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In The News!

  • March 8, 2019: Dr. Brian Dauenhauer and The UNC Active Schools Institute were highlighted by UNC's Office of Engagement! Learn more at the Office of Engagement's News & Events

  • November 30, 2018: The UNC Active Schools Institute received over $536,800 from four grants this year, recently turned from Lab to Institute, and they were also awarded the Collective Impact Engaged Scholar award! Learn more at UNC News

  • The UNC Active Schools Institute makes an appearance in several episodes of UNC Podcast, Bear in Mind, created by graduate student, Dannon Cox!
    • June 5, 2018Episode 35: Dr. Russell Carson discusses UNC's role in physical activity promotion and the importance of promoting healthy and active kids in schools. Listen here
    • June 11, 2018Episode 36: Dr. Brian Dauenhauer discusses UNC’s Master’s in Arts and Teaching (MAT) graduate program as well as Bear P.A.W. (Physical Activity Week), a half-day-camp for children in the Greeley community. Listen here
    • June 19, 2018Episode 37: UNC alumni Veronica Adams shares her passion about physical activity and physical education as well as her experience in UNC’s Master’s in Arts and Teaching (MAT) graduate program. Listen here

  • May 23, 2018: The UNC Active Schools Institute receives "Partner of the Year 2018" Award from Active Schools US, a national collective impact collaboration of 90+ school health and education organizations committed to supporting and promoting school-wide PA. Learn more at UNC News  
  • May 16, 2018: UNC is Selected as One of Two Partner Universities in the Active Schools National Collaborative to address physical inactivity and obesity among youth. Learn more at UNC Magazine  

  • April 19, 2018: The UNC Active Schools Institute aims to get K-12 students healthier and more active in their classrooms throughout the school day. The research-based collaborative aims to put research into practice to inform development of programming. Learn more at UNC's Discovery Magazine   

  • July 14, 2017: Bear Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Academy 2017 was a huge success! The event featured talks by Dr. Michael Beets as well as two former MAT students regarding their perspective on the event's topic: "Active Kids Do Better: In Schools and During the Summer." Learn more at UNC News  

  • October 17, 2016: UNC faculty receive $700,814 grant from The Colorado Health Foundation as part of the foundation's Creating Healthy Schools funding strategy to create a statewide system of support that fosters thriving health and wellness environments, and addresses obesity rates for Colorado school children. Learn more at UNC News  

  • September 24, 2015: Schulze Speaker Series: Active building healthier generations through active learning schools. Over 150 physical educators, administrators, activity leaders and University faculty members attended! Learn more about how Active Kids Do Better and read about the results and feedback from the speaker series.