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Research in the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport


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Research in the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport:

Sport Management

  • Sportsmanship and Behavior Issues in Youth Sports
  • Sport Official Retention
  • Social Media Practices in Baseball 
  • Best Practices in Online Graduate Course Instruction
  • Instructional Strategies in Faculty-Led Study Away Courses
  • Sustainability and Recreational Sports Facilities
  • Assessment of Interscholastic Basketball Facilities:  Size, Equipment, and Management
  • Security Management in Sport Venues
  • Social Media and Student-Athletes
  • Student-Athlete Life Skill Development 

Exercise Science

  • Obesity as it relates to the following:
    • Metabolic dysfunction
    • Cellular inflammation
    • Diabetes
    • Balance
  • Effects of Exercise during Pregnancy in Obese Women
  • Health Education, Exercise, and and Cognition in Older Populations (Bingocize)
  • Investigation of an Improved Anthropometric Assessment of Cardiovascular Disease Risk
  • Lower Extremity Biomechanics in the following populations:
    • Athletes
    • Firefighters
    • Rural adults
    • Individuals with Special Needs

Recreation Administration

  • Lightning safety for outdoor professionals
  • Physical fitness for outdoor leaders
  • Efficacy of summer and day camps on various outcomes – diabetes self-management, parental control, environmental awareness
  • Medical summer camp programs
  • Leave No Trace
  • Perceived family leisure outcomes
  • Recreation agency research

Recent Publications:

  • Steve Spencer has completed four books about River tales: The Odell Buckenflush Chronicles.  The first was published in August 2015. The remaining three books will be published soon.

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 Last Modified 10/8/18