Kelly (King) Bonner, FCS Class of 1996, was featured in a TV segment on a local news channel in Alabama. Kelly is an Information Specialist for the National Center on Health Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD). She is also a Fitness Specialist at the Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama. Clink on the link to view the interview: http://www.abc3340.com/clip/11415744/jana-white
“I loved my time at F.C.S. The education I received there really prepared me well for both my undergraduate and graduate work”, Kelly shared. “My job requires work with all cultures and communities and I am thankful for the experiences I received while at Florida Christian.”
Kelly earned her Bachelor of Science in Fitness & Health Promotion at Samford University and her Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Alabama – Birmingham. Along with the work she does at the NCHPAD and at Lakeshore, Kelly is an adjunct professor at Samford University.
The NCHPAD is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disability. NCHPAD seeks to help people with disability and other chronic health conditions achieve health benefits through increased participation in all types of physical and social activities, including fitness and aquatic activities, recreational and sports programs, adaptive equipment usage, and more. NCHPAD actively works to create healthy equity for people with disability by providing individualized information, referral and consultation services to people with disability, families, caregivers, policymakers, community members, health care practitioners and public health professionals through an expansive array of web-based materials and health communication endeavors.
The Lakeshore Foundation promotes independence for persons with physically, disabling conditions and provides opportunities to pursue active, healthy lifestyles. The Lakeshore Foundation offers more than 60 ongoing activities and classes each week for children and adults that cover four major program areas: aquatics, fitness, competitive athletics and general recreation. The Foundation is also home to some of the world’s most prestigious wheelchair sports events.
FCS is proud of the work Kelly does on behalf of those with disabilities. God bless you, Kelly, as you make a difference!
Below: Kelly King Bonner (left) as seen on the NCHPAD website.