Systems, about 0.3 miles from the hotel at 318 E River St. A local review a year ago said, "Just drop your car off and let their crane place it out on the covered raft. Text them 15 minutes before you'll need it back on land and the crane will bring it back and set it down in the direction you need it facing according to Google Maps. All this for a flat rate of $13.48 for Sedan size and smaller, $16.23 larger than Sedan up to Suburban."

City of Savannah's Parking DAYPASS: The nearest City of Savannah parking lot is the Bryan Street Garage at 100 E Bryan St. It's 0.7 of a mile from the Marriott. Visitors can buy a DAYPASS (VDP) at the Bryan Street Garage that is valid for any of the city's monitored spaces. More information is available online at

Transportation From the Airport

Rideshare App Services: If you are using a rideshare app for ground transportation, Uber and Lyft pickup is located at the north entrance of baggage claim.

Taxis: Taxi cabs are located on the lower level outside of baggage claim.

Chatham Area Transit (CAT): The CAT 100X Airport Express costs just $5.00 one-way ($8.00 round-trip) and provides service between the airport and the Joe Murray Rivers, Jr. Intermodal Transit Center in downtown Savannah, 7 days a week. From the Intermodal Transit Center, the hotel is a 1.3 mile walk or you can take a CAT bus to shorten the walk to about 0.5 mile. You may find it helpful to plan your trip ahead of time using Google Maps. You can also visit CAT’s web site at or call CAT at (912)-233-5767 for details and schedules.

This Year's Conference Features

  • Pre-Conference Administrative Workshop
  • Leadership Institute Activities
  • Conference Strands:
    • Faculty Development
    • Student Success
    • Entrepreneurism
    • Innovative Curricul
  • Point/Counterpoint Discussions On:
    • Trends in Student Preparation
    • Social Media
    • Open Access Journals
    • Interdisciplinary Collaborations
  • Invited Lecturers:
    • Delphine Hanna Lecturer: Dr. Jared Russell, Auburn University: "Achieving Inclusive Excellence in Kinesiology: Insights, Strategies, and Perspectives"
    • Amy Morris Homans Lecture: Doris Corbett, University of Northern Iowa, Retired: "Promoting the Principles of Civility in NAKHE"
    • Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture: Scott Gordon, Kennesaw State University: "Fitting Into our Genes: Evolution of the Health Benefits of Physical Activity"

Conference Special Events

Thursday Night Haunted Pub Crawl $22 (Not included in registration fee)
Starts 9 pm Thursday night at Tondee's Tavern (6 East Bay Street, Savannah Georgia).
This is an exciting and enjoyable journey into some of Savannah’s oldest historic pubs and bars. During this 2-hour haunted pub crawl, we will visit 4 of the most historic pubs and bars that Savannah has to offer. The haunted pub crawl leaves Tondee’s Tavern on Bay Street on Thursday night at 9 pm. After grabbing a drink in this very haunted bar the tour will work our way through the Historic District of Savannah, stopping at the most haunted pubs and bars along the way. You’ll be entertained by your professional guide as they recall the stories of ghosts and hauntings which still torment the living. This is an adult’s only tour, only for those age 21 and older. Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. The tour goes rain or shine. Limited to 40 participants.

Prepare to Vote on Changes to NAKHE Bylaws

The Bylaws Committee has recommended some changes to the NAKHE bylaws. These changes will be discussed and voted on during the business meeting at the Annual NAKHE Conference in January.

The proposed changes are posted here for your review.

Congratulations 2019 Award Winners!

These recipients will be honored at our January 2019 conference in Savannah.

Administrator of the Year Award
Dr. Jackie Lund, Georgia State University

Distinguished Scholar Award
Dr. Tim Baghurst, Oklahoma State University

Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Donna Woolard, Campbell University

Distinguished Teaching Award
Dr. Jody Langdon, Georgia Southern University

Hally Beth Poindexter Yound Scholar Award
Dr. Justin Haegele, Old Dominion University


2019 Conference Registration Rates & Fees

Special Event - Thursday Night Pub Crawl - Not Included in Registration Fee

Membership Category	                          Cost
Professional Member Registered by 11/1/18         $320
Professional Member Registered by 12/1/18         $345
Professional Member Registered On-site	          $400
Professional Non Member Registered by 11/1/18     $430
Professional Non Member Registered by 12/1/18     $460
Professional Non Member Registered On-site        $515
Emeritus Registered by 11/1/18	                  $175
Emeritus Registered by 12/1/18	                  $200
Emeritus Registered After 12/1/18 or On-site      $235
Graduate Member Registered by 11/1/18	          $150
Graduate Member Registered by 12/1/18	          $180
Graduate Member Registered On-site	          $235
Graduate Non Member Registered by 11/1/18         $180
Graduate Non Member Registered by 12/1/18         $215
Graduate Non Member Registered On-site	          $250
Guest for Wednesday Reception	                   $20
Guest for Thursday Reception	                   $20
Guest for Friday Lunch Lecture	                   $35
Guest for Friday Dinner Banquet (NA)	           $35
Guest for Saturday Breakfast Business Meeting	   $35
Guest for Saturday Lunch Lecture	           $35
Thursday Night Haunted Pub Crawl                   $22    non-refundable

NAKHE Annual Conference Refund Policy:

  • 90% refund for anyone whose cancellation request arrives prior to December 1.
  • 50% refund for anyone whose cancellation request arrives between December 2 and prior to the first day of the annual conference.
  • 25% refund for anyone whose cancellation arrives during the annual conference.
  • 0% refund for anyone whose cancellation request arrives after the last day of the annual conference.

Conference Registration Form


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