History of Recreation Management Program (RMA)

Appalachian State University's Recreation Management program (RMA) is designed to prepare students to manage natural and cultural recreation resources in order to enhance the leisure experience. The program has a faculty of ten full-time and seven part-time professors with backgrounds and experiences that cover the entire spectrum of recreation. The 200+ students in the program lead a student organization, Recreation Management Association, which has won campus-wide recognition for service programs and fund raising.

History of the Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk

As the 11th Annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk for Huntington's Disease Society of America quickly approaches, I begin to reflect on how such a rewarding and meaningful event began. Eleven years ago Shelly Wilson, the former pastor of High Country United Church of Christ and I, during a bike ride, were discussing my profession as Appalachian State University's (ASU) Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff Program Coordinator, for a better term – Health and Fitness Educator.

Upcoming Races

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:00am
Clawson-Burnley Mayors Park, Boone Greenway Trail


Sherri Wilson
Health Promotion

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