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NDSU Human Development and Education Faculty Recent Research Activities

Fargo, N.D. — NDSU College of Human Development and Education faculty members are engaging in a variety of research activities, involving subjects ranging from food safety to youth sports, student supervisors, exercise science and science education.

Abby Gold, assistant professor and Extension specialist in health, nutrition, and exercise sciences, is presenting two sessions at the Urban Extension Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, this spring. One session is titled "Food Safety and New Americans: Developing Educational Materials for Impact," the other session, in conjunction with Shelley Sherman from the University of Minnesota Extension, is titled, "Simply Good Eating for English Language Learners: A Practitioner Evaluation."

Jared Tucker, assistant professor in health, nutrition, and exercise sciences, had a manuscript accepted for publication in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. "Physical Activity in U.S. Adults: Compliance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans," uses nationally representative data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to summarize physical activity levels among U.S. adults. It is the first article to report objectively measured physical activity levels in the U.S. according to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2008.

Jay Albrecht, assistant professor, and Brad Strand, professor, both of health, nutrition, and exercise sciences, had two recent publications. The article, "A Brief History of Youth Sports," was published in the Journal of Youth Sports and "Basic First Aid Qualifications and Knowledge Among Youth Sport Coaches" was published in the Journal of Coaching Education. Albrecht and Strand previously presented a research poster at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance annual convention in Indianapolis titled "Youth Sport Coaches Qualifications and Knowledge of Basic First Aid." The papers and research poster all resulted from Albrecht's dissertation research.

Brent Young, assistant professor of Agricultural and Extension Education, co-presented a workshop titled "Capitalizing on Content: Evidence from NRCCTE Curriculum Integration Studies" at the Association for Career and Technical Education Annual Conference. Young highlighted the Science-in-CTE pilot study, a research project designed to parallel aspects of the successful Math-in-CTE curriculum integration model. Assistant professors Brent Young, Gary Ketterling and Mari Borr served as the State Project Director, State Science Specialist and Project Consultant, respectively. The project was conducted during spring semester 2010.

Jill Nelson, assistant professor in the School of Education, Clarrice Rapisarda (UNC-Charlotte) and Kimberly Desmond (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) have had an article accepted for publication in The Clinical Supervisor: An interdisciplinary journal of theory, research and practice. The article, "Student Reflections on the Journey to Being a Supervisor" is scheduled to appear in the Spring 2011 issue of the publication.


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