Phoenix, Ariz. (October 22) -- At the 2018 National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) Conference, MIT director of physical education and wellness Carrie Sampson Moore received the organization's Distinguished Service Award.
The award was presented by Chuck Corbin, who won the award in 2017. Corbin is a professor emeritus in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.
Since 2005, Carrie has served as the Director of Physical Education and Wellness at MIT as she leads an instructional physical activity curriculum that serves more than 3,000 undergraduate students annually. She is also a member of the DAPER Senior Staff, the DAPER Advisory Board and the Faculty Council, as well as many departmental and divisional committees.
An active participant in NAKHE, Carrie has been a member of the Board of Directors for the past eight years and has been a presenter for the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) for the last 25 years. In addition, she was a member of the Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) where she joined a task force to create a best practice document for instructional physical education in higher education.
Moore is a 1989 graduate of the University of Minnesota, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education with a concentration in coaching. She also went on to earn her Master's degree in kinesiology in 2001 with a focus on sport management and sport psychology. Over her career in higher education sport and fitness, Moore has worked at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Miami University in Ohio and now at MIT. In 2017, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.
NAKHE is devoted to promoting leadership through mentoring and networking among administrators, faculty, and students inclusive of disciplinary and institutional affiliation. Our diverse membership collaborates to initiate and cultivate progressive partnerships, scholarly papers, and projects that provide the structure and resources to guide the field of kinesiology.