VAHPERD Journal

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring

A Glimpse at Communication Styles and Devices for the Gym
As educators discover, classrooms don't always look like the textbook and children with diverse needs populate the schools. Sometimes, children have a diminished ability to communicate, and for a multitude of reasons ranging anywhere from neuromuscular...
Dance Division News
The Dance Division is pleased to announce the individuals elected to Officer Positions within the VAHPERD organization. Vice-President Elect: Barb MaClam. Barb teaches Physical Education at Thomas Dixon Elementary School in Staunton, Va. She is...
Efficacy of Diabetes Day Camp: Lessons for Better Serving Youth
Background and Significance Diabetes is considered to be one of the most psychologically and behaviorally demanding chronic illnesses facing adolescents (Cox & Gonder-Frederick, 1992). With no cure for diabetes on the immediate horizon, self-management...
GeoFitness, Inc./Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Are Awarding Grants to Virginia Public Schools Request for Proposals (RFP)
Overview GeoFitness and VAHPERD are partnering to improve youth fitness through the funding of three equipment/training grants. Two grants for $2729.00 will be awarded at the elementary level and one grant for $3865.00 will be awarded to a secondary...
Getting Involved VAHPERD ... and Insider's Perspective
I have often wondered why more people don't get involved with professional organization. Everywhere I go I see agencies that are struggling to fill their roles. I also know of many people who are interested in being involved, but just don't know how...
Goals Setting-Something to Think About
Athletics and sports play a major role in our society today. This is evident by ESPN's 24 hours a day sports coverage and in every newspaper around the country has a sports section. When sports are played there will be a winning team and a loosing...
Go Healthy
More than 16 percent of all children and adolescents in the U.S. are overweight. That is over I 1 million kids. But it doesn't have to be this way. The American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation have joined together-to form...
Laughing and Learning: Enhancing Classroom Communication
Are you looking for a new and innovative teaching strategy? Do you want to garner your students' undivided attention'? Are you struggling to create an atmosphere in which your students %gill look forward to attending your classes? You can do these...
Past-President's Message
Convention will be "All That" November is coming faster than you may think. I have been busy putting together the program for the convention. Are you making your plans already? It's never too soon. We still have a few places where we might be able...
Preparing for Your First Student Teacher
Dear Mr. Smith, We have just received a request from State University to place a Student Teacher in health and physical education next fall. Would you be willing to have a Student Teacher? Please contact Principal Smith if you are agreeable. ...
President's Message
VAPHERD had a great 2006. President Judy Clark demonstrated outstanding leadership and as a result VAHPERD activities ran very smoothly. Also, in 2006 VAHPERD longtime Executive Director Jack Schiltz retired. In addition to Executive Director, Jack...
Preventing Obesity and Increasing Aerobic Fitness with Heart Rate Monitors in PE Class: Initial Findings
Abstract This article reports the initial results of three intervention programs designed to prevent adiposity and improve aerobic fitness. The intervention programs were implemented in the Henrico County Public Schools and are a result of the partnership...
Review of My Presidential Platform (in Less Than Five Minutes)
When I made my president-elect speech I made a major error and didn't time my presentation. With some ten seconds to go (and only half way through my speech) I had to summarize several major platform ideas which could (if accepted and with/ without...
Sport Management Internships Can Open the Door to a Student's Future
By Robert Case, Ph.D., Old Dominion University During the past thirty years, a number of colleges and universities have developed professional preparation programs in sport management. It has been reported by Comfort (2005) that over 200 undergraduate...
Supplements and Dietary Methods of Interest for Treatment of Health Conditions That Restrict Sport Performance among College Athletes
Abstract A survey was used to examine incidence of selected health conditions (upper respiratory infections (URI), cold, flu, and mononucleosis (mono), and gastrointestinal (GI) distress) and interest in supplements and dietary methods to boost...
Teachers of the Year 2006
Middle School Health: Patricia Larsen Patricia (Pat) Larsen teaches health and physical education at Liberty Middle School in Fairfax County. Pat comes to the teaching profession from a background in exercise physiology. Elizabeth Payne. Coordinator...
Teaching Health by Focusing on Community Improvement. One Practitioner's Perspective
Let me begin by telling you what this article is and what it is not. This is a discussion of my approach to teaching health promotion coursework. This is not a hove to. I am not qualified to tell you how to teach your students because I don't know...
The Chance of a Lifetime
"The chance of a lifetime," is one of many phrases that one could use to describe the 2006 VAHPERD Convention. Why? This event gave students, as well as professionals, unique opportunities to: network with a variety of exemplary practitioners, make...
Using Social Cognitive Theory in Physical Education: An Example of the Translation of Research into Practice
Because of the obesity epidemic in the United States, the future health of our nation has come into question. Obesity is a multifaceted issue, often being influenced by several factors including poor nutritional practices (unhealthy food choices, overeating),...
VAHPERD Board of Directors Meeting 1-27-07 Monticello High School Charlottesville, VA
Operating Budget I. Income: Jump and Hoops funds (1103) exceed our budget projections by approximately $4000. The total amount received from the American Heart association was $98,120.15. Along with the additional $10,000 received from SD from the...