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Terry Eckmann
Human Performance

Excellence in teaching, scholarship & service

Terry Eckmann, professor of physical education, personifies excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. An alumna, Eckmann retuned to Minot State University as a faculty member in August 1999.

Recently, at its annual recognition and honor awards ceremony, the North Dakota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance awarded Eckmann the 2010 NDAHPERD Honor Award. An active member, she served as the organizationís president during the 2008-2009 term. In 2007, she was named NDAHPERD College/University Teacher of the Year. Other awards the Halliday native has received include the Picture of Health Award for North Dakota and the Minot State Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship and Research.

Since 2002, Eckmann has been the leading writer and researcher within the Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance. Her research projects actively engage undergraduates majoring in human performance with implementation of the project and collection of data. Eckmann has authored or co-authored chapters in many fitness textbooks and has written several articles published in fitness journals.

The Halliday, N.D., native has completely revamped the group fitness, dance and adaptive physical education curriculum, bringing these three areas to the leading edge of knowledge and instruction within the profession. She also serves as a co-advisor for the Minot State Club of Physical Educators.

Eckmann is often called upon to give presentations, from the local to regional to international level. She hosts a local television segment called KX Eye on Fitness, and she writes a column for the Minot Daily Newsí Senior Scene.

Eckmann received bachelorís degrees in communication disorders and elementary education and a masterís degree in communication disorders from Minot State. She earned a masterís degree in physical education from the University of Montana, Missoula, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Dakota.