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Sara L. Giovannetti, Jessica R.G. Robertson, Heather L. Colquhoun and Cindy K. Malachowski

Mental health is a growing public health problem in university students ( Bayram & Bilgel, 2008 ; Ibrahim, Kelly, Adams, & Glazebrook, 2013 ; Lageborn, Ljung, Vaez, & Dahlin, 2017 ; Storrie, Ahern, & Tuckett, 2010 ). University students are often at an increased risk for mental health issues due

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Ryan King-White and Adam Beissel

We must look at the students as customers. Unless we meet the needs of our students they will look elsewhere. Part of the educational process is helping them define those needs. We have to focus on the students and clients who sustain us. ∼ Dr. Hoke Smith, 1997 Towson University Presidential

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Heather J. Lawrence, Andy J. Fodor, Chris L. Ullrich, Nick R. Kopka and Peter J. Titlebaum

.d. ; Watkins, 2016 ). Starting in the early 2000s, a number of institutions reinstated previously discontinued football teams, including Campbell University in North Carolina ( Campbell, 2006 ), Lamar University in Texas ( Halliburton, 2010 ), East Tennessee State University ( Henley, 2015 ), Mercer University

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Scott Rathwell and Bradley W. Young

research on the positive development of emerging adult athletes has been conducted within Canadian university sport contexts ( Banwell, & Kerr, 2016 ; Deal & Camiré, 2016a , 2016b ; Rathwell & Young, 2016 , 2017 ). USports is the governing body of Canadian university sport and is comprised of 56

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Shane Ball, Mark Halaki, Tristan Sharp and Rhonda Orr

injury is a key aspect of strength and conditioning periodization programming. While the relationship between training load and injury incidence has been documented in senior rugby union, 11 similar literature in university and adolescent players is limited. In senior professional rugby union players

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Glynn M. McGehee, Armin A. Marquez, Beth A. Cianfrone and Timothy Kellison

more than $9.6 billion ( Center for Sport and Urban Policy, 2018 ). Recent construction and renovation projects in college sports have been similarly expensive, drawing the attention of university stakeholders including students, faculty, alumni, and the surrounding community. In 2015, the total costs

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

undergraduate instruction in kinesiology departments at public research universities. Data were gathered from kinesiology department leadership at four Carnegie R1 universities (see Tables  1 and 2 ) to compare their experiences over the past 1–2 decades. In addition, kinesiology department leaders at

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Joseph J. Murphy, Ciaran MacDonncha, Marie H. Murphy, Niamh Murphy, Alan M. Nevill and Catherine B. Woods

period in a university setting, with the number of full-time students increasing from 138,362 in 2007 to 181,039 in 2017 in Ireland. 3 Although university students appear to have the opportunity to be involved in regular PA, 4 university settings are often associated with low levels of PA engagement, 5

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Sheri J. Brock, Jared A. Russell, Brenna Cosgrove and Jessica Richards

For over a century, physical activity and wellness programs (PAWPs) have played a vital role in the core educational experiences of college-age students attending institutions in the United States ( Cardinal, 2017 ; Hensley, 2000 ; Housner, 1993 ). PAWPs, also known as college/university

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Aysha M. Thomas, Kayleigh M. Beaudry, Kimbereley L. Gammage, Panagiota Klentrou and Andrea R. Josse

There is a large body of evidence supporting the essential role of regular physical activity (PA) and exercise for the maintenance of good health and well-being. 1 Although most university students are aware of the benefits of PA and structured exercise, previous literature demonstrates that the