Physiology and Health Science was honored to host Ms. Rae Pica as our 2013 McGovern Lecturer. Her lecture titled, Children Don't Exist only from the Neck Up, was given to an audience of around 300 attendees. Students, teachers, and community members gathered for this occasion in the student center Ballroom. If you missed Rae's talks on campus, you are in luck as both the morning and evening lectures are available on mediasite.

2013 McGovern Lecture Evening Presentation

Health Science 350 Elementary Education Presentation

Lecturer's Bio:
      Rae Pica is the founder and director of Moving & Learning ( and has been a children’s physical activity specialist since 1980. A former adjunct instructor with the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of 18 books, including the text Experiences in Movement and Music, and the award-winning Great Games for Young Children and Jump into Literacy.
     Rae is known for her lively and informative workshop and keynote presentations and has shared her expertise with such groups as the Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau, Centers for Disease Control, the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues, Gymboree, and state health departments throughout the country. Rae also served on the task force of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) that created national guidelines for early childhood physical activity, is a member of several advisory boards, and contributes to Huffington Post.         
     In addition, Rae is cofounder of the BAM Radio Network (, the world’s largest online education radio network, and host of two radio programs on the Educators Channel: Teacher’s Aid and Body, Mind and Child, for which she interviews experts in education, child development, play research, the neurosciences, and more. Delivery options