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Research Highlights


Bryan Christensen, Associate Professor in Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, presented "An examination of ground reaction forces of three pole vault take-off styles" at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports annual conference. Co-authors included Shawn Francis, Stevie Keller, Brad Strand, and Harlene Hatterman-Valenti.

Sherri Stastny, Associate Professor in Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, has been named Managing Editor for the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Wellness/CV Fact Sheets open access. Facts sheets can be accessed via and will be released on a quarterly basis. SCAN is the largest dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Members are registered dietitians with nutrition expertise in the areas of sports, physical activity, cardiovascular health, wellness, and the prevention and treatment of disordered eating and eating disorders.

Brad Strand, Professor in Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, had the following articles published: “A 5-Year review of AAHPERD poster presentations in the area of sport education” was published in the Oklahoma Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance andA comparison of gamesmanship beliefs of high school athletes and coaches” was published in the International Journal of Sport and Society. Former HNES assistant professor Dave Barney, currently an associate professor at Brigham Young University, was a co-author on the first article. 

Julie Garden-Robinson, Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist and Professor in Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, and David Haasser, graphic artist in Ag Communication, received the First Place Central Region Award and First Place National Award for educational newsletters at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences conference in Lexington, KY in September. Julie also made two presentations that featured the evaluation results of statewide Extension nutrition and health programming: “Nourish and Exercise Your Muscles” (oral presentation) and “On the Move to Better Health” (Showcase of Excellence poster).

Featured Research Project

Leisure Preferences by State by Bethany Waiwaiole, Sport and Recreation Leadership, NDSU

Past Featured Research Projects

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Past Research Projects

Current Research (2013-2014) in the College of Human Development and Education

Research for 2012-2013 in the College of Human Development and Education

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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:55:26 AM