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It's not your father's phys ed ...

WHO: NMSU College of Education's Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Department


Demonstrations of power testing, body composition and wheelchair sports
WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 12
WHERE: New Mexico State University Rentfrow Gymnasium, corner of Stewart Street and Williams Avenue

Have you ever wondered how strong you are or what is involved in playing wheelchair tennis? Two professors in the College of Education's Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Department will offer some insight by opening the doors to Rentfrow Gymnasium from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 12.

The newly established Exercise Physiology Lab and the Adapted Physical Education (APE) Program will be highlighted at the open house. Demonstrations will include power, strength, isokinetic and aerobic power testing. There also will be body composition analysis including demonstrations of hydrostatic weighing.

Photographers also will be able to see a pictorial mural classroom in the Exercise Physiology Lab - the only one in the nation.

From 9 to 10 a.m. there will be demonstrations of wheelchair sports such as basketball, indoor soccer and tennis. Goalball, bocce ball and Frisbee golf also will be demonstrated. APE is physical education for people with disabilities.

For more information, contact Joe Berning at jberning@nmsu.edu or Scott Pedersen at pedersen@nmsu.edu.