The Truth About The Teaching Profession

Teaching is the best job in the world! I know, I know…it is hard work. It is not always esteemed as the greatest career. The pay isn’t “off the charts”. And the pension system in the state has really been a buzzkill for the profession. But…teaching can be oh, so … Read More

Hazard High School Receives Health Policy Champion Award

(LOUISVILLE, Ky – September 9, 2019) A student-driven project at Hazard High School to educate youth and community members about the dangers of tobacco use is the latest recipient of a Healthy Kentucky Policy Champion Award. The award, announced today by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, recognizes the students’ progress … Read More

Health and Physical Education Teacher Shortage in Kentucky

The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has designated a number of health and physical education teacher shortages in Kentucky during the 2018-19 school year. These shortages were approved in the Bluegrass and Western Kentucky school districts. Approval of shortages in these areas may benefit student grant and loan recipients who … Read More

Elizabeth Whitney, Ph.D., Collaborates With Other Universities on Opioid Education for Teachers/School Staff

Elizabeth Whitney, Ph.D.,assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion’s Health Education Program, spent the Spring semester collaborating with a research/pedagogy group that included faculty from Truman State, Towson University, Minnesota State – Mankato, and SUNY-Brockport. Together, they created a website with resources and lesson plans related to … Read More

KHP 380 Students Present Health Topics at Wee Care Preschool

This summer in Dr. McMullen’s course KHP 380: Health Education in the Elementary Classroom, students presented health topics to children at Wee Care Preschool through reading books and using accompanying props. Topics included: dental hygiene, yoga, promoting positive mental health and anti-bullying.  

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