News and Events
Sport Management Majors Help to Make a Wish Come True
Dr. Greg Sullivan and Dr. Teri Walter's Sport Marketing & Event Planning classes joined forces to plan a Faculty Basketball Game with proceeds to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. This event provides a valuable service learning opportunity for our students and allows them to get practical experience and engage with the community while raising funds for a worthy charitable organization. In these courses students learn a variety of planning, organizing, marketing and leadership tactics that challenge students to apply the concepts they have learned in in their class in order to plan a real live event. This year they raised $6,000, which is the cost of making one child's wish come true. Kudos to all those who worked to make this happen and to those who gave money in support of the event.
NASPE Major of the Year Award
Congratulations to PHED/HLED major Aaron Kingcade received the NASPE Major of the Year award at the National AAHPERD Convention in South Carolina.
Alpha Lambda Delta & Phi Eta Sigma Initiates from Health and Sport Sciences
Katelyn Barrett, Ashley Didinger, Abigail Gompers, Lillian Grace, Brooke Jones, Mariah Reitz, Brandon Strausser, Jordan Shell, Colleen Whalen, Robert Watts
Cardinal Colloquium Presenters:
Brianna Burke, “Steps to a Healthier You”(Advisor: Dr. Shelley S. Payne)
Jordan Novotny, “Lumbar Laminectomy: A Case Study” (Advisor: Dr. Shelley S. Payne)
Addy Passaro, “Extrinsic Variables Associated with Running Related Injuries (RRI)” (Advisor: Dr. Shelley S. Payne)
Meredith Ridge, “Running Gait Analysis”(Advisor: Dr. Shelley S. Payne)
Patti Wilson, with assistance from HSS faculty, coordinated the American Heart Association’s - HeartChase event at Otterbein University making us the first ever college or university to host this event.They were able to raise over $1,400 for the American Heart Association while competing in games similar to the popular TV shows “The Amazing Race” and “Minute to Win it.” Teams raced around campus playing challenging games while trying to add up as many points as possible along the way. The winning team was Team Payne which consisted of Shelby Smith, Kayle Quinter, Maggie McCool and Sarah Laux.
Dr. Paul Longenecker-Full-time Faculty in the Allied Health Graduate Program
HPF major accredited (renewal) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) for its strength and conditioning component of the major. Our program is one of only five schools in Ohio recognized as an Education Recognition Program in Strength and Conditioning by the NSCA. Dr. Kim Fischer worked to submit the materials needed for this designation.
Ohio Athletic Trainers Association Student Senator
Congratulations to Rachael Puthoff who is this years student senator representing Ohio for the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association
Ohio Commission on Minority Health Grant Received
Dr. Rob Braun has received a $3,000 grant from the Ohio Commission on Minority Health for his project titled, Columbus Area Rescue (CAR) on Obesity, 2013. The CAR on Obesity, 2013 project is designed for approximately 300 elementary school youth, primarily of African American and Somali decent who reside in the Columbus area. These students will learn the importance of physical activity and will be given resources to motivate them to exercise. Similarly, they will learn to live healthier lives through better nutrition
State Farm Grant Secured
Ms Patti Wilson,M.S. CHES has secured a State Farm Service Learning Grant for $1200.00.
Hall of Frame Inductee
Health and Fitness Coordinator Michelle Riegler has been inducted into the Perry High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Student Conference Presentations
Best of Both Worlds Workout Buddy Program. Paper presented at the Ohio Association of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Columbus, OH Dec. 2012. Sullivan, A.C., Hitlan, C., Spatafore, M., Berkowitz, R.J., and Becky Hasenberger, Connie Craigmile
Acrosport Sequence Challenges. Paper presented at the Ohio Association of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Columbus, OH Dec. 2012 Sullivan, A.C., Montoya, J., Hitlan, C., Slone, J., Keith, C. and Martin, C
Teaching with Your Strengths-Presented at the Ohio Association of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Kingcade, Aaron & Wilson, P.
Corey Stacy, Abbey Karns, and Daniel Pfeffer - Presentation to the main professional program Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association Annual Symposium titled: "Acute on Chronic Left Ankle Sprain."
Kara Butcher and Matt Cantrell - Poster Presentation at the Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association Annual Symposium titled "Increasing Hamstring Flexibility with the Use of Heating Agents."
Free Communications session at the Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association Annual Symposium - Kara Butcher and Matt Cantrell title "Peroneal Nerve Entrapment and a Soleus Strain" - Case Study
Students Honored for Lifesaving Efforts
Abby Karns received the Ohio Athletic Trainer’s Association Special Recognition Award for life saving efforts
MacKenzie Williams received a CPR Commendation from City of Marysville,
Both women are Athletic Trainers majors from Otterbein University who were working at their respective summer jobs when they were called upon to save a life.
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