SHAPE America Professional Preparation Council

The SHAPE America Professional Preparation Council is one of SHAPE America’s five program councils, which are all charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Advise and make recommendations about programs, products and services related to the respective focus areas, considering overall impact, member benefit and return on investment.
  • Provide recommendations on existing programs, products, services, and activities in relation to the organization’s strategic plan and recommend continuation, revision or elimination. Help guide new initiatives through the review process and recommend task forces and ad hoc committees needed for completion.
  • Build communication with related SHAPE America special interest groups (SIGs).
  • Provide reports/updates prior to each SHAPE America Board of Directors meeting and/or upon request.

Specifically, the Professional Preparation Council identifies and discusses needs/issues related to:

  • Professional preparation for HETE and PETE;
  • College and university instructional physical activity programs;
  • Academic content knowledge; and
  • Strategies for addressing the needs/issues related to those areas.

Professional Preparation Council Activities & Recent Projects

The Professional Preparation Council conducts the following activities:

Professional Preparation Council Members

  • LeAnn Olson (Chair)
    East Tennessee State University
  • Hillary Glencross
    Salem State University (MA)
  • Leah Ketcheson
    Wayne State University (MI)
  • Nilo Ramos
    Carolina Coastal University (SC)
  • Tashanna Gillenwater-Catron
    Concordia University (IL)
  • Tanjian Liang
    Central Washington University
  • Shannon Mulhearn
    University of Nebraska - Kearney

Special Interest Groups

The following special interest groups (SIGs) function under the Professional Preparation Council:

  • College and University Instructional PA Programs
  • Students
  • Curriculum & Instruction

To join a SIG, log in to your SHAPE America member account. Go into the My Profile section and select the Interest Areas tab to view/edit your Special Interest Groups.