in 1 week than I had earned the previous several years working in summer camps, which would enable me to pursue graduate education to complete my teaching credentials. I applied to a number of graduate programs around the country. While being admitted to all, none offered an assistantship. Upon the
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John O’Connor, Ron French, Claudine Sherrill, and Garth Babcock
The purpose was to determine whether publications pertaining to adapted physical activity (APA) pedagogy in the core serials from 1988 to 1998 adhere to library science laws. A bibliometric analysis was conducted on 770 articles in 259 serials selected from 4,130 serials initially identified in four databases (Article First, ERIC, Medline, Sport Discus). Results indicated that 1,720 authors have constructed the early APA pedagogy literature. Of these, only 11 contributed four or more articles. The scatter of APA pedagogy literature over four zones, with 4, 15, 64, and 176 journals in the zones, respectively, supports Bradford’s law of scattering. Price’s law was not supported because most authors contributed only one article. Most pedagogy articles (n = 184) were published in Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Physician and Sports Medicine, and Palaestra. Graduate education should include exposure to bibliometrics and collaboration with library and information science specialists.
Robert W. Norman, Stuart M. McGill, and James R. Potvin
Dr. Richard Nelson is internationally acknowledged in many countries as an extremely important leader in the emergence of biomechanics of human movement as a respected scientific discipline. As his PhD graduates, and, subsequently, their graduates, have become faculty members at many universities, Dr. Nelson’s influence has grown for more than 50 years via several generations of his biomechanics “children.” It was probably never known to him that he also had significant influence on all laboratory-based subdisciplines of the undergraduate and graduate education and faculty research programs of the then new (1967) Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, Canada. The teaching and research programs included not only biomechanics but also exercise and work physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, and neurophysiology of human movement.
John H. Challis
and graduate education, and in particular worked hard to promote graduate education with an emphasis in biomechanics. A measure of his commitment to graduate education is reflected by the 66 master’s students and 33 doctoral students he advised. Dick’s students recollect him as a “people person”. In
Carrie B. Scherzer and Justine J. Reel
The thought of studying for and taking a certification exam is daunting, perhaps more so for mid- or even late- career sport psychology professionals. Some of us are years, even decades, from formal graduate education and/or the practice of sport and exercise psychology. We earn our paychecks
Mitch Abrams and Michelle L. Bartlett
not be standard in all relevant graduate education. The importance of using a three-pronged approach: comprehensive prevention, risk assessment, and treatment, cannot be underestimated in moving toward reduction of sexual assault incidences and victims, and the world of athletics is no exception
Matthew D. Bird and Brandonn S. Harris
’ identified gender, age, ethnic background, highest level of graduate education completed (Master’s or Doctorate), location of work (university setting and/or private practice), area of highest degree obtained (clinical/counseling or performance enhancement), licensure status (licensed or unlicensed), and
Rena M.G. Curvey, Shannon C. White, Emily A. Murphy, Travis R. Scheadler, Myles T. Englis, Laura L. Phelps, and Candice N. Hargons
clients’ world views; APA, 2003 ). To best prepare future practitioners to be culturally competent, an understanding of what multicultural training has looked like in a sport psychology context (e.g., training programs, graduate education, continuing education, and applied practice) is important