Fighting Inactivity and Obesity in Today’s Youth
Professor Kim Oliver is a internationally recognized scholar in understanding physical activity patterns among adolescents. She has developed and implements student-centered inquiry based approaches to physical education in school settings, and is recognized for the work she does in training her students to be effective physical educators.
Literacy Through Movement
NMSU Dance Program Director, Debra Knapp and Pan American Dance Institute Director Ann Gavit are currently involved in a project to evaluate how movement (i.e. Dance) may enhance literacy among elementary school students. Movement is critical to the overall development of children, and evidence that will support the benefits of movement with respect to literacy and other learning outcomes is vitally important in the design of fully integrated curricula.