A Message to our Graduates

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Announcement of new Health and Physical Education Teacher Education jaor


Fitnessgram Testing - Cancelled Due to COVID-19 for 2020-2021


Physical Education Spotlights

Congratulations Graduates!


Taylor Dutcher

Elementary Placement: Jefferson Elementary & Holland Language Academy
Highlight from Elementary Placement:  Having the most amazing corresponding teacher ever!  Also, being tackled by 30+ Kindergarteners brought the biggest smile to my face.

Secondary Placement: Forest Hills Central High School
Highlight from Secondary Placement: Being able to teach at a placement with a fellow GV peer.

Most Memorable Moment at GVSU: Being a part of the GVSU Water Ski and Wakeboarding Club

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Rachel Arens

Elementary Placement:  Murray Lake Elementary School
Highlight from Elementary Placement:  Introducing new units and activities, and seeing how excited the students were to participate.

Secondary Placement:  Crestwood Middle School
Highlight from Secondary Placement:  Dressing up in a Toy Story theme with all the teachers on my team for Halloween and all the wonderful relationships i built with my sixth graders.

Most memorable moment at GVSU:  Taking the archery class to learn new skills and entertaining everyone in the class by shooting my arrows backwards, into the ground, and bouncing them off the targets towards the ceiling.  I also shot a few bullseyes!

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Dan Pohanka

Student Honor Award for Shape Michigan- Major of the Year representing Grand Valley State University Dan Pohanka & Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

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Summer Carls and Mitch Huizen were awarded 2019 GVSU Majors of the Year for SHAPE Michigan

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Rachael Chase won the SHAPE America Presidential Scholarship for 2018

Rachael Chase was awarded the 2018 Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship by SHAPE America. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who are members of SHAPE America.