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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

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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 ...


Effect Of Lower Body Positive Pressure On Cardiovascular Response At Various Degrees Of Head Up Tilt, Vladimir Ilyich Kostas 2012 University of Kentucky

Effect Of Lower Body Positive Pressure On Cardiovascular Response At Various Degrees Of Head Up Tilt, Vladimir Ilyich Kostas

Theses and Dissertations--Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Various models of simulated weightlessness and resulting cardiovascular effects have been researched in the last 50 years of space exploration. Examples of such models are the Alter-G (Alt-G) treadmill used for body unweighting and head-up-tilt (HUT) model each providing similar cardiovascular effects, but differing in their stimulation of vestibular centers . Advantages of using the Alt-G include: use of lower body positive pressure (LBPP) to simulate hypogravity, it acts as a countermeasure to alleviate negative cardiovascular effects of standing and provides a constant vestibular stimulus. In addition, the Alt-G shorts themselves may be providing a certain degree of LBPP, acting as ...


An Examination Of Current Practices And Gender Differences In Strength And Conditioning In A Sample Of Varsity High School Athletic Programs, Monica Lynn Reynolds, Lynda B. Ransdell, Shelley Lucas, Linda M. Petlichkoff, Yong Gao 2012 Boise State University

An Examination Of Current Practices And Gender Differences In Strength And Conditioning In A Sample Of Varsity High School Athletic Programs, Monica Lynn Reynolds, Lynda B. Ransdell, Shelley Lucas, Linda M. Petlichkoff, Yong Gao

Kinesiology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Currently, little is known about strength and conditioning programs at the high school level. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to explore current practices in strength and conditioning for varsity high school athletes in selected sports. Specifically examined were: who administers programs for these athletes, what kinds of training activities are done, and whether the responsible party or emphasis changes depending on the gender of the athletes. Coaches of varsity soccer, basketball, and softball/baseball in three large Idaho school districts were asked to complete an online survey. Sixty-seven percent (32/48) of the questionnaires were completed and used ...


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 2011 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

Kinesiology Faculty Publications and Presentations

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 ...


Motivation, Goal Orientation, Coaching, And Training Habits Of Women Ultrarunners, Rhonna Z. Krouse, Lynda Ransdell, Shelley M. Lucas, Mary Pritchard 2011 College of Western Idaho

Motivation, Goal Orientation, Coaching, And Training Habits Of Women Ultrarunners, Rhonna Z. Krouse, Lynda Ransdell, Shelley M. Lucas, Mary Pritchard

Mary Pritchard

Ultrarunners participate in running events that exceed the 26.2 mile marathon distance (e.g., 50 K, 50-100 miles). Very little research exists on ultrarunners, especially women. The present study is a descriptive study detailing the motivation, goal orientation, demographic characteristics (e.g., age, job demands, family structure), training habits (e.g., hours per week of training), and coach utilization of women ultrarunners. Participants (N = 344) were recruited via the Ultra Listserve and four popular ultrarunning websites, and they completed a questionnaire on motivation, goal orientation, training, and coaching using Survey Monkey. General health orientation (mean + SD) (4.71 ± 1 ...


Motivation, Goal Orientation, Coaching, And Training Habits Of Women Ultrarunners, Rhonna Z. Krouse, Lynda Ransdell, Shelley M. Lucas, Mary Pritchard 2011 College of Western Idaho

Motivation, Goal Orientation, Coaching, And Training Habits Of Women Ultrarunners, Rhonna Z. Krouse, Lynda Ransdell, Shelley M. Lucas, Mary Pritchard

Kinesiology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Ultrarunners participate in running events that exceed the 26.2 mile marathon distance (e.g., 50 K, 50-100 miles). Very little research exists on ultrarunners, especially women. The present study is a descriptive study detailing the motivation, goal orientation, demographic characteristics (e.g., age, job demands, family structure), training habits (e.g., hours per week of training), and coach utilization of women ultrarunners. Participants (N = 344) were recruited via the Ultra Listserve and four popular ultrarunning websites, and they completed a questionnaire on motivation, goal orientation, training, and coaching using Survey Monkey. General health orientation (mean + SD) (4.71 ± 1 ...


A Physical Profile Of Elite Female Ice Hockey Players From The United States, Lynda B. Ransdell, Teena Murray 2011 Boise State University

A Physical Profile Of Elite Female Ice Hockey Players From The United States, Lynda B. Ransdell, Teena Murray

Kinesiology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Despite impressive numbers of hockey participants, there is little research examining elite female ice hockey players. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to describe the physical characteristics of elite female ice hockey players who were trying out for the 2010 U.S. Women's Ice Hockey team. Twenty-three women participated in the study and were evaluated on: body mass (kg), height (cm), age (y) vertical jump (cm), standing long jump (cm), 1 RM front squat (kg), front squat/body mass (%), 1 RM bench press (kg), bench press/body mass (%), pull ups, and body composition (% body fat). Athletes in this ...


The Effects Of The Type Of Skill Test, Choice, And Gender On The Situational Motivation Of Physical Education Students, Tyler G. Johnson, Keven A. Prusak, Todd Pennington, Carol Wilkinson 2011 Boise State University

The Effects Of The Type Of Skill Test, Choice, And Gender On The Situational Motivation Of Physical Education Students, Tyler G. Johnson, Keven A. Prusak, Todd Pennington, Carol Wilkinson

Kinesiology Faculty Publications and Presentations

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of (a) skill test type, (b) choices, and (c) gender on the situational motivation profiles of adolescents during skill testing in physical education. Participants were 507 students (53% male) aged 12–16 years (M = 13.87; SD = 0.94) attending a suburban junior high school in a western state in the U.S. All participants experienced either a norm-referenced, summative or a criterion-referenced, formative skill test with or without choices. The Situational Intrinsic Motivation Scale (SIMS) was administered to assess situational motivation. A 2 (test type) × 2 (choice) × 2 (gender ...


Athletic Training Students' Ability To Identify Scapular Dyskinesis, Priscilla M. Dwelly 2011 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Athletic Training Students' Ability To Identify Scapular Dyskinesis, Priscilla M. Dwelly

Theses and Dissertations

Scapular dyskinesis refers to abnormal movement patterns of the scapula, which have been associated with injury. Previous investigations have validated the scapular dyskinesis test as a visual assessment method using physicians, physical therapists, and certified athletic trainers. Through educational programs, athletic training students should be taught what scapular dyskinesis is and how to identify it. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to (a) evaluate entry-level graduate athletic training students' ability to identify scapular dyskinesis, (b) assess their reliability, and (c) determine if they were able to correctly identify the muscles involved in rehabilitating an individual with scapular dyskinesis. Follow-up ...


A Controlled Trial Of An Educational Program To Prevent Low Back Injuries, Lawren H. Daltroy, Maura D. Iversen, Martin G. Larson, Robert Lew, Elizabeth Wright, James Ryan, Craig Zwerling, Anne H. Fossel, Matthew H. Liang 2011 Brigham and Women's Hospital; Harvard Medical School; Harvard School of Public Health

A Controlled Trial Of An Educational Program To Prevent Low Back Injuries, Lawren H. Daltroy, Maura D. Iversen, Martin G. Larson, Robert Lew, Elizabeth Wright, James Ryan, Craig Zwerling, Anne H. Fossel, Matthew H. Liang

Maura Daly Iversen

Background: Low back injuries are common and costly, accounting for 15 to 25 percent of injuries covered by workers’ compensation and 30 to 40 percent of the payments made under that program. The high costs of injury, the lack of effective treatment, and the evidence that there are behavioral risk factors have led to widespread use of employee education programs that teach safe lifting and handling. The effectiveness of those programs, however, has received little rigorous evaluation. Methods: We evaluated an educational program designed to prevent low back injury in a randomized, controlled trial involving about 4000 postal workers. The ...


Identifying Group-Sensitive Physical Activities: A Differential Item Functioning Analysis Of Nhanes Data, Yong Gao, Weimo Zhu 2011 Boise State University

Identifying Group-Sensitive Physical Activities: A Differential Item Functioning Analysis Of Nhanes Data, Yong Gao, Weimo Zhu

Kinesiology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Purpose: To identify subgroup sensitive physical activities using differential item functioning (DIF) analysis.

Methods: A sub-unweighted sample of 1,857 (males = 923 and females = 934) from the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Physical Activity (PA) questionnaire data was used for the analyses. Using Mantel-Haenszel, SIBTEST and ANOVA DIF methods, 33 specific leisure-time moderate and/or vigorous PA (MVPA) items were analyzed for DIF across race/ethnicity, gender, education, income and age groups.

Results: Many leisure-time MVPA items were identified as large DIF items. When participating in the same amount of leisure-time MVPAs, non-Hispanic Blacks (NHB) were more likely ...


The Effects Of Repetitive Drop Jumps On Impact Phase Joint Kinematics And Kinetics, Joshua T. Weinhandl, Jeremy D. Smith, Eric L. Dugan 2011 University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

The Effects Of Repetitive Drop Jumps On Impact Phase Joint Kinematics And Kinetics, Joshua T. Weinhandl, Jeremy D. Smith, Eric L. Dugan

Kinesiology Faculty Publications and Presentations

The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects of fatigue on lower extremity joint kinematics, and kinetics during repetitive drop jumps. Twelve recreationally active males (n = 6) and females (n = 6) (nine used for analysis) performed repetitive drop jumps until they could no longer reach 80% of their initial drop jump height. Kinematic and kinetic variables were assessed during the impact phase (100 ms) of all jumps. Fatigued landings were performed with increased knee extension, and ankle plantar flexion at initial contact, as well as increased ankle range of motion during the impact phase. Fatigue also resulted in ...


Is Proprioceptive Training Effective In Reducing The Recurrence Of Ankle Sprains Among Athletes?, Karen A. Berk 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Is Proprioceptive Training Effective In Reducing The Recurrence Of Ankle Sprains Among Athletes?, Karen A. Berk

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether or not proprioceptive training is effective in reducing the recurrence of ankle sprains among athletes.


Using The Alter-G Treadmill System With An Extremely Obese Female: A Case Study, Shawn Simonson, Jane Shimon, Elaine Long, Brooke Lester 2010 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

Elaine M. Long

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 ...


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