News & Events


Congratulations to the following students who were honored for their achievements this year in the department:

Health and Physical Education Student Earns National Award

The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) is honoring Valdosta State University health and physical education student Lauren Griner for the Major of the Year award. This national award recognizes undergraduate students in the health, physical education, recreation, and dance professions and will be presented to Ms. Griner on Thursday April 7th during the organizations’ national convention and exposition.

COEHS Celebration of Students – Award winner in the Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education

  • Kim Hanson: Outstanding Graduate Student - Health and Physical Education
  • Lauren Griner: Outstanding Undergraduate Student - Health and Physical Education
  • Chase Young: Outstanding Health and Physical Education Student Teacher (fall)
  • Lauren Griner: Outstanding Health and Physical Education Student Teacher (spring)


VSU Presents Physical Education Workshop May 3

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at Valdosta State University will host the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (GAHPERD) Inc. Southeast District Workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, in the PE Complex. This workshop is for grades kindergarten through 12 health and physical education teachers, as well as undergraduate and graduate college students, who seek to develop their professional learning skills.

Share the Wealth Conference: Physical Education Conference: January 23-25 2020, Jekyll Island, GA

GAHPERD (Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education & Dance):  Conference: May 5, 2020 (8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.), Valdosta State University PE Complex  Valdosta, GA.