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Kansas State University Physical Activity Systems Framework: Integration of the Discipline of Kinesiology and Public Health

David A. Dzewaltowski, Mary McElroy, Timothy I. Musch, David C. Poole, and Craig A. Harms

Kinesiology is an academic discipline with a body of content that can be drawn on to support professions and to solve important public health problems. The Kansas State Physical Activity Systems Framework defines a new approach to structure the discipline. Central to the framework is the rejection of a kinesiology subdisciplinary approach and the adoption of an integrated “cell-to-society” systems approach. Each level of physical activity systems is addressed in undergraduate and graduate education and research. Supporting the framework are two research and education teams: exercise physiology and exercise behavioral science. These teams provide core integrated academic discipline content expertise and expertise for integrating professional application areas, such as public health. The framework has evolved over 20 years at Kansas State University, where today the Department of Kinesiology delivers high-quality extramurally-funded research; BS, MS, MPH, and PhD programs; and outreach in a cost-effective manner.

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A Silent Spring?

Loretta DiPietro

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Sports Medicine Staff Size Influences Exertional Heat Illness Policies in High School Football

Riana R. Pryor, Douglas J. Casa, Susan W. Yeargin, and Zachary Y. Kerr

together determine appropriate EHI prevention and management strategies, although their presence does not inherently provide ideal EHI safety. Acknowledgments The authors thank the staff at the NATA, particularly Ruth Riggan and Cate Brennan, and Anthony Luke, MD, MPH, for their assistance in this research

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Acute Cardiometabolic Responses to Three Modes of Treadmill Exercise in Older Adults With Parkinson’s Disease

Brandon R. Rigby, Ronald W. Davis, Marco A. Avalos, Nicholas A. Levine, Kevin A. Becker, and David L. Nichols

seated quietly in a chair without handles for 5 min. The participants then were asked to stand and straddle the treadmill while it was brought to speed. Participants started walking at 1.0 mph for 5 min. After the completion of this stage, the speed increased by 0.5 mph every 5 min. A 0% grade was

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Comparison of Energy Expenditure and Step Count Measured by ActiGraph Accelerometers Among Dominant and Nondominant Wrist and Hip Sites

Kayla J. Nuss, Nicholas A. Hulett, Alden Erickson, Eric Burton, Kyle Carr, Lauren Mooney, Jacob Anderson, Ashley Comstock, Ethan J. Schlemer, Lucas J. Archambault, and Kaigang Li

treadmill protocol, which began with a sitting stage (3 min), standing stage (2 min), and seven exercise stages (each lasting 7 min). Each stage increased in speed (1.7, 2.5, 3.4, 4.2, 5, 5.5, and 6 mph) with a grade of 0%. At the conclusion of the final stage, or after the participant reached volitional

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Season and Sport-Specific Adolescent Concussions via Online Surveillance in New Jersey Public High Schools 2015–2017

Derek G. Shendell, Tracy A. Listwan, Lauren Gonzalez, and Joseph Panchella

Despite increased awareness of concussions among student-athletes, local epidemiologic surveillance efforts are limited, especially among adolescents. We analyzed data reported through a state public-school-based online surveillance tool during the fall (summer preseason and regular season), winter, and spring seasons of the 2015–2017 school years at seven participating public high schools across New Jersey. Concussions were sustained during interscholastic and intramural sports and in physical education classes. There were 208 concussions: 142 in fall (123 regular season), 22 in winter (21 regular season), and 44 in spring. Reports stated 75% were first concussions, but 17% were second and 2% were third concussions.

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Experimental Evaluation of Softball Protective Headgear for Defensive Play

John Strickland and Grant Bevill

collegiate athletes range from 48 to 55 mph and 55 to 70 mph, respectively. 10 , 11 Accordingly, a speed of 60 mph was chosen to simulate batted balls, as it falls within the 55 to 70 mph range and also matches the condition of the National Operating Committee on Standard Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) tests

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Accuracy of Commercially Available Smartwatches in Assessing Energy Expenditure During Rest and Exercise

Zachary C. Pope, Nan Zeng, Xianxiong Li, Wenfeng Liu, and Zan Gao

intensity: resting (sitting quietly), light PA (LPA; walking at 3.0 mph on treadmill), moderate PA (MPA; jogging at 5.0 mph), and VPA (running at 7.0 mph). Sessions were completed from lowest (i.e., resting) to highest (i.e., VPA) intensity—ensuring the results of the lower-intensity trials were not biased

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Rater Reliability of the Tuck Jump Assessment: A Critically Appraised Topic (CAT)

Michael D. McAdie, Monica R. Lininger, and Meghan Warren

Focused Clinical Question: In an individual who is physically active in recreation or sport, can the tuck jump assessment be reliably scored? Clinical Bottom Line: Current evidence regarding the reliability of the original tuck jump assessment and modified tuck jump assessment are conflicting.

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Perspective of United States Judo Coaches on Concussion: A National Survey

Christina Yannetsos, Mario C. Pacheco, and Danny G. Thomas

Concussions among athletes in contact sports are a prevalent health concern in the United States. There are few studies that have assessed concussion from the perspective of judo coaches. This is a descriptive study of a survey sent to 1,056 United States judo coaches assessing their attitudes, knowledge, and practices toward concussion. The survey had a response rate of 21%, with 215 total responses. Though most coaches could accurately identify common symptoms of concussion from a case presentation, many also misidentified nonconcussion and red flags (e.g., facial droop) as symptoms of concussion. A minority of coaches reported any formal training in concussion management. USA Judo coaches are receptive to and would benefit from a sport-specific standardized concussion training program.