'rising tide' : An Aphpt annual event


Mike Eisenhart     Chris Johnson     Jeff Moore     

Jenn Shelton    Tim Flynn     Terry Gebhardt 

Lois Ellen Frank     Todd Bourgeois      Ben Musholt     Jordan Hannsen



Have you ever returned from a continuing education weekend deeply rejuvenated?  Feeling more physically and mentally tuned in to yourself and your purpose of being an ambassador of health and wellness for others?  That in a nutshell is the goal of our Academy of Prevention and Health Promotion annual event.  Every year we seek out the most beautiful landscapes in the country, places that are conducive to challenging ourselves physically so that we can develop mentally.  In 2018, that location is Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a home base at the Tamaya Resort.

Move. Fuel. Recover. Endure. Connect.  This is the APHPT recipe for health and performance, and thus the elements we intend to both teach and experience in our three days together:

  • Move: There will be plenty! In fact physical activity will comprise the better part of each afternoon with the desert and mountains of Albuquerque serving as the perfect weekend playground!  Expect to run, climb, scramble, and stretch without fail every day.

  • Fuel: We are what we eat, let us eat well.  Food is more than macro and micro nutrients, it is one of the greatest expressions of a people and culture. Our fuel throughout the weekend will be inspired by the tribal cultures of New Mexico, eating will be a way not only to connect with one another, but with those that came before us.

  • Recover: In a world overflowing with stimuli and demands of our time, energy, and attention, recovery has never been more important. Energy output is celebrated in modern society to an extent that recovery is often neglected or even considered taboo. This weekend will push back on that sentiment with deliberate time and attention devoted to restoring your mental and physical energies.  

  • Endure: The resilience of the human spirit is embodied in story after story of perseverance and victory against all odds, in tales of being down and out only to rise and fight another day.  At APHPT we believe tales of grit are best told in first person.  Get ready for incredible talks from folks who pushed themselves to their limits and returned to tell the tale.  Have a story of your own? There will be plenty of time to share it around the bonfire as you will undoubtedly have eager listeners.

  • Connect:  The element most responsible for creation of this conference, and the one we lean most heavily on to make the experience unforgettable.  We aren't meant to take on this world alone, but instead to travel in packs with like minded people who share a common pursuit and purpose. Shoulder to shoulder  we will challenge ourselves, teach and learn from each other, and collectively transform.  "If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together"


Sound different than your usual con ed weekend? Welcome to a 'Fundamentally Different Way to Learn'.  We realize this type of experiential learning is not for everyone, but if what you read above resonates somewhere deep inside of you please consider joining us, it would be our honor to enjoy your company.


Want to hear a bit about our 'why' for Rising Tide? 

Check out these quick videos from each of the event organizers: