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Jennifer Smith

Title: Associate Teaching Professor
Department: Kinesiology

Office: 0243 Forker 534 Wallace Rd., Ames, IA 50011
Phone number: +1 515 294 1762
Email: gavsmom@iastate.edu

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I am the director of the youth fitness programs offered through the Department of Kinesiology.   

The department offers Swim & Gym each fall and spring semester for ten weeks.   Kinesiology students staff the program in order to offer safe and fun physical activity opportunities to children in the community.   Swim & Gym was started in 2004 and has remained a strong outreach for the department.

The department also offers Summer Youth Fitness in June and July each year.   Kinesiology and other Human Science majors (education) plan and implement a variety of physical activity experiences for children.    Fitness, cooperative games, gymnastics, sports, swimming, and dance are implemented during the eight week program.    The summer of 2018 marks the 33rd anniversary of ISU Summer Youth Fitness.

I am the Physical Activity Coordinator and provide support for graduate students that provide instruction for the department within the Physical Activity Program and CPR/First Aid courses. 

Furthermore I am a senior lecture for both health education and physical education coursework in our department.