HPU Professor And Students Participate In Health And Physical Education Convention

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 22, 2009 – A group of High Point University students and Dr. Martie Bell, associate professor of physical education at HPU, recently participated in the 124th Annual American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Convention and Exposition in Tampa, Fla. More than 6,000 people attended the conference.
The HPU students participated in various presentations and workshops. Bell presented her paper, “The Heyday and Decline of Women as Coaches and Athletic Directors: History and Barriers,” as part of a half-day workshop entitled “Professional Development Programs: Decreasing Barriers Women Face in Sports Careers.” The workshop was hosted by the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports (NAGWS). 
Bell’s presentation was part of a larger, ongoing research project that includes work by HPU students.
In addition, Annika Sorenstam, the most winning LPGA player of all times, presented at the NASPE General Session.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.
Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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