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Bice, Matthew R.; Ball, James W.; Adkins, Megan; Hollman, Angela – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2019
College is a time of transitioning as individuals move from the teenage years to adulthood. Accompanying this transition, there is a potential to establish lifelong behaviors such as a regular physical activity (PA) and exercise regimen, or a complete lack thereof, that can impact adulthood health. The current study included a convenience sample…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, College Students, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Chng, Lena; Lund, Jacalyn – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2019
Formative assessment can raise standards of achievement. In physical education, when formative assessment was incorporated into instruction, students performed better in terms of skills and were more on-task. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of formative assessment on success and response rate of a sixth grade badminton unit.…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Success, Experimental Groups, Control Groups
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Davis Brooks, DeAnne; Reifsteck, Erin J.; Powell, Sara M.; Gill, Diane L. – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2019
The transition out of college sports can impact the health and well-being of former student-athletes who may face challenges with maintaining a physically active lifestyle beyond the structured environment of competitive athletics. Moving On! is an evidence-based, theory-driven transition program designed to help student-athletes plan for lifetime…
Descriptors: Athletes, College Athletics, Competition, Well Being
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Bennett, Hannah – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2018
We are in the age of the millennial student: students are ethnically diverse, sheltered, pressured, confident, technologically advanced, team oriented, and some have helicopter parents. Furthermore, while academically inclined, these students also show increases in pressure, feeling overwhelmed, and levels of stress, in addition to academic…
Descriptors: College Students, Age Groups, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement
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Baghurst, Timothy; Fiaud, Vanessa; Tapps, Tyler; Bounds, Emilee; LaGasse, Ashley – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2018
This article examines the often-complex relationship between international athletes, teammates, and coaches, and identifies strategies coaches can use to foster an environment where both the coach and athlete can succeed. International athletes may come to the United States via family immigration, but some arrive solely to compete in a sport at…
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Interpersonal Relationship, Foreign Students
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Oriel, Kathryn N.; Kanupka, Jennifer Wood; Fuehrer, Adam T.; Klumpp, Kayla M.; Stoltz, Katelyn N.; Willey, Daniel W.; Decvalcante, Michael L. – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2018
It is often a challenge for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as it is for many individuals with disabilities, to participate in activities such as physical education class or community sports with typically developing peers. As such, activities that do not require high skill levels and team environments have been recommended for…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Adolescents, Autism
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Lee, Jason W.; Wallace-McRee, Laci – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2018
Teaching a student how to get a job is just as important as teaching them how to do that job. This article identifies practical resources geared towards building self-awareness regarding students' personal brands, including identifying strengths, as well as areas for improvement for career advancement. A personal brand includes skills and…
Descriptors: Marketing, Career Development, Technology Uses in Education, College Instruction
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Tallach, Tom – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2018
This article compares the post-activity perceptions of both the volunteer clients and student service providers in a community-based service learning project. Students served as either personal trainers or nutrition coaches for recruited clients during the final month of their respective classes. The clients were asked to rank different factors…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Student Attitudes, Nutrition, Undergraduate Students
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Hochstetler, Douglas R. – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2018
Recognizing the increased focus on identity politics in higher education and the broader culture, the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) recently focused on the topic of identity politics at the 2016 Leader Development Workshop. My aim in this article is to introduce and explain concepts related to identity politics,…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Religion, Social Class, Decision Making
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Rothberger, Sara M. – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2018
Many physical activity programs evaluate effectiveness using physiological and survey measures, but few assessments include participants' perceptions. This study examined changes in self-perceptions of individuals participating in a 12-week beginning running program--the No Limits program. Over the course of the program, three methods of data…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Self Concept, Physical Activities, Athletics
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Lorusso, Jenna R.; Morrison, Hayley J.; Johnson, Ashley M. – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2018
A mission statement can be understood as a declaration about the basic purpose of an organization. Given the low-consensus discipline of physical education/kinesiology (PEKN), and the limited research on its academic units' mission statements, the purpose of this research was to investigate the content of these statements and what discourses they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Kinetics, Position Papers
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Lee, Jason W.; Cavanaugh, Terence W.; Wallace-McRee, Laci – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2018
Fast-presentation formats such as "Ignite Talks, Data Blitzes, PechaKucha", and "Speed Geeking" can be an efficient and effective alternative to standard presentations given by students within a class. The limitations put on these style presentations, such as time or number of slides, can actually encourage creativity and…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Creativity, Instructional Innovation, Efficiency
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Mikeska, James D.; Alexander, Jeffrey L. – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2018
A medical fitness professional designs and implements exercise programs for special populations and individuals with chronic disease. Few credible certifications are available to graduates with accredited online degrees or graduate programs that fulfill the learning outcomes necessary for medical fitness. This quantitative, descriptive study…
Descriptors: Professional Personnel, Health Related Fitness, Graduate Study, Kinetics
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Weatherford, Gwendolyn M.; Burt, Daniel J. – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2018
Social demands for changes in higher education classrooms and subsequent evolving pedagogical practices challenge practitioners as we reflect upon the future of kinesiology. In consideration of education today and the prospect of what our classrooms and interactions will comprise of in the future, it is a requisite to consider how social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
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Melton, Bridget F.; Bigham, Lauren E.; Wilson, Charles; Buman, Matthew P. – International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education, 2017
Objective: The current study examined the feasibility and acceptability of using the commercially available Jawbone UP accelerometer and associated smartphone application, or "app," to promote physical activity and sleep among college-aged African American females. Methods: Data were drawn from a larger randomized controlled trial, and…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Intervention
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