National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

President's Message

leaders1a.pngWelcome to the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education! NAKHE is my favorite professional organization, and I look forward to NAKHE events all year long. We are an interdisciplinary organization of kinesiology-related higher education professionals. Our tag line is “Where Scholars Come/Learn to Lead.” We have members from diverse areas including health, physical education, sport and recreation management, exercise physiology, biomechanics, instructional physical activity, administration, athletic training, coaching, dance, motor development, sociology, among others. Our journals, Quest and the International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, are some of the most popular in our field. I would strongly encourage you to take advantage of everything that NAKHE has to offer from the yearly conference to the summer Leadership Development Workshop (LDW) to the Department Head Certification Training (DHCT) and other Leadership Institute Activities. NAKHE is the best networking organization in kinesiology higher education. We are a family, and we hope that you will join us! Please feel free to reach out to me, or any of the NAKHE Board Members, with questions.

Tara Tietjen-Smith
NAKHE President