Table of Contents
Classroom to Community: Field Studies for Exercise Science Students
– Deana Melton & Teresa K. Dail
This article establishes a rationale for field studies, abbreviated out-of-class experiences that can address the problem of students entering kinesiology curriculum lacking knowledge of the sub-disciplines. Strategies for implementation are also provided.
Climb Hard, Train Harder: Supplemental Training Techniques for Improved Rock Climbing Performance
Pamela Haibach & Bradley Larew
Through physical education, children are able to try new activities that can spark a new interest such as climbing. This article examines three supplemental training techniques that are often overlooked by climbers: (1) forearm and finger strength, (2) footwork and leg strength, and (3) cardiovascular conditioning.
Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs in Middle Schools
— Darla Castelli & Zack Beddoes
This article describes the history of school coordinated approaches to addressing health issues and provides steps for implementing CSPAPs in middle school settings. The current need, theoretical-based rational, how-to-steps, and strategies for overcoming barriers are included.
University Worksite Health-Promotion Programs: An Opportunity for Experiential Learning
— Lisa Leninger & Kent Adams
The purpose of this article is to provide details of an innovative Worksite Health Promotion Program titled the “Workplace Walk-off Challenge” (WWC), where undergraduate kinesiology students are involved in all stages of the program.
Engaging Students in Large Health Classes with Active Learning Strategies
— Steve Elliott, Sue Combs, Amelia Huelskamp, & Nancy Hritz
The purpose of this article is to describe some of the theoretically based teaching strategies that would be most applicable to a health class to help students meet state standards and the National Health Education Standards.
Harvesting Harmony: Mindfulness in Physical Education
— Shannon Mulhearn, Pamela Kulinna, & Kent Lorenz
This article explores evidence related to benefits for the K-12 student and highlights simple ways to include mindful breathing and movement into your physical education classes. Suggestions are also included to increase the mindful engagement of students, staff, and faculty.
Applying Universal Design for Learning and the Inclusion Spectrum for Students with Severe Disabilities in General Physical Education
— Michelle Grenier, Nancy Miller, & Ken Black
This case study describes one teacher’s use of collaborative practices, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the Inclusion Spectrum to create an accessible learning environment in which the goals of both students with and without disabilities are addressed.
THE LAW AND YOU:
Failure to Provide Safety Equipment
— Tonya L. Sawyer
A student who was injured during physical education class when a ball hit him in the eye filed a suit against his physical education teacher alleging willful and wanton misconduct for failing to provide protective eyewear during a floor-hockey game.
Developing Citizen Leaders through Community Outreach Strategies in School-Based Physical Education
— Michael S. Mucedola
The aim of this article is to outline a teaching technique that integrates physical education, community outreach strategies, and citizen leadership.
The Have and Have Nots: An Ever-Present Digital Divide
— Erin E. Centeio
This article brings attention to the digital divide that still exists between those who have access to the most recent technologies and those who do not. It describes how teachers can be more aware of this challenge before incorporating the use of technology into physical education and health classrooms.