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Identifying Gaps In Perceived Ability: Promoting Exercise In Young Adults With Disabilities, Briana Terrill 2012 University of New Hampshire - Main Campus

Identifying Gaps In Perceived Ability: Promoting Exercise In Young Adults With Disabilities, Briana Terrill

Honors Theses and Capstones

Aim: The purpose of this study was to describe the perceived ability in making health decisions regarding exercise and its congruence between young adults with disabilities and their parents. Methods: The study design used a mixed methods approach. The convenience sample consisted of (N = 10) young adults with disabilities and (N = 9) parents of young adults with disabilities. Qualitative data were gathered using a preliminary structured interview guide for young adults with disabilities consisting of several short answer questions. Quantitative data were gathered from the parents of young adults with disabilities by using Pender’s Health Promotion Questionnaire. Results: Data ...


An Examination Of The Effectiveness Of An 8-Week Bikram Yoga Program On Mindfulness, Perceived Stress, And Physical Fitness, Zoe L. Hewett, Lynda B. Ransdell, Yong Gao, Linda M. Petlichkoff, Shelley M. Lucas 2012 Jaeger Circuit, Australia

An Examination Of The Effectiveness Of An 8-Week Bikram Yoga Program On Mindfulness, Perceived Stress, And Physical Fitness, Zoe L. Hewett, Lynda B. Ransdell, Yong Gao, Linda M. Petlichkoff, Shelley M. Lucas

Yong Gao

Previous research reports positive effects of yoga on health. The physical and psychological outcomes of participation in Bikram yoga are under-researched despite its increasing popularity, and this type of yoga may be significant with regards to stress management due to its unique method of practice. This study was designed to assess changes in levels of mindfulness, perceived stress, and physical fitness after participation in an 8-week Bikram yoga program. Fifty-one participants aged 20–54 years (mean, 31.57 years) were recruited by word of mouth from a large university located in the Northwestern United States. Participants attended a minimum of ...


Stop The Tears Of Drug And Alcohol Abuse, Jane Shimon, Terry-Ann Gibson, Caile Spear 2012 Boise State University

Stop The Tears Of Drug And Alcohol Abuse, Jane Shimon, Terry-Ann Gibson, Caile Spear

Jane Shimon

By participating in this Stop the Tears teaching strategy, students will be able to: (1) analyze how alcohol and drug abuse could affect their lives as well as the lives of their friends and family and, (2) create a media message, such as a poster, pamphlet, poem, or song, in which alcohol and drug prevention is advocated specific to how alcohol and drug abuse has affected students in their school. Target audiences are students in grades 6-12 and lower-division college students.


In The Shadow Of Obesity: The Female Triad, Jane Shimon 2012 Boise State University

In The Shadow Of Obesity: The Female Triad, Jane Shimon

Jane Shimon

Deliberate efforts to control body weight (e.g., purposeful dieting, prolonged fasting, self-induced vomiting, the use of diet pills), or unintentional restriction of energy intake that does not cover the costs of energy expenditure, all have a role in creating low energy stores (Golden, 2002; Manore, 2002). However, when young females develop patterns of unhealthy eating in conjunction with strenuous exercise during this window of bone accrual, menstrual dysfunction and low estrogen levels that may result can undo the beneficial effects of exercise on bone density (Drinkwater et al., 1984; Gordon, 2003; Miller, 2003) and place amenorrheic females at risk ...


Using The Alter-G Treadmill System With An Extremely Obese Female: A Case Study, Shawn Simonson, Jane Shimon, Elaine Long, Brooke Lester 2012 Boise State University

Using The Alter-G Treadmill System With An Extremely Obese Female: A Case Study, Shawn Simonson, Jane Shimon, Elaine Long, Brooke Lester

Jane Shimon

PURPOSE: The present case study examined the potential use of the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill as treatment modality for extreme obese individuals. The special effect of the treadmill reduces ground reaction forces during walking through the use of lower body positive pressure. METHODS: One extremely obese (BMI 69.2) Caucasian 44 year-old female utilized the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill during a 14 wk walking program to pilot test the protocol. RESULTS: At the conclusion of the study, exercise tolerance time increased 3-fold (initially 20 min increased to 65 min) while caloric expenditure increased 4-fold (initially 91.0 kcal/session increased to 442 ...


Activity Choice And Title Ix, Jane Shimon 2012 Boise State University

Activity Choice And Title Ix, Jane Shimon

Jane Shimon

Yes, there are those states, districts, schools, and individual physical educators who have made positive changes in standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices; however, the majority of secondary physical education departments still host a "one size fits all" program, whereby all students participate in the same traditional activities in the same, traditional, command style of teaching. [...] while some girls enrolled in a high school physical education program may want to learn and play flag football and a select group of boys may want to improve their fitness through step aerobics, they cannot.


Initial Reliability And Validity Of The Lift-And-Raise Hamstring Test, Jane Shimon, G. Darden, R. Martinez, J. Clouse-Snell 2012 Boise State University

Initial Reliability And Validity Of The Lift-And-Raise Hamstring Test, Jane Shimon, G. Darden, R. Martinez, J. Clouse-Snell

Jane Shimon

The Lift-and-Raise hamstring flexibility test was developed as a field-based assessment to eliminate the effects of individual and developmental differences in arm, leg, and trunk lengths found with the commonly used Sit-and-Reach tests. This study assessed the initial reliability of the prototype instrument and its validity by comparing obtained values from a Cybex Testing and Rehabilitation System. Flexibility of the left leg was assessed on 53 college-aged participants (women, n = 28; men, n = 25) using the Lift-and-Raise test by 2 independent testers to determine initial reliability measures. The Cybex Testing and Rehabilitation System was compared with the Lift-and-Raise test when ...


Content Literacy In Physical Education: The Use Of Word Association Charts, Jane Shimon 2012 Boise State University

Content Literacy In Physical Education: The Use Of Word Association Charts, Jane Shimon

Jane Shimon

Literacy is an important component in school education, spanning across all curricula, in fact, national educational goals specifically emphasize the importance of developing literacy skills at all grade levels. Language is one way students learn and process content not just in the classroom but also in physical education. Physical educators can help facilitate physical education-related content literacy during active lessons by using Verbal and Visual Word Association Charts. Strategies being used are detailed.


Instructional Cd For Softball Activities, Assessments, And Model Lesson Plan, Jane Shimon, Lynda Ransdell 2012 Boise State University

Instructional Cd For Softball Activities, Assessments, And Model Lesson Plan, Jane Shimon, Lynda Ransdell

Jane Shimon

No abstract provided.


Using Webquests To Create Online Learning Opportunities In Physical Education, Marianne Woods, Jane Shimon, Grace Karp, Karla Jensen 2012 Boise State University

Using Webquests To Create Online Learning Opportunities In Physical Education, Marianne Woods, Jane Shimon, Grace Karp, Karla Jensen

Jane Shimon

Currently, physical educators have a number of options for integrating technology into their classes, such as webquest, which provides opportunities for students to learn online. Woods et al describe the nature of webquests, the design features that differentiate various types of webquests, the steps in webquest design, and examples of physical education webquests for different grade levels.


One-Mile Step Count At Walking And Running Speeds, Werner Hoeger, Laura Bond, Lynda Ransdell, Jane Shimon, Sunitha Merugu 2012 Boise State University

One-Mile Step Count At Walking And Running Speeds, Werner Hoeger, Laura Bond, Lynda Ransdell, Jane Shimon, Sunitha Merugu

Jane Shimon

The article discusses how to walk and run at various speeds using one-mile step count. The author mentions that walking is probably the easiest way to perform a physical activity. An explanation about the impact of higher-intensity exercise on the general recommendation of accumulating 10,000 steps per day is also presented.


Out-Of-Field Teaching In Physical Education Teacher Education: Should We Be Concerned?, Jane Shimon, Paul Brawdy 2012 Boise State University

Out-Of-Field Teaching In Physical Education Teacher Education: Should We Be Concerned?, Jane Shimon, Paul Brawdy

Jane Shimon

Physical education teacher education (PETE) is one of many disciplines in higher education responsible for preparing future educators. Education in general is increasingly politicized by public officials and scrutinized by the media, and the programs that train tomorrow's public school teachers are no exception. Between the politics that shape many of the choices in teacher preparation and teachers' own sense of what needs to be taught, PETE faculty struggle to answer the question, "How can we deliver the best possible teacher education program to our undergraduates?"


7 Habits Of Developmental Coaches, Gibson Darden, Jane Shimon 2012 Coastal Carolina University

7 Habits Of Developmental Coaches, Gibson Darden, Jane Shimon

Jane Shimon

This article complements Domain 4: Growth and Development, found on page 16. In this article we describe how coaches can apply principles of athlete growth and development to the learning and performance of motor skills. Though the concepts may appear to be daunting, we feel coaches can realistically acquire habits that are essential for successful coaching. Grounded in current motor development research, these habits lead to well-rounded athletes who experience increased enjoyment, self-motivation, skill improvement, and ultimately more success on the playing field.


Youth Sport Injury Prevention Is Key, Jane Shimon 2012 Boise State University

Youth Sport Injury Prevention Is Key, Jane Shimon

Jane Shimon

Describes how providing a well-designed injury prevention program that includes attention to growth and development, training and conditioning, protective equipment, and emergency care can minimize youth sport injuries.


Certified Athletic Trainers In Our Secondary Schools, Christine Stopka, Jane Shimon, MaryBeth Horodyski, Randy Deere, Christine Bolger 2012 University of Florida

Certified Athletic Trainers In Our Secondary Schools, Christine Stopka, Jane Shimon, Marybeth Horodyski, Randy Deere, Christine Bolger

Jane Shimon

Describes the medical, legal, and educational benefits of having a certified athletic trainer in the secondary school, explaining that they can prevent or lessen the severity of an injury or chance of re-injury. The article presents eight options for hiring a certified athletic trainer and offers suggestions and resources for locating one.


Red Alert: Gender Equity Issues In Secondary Physical Education, Jane Shimon 2012 Boise State University

Red Alert: Gender Equity Issues In Secondary Physical Education, Jane Shimon

Jane Shimon

Secondary physical education, more specifically, the learning environment in mixed-gender physical education, is on red alert. Although physical educators face a myriad of problems--such as overcrowded classrooms, poor equipment and facilities, a time-crunched working schedule, and teaching in an unsupported content are--the real issue lies with the educator. Here, Shimon addresses the most common problem in secondary physical education, gender equity issues.


Domain 4: Growth And Development National Standards For Sport Coaches, Jane Shimon, Gibson Darden 2012 Boise State University

Domain 4: Growth And Development National Standards For Sport Coaches, Jane Shimon, Gibson Darden

Jane Shimon

Shimon and Darden relate the reason why some athletes, who have the same coach and receive the same instruction, develop their skills differently. Several answers on what coaches should know and do about the situation from Domain 4, a growth and development National Standard for sport coaches, are presented.


Impact Of Pedometer Use And Self-Regulation Strategies On Junior High School Physical Education Students' Daily Step Counts, Jane Shimon, Linda M. Petlichkoff 2012 Boise State University

Impact Of Pedometer Use And Self-Regulation Strategies On Junior High School Physical Education Students' Daily Step Counts, Jane Shimon, Linda M. Petlichkoff

Jane Shimon

Background: The aim of this study was to determine the impact of pedometer use and self-regulation strategies on adolescents’ daily physical activity. Methods: Junior high school students (n = 113) enrolled in seventh- and eighth-grade physical education classes (52 girls, 61 boys) volunteered to participate in a 5-week study to assess daily step counts. Ten physical education classes were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: (a) self-regulation, (b) open, and (c) control. Results: A repeated-measures, mixed-model analysis of variance revealed a significant 3 × 4 (Group by Time) interaction effect, F6,290 = 2.64, P < .02. Followup analyses indicated participants in ...


Softball, Lynda Ransdell, Jane Shimon 2012 Boise State University

Softball, Lynda Ransdell, Jane Shimon

Jane Shimon

No abstract provided.


A Good Teacher Can Teach Anything?, Jane Shimon, Paul Brawdy 2012 Boise State University

A Good Teacher Can Teach Anything?, Jane Shimon, Paul Brawdy

Jane Shimon

This paper examines issues fundamental to educating thoughtful, competent, intelligent teachers by highlighting arguments against out-of-field teaching in physical education teacher education programs. It discusses the inaccurate notion among some people that a good teacher can teach anything, noting what actually constitutes a good teacher in physical education teacher preparation. The paper explains that physical education teacher education programs have the potential to fall under the guise of out-of-field teaching. Teacher preparation programs house an array of courses from the applied sciences and allied fields of physical education, which can stand alone as separate fields of study yet are possible ...


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