Positions

Overview

  • Scholarship
    I love sharing my passion about my profession. I do this through my writing and through speaking opportunities. I co-authored a Human Kinetics book that focuses on integrating physical education and health education into the classroom. We are now in the process of a second edition of the book. I have also published 19 refereed national journal articles, 10 refereed state level journal articles, 4 refereed nationally published professional documents and 1 reviewed state level governmental document.

    I have been an invited speaker 139 times, including 11 national, 89 regional and 39 state presentations. I have also attended professional conferences where I have made 102-refereed presentations (2 international, 26 national, 30 regional and 44 state level). In all, I have made 241 invited and refereed presentations.

    Service
    Much of my leadership service is motivated by the commitment to my profession. I believe my profession has the ability to enhance everyone's quality of life. There is nothing more important than the health and wellness of each person. My desire is to educate and help as many people as possible through my service. I have worked with many individuals and professional groups who are committed to making an impact on the world. I love being part of this service mission. Specifically, I have held various leadership positions at the national, regional and state levels. Nationally, I have served on the NAGWS Board of Directors; AAHPERD District Transition Committee; Official Observer for the AAHPERD Board of Governors; and three committees, one of which I chaired. I have also served as a national delegate six terms. Regionally, I am currently serving as the chair of the Southern States Future Professionals Leadership Development Conference and SHAPE America Southern District Nominating Committee. I have served as the President of Southern District AAHPERD and on the Executive Committee for five years. I have served as a regional delegate for eight terms and served two terms as a regional vice president. At the state level, I have served in numerous leadership roles since 1988. Currently, I am the ASAHPERD Future Professionals Council Advisor.

    Personal
    I love being active outdoors. I enjoy walking, swimming, fishing, boating, and paddle boarding. I enjoy observing wildlife, specifically eagle watching. I also enjoy photography. My theme for my year as Southern District AAHPERD President was "Finding Joy in the Journey". This sums up my philosophy of life. I believe it is important to focus on the positive and not the negatives things in life.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Become a Champion for Healthy, Active SchoolsStrategies.  32:24-31. 2019
    2014 Appropriate and Inappropriate Practices for Coaching Female AthletesStrategies.  27:13-17. 2014
    2013 Fifteen Years After the Surgeon General's Report: Challenges, Changes, and Future Directions in Physical EducationQuest.  65:139-150. 2013
    2012 Advocacy in Action: Wellness Policies: Be involved in the reevaluation processStrategies.  25:36-37. 2012
    2011 Advocacy in Action: Fighting Waivers/Exemptions and SubstitutionsStrategies.  25:36-37. 2011
    2011 Advocacy in Action: K-12 and University Partnerships: Bridging the Advocacy GapStrategies.  25:36-37. 2011
    2010 Advocacy in Action: TIPS & TECHNIQUES: Using a Report Card as an Advocacy ToolStrategies.  23:36-37. 2010
    2010 Exemplary Practices: Going Beyond Appropriate PracticesStrategies.  23:31-32. 2010
    2010 Advocacy in Action: TIPS & TECHNIQUES: Advocating for Quality Physical Education at the Local LevelStrategies.  23:36. 2010
    2009 Advocacy in Action: TIPS & TECHNIQUES: Putting the Advocacy Puzzle TogetherStrategies.  23:36-37. 2009
    2009 Advocacy in Action: TIPS & TECHNIQUES: Make it a priority as you head back to schoolStrategies.  23:36-37. 2009
    2009 Advocacy in Action: TIPS & TECHNIQUES: Introducing the Appropriate Practices Documents to State LegislatorsStrategies.  22:36. 2009
    2009 Responses of health and physical educators to overweight children in Alabama.Health Promotion Practice.  10:111-118. 2009
    2007 Fitness Testing of Students with Disabilities: Comparing and Modifying Fitness Tests to Provide Quality Assessments for All StudentsStrategies.  20:12-21. 2007
    2006 physical education requirements in alabama: a look at the past, the present, and the futureThe ASAHPERD Journal.  27:14-15. 2006
    2005 L.I.F.E. for all students: Implementing the Lifelong Individualized Fitness Education course to actively include students with disabilitiesThe ASAHPERD Journal.  14-18. 2005

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Health and Physical Education for Elementary Classroom Teachers An Integrated Approach 2016

    Teaching Overview

  • I love teaching. I truly enjoy the opportunity to share information with others to improve their knowledge and skill performance. To witness the learning process, especially in physical education, never grows old. I love to wake up every morning knowing that what I do makes a difference in the lives I touch. This is why I love what I do for a living. All of the courses that I teach are required for our teacher certification majors. This means that all course objectives relate to specific national and state professional standards, including those set forth by the Interstate Teacher New Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC), the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the Alabama Core Teaching Standards (ACTS), and the National Standards for Initial and Advanced Physical Education Teacher Education.
  • Teaching Activities

  • KIN489 - Instruct Strategy for PE K-12 (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN589 - Phy Edu Inst Strat (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN726 - Supervised Research Phys Edu (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN301 - Teaching HE and PE in Ele Sch (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN636 - Current Readings Phys Edu (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN607 - Principles of Coaching (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN651 - Issues and Problems Coaching (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN320 - Fitness/Motor Skill Acq (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN320L - Sports Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN495 - Elem/Sec PE Stud Teaching (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN520 - Fitness & Motor Skill Acq (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN520L - Sport Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN693 - Adv Field Experience Phys Edu (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN695 - Problems in Physical Education (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN696 - Elem/Sec Phys Edu Internship (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN715 - Adv Field Exp in Phys Educ (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN729 - Physical Education Seminar (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • KIN132 - Group Exercise Leadership (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN489 - Instruct Strategy for PE K-12 (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN495 - Elem/Sec PE Stud Teaching (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN589 - Phy Edu Inst Strat (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN726 - Supervised Research Phys Edu (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Ele Sch (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN636 - Current Readings Phys Edu (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN729 - Physical Education Seminar (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN607 - Principles of Coaching (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN320 - Fitness/Motor Skill Acq (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN320L - Sports Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN495 - Elem/Sec PE Stud Teaching (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN520 - Fitness & Motor Skill Acq (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN520L - Sport Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN695 - Problems in Physical Education (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN696 - Elem/Sec Phys Edu Internship (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN726 - Supervised Research Phys Edu (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN729 - Physical Education Seminar (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • KIN489 - Instruct Strategy for PE K-12 (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN589 - Phy Edu Inst Strat (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN693 - Adv Field Experience Phys Edu (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN715 - Adv Field Exp in Phys Educ (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN726 - Supervised Research Phys Edu (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Ele Sch (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN636 - Current Readings Phys Edu (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN643 - Curric Development Phys Edu (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN647 - Teaching Strategies K-12 PE (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN726 - Supervised Research Phys Edu (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN607 - Principles of Coaching (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN320L - Sports Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN323 - Tchng LIFE Skills in Sec Sch (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN495 - Elem/Sec PE Stud Teaching (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN520L - Sport Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN523 - Tech of Tchng LIFE Skils Sec (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN693 - Adv Field Experience Phys Edu (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN695 - Problems in Physical Education (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN696 - Elem/Sec Phys Edu Internship (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN729 - Physical Education Seminar (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • KIN407 - Coaching Young Athletes (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN489 - Instruct Strategy for PE K-12 (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN589 - Phy Edu Inst Strat (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN651 - Issues and Problems Coaching (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN726 - Supervised Research Phys Edu (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN651 - Issues and Problems Coaching (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN693 - Adv Field Experience Phys Edu (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN607 - Principles of Coaching (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN320L - Sports Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN323 - Tchng Life Skills in Sec Sch (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN495 - Elem/Sec PE Stud Teaching (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN520L - Sport Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN523 - Tech of Tchng LIFE Skils Sec (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN695 - Problems in Physical Education (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN696 - Elem/Sec Phys Edu Internship (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN726 - Supervised Research Phys Edu (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • KIN409 - Assessment in Phys Education (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN489 - Instruct Strategy for PE K-12 (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN509 - Assessment in PE (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN589 - Phy Edu Inst Strat (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN693 - Adv Field Experience Phys Edu (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN729 - Physical Education Seminar (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN607 - Principles of Coaching (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN651 - Issues and Problems Coaching (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN726 - Supervised Research Phys Edu (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN320L - Sports Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN495 - Elem/Sec PE Stud Teaching (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN520L - Sport Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN693 - Adv Field Experience Phys Edu (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN694 - Special Projects Kinesiology (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN696 - Elem/Sec Phys Edu Internship (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN715 - Adv Field Exp in Phys Educ (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • KIN729 - Physical Education Seminar (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EDT300 - Teaching and Technology (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • KIN409 - Assessment in Phys Education (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • KIN489 - Instruct Strategy for PE K-12 (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • KIN509 - Assessment in PE (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • KIN589 - Phy Edu Inst Strat (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • KIN726 - Supervised Research Phys Edu (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PE607 - Principles of Coaching (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PE694 - Spec Projects in Physical Educ (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • PE320 - Fitness/Motor Skill Acq (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE320L - Sport Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE495 - Elem/Sec PE Stud Teaching (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE520 - Fitness & Motor Skill Acquisit (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE520L - Sport Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE696 - Elem/Sec PE Internship (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PE117 - Team Sports (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PE409 - Assessment in Phys Education (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PE489 - Instruct Stagegy for PE K-12 (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PE495 - Elem/Sec PE Stud Teaching (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PE509 - Assessment in PE (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PE589 - PE Instructional Strategies (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • PE607 - Principles of Coaching (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • PE647 - Teaching Strategy/Iss PE K-12 (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • PE114 - Rec Games/Outdoor Leisure (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PE118 - Sports Using Implements (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PE320 - Fitness/Motor Skill Acq (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PE320L - Sport Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PE495 - Elem/Sec PE Stud Teaching (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PE520L - Sport Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PE696 - Elem/Sec PE Internship (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PE117 - Team Sports (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PE409 - Assessment in Phys Education (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PE489 - Instruct Stagegy for PE K-12 (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PE509 - Assessment in PE (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PE589 - PE Instructional Strategies (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PE607 - Principles of Coaching (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PE647 - Teaching Strategy/Iss PE K-12 (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PE649 - Adapted Physical Education (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PE114 - Rec Games/Outdoor Leisure (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PE118 - Sports Using Implements (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PE320 - Fitness/Motor Skill Acq (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PE320L - Sport Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PE495 - Elem/Sec PE Stud Teaching (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PE696 - Elem/Sec PE Internship (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • EDU100 - Touch the Future (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • EDU100 - Touch the Future (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PE117 - Team Sports (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PE136 - Intro Phy Ed/Fitness/Sport (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PE407 - Coaching Young Athletes (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PE489 - Instruct Stagegy for PE K-12 (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PE589 - PE Instructional Strategies (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PE607 - Principles of Coaching (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PE114 - Rec Games/Outdoor Leisure (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PE118 - Sports Using Implements (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PE136 - Intro Phy Ed/Fitness/Sport (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PE320 - Fitness/Motor Skill Acq (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PE320L - Sport Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PE520 - Fitness & Motor Skill Acquisit (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PE520L - Sport Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • EDU100 - Touch the Future (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • EDU100 - Touch the Future (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PE117 - Team Sports (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PE136 - Intro Phy Ed/Fitness/Sport (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PE407 - Coaching Young Athletes (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PE489 - Instruct Stagegy for PE K-12 (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PE589 - PE Instructional Strategies (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PE607 - Principles of Coaching (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • EDU100 - Touch the Future (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PE114 - Rec Games/Outdoor Leisure (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PE118 - Sports Using Implements (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PE136 - Intro Phy Ed/Fitness/Sport (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PE320 - Fitness/Motor Skill Acq (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PE320L - Sport Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PE407 - Coaching Young Athletes (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PE520 - Fitness & Motor Skill Acquisit (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PE651 - Issues and Problems Coaching (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PE117 - Team Sports (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PE136 - Intro Phy Ed/Fitness/Sport (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PE607 - Principles of Coaching (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PE694 - Spec Projects in Physical Educ (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PE647 - Teaching Strategy/Iss PE K-12 (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • PE114 - Rec Games/Outdoor Leisure (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PE118 - Sports Using Implements (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PE136 - Intro Phy Ed/Fitness/Sport (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PE320 - Fitness/Motor Skill Acq (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PE320L - Sport Skill Proficiency (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PE407 - Coaching Young Athletes (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • PE100 - Sport Skill Proficiency (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PE117 - Team Sports (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PE136 - Intro Phy Ed/Fitness/Sport (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PE320 - Fitness/Motor Skill Acq (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PE651 - Issues and Problems Coaching (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HPE301 - Teaching HE and PE in Elem Sch (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • PE109 - Badminton and Tennis (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • PE607 - Principles of Coaching (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • PE114 - Rec Games/Outdoor Leisure (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PE136 - Intro Phy Ed/Fitness/Sport (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PE320 - Fitness/Motor Skill Acq (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PE407 - Coaching Young Athletes (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PE100 - Sport Skill Proficiency (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PE136 - Intro Phy Ed/Fitness/Sport (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PE320 - Fitness/Motor Skill Acq (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PE489 - Instruct Stagegy for PE K-12 (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PE495 - Elem/Sec PE Stud Teaching (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PE696 - Elem/Sec PE Internship (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, University of Southern Mississippi 2003
  • Education Specialist in Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1997
  • Master of Physical Education in Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1986
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, University of Montevallo 1983
  • Full Name

  • Sandra Sims