Kaitlin Rodriguez, a junior at Manhattan College and a resident of Warwick, NY, was recently honored as the Outstanding Physical Education Major of the Year from Manhattan College by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). NASPE, which has been setting the standard for the profession for over 31 years, is the largest of the five national associations of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD).
During her years at Manhattan, Rodriguez has been a member of the varsity softball team, playing in the outfield. She was selected to attend the AAHPERD Student Leadership Conference at Camp Letts, MD. She also presented “Big City Big Classrooms: Cardio Kickboxing” at the NYS Annual Convention and the Southeastern Zone Election Day Conference and was named NYS AHPERD’s Future Professionals Section President- Elect. Rodiguez is an active member of Kappa Delta Pi (teacher education) and Phi Epsilon Kappa (physical education) honor societies.
The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding students majoring in athletic training, exercise science, fitness/wellness, health and human performance, physical education, pre-physical therapy, recreation and sport management from colleges and/or universities that have professional preparation programs throughout the country. Only one student per major from each institution is recognized each year. To learn more visit www.naspeinfo.org.
A nonprofit membership organization of over 17,000 physical education and sport professionals, NASPE is the only national association dedicated to strengthening basic knowledge about sport and physical education among professionals and the general public.