National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

2025 Annual NAKHE Conference

January 5 - 8, 2025

images/2025-NAKHE-Conference-Logo.pngSan Juan Puerto Rico

Unique and Connected – Embracing Our Interdisciplinary Perspectives
ÚNico Y Conectado


  • Recruitment and retention strand offers opportunities to inform the field about current initiatives and research associated with recruiting and retaining students and/or faculty within the disciplines of kinesiology.
  • Policy and advocacy strand encourages submissions related to policy and advocacy efforts within and across disciplines in kinesiology. Policy and advocacy can be considered broadly to include both formal and informal actions and/or initiatives.
  • Professional standards strand should highlight work being done to revise, improve, and or challenge standards within the disciplines of kinesiology. Issues associated with program revisions and accreditation fall within this strand.
  • Leadership and administration strand provides opportunities to share best practices and research focused on fostering leadership and/or current issues within administration. Leadership and administration can be considered broadly to include both formal and informal leadership and administration roles.
  • Other: Other session submissions that connect with the conference theme are welcome.

NOTE: Submissions across all strands are encouraged to consider issues of social justice and cultural diversity and include research agendas focused on understanding and interrupting levers of oppression which includes centering perspectives and voices of marginalized and minoritized members.

Jaimie McMullen
NAKHE Vice President
Conference Planner 

Submit a Proposal for the 2025 NAKHE Conference

Conference Hotel

Royal Sonesta San Juan
5961 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina, Puerto Rico

Live View of the Royal Sonesta San Juan


NAKHE’s group rate cut-off date for this event is December 13, 2024. After 5 pm AST (Atlantic Standard Time) on this date, the rooms that have not been picked up will return to the hotel’s inventory. Any reservation requested after December 13, 2024, will be subject to availability, and room rates will be higher than NAKHE’s group rate. 

ROOM BLOCK DATES: January 3 - January 10, 2025

Rates will be for the dates indicated in the room block at NAKHE's group rate, subject to availability of guest rooms at the time of the reservation.  

Hotel check-in time is 3:00 PM, and check-out time is noon.

Laguna View
(only these rooms are in our NAKHE block)
 $239 $ 239
Ocean View
(Limited availability.)
$299 $299
Royal Club Room
(Contact the hotel at 787-791-6100 to request these rooms - Rate may vary)
$359 $359

The hotel does not guarantee specific room type availability, but the hotel will make reasonable efforts to accommodate requests in this regard.

Room Rates: Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes; they currently include a 9% government tax.

Hotel room rates are subject to an additional person per room charge for each additional person in a room above single or double occupancy (1 or 2 adults). This charge is currently $40.00 per person per night. Children 0-17 years of age are complimentary when in a room with parents. 

Porterage & Maid Fees: Porterage and Maid fees are mandatory. The Porterage fee is $5.50 per person/roundtrip. Room/Maid attendant fee is $2.00 per person per day.

Deposit: Upon booking your reservation, a credit card deposit for 1 night plus taxes deposit will be required. The deposit is refundable if the reservation is canceled 72 hours before the arrival date.

Airport Transportation: The hotel is located right on the beach. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) is only two miles away. You will have no problem taking a taxi or a bus from the airport to the hotel. Dozens of taxis and buses provide transportation with rates regulated and approved by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. The only company that offers ride-sharing service in Puerto Rico is UBER. The airport has several designated pick-up areas for passengers using UBER.

Parking: If you want to explore areas outside of San Juan you may want to rent a car. The hotel's current self-parking rate is $25 per day and $32 per day for valet parking, both with taxes included. The hotel does not provide any shuttle services to or from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU).

Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, January 5

  • Registration: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • Board of Directors Meeting & Committee Meetings: 1:00 pm-4:00pm
  • Welcome and Lecture: 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Welcome Reception: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm (Hosted Bar and Appetizers)
  • Dinner on your own

 Monday, January 6

  • Registration 7:30 am-5:00 pm
  • Breakfast & Lecture: 8:00 am-9:15 am
  • Sessions: 9:15 am-12:00 pm
  • Lunch & New Member Lunch: 12:00pm-1:15 pm
  • Sessions: 1:30 pm-4:30 pm
  • Reception with hosted bar: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Dinner & Awards: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

 Tuesday, January 7

  • Registration 7:30am-5:00 pm
  • Breakfast: 8:00 am-9:00 am (All attendees, Editorial Boards, Past-Presidents)
  • Sessions: 9:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Lunch & Lecture: 12:00 pm-1:15 pm
  • Sessions: 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
  • Free time to explore San Juan – check out the tour offerings!

 Wednesday, January 8

  • Registration 7:30 am-11:30 am
  • Breakfast & Lecture: 8:00 am-9:15  am
  • Sessions: 9:30am-12:00 pm
  • Business Meeting: 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
  • Free time to explore San Juan: We will offer special tours through a local vendor!

Reserve Your Room

Online Reservations: Click on this group link - NAKHE 2025 Conference

Phone Reservations: Contact the hotel at 787-791-6100. Then press 0, and refer to the group name - NAKHE 2025 Conference.

Register for the Conference


Professional Member Registered by 10/15/2024 $345.00Register now
This registration type is restricted to members.
Professional Non-Member Registered by 10/15/2024 $470.00Register now
Emeritus Member Registered by 10/15/2024 $195.00Register now
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Graduate Student Member Registered by 10/15/2024 $195.00Register now
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