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Brian P. McCullough, Madeleine Orr, and Timothy Kellison

; Mallen, Stevens, & Adams, 2011 ; Trendafilova & McCullough, 2018 ), academic texts ( Casper & Pfahl, 2015a ; McCullough & Kellison, 2018 ), or siloed lines of research. This lack of cohesion stands in contrast to other subdisciplines of sport management, such as sport marketing and sport tourism, that

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Mark Urtel, Sara F. Michaliszyn, and Craig Stiemsma

subdisciplines of kinesiology, including sport history, exercise science, sport and exercise psychology, motor development, motor learning, exercise physiology, sports medicine, sport biomechanics, sport philosophy, sport sociology, physical education pedagogy, adapted physical activity, and sport management

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Jay Coakley

in Colorado Springs. 2 My interests during this time put me in touch with many athletes in training and with scholars in a number of the subdisciplines included in the definition of kinesiology used by Kinesiology Review and the National Academy of Kinesiology ( https

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David I. Anderson and Richard E.A. van Emmerik

; Newell, 1990a , 1990b , 1990c , 2007 ). The progress toward “normal science” was associated with identification of the subdisciplines and the breadth and depth of their content; a process that was already well underway by 1981. Roberta Park, in her chapter in the Brooks ( 1981 ) book on the emergence

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Joseph Hamill, Kathleen M. Knutzen, and Timothy R. Derrick

As a subdiscipline within the field of kinesiology, biomechanics is still a relatively new area of study. With roots in physical education in the 1970s ( Nelson, 1973 ), biomechanics was initially concerned with the study of sports techniques. Subsequently, biomechanics has developed into an

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Jane E. Clark and Jill Whitall

subdiscipline of motor development. It is our thesis that the study of motor development has evolved in its focus and purpose over the last 40 years, resulting in different methodological paradigms, different research questions, and changing relative influences of other disciplines as well as other

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R. Scott Kretchmar and Cesar R. Torres

, philosophy may be overlooked. A case in point is George Brooks’s ( 1981 ) anthology Perspectives on the Academic Discipline of Physical Education: A Tribute to G. Lawrence Rarick , whose 40th anniversary is celebrated in this special issue. Philosophy was not represented among the subdisciplines included in

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Dominic Malcolm

, and the opportunities available to, sociology (of sport) as an academic (sub-)discipline. SRC is indicative of both the expanding imperative of health ( Lupton, 1995 ) and the increasing prominence of medicine and health within sports science ( Malcolm, 2014 ). It resonates with the “crisis” which has

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Mark Dyreson and Jaime Schultz

” (p. xvi). While other subdisciplines received at least two chapters including a first segment on “emergence” (ironically on the “history” of the domain) and a second segment on the “current status” and “future research” prospects of the field, the history of physical activity only had the solo entry