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ISU College of Education to host 2011 Idaho Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference Oct. 21-22

Posted October 10, 2011

Idaho State University's College of Education, Sport Science and Physical Education Department, and Campus Recreation Department will host the 2011 Idaho Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) Conference on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22.

All conference sessions will be held in the College of Education building, Reed Gym and the Student Recreation Center.

The conference provides a variety of professional development opportunities for professionals who work in the associated fields including K-12 educators, college and university instructors, recreation, dance educators and students.  A variety of informative and activity-based sessions are scheduled during the conference.  

Three prominent keynote speakers will address conference participants.  Speakers featured include Dr. Robert Rinehart, an internationally known sport sociologist, Suzanne Girard Eberle, a board-certified sports dietitian and nutrition therapist, and Russ Laney, who is a corporate leader and philanthropist and the founder and president of the RML Group based in the Denver area.  

There are also special activities planned that include a 2-hour Friday afternoon recreation session that offers participants opportunities to experience a wide range of activities including kayaking, wall climbing, disc golf, fly fishing, judo and various fitness-related games and activities.  Special sessions aimed at students preparing for these professions are also included in the conference program.

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