Hinkle Academy is ready for you!

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The Hinkle Academy for Wellness and Sport Leadership is an online graduate program experience, preparing front-row leaders in wellness, sport, and allied fields.  You’ll learn about leadership through the lens of sport and wellness and The Butler Way, which “demands commitment, denies selfishness, accepts reality yet seeks improvement every day while putting the team above self.”  You’ll also be connected with sport and wellness organizations in Indiana’s sports-rich environment.

Are you or someone you know interested in personal and professional development to improve career trajectory and marketability?  The Hinkle Academy certificate is a great option for those wishing to expand their expertise, including:

  • Current and future Butler alumni
  • Licensed teachers and coaches in all sports at all levels
  • Volunteer coaches affiliated with schools, churches, community centers, and fitness centers
  • Professionals employed in sport and wellness
  • Individuals seeking career change or entrepreneurial opportunities in education, sports, athlete development, fitness, recreation, and wellness

In this curriculum video excerpt from the Hinkle Academy for Wellness and Sport Leadership, Todd Lickliter ’79, Bulldog head men’s basketball coach from 2001–2007, talks about Brad Stevens and other Butler University coaches handling less recognized, “little jobs” of coaching with the same care given to larger matters, and he talks about passing this lesson onto players.

Want to know more? Visit Hinkle Academy for Wellness and Sport Leadership to learn about the admission process, plan of study, tuition and more.  The Hinkle Academy offers two eight-week sessions of the fall course. Session A is August 23–October 17, 2017. Session B is October 18–December 12, 2017. The application deadline for the first fall session is August 21. The second fall session application deadline is October 17.  There’s still time to apply!

For questions, please contact HinkleAcademy@butler.edu or Dr. Mindy Welch, Program Coordinator for the Hinkle Academy, at mwelch@butler.edu.

Human Movement and Health Science Education collaborates with the Center for Academic Technology

Dr. Mindpe331 1y Welch and her PE 331 Physical and Health Education Methods for Early and Middle Childhood class were first to utilize the new Video Lounge in the Center for Academic Technology (CAT), recently relocated to the third floor of Irwin Library. CAT hosted their annual digital videography orientation. This is the eighth consecutive year that Dr. Mindy Welch has worked closely with Jeana Rogers, Academic Technology Specialist, to lead the digital video trainings for her class. Information Commons student assistant, Sammie Chalmers, also helped with the training session. Butler’s Academic Technology Specialists are equipped to help find solutions to the technology needs of the faculty and are able to discuss how technology can be effectively used in their classrooms.

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All students in the Human Movement and Health Science Education (HMHSE) program experience a three-semester Methods course sequence. Digital video technology is paramount for all three courses. HMHSE students. The students use digital video technology to video and audio record a total of 28 teaching episodes in their practicum. PE 331 students will be at the Butler Lab School for the sixth straight year. They students code the videos and using various systematic observation tools aimed at specific variables, such as teacher movement, teacher feedback, and motor task practices. Video analysis helps students analyze, reflect on, and plan instruction for their own teaching assessments. This group will teach 14 times over 7 weeks at the Butler Lab School with Jill Allen (’13) in the Movement Studio starting Feb. 9. Dr. Welch has created an innovative way to use digital/video technology for assessment, in turn creating better teachers who possess self-awareness!