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Maureen R. Weiss

physically active lifestyles. My third recommendation is to study youth sport motivation using a multidisciplinary approach—considering myriad systems, factors, and variables influencing young people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The 40-year anniversary conference was, in part, multidisciplinary by

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Damien Clement and Monna Arvinen-Barrow

injury rehabilitation has shifted away from protocols that are predominately physically focused to a more holistic, interprofessional approach. 2 , 3 These holistic approaches to care can be multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or transdisciplinary in nature, 4 depending on the extent to which the

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Royal E. Wohl, Park Lockwood, and Kathy Ure

Chronic disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. One-half of U.S. adults have at least one chronic disease condition and 25% have multiple chronic conditions that can lead to a restriction in an ability to do basic daily living activities. Low-income adults have a high incidence of chronic disease that increases with aging due to ongoing psychological stress, higher risk exposure, less healthy living conditions, and limited access to health services. Community-based wellness programs, in collaboration with academic institutions, can serve this population by providing access to health services, quality educational and activity-based experiences, and continual assessment and support. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the expertise of numerous faculty, students, and staff can be used to help mitigate a myriad of health conditions presented by this population. This article shares one university’s creation, development, and delivery of an on-campus, multidisciplinary community wellness program for low-income adults.

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Maureen R. Weiss

diversity, and sport injury round out the publication. My commitment to a multidisciplinary approach and balance of theoretical knowledge, applied research, and professional practice meant that authors represented areas in sport psychology, motor development, and motor learning and were charged with

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Corinne Reid, Evan Stewart, and Greg Thorne

Elite sport is following in the footsteps of other human service industries with the flurried development of multidisciplinary support teams. It is increasingly common for elite level teams to have several assistant coaches, team doctors (and medical specialist network), physiotherapists, physiologists, rehabilitation trainers, psychologists, and even more recently ACE (Athlete Career and Education) officers. While the potential for comprehensive athlete servicing is obvious, the potential for working at cross-purposes has also become apparent. This paper will reflect on the authors’ experiences of developing multidisciplinary sport science teams at the elite sporting level. Systems Theory is used as a framework for considering some of the pitfalls and challenges that confront “off-field teams” in facilitating excellence in sporting performance.

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Ashley A. Fenner, Erin K. Howie, Leon M. Straker, and Martin S. Hagger

The current study explored whether a multidisciplinary family-based intervention underpinned by self-determination theory could enhance perceptions of parent need support, autonomous motivation, and quality of life in overweight and obese adolescents. Using a staggered-entry waitlist-period control design, adolescents (n = 56) were assessed at baseline and preintervention (within-participant control), immediately following intervention, and at 3, 6, and 12 month follow-ups. Parents were trained in need-supportive behaviors within the broader context of an 8-week multidisciplinary intervention attended jointly with adolescents. Following intervention, significant improvements were demonstrated in adolescent perceptions of parent need support, autonomous motivation, and quality of life, and changes were maintained at the 1-year follow-up. Mediation analyses revealed changes in perceptions of parent need support predicted changes in quality of life indirectly via changes in autonomous motivation. Findings suggest overweight and obese adolescents are likely to benefit from multidisciplinary family-based interventions that aim to train parents in need-supportive behaviors.

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Guro Strøm Solli, Espen Tønnessen, and Øyvind Sandbakk

endurance athletes experience overtraining syndrome at some point, which in many cases can lead to career-ending damage, 8 there is a lack of studies investigating the multidisciplinary process of elite athletes who successfully recover from such periods. Previous studies highlight that adjustment

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Shane Pill, Brendon Hyndman, Brendan SueSee, and John Williams

by providing a unique multidisciplinary perspective on two cases of teacher adoption of digital game design principles. The use of digital game design principles, such as levels of complexity and reward systems, is an emerging pedagogical approach in games and sport teaching in PE proposed as an