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Jose A. Cecchini and Alejandro Carriedo

curriculum group worked their physical education and mathematic contents separately according to the traditional curriculum development. Students from the integrated teaching unit group worked the contents of both subjects through an interdisciplinary approach integrating physical education and mathematics

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Claire-Marie Roberts

Context This case study presents a reflective account of sport psychology support provided as a component of an interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of vocal cord dysfunction in an elite swimmer. As a British Psychological Society (BPS) chartered psychologist and a British Association of

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Carl Turner, Jonathan Rhodes, Darren Crocker, Karol Nedza, and Jon May

. The collaborative team realized the potential for adopting an interdisciplinary approach and weekly meetings evolved to share information and practice, although not all members could always attend. Collectively, the team developed an evidenced-based intervention to improve health and psychological

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Arya M. Sharma, Donna L. Goodwin, and Janice Causgrove Dunn

Dr. Arya M. Sharma challenges the conventional wisdom of relying simply on “lifestyle” approaches involving exercise, diet, and behavioral interventions for managing obesity, suggesting that people living with obesity should receive comprehensive medical interventions similar to the approach taken for other chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes or hypertension. He purports that the stigma-inducing focus on self-failing (e.g., coping through food, laziness, lack of self-regulation) does not address biological processes that make obesity a lifelong problem for which there is no easy solution. Interdisciplinary approaches to obesity are advocated, including that of adapted physical activity. Physical activity has multifaceted impacts beyond increasing caloric expenditure, including improved sleep, better mood, increased energy levels, enhanced self-esteem, reduced stress, and an enhanced sense of well-being. The interview with Dr. Sharma, transcribed from a keynote address delivered at the North American Adapted Physical Activity Symposium on September 22, 2016, in Edmonton, AB, Canada, outlines his rationale for approaching obesity as a chronic disease.

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Jaime Schultz, W. Larry Kenney, and Andrew D. Linden

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Shari D. Bartz-Smith and Amy Campbell

An injury care clinic (ICC) as part of a comprehensive campus-wide healthcare system is a cost-effective way to optimize the flow of patient care utilizing a collaborative model of healthcare in a time of physician shortage. Services include: basic first aid, injury evaluation, acute injury care, basic rehabilitation, preventative techniques including taping and stretching, and professional referrals. The ICC provides care to previously underserved campus community members, focusing on: club sport and intramural athletes, recreation center users, and the general student body, in addition to faculty and staff, going beyond the varsity athlete. The ICC functions through the efforts of athletic trainers, physicians, fitness specialists, administrators, faculty, and students across disciplines. After 3 years, the clinic has serviced more than 2,500 unique patients exceeding 4,800 patient encounters, demonstrating outcomes that access to affordable healthcare options with a licensed healthcare provider are warranted and needed.

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Nicholas Hattrup, Hannah Gray, Mark Krumholtz, and Tamara C. Valovich McLeod

) making it difficult to determine the optimal aerobic exercise protocol. Finally, although treatments continue to be on the forefront of concussion research and clinical practice, management should still include an interdisciplinary approach to individualized patient care. Strength of Recommendation There

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Ernest L. Bundschuh

Future directions of professional services in special physical education and therapeutic recreation are explored in light of past and present perspectives. Emphasis is given to fostering interdisciplinary approaches in the delivery of these services. Further discussion centers on the need for influencing advocacy in the determination of policy at the local, state, national, and international level. The importance of maintaining a perspective of equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities is emphasized in the context of a changing society.

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Jay Coakley

This article is organized around the idea that a person can be a part of kinesiology without being in kinesiology. Trained as a sociologist and never having a faculty appointment outside of a sociology department, I am an outsider in kinesiology. However, my participation in kinesiology and relationships with scholars in kinesiology departments have fostered my professional growth and my appreciation of interdisciplinary approaches to studying sports, physical activities, and the moving human body. The knowledge produced by scholars in kinesiology subdisciplines has provided a framework for situating and assessing my research, teaching, and professional service as a sociologist. The latter half of this article focuses on changes in higher education and how they are likely to negatively impact the social sciences and humanities subdisciplines in kinesiology. The survival of these subdisciplines will depend, in part, on how leaders in the field respond to the question, Kinesiology for whom?

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Carl G. Mattacola and Lori L. Rice


Dissemination of information regarding the latest research findings in rehabilitative health care is often limited to professional journals.


The purpose of the paper is to describe opportunities to better distribute scientific information to wider swaths than normally contained within a readership of a journal, to describe a process to deliver important information via the Cooperative Extension Service, and provide an example of such an informational brochure.


An interdisciplinary approach was developed to provide access to a larger cohort of individuals the latest research findings regarding heat and hydration.

Data Extraction:

CINAHL, Medline, and Sport Discus were reviewed from 1966 to 2006 using the terms Heat, Hydration, Rhabdomyolysis, Rehabilitation, Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke, and Dehydration.

Data Synthesis:

We found substantial information describing recommendations for preventing, recognizing, and treating illness due to variance in heat and hydration. The information was succinctly summarized, converted to a 7th grade reading level, and shared with a larger audience via a unique model available through Cooperative Extension Agencies.


Providing scientific information via a Cooperative Extension Model enables sharing of information from experts to communities. This methodology increases the distribution of the latest scientific knowledge to broader audiences.