Posted by Emily Hart on 2011-03-09

Ralph Gold, Samford University professor of exercise science and sports medicine, was a program presenter at the Southern District American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) convention Feb. 16-20 in Greensboro, N.C.

As the Alabama state president-elect for, Gold made two presentations at the convention: “Challenges and Successes of Service Learning” and “Cross-Training: Is It Essential for Athletic Performance?”

“AAHPERD provides an opportunity to interact with other professors of like-mindedness from the other 13 states in the southern district and to collaborate with them on issues pertinent to health, fitness and wellness,” Gold said.

Gold first joined the Samford faculty in 1986 and returned in 1995.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.