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Using Reflexivity to Enrich Students’ Community Engagement Experience in an Introductory Sport Management Course

Velina B. Brackebusch

present various positions. Students are matched according to their preferences. Similar courses, described as service-learning, are transformative in nature ( Mitchell, 2008 ) and are instrumental to developing socially conscious and aware sports industry professionals. Community Engagement Due to this

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An Online Program for High School Student-Athlete Leadership Development: Community Engagement, Collaboration, and Course Creation

Scott Pierce, Jedediah Blanton, and Daniel Gould

, 2012 ), it has been argued that the profession has yet to reach its full potential for connecting with and informing the many sport stakeholders in the community ( Gould, 2016 ). For this reason, examining and describing these roles of SPPs through the lens of community engagement can provide insight

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Sustained Engagement Experiences in Kinesiology: An Engaged Department Initiative

Brian D. Clocksin and Margo B. Greicar

Community engagement is commonly imbedded in the ethos of institutions of higher education and has been identified as a High Impact Practice for student learning and retention. The Sustained Engagement Experiences in Kinesiology (SEEK) program at the University of La Verne is a curriculum-wide approach that moves students through four stages of community engagement: Respect, Participating with Effort, Self-Directions, and Leadership. The stages are developmentally sequenced across the curriculum and provide opportunities for learners to move from passive participants to active engagement scholars. The engagement experiences serve to enhance students’ abilities to transfer what they learn in the classroom to real-life problems, foster an asset-based approach to community engagement, and facilitate a transition from surface-to deep-learning.

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Graduate Education From Physical Education to Kinesiology: Preparing the Next Generation

Diane L. Gill

. Fisher , K. ( 2023 , July ). College as a public good: Making the case for community engagement . Chronicle of Higher Education . Gill , D.L. ( 2007 ). Integration: The key to sustaining kinesiology in higher education . Quest, 59, 270 – 286 .

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Developing Social Justice Outcomes Through Service Learning Among Sport Management Students

Nneka Arinze, Jesse Mala, Max Klein, and Justine Evanovich

.1080/10665680490422115 Brackebusch , V.B. ( 2019 ). Using reflexivity to enrich students’ community engagement experience in an introductory sport management course . Sport Management Education Journal, 13 ( 1 ), 48 – 49 . Brassil , G.R. , & Lutz , E. ( 2020 , December 23 ). In

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Community Engagement Through Sport: University Partnerships to Promote Youth Development

Michael A. Hemphill and Tom Martinek

Many kinesiology departments engage in partnerships that aim to promote positive youth development through physical activity. These partnerships are often enhanced by mutually beneficial goals and shared decision making between university and community partners. This paper describes how sport has been at the center of two university-community partnerships that have helped to teach life skills to youth. We draw upon our experience working with community partners to illuminate challenges and opportunities for youth-focused partnerships. The programs include an emphasis on sustainability. As kinesiology programs continue to enhance their efforts to partner and support youth development, case studies such as this may help inform our efforts.

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A Tale of Two Communities: Improving Student Engagement Through Experiential Learning

Sarah P. Shultz, Julius Moss, Lisa L. Hicks, and Robert B. Brubeck

a focus on evidence: creating evidence-based innovations, communicating evidence, and generating care-informed research with relevance to clinical practice ( Kluijtmans et al., 2017 ). Community engagement, as defined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, focuses on a

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University and Community Partnerships to Implement Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs: Insights and Impacts for Kinesiology Departments

Timothy A. Brusseau, Sean M. Bulger, Eloise Elliott, James C. Hannon, and Emily Jones

This paper discusses lessons learned from the process of conducting community-based research with a focus on issues and topics of potential importance to leaders of departments of kinesiology. This paper is written from the perspective of physical education teacher education faculty implementing comprehensive school physical activity programming. Specifically, the paper focuses on the intersection of physical education and public health, the reconceptualization of training physical education teachers, related opportunities for community-engaged learning, and the process of relationship building in schools and communities. It is the authors’ intent that this paper will stimulate discussions relative to these topics among leaders of and faculty within kinesiology departments.

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Analysis of Physical Activity Mass Media Campaign Design

Tina Lankford, Jana Wallace, David Brown, Jesus Soares, Jacqueline N. Epping, and Fred Fridinger


Mass media campaigns are a necessary tool for public health practitioners to reach large populations and promote healthy behaviors. Most health scholars have concluded that mass media can significantly influence the health behaviors of populations; however the effects of such campaigns are typically modest and may require significant resources. A recent Community Preventive Services Task Force review on stand-alone mass media campaigns concluded there was insufficient evidence to determine their effectiveness in increasing physical activity, partly due to mixed methods and modest and inconsistent effects on levels of physical activity.


A secondary analysis was performed on the campaigns evaluated in the Task Force review to determine use of campaign-building principles, channels, and levels of awareness and their impact on campaign outcomes. Each study was analyzed by 2 reviewers for inclusion of campaign building principles.


Campaigns that included 5 or more campaign principles were more likely to be successful in achieving physical activity outcomes.


Campaign success is more likely if the campaign building principles (formative research, audience segmentation, message design, channel placement, process evaluation, and theory-based) are used as part of campaign design and planning.

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Narratives of Experiential Learning: Students’ Engagement in a Physical Activity-Based Service-Learning Course

Meredith A. Whitley, David Walsh, Laura Hayden, and Daniel Gould


Three undergraduate students’ experiences in a physical activity-based service learning course are chronicled using narrative inquiry.


Data collection included demographics questionnaires, pre- and postservice interviews, reflection journals, postservice written reflections, and participant observations. The data were analyzed with comprehensive deductive and inductive analysis procedures, along with the creation of detailed narratives summarizing students’ individual experiences and outcomes.


Results revealed student growth and development, including leadership development, improved interpersonal skills, increased knowledge of social justice issues, and enhanced self-understanding. However, the number, depth, and complexity of these outcomes varied significantly, which was largely explained by individual variables (e.g., interest in learning, level of effort, degree of adaptability).


These findings highlight the opportunity for course instructors to lead reflective activities before and during the service-learning experience, along with providing individualized guidance and feedback on students’ learning, effort, and adaptability throughout the service-learning course.