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Getting to Know Our Students: A Snapshot of Sport Management Students’ Demographics and Career Expectations in the United States

Christopher R. Barnhill, W. Andrew Czekanski, and Adam G. Pfleegor

But this is not about us, the professoriate, but rather about our students, the future sport managers whose minds we hold in the lectures we deliver, the textbooks and articles we write, and the everyday conversations we have in our classrooms, offices, and hallways. Our students currently face a

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Kids Say the Darndest Things: PETE Program Assessment through the Eyes of Students

Bryan McCullick, Mike Metzler, Seref Cicek, Josephine Jackson, and Brad Vickers

An ever-increasing focus on accountability in teacher education has augmented the importance of physical education teacher education (PETE) programs to develop procedures for assessing their candidates and completers—the student teachers (STs). Finding out what students think, know, and feel about STs’ teaching ability is yet another valuable source of data that can assist in the assessment process. The purpose of this study was twofold: (a) to examine students’ perspectives of STs’ effectiveness as a window into the effectiveness of a PETE program, and (b) to identify students’ ability to provide valuable feedback to PETE programs on how well STs meet the NASPE National Standards for Beginning Physical Education Teachers (NSBPET). Using the NASPE/NCATE standards as a framework, a set of interview questions was developed to elicit students’ perspectives of the STs’ performance. Findings were inductively analyzed and indicated that STs were able to meet some of the NASPE/NCATE standards and that students can be valuable data sources regarding STs’ competence in Content Knowledge, Diverse Learners, Communication, Management and Motivation, Planning and Instruction, Student Assessment, and Reflection. Students were less able to provide insight into STs’ performance in Growth and Development, Technology, and Collaboration. Overall, these findings suggest that students can be counted on as a source of evidence to complement a thorough and fruitful program assessment.

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True Grit? The Relationship Between Grit and Intentions to Enter the Athletic Training Profession

Andrew R. Gallucci, Ashlyne Elliott, Leslie Oglesby, Kristina White, and Katie Richardson

Retaining high-quality students and having them enter the profession continues to be important to athletic training programs (ATP) and athletic training. 1 – 4 Admission criteria are often associated with success on the Board of Certification exam and entrance into the field of athletic training

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Cultural Competence in Athletic Training Education Programs: A Critically Appraised Topic

Megan N. Sears, Dani M. Moffit, and Rebecca M. Lopez

diversity training on the CC of certified athletic trainers; therefore, these same improvements may be seen if diversity training is implemented with athletic training students. Cultural competence-based education is vital in the growth of healthcare because it provides the skills necessary for healthcare

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Estimated Physical Activity in Adolescents by Wrist-Worn GENEActiv Accelerometers

Sarah G. Sanders, Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, Natalie H. Cole, Alena Kuhlemeier, Grace L. McCauley, M. Lee Van Horn, and Alberta S. Kong

accelerometers are commonly used to measure activity amount and intensity in epidemiological studies. When measured by self-report, a large percentage of adolescents fail to meet activity recommendations: Only 27.1% high school students nationwide reported at least 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous

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The Future of Work: What It Is and How Our Resilience in the Face of It Matters

Suri Duitch

the efficiency of breathing with every step, and artificial intelligence that reads big data sets across populations and accurately scans for patterns and anomalies to improve diagnostic work. In general, talking about the future of work and about how to prepare students for that future is daunting

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Healthy People 2010 Objectives for Physical Activity, Physical Education, and Television Viewing Among Adolescents: National Trends From the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 1999−2007

Richard Lowry, Sarah M. Lee, Janet E. Fulton, and Laura Kann


To help inform policies and programs, a need exists to understand the extent to which Healthy People 2010 objectives for physical activity, physical education (PE), and television (TV) viewing among adolescents are being achieved.


As part of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 5 national school-based surveys were conducted biennially from 1999 through 2007. Each survey used a 3-stage cross-sectional sample of students in grades 9 to 12 and provided self-reported data from approximately 14,000 students. Logistic regression models that controlled for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade were used to analyze secular trends.


During 1999 to 2007, prevalence estimates for regular participation in moderate and vigorous physical activity, participation in daily PE classes, and being physically active in PE classes did not change significantly among female, male, white, black, or Hispanic students. In contrast, the prevalence of TV viewing for 2 or fewer hours on a school day increased significantly among female, male, white, black, and Hispanic students and among students in every grade except 12th grade.


Among US adolescents, no significant progress has been made toward increasing participation in physical activity or school PE classes; however, improvements have been made in reducing TV viewing time.

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Attitude Research in Physical Education: A Review

Stephen Silverman

This paper provides a comprehensive review of attitude research in physical education. The first section, reviews theoretical models that are prevalent in attitude research. Then, the next section describes the methods that were used to locate the research used in the remainder of the paper. The third section discusses measurement issues in attitude research, focusing on issues of score reliability. The final section reviews the results of research on attitude of physical education students and teachers. Critiques and analyses occur throughout the review.

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Integrating a Clinical Exercise Gerontology Experience into a Kinesiology Curriculum

Todd A. Gilson and Anthony Deldin

In the next 45 years it is estimated that individuals aged 65 and older will increase by 93% in the United States. This population will require a reexamination in thinking related to what retirement is and how seniors desire to maintain their quality of life. Thus, with this demographic shift, new career opportunities will be available for students in older adult fitness, and kinesiology graduates can be at the forefront of providing physical activity to promote public health. Through the exploration of an off-campus clinical exercise gerontology experience at Northern Illinois University, specifics of the program and potential barriers are discussed, with an eye toward assisting other institutions that wish to begin/enhance a similar program. Finally, benefits and future opportunities are highlighted showing how this partnership has led to an improved quality of life for seniors and strengthened relationships with the larger community.

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Not All Doctoral Programs Are Created Equally

Jeffrey D. James

, leadership, and peer recognition of his or her contributions. d. Must reflect those qualities demonstrated by Dr. Zeigler in the areas of student growth and development, leadership, service, scholarship, and collegiality. e. Must have made a significant contribution to the field of Sport Management. Thinking