TARA B. BLACKSHEAR
Health & Physical Activity Advocate
Teacher, Health and Physical Education, Pre-K-HS
2016 - Present
Assistant Professor - Kinesiology - Physical Education Teacher Education
Managed and supervised physical education program at multiple sites in North Carolina.
Evaluated, trained, consulted, and mentored middle school physical education teachers.
Developed and provided on-going professional development for physical education teachers.
Oversight of physical education equipment budget and ordering.
Physical education curriculum writer for national physical activity intervention program for middle school students.
POLAR heart rate monitor usage to objectively assess student cardiovascular fitness levels. Awarded mini-grant to purchase additional heart rate monitors for student use.
Courses, concepts, and activities taught include anatomy, biology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, exercise testing, skill in sport, personal fitness, weight training, individual and team sports, rock climbing, dance, gymnastics, team building, nutrition, CPR/First Aid, sports psychology, swimming, community water safety, cyber-bullying, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, reproduction, and stress.
Among inaugural group teaching IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science.
2009 - 2016; 1996 - 2006
Physical Activity Coordinator
Fitness, skill, and motor development assessment.
Coaching experiences include boys and girls basketball, swimming, track & field and volleyball.
Design and implement health and physical education curricula.