August 2017



JOPERD: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

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Table of Contents

Free Access Article
Wiffle Ball: Turning a Backyard Favorite into an Appropriate Physical Education UnitClassroom 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.

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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.


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.