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Jay Coakley

infrastructure, the production of significant knowledge, and the diversity of scholars—are identified in this section and discussed in connection with the external factors that have influenced them and the sociology of sport. Global Growth Over the last 40 years, the sociology of sport has attracted more

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Eleni Diakogeorgiou, R. Richard Ray Jr., Sara Brown, Jay Hertel, and Douglas J. Casa

with openness to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The athletic training profession of 1980 and earlier was almost exclusively composed of White men. Women began to swell the ranks of ATs as Title IX began to expand opportunities for girls and women to participate in athletics and thus gain exposure to

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Joseph Hamill, Kathleen M. Knutzen, and Timothy R. Derrick

sessions, each with a different topic area in biomechanics. Some of these topic areas are listed in Table  1 . These different topic areas are an indication of the diversity of the areas of study within biomechanics. Table 1 Topic Areas Illustrating the Diversity of Content in Biomechanics Sport

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Nancy I. Williams and Alan L. Smith

“Fireside Chat” with senior leaders in the field. In line with the diversity of AKA member units, the presentations and resulting articles demonstrate the originality, adaptability, and creativity of a range of approaches to promote physical activity through kinesiology teaching and outreach. They highlight

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Sarah K. Keadle, Eduardo E. Bustamante, and Matthew P. Buman

and intervention science has coincided with efforts to train a skilled, diverse workforce to help grow and implement this knowledge. Part 3: Assurance With regard to assurance, PAPH has focused on two areas: (a) training a skilled workforce and (b) diversity, equity, and inclusion. The emphasis on

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George B. Cunningham, Janet S. Fink, and James J. Zhang

progressed, sport management researchers continued to explore these topics but also expanded into issues of diversity strategies ( Doherty & Chelladurai, 1999 ; Fink et al., 2003 ) and an expanded diversity focus beyond gender alone ( Armstrong & Peretto Stratta, 2004 ; Frisby & Millar, 2002 ; Singer

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David I. Anderson and Richard E.A. van Emmerik

its conflicts were connected with discussions about the appropriateness of the shift from the professional focus to a disciplinary focus espoused by Henry ( 1964 ) and the appropriate label for a discipline with such a diversity of content, methods of inquiry, and potential applications ( Henry, 1978

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R. Scott Kretchmar and Cesar R. Torres

moving forward, with ever increasing sophistication, scope, and diversity, in the enquiring spirit proposed by Osterhoudt almost 50 years ago. Integration of the Philosophy of Sport With Other Disciplines When Brooks’s volume was published 40 years ago, the philosophy of sport was not well integrated

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Diane L. Gill, Erin J. Reifsteck, and Leilani Madrigal

for cultural sport psychology , with more research on cultural issues, as well as cultural competence and social justice, in professional practice (e.g.,  Fisher et al., 2003 ; Ryba et al., 2010 ; Schinke & Hanrahan, 2009 ). Recent events have called attention to cultural diversity, equity, and

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Jane E. Clark and Jill Whitall

. Second, it would be wrong to assume that almost everyone adopted this approach. Diversity of research perspectives always exists. In summary, after 1982, the Dynamical Systems/Perception Action Approach was influential in reconceptualizing the emergence of invariant behavioral stages or motor programs