Physical Activity and Life Skills (PALS) Group

Contact Us

Physical Activity and Life Skills (PALS) Group
Paul Wright, Ph.D.
PALS Group Executive Director
815-753-9219
pwright@niu.edu

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Anderson Hall 221
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1407
knpe@niu.edu

One of the most effective ways to promote youth development and positive social change is through sport and other physical activity. The Physical Activity and Life Skills (PALS) Group is dedicated to training teachers to use social and emotional learning (SEL) in physical education. We work directly with local middle and high school students, as well as with organizations around the world.

Our programs and projects provide opportunities for NIU students to gain experience working with youth in a variety of settings. Students from any major are welcome to join us, though most are in degree programs in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

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