James Madison University

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The 2014 Health and Physical Activity Institute provides an opportunity for teachers to share new and innovative teaching and learning practices.  The institute is supported by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.  The primary objective of the initiative is to improve the quality of health and physical activity instruction which would enhance the wellness and educational performance of Virginia’s students.  The institute consists of a variety of engaging workshops and general sessions. Participants who attend the entire institute will receive a certificate of completion from the Department of Education documenting 40 hours of professional development.  

The institute will be held at the Festival Conference & Student Center on the east campus of James Madison University. On-campus housing is in an east campus dorm where you may select either double or single room occupancy, and sheets and towels are provided.  Being a dorm room you may choose to bring an alarm clock, reading lamp, Ethernet cord, extra towels, and an extra blanket. Or participants may register as a commuter and stay in a local hotel.  Participants who register as a commuter and plan to stay in a local hotel are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.  The following local hotels have HPAI rates, please mention this when making the reservation:   Courtyard Marriot, 540 432-3031; Fairfield Inn & Suites, 540 433-9333; Quality Inn, (540) 442-1515; Residence Inn, 540 437-7426; and Sleep Inn 540 433-7100.   

The institute events will begin on Monday, July 14th at 11:00 am and end on Wednesday, July 16th at 4:00 pm.

Check-in:    

General check-in:
Monday, July 14th from 8-10:00 at the Festival Conference & Student Center

Early arrival check-in:    
Saturday, July 12th from 10:00 - noon at the Festival Conference & Student Center
Sunday, July 13th from 8 - noon & 2-4:00 at the Festival Conference & Student Center

Registration, on-campus room / meal fees & information:

Room Type
(on-campus)
Available Only until July 2nd

Monday-Wednesday

Sunday-Wednesday

Saturday-Wednesday

Double & Meals

$120

$180

$240

Single & Meals

$170

$230

$290

Commuter/Meals

$80

$105

$130

Registrations received after July 2nd, 2014 will be assessed a $25 late fee.  On-campus housing reservations end on July 2nd.   After July 2nd only commuter registrations will be accepted & will require participants to make their own off-campus housing arrangements. Please see the Off-Campus Accommodations page for local hotel information and institute rates.

  • Please visit the website for registration confirmation, directions and details regarding the 2014 workshops once details become available.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations after July 2, 2014.
  • Please make checks payable to James Madison University or pay by credit card on-line with a $2.50 convenience fee.

Special Events

In addition to the institute workshops and general sessions there are several special events held before and during the institute.

These events require institute registration and either Saturday or Sunday check-in with additional housing fees.

Archery Certification

offered by Karen Holson, Virginia NASP State Coordinator 804-367-6355 offered Sunday, July 13th beginning at 10:00 am.  This 8 hour course will cover safe range setup, archery instruction and coaching techniques for archery program implementation. Two teachers attending from the same school can be eligible for an assigned equipment set. Come dressed to participate.  The archery class has reached enrollment capacity. Registration for the archery class is now closed.

The Bicycle Education Certification Course for Teachers

will be offered beginning on Sunday, July 13th at 10:00 am.  This 12-hour specialty workshop covers types of bikes, gears and shifting basics, basic bike maintenance, curriculum ideas, coalition building, fund raising tips, and more.  This course requires participants to bring their own bicycles. If you have questions about the course, please contact either Vicki Miller at (804) 938-4330 or vbm01@comcast.net.  Enrollment is limited and you must bring a working bicycle and helmet.
Limit: 12 people.

Curriculum and Administrative Guide for Driver Education

in Virginia train-the-trainer workshop for lead teachers and program supervisors will be offered Sunday, July 13th beginning at 1 pm.

“Fishing in Schools” Teacher Training Certification

will be offered beginning on Sunday, July 13th at 10:00 am.  This 8 hour training will cover both the “Cast A Fly, Catch A Student” Curriculum using fly rods and the “Cast A Lure, Catch A Student” Curriculum using spinning rods.  The training will cover the all-inclusive programs from equipment, knots, casting, fishing, conservation and more.  There will also be an opportunity to get on the water, apply the skills you learned and catch some fish the following morning!  Your school may be eligible for a complete NFSP Curriculum Kit via limited grants.  If you have questions about the course, or grant funding please contact Katie Cole at (970) 708-9373, or katiemcole@fishinginschools.org.   Enrollment is limited.  To learn more about the program visit www.fishinginschools.org.
Limit: 20 people.

Graduate & Undergraduate Classes

These courses require contacting the course instructor, additional registration & course credit costs.

Assessment & Instructional Strategies in Adapted Physical Education


KIN 680, section 6201, 3 credits
Dr. Tom Moran, James Madison University

This course is designed to give participants an in-depth look at how assessment drives instruction, even for students with disabilities.  Participants will learn, use, as well as develop appropriate assessment tools that will help them meet the needs of students with disabilities in general physical education.  Participants will receive hands-on experience implementing various instructional strategies that allow all students to be successful, regardless of ability or disability.

If interested email Dr. Moran at morante@jmu.edu, by June 23, 2014 to reserve your spot and receive registration instructions.  Enrollment is limited and pre-registration for the course and institute is required.  The course will begin on Sunday, July 13th at 10:00 am and meet at various times throughout the institute.  The course cost for in-state is $1302 and out-of-state is $ 3324.

Physiological Importance of Physical Education


KIN 680, section 6202, 3 credits
Dr. Judith A. Flohr, James Madison University

This course is designed to allow teachers to explore and understand the role that physical education plays in their students’ physiological health. The physiological changes that occur during acute bouts of exercise and chronic physical training will be addressed. In addition, the course will highlight the importance of how various conditions (e.g. obesity, asthma and diabetes) should be considered in curriculum and class design.

If interested email Dr. Flohr at flohrja@jmu.edu, by June 23, 2014 to reserve your spot and receive registration instructions.  Enrollment is limited and pre-registration for the course and institute is required.  The course will begin on Sunday, July 13th at 10:00 am and meet at various times throughout the institute.  The course cost for in-state is $1302 and out-of-state is $3324.

Technology in Health and Physical Education


KIN 511, 3 credits
Dr. Susan Nye, James Madison University

This class is designed to provide teachers with the skills and knowledge to integrate technology into developmentally appropriate physical education and health lessons. The class will identify the theories, principles, and strategies for the integration of technology into physical education and health practice. Students will learn and practice with several technology resources (i.e. pedometers, HRMs, Apps, Smart board and Microsoft).

If interested email Dr. Nye at nyesb@jmu.edu, by June 23, 2014 to reserve your spot and to receive registration instructions.  Enrollment is limited and pre-registration for the course and institute is required.  The course will begin on Sunday, July 13th at 10:00 am and meet at various times throughout the institute.  The course cost for in-state is $1302 and out-of-state is $3324.