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‘A focus on the whole child’

Health. Leadership. Maturity. Self-reflection. Adventure. Children everywhere need these and other building blocks to lead productive, successful lives – and faculty in NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education are working to deliver those strong foundations. Research and engagement programs already making

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NIU athletic training students at last year's Chicago Marathon

NIU athletic training students ready to assist runners in Sunday’s annual Chicago Marathon

Picture a brisk, early autumn morning in Chicago. Forty-five thousand runners fill the start corrals. Twelve thousand volunteers stand throughout the course, armed with Gatorade, water, Vaseline, cold sponges and gel packets. And 1.7 million spectators stand in rows six-deep throughout Chicago’s

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