17th Annual
Best Practices in Health and Physical Education Academy

 July 18-20, 2017
Health Enhancement Center, UW-Stevens Point

Registration is now closed.  If you wish to attend, please register onsite.
  PAL Pre-Conference has no availability.
Onsite registrants can't be guaranteed meals and parking.

Workshop Goals:

  • Develop skills to enhance abilities to excite young people about their physical and mental health
  • Incorporate teaching strategies to improve instructional practice in their field of physical education
  • Incorporate cutting-edge techniques on ways to connect physical activity and healthy practices


Workshop Highlights:

July 18 Pre-Conference

  • Let's move! Active Schools Training (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
    • Pam Powers, Educational Consultant Let's Move! Active Schools, Physical Powers, LLC, Houston, TX This training has reached capacity and is full.

  • Health Education: Making Skill Development the Focus of the Standards (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
    • Lori Reichel, PhD, Health Educator; Director of SHE Programs, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wis.

July 19 Keynote "Making Your Classroom Home Base"

Ron Strege, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

July 20 Keynote "Fifty Million Strong"

Dolly Lambdin, EdD, Clinical Professor, Emerita Elizabeth Shatto Massey Distinguished Fellow in Teacher Education, The University of Texas at Austin


Registration Information

​Fees (include meals and materials)

​July 18 Pre-Conference​

WHPE MemberNon-Member

​Let's Move! Active School Training

​Health Education: Making Skill Development the Focus of the Standard​$40​$50

​July 19-20 Conference

​Parking$3 per day​


Fun Extras
July 18: Social Sponsored by Gopher and WHPE
July 19: Social and Picnic Sponsored by US Games



The 2017 Best Practices in Health and Physical Education Academy is sponsored by: 



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Want to attend the conference for FREE?​

We are seeking enthusiastic Physical Education & Health professionals and pre-professionals to be Ambassadors for this year’s Best Practices in PE & Health Conference.  Up to five Ambassador Scholarships for current UWSP Health & PE students and up to two for new HPE teachers with three or fewer years of teaching experience are available.  Application deadline is Wednesday, June 29, 2016.
Click here for the application and more details. 


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2017 Credit Option and Tuition Costs

Cost is in Addition to Workshop Registration

Fall semester course: HLED 397/597, SEC. 88, (1 or 2 Credits) or PED 397/597, Sec. 88, (1 or 2 credits)

Participants may take the course under the HLED or PED prefix.

Note that these courses are available only for attendees of the July 18-20 Best Practices in Physical Education and Health Academy. Participants interested in this course must register for both the Best Practices Academy and the credit course. Tuition for this course is in addition to the workshop registration fee. Registration for credit will take place the first morning of the workshop.

For more information, visit www.uwsp.edu/conted/credit/Pages/CreditCourses.aspx

Contact Jennifer Hess, Program Manager, at Jennifer.Hess@uwsp.edu with any questions

Fall 2017 Tuition Rates - Estimated
CreditStudent StatusTuition
1 creditWisconsin Undergraduate$319.98
1 creditWisconsin Graduate$494.75
2 creditsWisconsin Undergraduate$589.96
2 creditsWisconsin Graduate$989.50
Payment Method: Check or money order payable to UW-Stevens Point for the full amount 


The block of rooms has been reserved at the Country Inn & Suites.  Reservations can be made by calling 715-345-7000. Make sure to ask for the Best Practices Block to get the single rate of $82 per night for standard rooms. Rooms will be held until June 17, 2017.

An additional block of rooms has been reserved at the  Comfort Suites  at the rate of $82 per night for single occupancy.  Reservations can be made by calling the Comfort Suites at 715-341-6000.  Make sure to ask for the UWSP Best Practices block to get the conference rate. Rooms will be held until June 18, 2017.

Additional lodging information can be found by visiting the Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Cancellation Policy

Please contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education and Outreach with a written request to cancel by July 7, 2017 for a full refund. Refunds after July 7, 2017 will be assessed a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after July 12, 2017. Substitutions can be made at any time but no shows will be responsible for the full conference fee. Last minute registrations cannot be guaranteed meals, materials or a parking permit.

For questions about registration or credit option, contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education, 715-346-3838 or email uwspce-conf@uwsp.edu

If you would like to be added to the Best Practices mailing list, please contact Eileen Hare at Eileen.Hare@dpi.wi.gov