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Therapy Dog Intervention Decreases Stress and Increases Arousal in College Students

Paul A. Cacolice and Corinne M. Ebbs

Key Points ▸ There is moderate evidence from the literature to support the use of canine therapy to decrease stress and increase arousal in undergraduate females. ▸ A conclusive effect of canine therapy on undergraduate males remains unknown. Clinical Scenario Recent practice utilizes therapy

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Transferable Skills: Preparing Sport Management Students for Careers Both Within and Outside the Sports Industry

Jessica R. Braunstein-Minkove, Jaime R. DeLuca, and Sydney C. Baucum

management curriculum, with the purpose of understanding the salient, transferable skills sport management students acquire during their undergraduate education, and how these are applied to careers both within and outside of the sports industry. Literature Review Undergraduate students spend substantial

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Assessing Student Perceptions to Enhance Undergraduate Research in Kinesiology

Isabel Valdez and Ting Liu

Enhancing undergraduate student involvement in research has been a major goal of American universities since the release of the Carnegie Foundation’s College: The Undergraduate Experience in America ( Boyer, 1987 ). Since the Carnegie Foundation report, American universities have placed a greater

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Experiences of Undergraduates Publishing Biomechanics Research

Stuart A. McErlain-Naylor

According to the National Union of Students, “partnership is about investing students with the power to co-create.” 3 One common way of facilitating staff–student partnerships is through undergraduate involvement in research projects, which has been called the pedagogy for the 21st century. 4 While staff

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Undergraduate Research in Kinesiology: Examples to Enhance Student Outcomes

James A. Carson, John K. Petrella, Vanessa Yingling, Mallory R. Marshall, Jenny O, and Jennifer J. Sherwood

Research and discovery are long-standing hallmarks of higher education. Over the past several decades, the value of conducting and participating in research has expanded from a primary focus for graduate students to include undergraduate students ( Linn, Palmer, Baranger, Gerard, & Stone, 2015

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Enhancing Graduate Student Research, Recruitment, and Retention via a Summer Research Experience

Jared A. Russell

Undergraduate research experiences are a crucial aspect of a well-rounded undergraduate educational experience. Specifically, these experiences are an effective means of preparing students for the rigors of graduate or professional studies ( Association of American Colleges, & National Leadership

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Undergraduate Sport Management Education: Exploring Ego Development and Leadership Efficacy

Shannon Kerwin and Kirsty Spence

transformative activities within their undergraduate experiences. Rather than producing “technicist administrators,” Zakus et al. ( 2007 ) advocated for sport management educators to develop students’ critical thinking toward innovative leadership. Many sport management programs offer placements or internships

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Undergraduate Enrollments and Faculty Resources in Kinesiology at Selected U.S. Public Universities: 2008–2017

David R. Bassett, Jeffrey T. Fairbrother, Lynn B. Panton, Philip E. Martin, and Ann M. Swartz

the formation of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) in 2006 and the transformation of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education to the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK) in 2010. The undergraduate curriculum in kinesiology proposed by AKA in 2014 includes the following

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Development, Management, and Evaluation of Undergraduate Experiential Learning: Recommendations for Best Practices

Melissa Pangelinan, Marc Norcross, Megan MacDonald, Mary Rudisill, Danielle Wadsworth, and James McDonald

Experiential learning via internships, practicums, and research provides undergraduate students with rich opportunities to enhance their knowledge of core concepts in kinesiology. Moreover, these types of experiences increase job-related skills (e.g., leadership development, critical thinking

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Female Undergraduate Students’ Experiences Facilitating an Out-of-School Physical Activity Program for Middle School Girls

Peter Stoepker, Duke Biber, and Jaimie McMullen

competent to lead programming. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to understand undergraduate PA leaders’ experiences facilitating the GEM initiative. Method Research Design A qualitative research design was used to investigate undergraduate student experiences leading PA. A formal proposal was