There is a tremendous need for wellness programming at all university levels as well as the United States as a whole. Healthy lifestyles benefit the workplace through lower healthcare costs, lower rates of injury and absenteeism, higher productivity, and improved morale and retention. This paper describes two innovative programs in higher education, the Healthy DiplomaTM and Healthy Titans, which are designed to improve the health and well-being of both students and employees. Two universities addressed the health and wellness of students (Healthy DiplomaTM) and employees (Healthy Titans) by utilizing the strengths of their respective kinesiology department students and faculty members. The Healthy DiplomaTM program was designed to lead university students to a healthy lifestyle while enhancing their postgraduation contributions as healthy entry-level employees. The Healthy Titans program was designed to provide University of Wisconsin Oshkosh employees and their families an affordable fitness program with an onsite clinical setting for kinesiology students to gain practical experience with fitness programming. Students were provided the opportunity to gain personal health and wellness skills and competencies, and practice their future profession in an applied, yet highly-supervised setting. Practitioners were provided current research and best profession practices. These two programs at two different universities further illustrate both the practicality and advantages of faculty and student collaborations for campus-wide wellness. Programs addressing wellness at the university level have demonstrated appropriateness as well as benefits for students, employees, and community members, and suggest expansion of similar programs to other university settings.
Ting Liu, YuChun Chen, Michelle Hamilton, and Katie Harris
in the ES graduate program at Texas State University and makes recommendations for universities to study the impact of peer mentoring on marginalized student well-being, retention, career readiness, and academic success in future research. Texas State University Texas State University is a public
Nicholas S. Washburn, Karen Lux Gaudreault, Christopher Mellor, Caitlin R. Olive, and Adriana Lucero
connections to methods coursework, and tending to students’ well-being. The impact had by these EFEs on the PTs as educators appeared to be unique to the individual. Some were able to channel the psychological need frustration they experienced during the EFEs in positive ways, while others were impacted more
Sarah A. Doolittle and Paul B. Rukavina
This single case study (Yin, 2009) compares an established urban physical education/sport/physical activity program with two models: Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program/CSPAP (AAHPERD, 2013; CDC, 2013); and Lawson’s propositions (2005) for sport, exercise and physical education for empowerment and community development to determine their applicability in urban schools. Data include semistructured interviews, multiple observations, and artifacts collected over two academic years. Triangulation, peer debriefing, and interpretative and member checks were used for trustworthiness. Findings indicate that most aspects of both theories were evident in the program, though goals exceeded those of CSPAP as stated, and Lawson’s concept of “community” was limited. Major themes related to establishing this CSPAP are described, including practical strategies for budget, scheduling and staffing, and qualities of leadership. Stakeholders reported that they valued the program not for student wellness, but for personal, social and academic well being, as well as for contributions to the school culture.
David Pierce, Geoffre Sherman, Kyle Mechelin, and Bryan Kryder
Youth sports is facing a crisis that threatens the ecosystem of youth sports. Innovation—the ability to generate and execute new ideas—is needed to stem the negative tide of a declining and aging officiating pool and improve the recruitment and retention of sports officials. Without creative problem solving and innovation by many different stakeholders in youth sports, the benefits that children receive from participating in sports are threatened by the lack of qualified officials to referee competitive games and matches. This case pushes students well past the news headlines of angry parents yelling at officials and deep into several problem spaces that emerge from the application of design thinking. Students are introduced to design thinking and prompted to innovate solutions to problems framed using the design thinking process. Students can select a preidentified problem space, then work through an ideation session facilitated by the instructor.
. Hunter have done a great job of delivering a timely and relevant new edition of their textbook. This text would be a welcome addition to any sport management program’s curriculum and would serve sport management students well as a wonderful resource for understanding the world of sport marketing. As the
Elizabeth M. Mullin, Anna Bottino, Danielle D. Wadsworth, Steven J. Petruzzello, and Tiffanye M. Vargas
) factors that helped/would have helped support graduate student well-being during the pandemic. A summary of these themes is provided below. Mental Well-Being During the Pandemic Compared to Prepandemic In describing mental well-being during the pandemic compared to prepandemic, participants reported either
Nicolas Aguilar-Farias, Sebastian Miranda-Marquez, Kabir P. Sadarangani, Pia Martino-Fuentealba, Carlos Cristi-Montero, Jaime Carcamo-Oyarzun, Pedro Delgado-Floody, Damian Chandia-Poblete, Camila Mella-Garcia, Fernando Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Astrid Von Oetinger, Teresa Balboa-Castillo, Sebastian Peña, Cristobal Cuadrado, Paula Bedregal, Carlos Celis-Morales, Antonio García-Hermoso, and Andrea Cortinez-O’Ryan
; 47 ( 3 ): 976 – 986 . 10.1093/ije/dyy033 4. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development . PISA 2015 Results (Volume III): Students’ Well-Being . 2017 . 5. Junta Nacional de Auxilio Escolar y Becas (JUNAEB) . Encuesta de Vulnerabilidad 2017 (EV 2017) . 2018 . 6. Ministerio de Salud de
Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde
cohesive argument for further analysis on this topic. This text would serve students well in an undergraduate survey course on sport and the environment and as a supplemental text for graduate facility management, event management, sociology, and governance courses. Overall, the text offers a much
Roberto Ferriz, Alejandro Jiménez-Loaisa, David González-Cutre, María Romero-Elías, and Vicente J. Beltrán-Carrillo
students’ well-being and positively influenced their perceptions of competence and autonomy. In addition, the authors emphasized that, although autonomy support increased autonomy perception and autonomous motivation for most students, some participants felt uncomfortable having to choose certain physical