Programs and Initiatives

Programs and Initiatives

Programs and Initiatives

Get FIT
The Get FIT (Fitness, Integration, and Training) initiative is an innovative, collaborative effort between Rowan University and the Family Resource Network, a non-profit agency in New Jersey, which has demonstrated success in improving access to fitness, nutritional, and wellness programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) and their caregivers. Since 2008, Get FIT @ Rowan has had an incredible impact on the Southern New Jersey community through actualizing its mission of bolstering physical activity and nutrition education for individuals with IDD and their families. Get FIT has three primary goals, which are to: (1) improve the quality of life for the Southern New Jersey community; (2) promote physical activity among individuals with IDDs and their families; and, (3) continue to expand the Program to have tangible, positive, and measurable impacts.

We invite you to watch a short documentary about the Get FIT @ Rowan program, which was produced by Rowan Radio, TV and Film students in 2013.

FIT2ECSELL
FIT2ECSELL is an initiative between NJ Association of Helath, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (NJAHPERD), the YMCA and The HES department to develop a fitness database and fitness education for K-12 schools across the state of New Jersey. Rowan Hosts a FitnessGram© server for the state (the only university in the country to do so). Schools who are part of the YMCA's Healthy Schools program, and who have joined through NJAHPERD, enter their fitness data online, and it is housed on Rowan's servers. The name of the project stems from NJAPHERD's youth fitness initiative: Every Child Stronger, Every Life Longer (ECSELL).

The HES department has a Graduate Assistant, Nate Parsley, who provides technical help to IT personnel and faculty in NJ schools to enable them to set up their databases and enter fitness data.