Review of Academic Year
The Department of Kinesiology had a successful and productive year. Major accomplishments include 42 research articles published in 2011 by 13 tenured/tenure track faculty members with an additional 32 papers in press. We are represented on 7 editorial boards for journals in the field of Kinesiology and hold 6 national elected offices. Two faculty members received national awards at the national meeting of the 2012 American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance: Assistant Professor Russell Carson was recognized as the Helen Heitmann Curriculum and Instruction Young Scholar Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and Professor T. Gilmour Reeve, currently Vice-Provost, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Research Consortium of that organization. Assistant Professor Alex Garn received the Michael Pryt Collaboration Award from the American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group on Research on Giftedness, Talent and Creativity for his paper published in Gifted Child Quarterly. Associate Professor Maria Kosma was the recipient of the 2011 Young Alumni Award by the Oregon State University Alumni Association. Professor Michael Welsch received the Distinguished Faculty Research Award for the College of Education and was recently appointed as an Associate Editor of Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, which is the premier journal related to his area of research. Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Lisa Johnson was the recipient of the College of Education Partnership Award, recognizing her service learning classes and work in the community to promote physical activity. Dylan Williams, second year doctoral student in Sport Management won first place in the Doctoral student Category of the Bill Sutton Student Research Competition at the 2012 Southern Sport Management Conference. Assistant Professor Russell Carson received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support his research on programs to prepare Directors of Physical Activity Programs in schools.
The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has awarded our program an extension on our accreditation status to the 2018-2019 academic year. We were initially awarded a 5-year accreditation period at our last site visit and were conditionally approved contingent on the approval of a separate B.S. in Athletic Training. That degree program was approved by the Board of Regents in December and our accreditation was extended to reflect a full 10 year accreditation cycle. All nine of our graduating students successfully completed the Board of Certification (BOC) credentialing exam to become certified athletic trainers. This is the second year in a row that our program has achieved a 100% first-time BOC examination passing score. Our physical education teacher education program submitted its SPA (specialty professional association) NASPE/NCATE report and was nationally recognized with conditions. Our sport administration program (BS degree approved in 2009), continues to make progress toward preparations for their accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).
In partnership with the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs we hosted Mark Fenton as a Reilly Policy Fellow. He met with students and community leaders, and gave a lecture on how communities can be designed to support active lifestyles. The program was well-received and we are working to build coalitions on campus and in the community to implement policies he recommended.