The Canisius Physical and Health Education/Teacher Education (P/HETE) program hosted students from Stanley Makowski BPS No. 99 on Tuesday, October 23 at the Koessler Athletic Center. Alongside the assistance of Kristin Finn, PhD, professor of teacher education, P/HETE majors from Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Clancy Seymour’s PED 441/541: Teaching Methods of Physical Education class collaborated with Tony Lafornara ᾽88 and Ashley Caputa MS ’07, MS ’10 to assess fourth grade student fitness levels using several different methods. Lafornara and Caputa’s students will return in the 2019 spring semester for follow-up testing.

With more than 140 students in attendance, the experience is enjoyable for the fourth graders and allows the P/HETE program to conduct research while cultivating local BPS partnerships. In addition, teaching majors are provided the opportunity to analyze pre- and post-test data and conduct fitness assessments in an authentic environment.

Submitted by: Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/director, Physical and Health Education/Teacher Education (P/HETE)