This spring 19 departments and 243 employees participated in the 9th annual Desire2Move (D2M) Physical Activity Challenge. D2M is an 8-week, eHealth, team-based competition during which team members track their minutes of physical activity with mobile apps. The team with the greatest overall average minutes is the winner of the Golden Shoe Trophy.
This year we had 16 returning teams (with team captains) that included:
- Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (Avani Raval)
- Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Online Education (Mary Helen Hoque)
- College of Education & Human Development Dean’s Office (Matt Gillett)
- Counseling and Psychological Services (Katie Lowry)
- Early Childhood and Elementary Education (Rebecca Clough)
- Educational Policy Studies (Jennifer Esposito)
- Human Resources (Nikki Marshall and Jim Lee)
- Kinesiology and Health (Pete Rohleder)
- Middle and Secondary Education (Gwen Kearney)
- Physical Therapy (Masiki Williamson)
- Psychology (Mike Beran and Vonetta Dotson)
- School of Public Health (Lynette Reid)
- Recreational Services (Larissa Brown)
- Respiratory Therapy (Robin Gardenhire)
- University Library (Leslie Madden)
- an expansion team from the Department of Sport Management, Wellness and Physical Education at the University of West Georgia (Ashlee Davis).
This year we also welcomed three new teams including Applied Linguistics and ESL (Jordan Batchelor), Building Services (Astley Willacey) and College of Arts and Sciences (Vicky Hanning).
The 2022 D2M Team Champion was Building Services with 10,188 minutes.
Kinesiology and Health (6458 minutes) and Physical Therapy (4921) finished second and third, respectively. In the second year of the inter-university battle between Georgia State Kinesiology and UWG Kinesiology, Georgia State came out on top with 6458 minutes.
Congratulations to the winning team and to all the amazing competitors! We hope everyone stays well, keeps moving, and returns in 2023 for the 10th annual D2M Physical Activity Challenge.