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  • School of Education<br />Department of Health and Human Performance<br />2009-2010 Annual Report<br />Part I. Department Components<br />Executive Summary<br />The Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) has focused on further enhancing our national and international recognition, increasing extramural funding, engaging students in the utilization of the scientific method, and providing community service opportunities for students. Furthermore, HHP has been productive in advancing the doctoral program, enhancing the quality of investigation in our two research laboratories, and seeking funding to support these efforts. The faculty has made a commitment to increase extramural funding by submitting grant proposals totaling $7,336,366, and has received funds totaling $384,959. To further enhance national and international recognition, our faculty has published 5 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, presented 15 research presentations (13 published abstracts), and participated in national-level professional service activities. An example of the scientific quality of contribution is demonstrated by the impact factor of the journals in which the HHP faculty has published. The mean Science Citation Index impact factor for this year’s HHP publications is 2.075; whereas, the mean impact factor for the Sport Science subcategory of journals is 1.555. <br />Our nationally significant service activities have included service on an editorial board of a peer-reviewed scientific journals (Journal of Sports Rehabilitation, Dr. Arnold, Journal of Athletic Training, Scott Ross), reviewing a grant for the National Science Foundation (Dr. Acevedo), and serving as reviewers on numerous peer-reviewed journals (Drs. Acevedo, Arnold, Evans, Ross, Franco). In addition, we have faculty members who have been elected to serve on national and regional association executive boards (Division 47 of the American Psychological Association, Past President; Southeast American College of Sports Medicine, Member-at-Large). <br />Our impact on undergraduate education is evidenced by the total number of majors that we serve (HHP has 524 students which is the ninth largest undergraduate major at VCU) and by our summer semester course offerings (42 sections of courses with over 588 students enrolled). In addition, our Master’s of Science in Health and Movement Science has grown significantly, and we expect further growth into next year. We have also focused our efforts on engaging students in the research process resulting in 2 undergraduate student research presentations at a regional conference, 16 graduate student presentations, and graduate student authorship on 3 peer-reviewed publications. <br />For six years our students have played a central role in our Teaching, Encouragement, Exercise, Nutrition and Support program at VCU. This program, in collaboration with the departments of Pediatrics and Psychology, is a healthy weight management program for children and adolescents from 11 to 18 years old. For VCU’s 40th Anniversary Celebration this program was selected as one of VCU’s 40 Acts of Caring. <br />Finally, our faculty has set the foundation for future success in acquiring the financial support necessary to establish a nationally recognized department of Health and Human Performance. With this continued grant submission activity, the goal of being awarded federal funds to conduct research is imminent. This funding will also allow the HHP department to address more effectively the challenge of increasing the number of graduate students enrolled in our department and moving toward a department of national prominence.<br /> <br />Department Contributions to the Institution<br />The HHP Department has developed goals that are in parallel with the VCU 2020 Vision for Excellence (Vision 2020 Theme II, Initiative 7 – HHP Goal 1, HHP Goal 5; Vision 2020 Theme III, Initiative 7 – HHP Goal 2, HHP Goal 3, HHP Goal 6; Vision 2020 Theme V, Initiative 3 – HHP Goal 4) and the School of Education 2006-2007 Goals. Below is a presentation of the HHP Goals, including Measures of Success, which correspond to the VCU 2020 Vision for Excellence and present the HHP department’s contributions to VCU. In addition, the HHP Vision, Mission, and Goals can be found in Appendix A. <br />Vision 2020 Theme II: Achieve national recognition as a learning-centered research university that embraces a world-class student experience<br />Initiative 7: Continue to strengthen the Graduate School through the addition of new graduate programs (particularly at the doctoral level), through the expansion of and increases in graduate stipends, and the initiation of developmental programs designed to increase graduate student involvement in undergraduate student learning.<br />HHP Goal 1: Enhance academic and programmatic excellence in the undergraduate and graduate programs to more effectively meet the broad career opportunities for students. <br />Measure of Success SuccessfullyCompletedNot CompletedQuantification of Success1.a. Submit appropriate accreditation application and reapplication documentsYesCHE – on holdAthletic Training-CAATE approved; ES-ACSM Endorsed; HPE-NCATE accredited1.b. Submit appropriate course proposals to the College Curriculum CommitteeUpdate General Ed Requirements for CHE, ES, HPE; Adapted UG HPE to 5-year MT1.c. Number of undergrads attending and participating in professional activities12 at VAPHERD10 at SEACSM; 30 at Health Conferences 1.c. Number of graduate students attending and participating in professional activities.3- SEACSM; 5-ACSM; 3-NATA1.c. Number of undergrads participating in research activities4 1.d. Assess number of students and faculty participating in study abroad programs1 Faculty (LeCrom) ?? Students1.d. Number of international students2 undergrad; 2 grad1.d. Number of students and faculty presenting and publishing papers at international conferences and in international journals.3 international publication0 international conference1.d. Document number of faculty with international collaborationsYes Dr. Arnold, Dr. Ross, Dr. Acevedo, Dr. Gayle1.f. Continue to investigate an agreement to establish a dual degree with Public Health On hold1.g. Complete the HEMS cohort for health and physical education teachersYes 26-28 students1.h. Continue the process of gathering data to be submitted to the American Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE) Faculty indices Research publications Books Presentations Federal funding Other external funding Internal funding Service on editorial boards Number of AAKPE fellows Other fellow status Student indices Graduate assistant support (# funded, stipend) GRE verbal GRE Quantitative Postdoc appointments following graduation Employment following graduation 5 publications0 books14 presentations$ 0 $122,662 RPS; $48,472 ASMBS; $13,000 Charles City Schools; $825 MAATA; $200,000 Virginia Premier Inc. $ 3,500Journal of Sports Rehabilitation-Arnold02 Acevedo, FACSM,FAPA1 Arnold, FNATA4 GAs $13,000 to $15,000≈ 500≈ 55014<br />Goal 5: Improve recruitment and retention strategies in our undergraduate and graduate programs. <br />Measure of Success SuccessfullyCompletedNot CompletedQuantification of Success5.a. Develop promotional flyers and/or brochuresYes/updatedRecruitment Letter for MSAT5.a. From HHP department webpage, link to webpages of collaboratorsIn progress5.b. Establish a plan for advising freshman, sophomores, and transfersYesImplementation of Undergrad Advising Plan with SOE Student Services 5.c. Develop a “Survival Guide for Students in Health and Human PerformanceIn progress5.d. Increase by 1 the number of externally funded Graduate AssistantshipsYesCharles City County; ASMBS Grant; VA support; TEENS5.e. Assess the number of students on presentations and publicationsYes8 students on 12 presentations; 3 students on 3 publications5.e. Assess the number of students attending state, regional, and national conferencesYes5 doctoral students; 29 masters students; 52 undergrad students5.e. Provide greater opportunities for students to participate in independent research/studyIn progress7 grad; 4 undergrad<br />Vision 2020 Theme III: Assure continued international recognition for our research, scholarship and creative expression.<br />Initiative 7: Increase total non-National Institutes of Health federal research to a level that is at or above 50 percent of the level of NIH-sponsored research. As VCU strives for substantial increases in its share of the NIH budget consonant with the Strategic Plan for the School of Medicine, this effort will require the active targeting of research opportunities with the<br />National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security as well as VCU’s industry partners. Agencies and foundations funding environmental research can now be more effectively targeted because of VCU’s Rice Center for Environmental Life Sciences.<br />HHP Goal 2: Increase the quality and quantity of scholarly productivity.<br />Measure of Success SuccessfullyCompleted(Date)Not CompletedQuantification of Success2.a. Record the impact factors of journals that our faculty have published inIJP-3.045; AE-1.105; AJLM-N/A; LER- N/A; ATSHC-N/A; Mean = 2.075 2.a. Record the number of Presentations State Regional National & International Peer-reviewed Publications14 presentations0 State2 Regional12 presentations5 publications2.a. Record the number of books and book chapters that our faculty have published02.a. Record the number of theses and dissertations completed 4<br />HHP Goal 3: Increase the number of internal and external funding initiatives to advance the mission of the Department, School of Education and the University.<br />Measure of Success SuccessfullyCompleted(Date)Not CompletedQuantification of Success3.a. Provide services to the TEENS programYes3.a. Participate in the submission of proposals to maintain and increase funding for TEENS programYes4 proposals submitted (Dr. Evans)3.a. Calculate the total amount of internal and external funding to establish baseline to gauge future growth$7,336,366(PIs, Co-PIs, or Is)3.b. Coordinate at least one meeting of a research group (i.e., childhood obesity, bariatric surgery patients, endothelial function and exercise, and balance and older adults)YesNumerous Meetings(endothelial function, obesity, ankle instability)3.c. Document submission of external grants YesNIH (4), NATA, NSCA, Virginia Premier Inc3.d. Develop a database of funding sources for doctoral studentsYes<br />HHP Goal 6: Improve the physical work environment including access to superior technology to advance teaching, research and service initiatives. <br />Measure of Success SuccessfullyCompletedNot CompletedQuantification of Success6.a. Support research equipment and activities and TEENS programming to 3600 Broad St.Yes6.b. Support equipment for a fully functioning Athletic Training Teaching LaboratoryYes6.b. Remodel Exercise Physiology Teaching Laboratory in FSGYM 333Yes6.c. Purchase software and equipment to enhance our teaching and research effortsYes6.c.Maintain a “wish list” of necessary purchasesIn Progress<br />Vision 2020 Theme V: Maintain VCU as a model for university-community partnerships. <br />Initiative 3: VCU will continue its ongoing efforts to develop collaborations between businesses, government agencies, communities and higher education institutions in the Richmond metroplex and throughout the I-64 Corridor between Richmond and Tidewater and throughout the commonwealth.<br />HHP Goal 4: Increase engagement in existing and emerging initiatives and collaborative opportunities. <br />Measure of Success SuccessfullyCompleted(Date)Not CompletedQuantification of Success4.a. Continued participation in the TEENS programYes4.a. Continue to provide athletic training services to the Richmond Public SchoolsYes4.a. Continue with collaborative research project with UNC-Chapel Hill, UVA, Penn State, and ODUYes4.a. Continue to coordinate activities within the REMS Ph.D. programYes4.b. Develop additional contractual agreements to provide expertise for the cost of funding graduate students (i.e., Velocity Sports Performance).YesCharles City Schools; Department of Pediatrics support for rental of 3600 W. Broad St. ($17,500)4.b.Collaborate with the School of Public Health to develop an agreement for a dual degree programOn Hold4.b. Increase participation in professional activities by holding offices in professional associations, serving as editors and reviewers for professional journals, serving on grant review panelsYes-Editorial board J. of Sports Rehab, Dr. Arnold; J. of Athletic Training, Dr. Ross; Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, Dr. Ross-Journal reviews, Drs. Ross, Arnold, Evans, Acevedo, Franco-Member-at-Large SEACSM, Dr. Acevedo-Past President APA Division 47 Dr. Acevedo-Ad Hoc Reviewer, NSF, Dr. Acevedo<br />Highlights<br />Grant proposals submitted totaling $7,336,366<br />Grant awards totaling $384,959 <br />Numerous multidisciplinary research collaborations <br />State of the art research laboratory facilities at 3600 W Broad St.<br />Quality of publications demonstrated by a mean impact factor of 2.075 <br />Collaboration with community (TEENS; Charles City School Childhood Obesity Prevention Program funded by Williamsburg Foundation; Athletic Training Services for the Richmond Public Schools; Mary Mumford Elementary School Fitness Program and Field Day)<br />National recognition of faculty as fellows (Acevedo, Arnold), journal editorial board members (Arnold, Ross), and reviewers (Acevedo, Arnold, Ross, Evans, Franco)<br />Five doctoral students finding gainful employment in higher education: Gray Lipford, UNC Chapel Hill, Jeff Herrick, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Chung Jung Huang, Florida Atlantic University, Shelley Linens, Georgia State University, Robert Franco, VCU. <br />Teaching Activities<br />Number of Students Graduated - 146 <br />Undergraduate – 77 <br />Master’s - 68 (Sport Leadership - 55)<br />Ph.D. - 1<br />Number of Students in each HHP Major<br />Undergraduate – 506<br /> Community Health Education - 106<br /> Exercise Science – 319<br /> Physical Education Teacher Education – 80<br /> Recreation, Parks and Sports Management - 1<br />Master’s <br />HEMS – 49<br />MSAT - 4 <br />RPSL - 69<br />Ph.D. <br />REMS – 5<br />Grants Awarded Related to Teaching<br />None<br />Major Curricula Changes<br />Transition BS in Health and Physical Education to MT in Health and Physical Education <br />New Programs/Certificates<br />None<br />Technology Changes in Classrooms<br />SOE funded improvements<br />Textbook Publications/Contributions<br />None<br />Teaching and Program Collaborators<br />The HHP department’s Rehabilitation and Movement Science PhD program is in collaboration with the departments of Physical Therapy and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. <br />The Community Health Education faculty continues to work toward an agreement with Public Health for a five-year, dual degree program in Community Health Education and the Master’s in Public Health.<br />Service-learning Courses (approved by university as service-learning)<br />HPEX 335 Elementary Physical Education<br />HPEX 431 Adapted Physical Activity<br />HPEX 450 Program Planning and Evaluation<br />Student Engagement Initiatives<br />Student Engagement in Research Activities <br />Two undergraduate student research presentations at national conferences<br />Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Summer Fellowship Award ($3,000 plus $500 for expenses); Ryan Beck<br />Doctoral student research; 6 students on 16 presentations and 3 students on 3 publications<br />Doctoral student research awards: National Athletic Trainers Association, Doctoral Student Oral Presentation Award, Shelley Linens<br />Student Engagement in Professional Activities<br />Physical Education Student Club attendance at Virginia American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Dance<br />Community Health Education Student Club attendance at Professional Conferences on Public and Community Health<br />Exercise Science Club participation in SEACSM College Bowl – Third Place out of 21 universities from the southeast region of the country.<br />Exercise Science Undergraduate Club coordinated a joint lecture with the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health. Dr. Steven Blair, senior scientific editor for the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity, presented a lecture entitled, “Fitness, Fatness, and Health Outcomes”.<br />Eight doctoral students regularly participated in a doctoral seminar (14 seminars presented throughout the academic year)<br />Increase from 303 undergraduate majors in 2006 to 506 in 2009<br />Increase in HEMS students (49)<br />Increase in Ph.D. program graduates <br />Enhanced Student engagement utilizing Blackboard<br />Participation in Science Day for 100 Cosby High School students<br />A display of the scholarship and activities within the HHP department<br />Brochures/flyers for each degree program <br />Updating of HHP department website<br />Faculty Development Activities (other than those funded by SOE)<br />Numerous faculty members have attended and participated in national, regional, state and local conferences and workshops<br />Dr. Richardson, Dr. Acevedo, Dr. Evans, Dr. Arnold, Dr. Ross, and Dr. Franco have maintained their respective certifications and or licensures. <br />Numerous faculty members have attended workshops on Blackboard, Office of Research Training Programs, and university sponsored development programs<br />Research and Scholarly Activities <br />National/International Publications (Refereed)<br />Author(s)YearTitle of ArticlePublication/JournalVolPagesEvans RK2010Impact of physical activity participation on weight loss outcomes following weight loss surgeryAm Journal of Lifestyle Medicine4(2)124-129Huang, C.J., Webb, H.E., Garten, R.S., Kamimori, G.H., Evans, R.K., & Acevedo, E.O. 2010Stress Hormones and Immunological Responses to a Dual Challenge in FirefightersInternational Journal of Psychophysiology75312-318Ross, S.E., Linens, S.W., Arnold, B.L.2010Balance tests for detecting functional ankle instabilityLower Extremity Review(In Press)Webb, H.E., McMinn, D.R., Garten, R.S., Beckman, J.L., Kamimori, G.H., & Acevedo, E.O. 2010Cardiorespiratory Responses of Firefighters to a Computerized Fire Strategies and Tactics Drill During Physical ActivityApplied Ergonomics 41 376-381Wright, C.J., Arnold, B.L.2010Systematic review of eversion force sense characteristics in individuals with functional ankle instabilityAthletic Training and Sports Health Care(In Press) <br /> LINK Excel.Sheet.8 "C:UsersSOE AdminDesktopVCU Admin '06'ReportsLists for 08-09.xls" Sheet1!R1C1:R11C6 a f 4 h * MERGEFORMAT <br />Published Abstracts/Proceedings<br />Author(s)YearTitle of ArticlePublication/JournalVolPagesArnold, B.L., Ross, S.E., Wright, C.J., Linens, S.W.2009Stochastic resonance improves ankle force sense but not reposition senseJournal of Athletic Training46S120de la Motte,S.J., Arnold, B.L., Ross, S.E.2009Ankle rotation torque is significantly lower in FAI subject on the star excursion balance testMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise41S1488de la Motte,S.J., Arnold, B.L., Ross, S.E., Pidcoe, P.E.2009Kinesio® tape at the ankle increases hip adduction during dynamic balance in subjects with functional ankle instabilityJournal of Athletic Training44S27Evans RK, Wolfe LG, Meador JG, Kellum JM, Maher JW2009Gastric bypass surgery patients achieving suboptimal weight loss report less vigorous and total physical activitySurgery for Obesity and Related Diseases5(3)s36Franco RL, Evans RK, Welch LK. 2009Vascular function changes following an acute bout of resistance exercise in obese and non-obese males.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 41(5)s253Graf JE, Dameron EA, DiStefano LJ, Register-Mihalik JK, Kaiser KA, Canonge DM, Blackburn JT, Ross SE, Padua DA2009Sex differences in balance and power among youth soccer players.Journal of Athletic Training44S74Huang CJ, Webb HE, Evans RK, McCleod KA, Tangsilsat SE, Kamimori GH, Acevedo EO2009An examination of immunoendocrine and oxidative responses utilizing a dual stress model.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise41(5)s400Linens, S.W., Ross, S.E., Arnold, B.L.2009Perception of strength deficits differentiate functional instability from stable anklesJournal of Athletic Training45S29McLeod, K.A., Tangsilsat, S.E., Kamimori, G.H., Acevedo, E.O., & Webb, H.E.2009Concurrent Mental and Physical Stress: Cardiorespiratory and Neuroendocrine ResponsesMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise41(5)S604Ross, S.E., Arnold, B.L., Lines, S.W., Wright, C.J.2009Stochastic resonance stimulation administered at a customized optimal intensity improves balance in stable and unstable anklesJournal of Athletic Training44S27Tangsilsat, S.E., McLeod, K.A., Kamimori, G.H., Acevedo, E.O., & Webb, H.E.2009Aerobic Fitness Impacts Cardiorespiratory and Stress Hormone Responses to Concurrent Mental and Physical StressMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise41(5)S604Wright, C.J., Seitz, A.L., Arnold, B.L., Michener, L.A.2009Repeatability of ankle joint kinematic data at heel strike using the Vicon Plug-In Gait modelProceedings American Society of Biomechanics.  <br />National/International Presentations<br />Author(s)YearTitle of ArticleConference/MeetingCity, State, CountryArnold, B.L., Ross, S.E., Wright, C.J., Linens, S.W.2009Stochastic resonance improves ankle force sense but not reposition senseNational Athletic Trainers' Association's Clinical SymposiumSan Antonio, TXde la Motte,S.J., Arnold, B.L., Ross, S.E.2009Ankle rotation torque is significantly lower in FAI subject on the star excursion balance testAmerican College of Sports MedicineSeattle, WAde la Motte,S.J., Arnold, B.L., Ross, S.E., Pidcoe, P.E.2009Kinesio® tape at the ankle increases hip adduction during dynamic balance in subjects with functional ankle instabilityNational Athletic Trainers' Association's Clinical SymposiumSan Antonio, TXEvans RK, Wolfe LG, Meador JG, Kellum JM, Maher JW2009Gastric bypass surgery patients achieving suboptimal weight loss report less vigorous and total physical activityAnnual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric SurgeryDallas, TXFranco RL, Evans RK, Welch LK. 2009Vascular function changes following an acute bout of resistance exercise in obese and non-obese males.American College of Sports MedicineSeattle, WAGraf JE, Dameron EA, DiStefano LJ, Register-Mihalik JK, Kaiser KA, Canonge DM, Blackburn JT, Ross SE, Padua DA2009Sex differences in balance and power among youth soccer players.National Athletic Trainers' Association's Clinical SymposiumSan Antonio, TXHuang CJ, Webb HE, Evans RK, McCleod KA, Tangsilsat SE, Kamimori GH, Acevedo EO2009An examination of immunoendocrine and oxidative responses utilizing a dual stress model.American College of Sports MedicineSeattle, WAKelly, N., Mazzeo, S., Evans, R., Stern, M., Thacker, L., Thornton, L., & Laver, J2009Physical Activity, Physical Fitness and Psychosocial Functioning in Obese AdolescentsAnnual Meeting of the Eating Disorders Research SocietyNew York, NY, Linens, S.W., Ross, S.E., Arnold, B.L.2009Perception of strength deficits differentiate functional instability from stable anklesNational Athletic Trainers' Association's Clinical SymposiumSan Antonio, TXMazzeo, S. E., Stern, M., Kelly, N., Serdar, K., Gow, R. W., Evans, R. K., Jones, R. M., & Bulik, C. M.2009Parenting Style, child feeding behaviors, and children’s body esteemAnnual Meeting of the Eating Disorders Research SocietyNew York, NY, USAMcLeod, K.A., Tangsilsat, S.E., Kamimori, G.H., Acevedo, E.O., & Webb, H.E.2009Concurrent Mental and Physical Stress: Cardiorespiratory and Neuroendocrine ResponsesAmerican College of Sports MedicineSeattle, WARoss, S.E., Arnold, B.L., Lines, S.W., Wright, C.J.2009Stochastic resonance stimulation administered at a customized optimal intensity improves balance in stable and unstable anklesNational Athletic Trainers' Association's Clinical SymposiumSan Antonio, TXTangsilsat, S.E., McLeod, K.A., Kamimori, G.H., Acevedo, E.O., & Webb, H.E.2009Aerobic Fitness Impacts Cardiorespiratory and Stress Hormone Responses to Concurrent Mental and Physical StressAmerican College of Sports MedicineSeattle, WAWright, C.J., Seitz, A.L., Arnold, B.L., Michener, L.A.2009Repeatability of ankle joint kinematic data at heel strike using the Vicon Plug-In Gait modelProceedings American Society of Biomechanics. State College, PA<br />External Grants Submitted<br />PI Last NameSponsor NameProject TitleTotal AwardCommentArnoldRichmond Public SchoolsAthletic Training Practical Experience156,985Provides 5 graduate assistant ATCs to RPS ArnoldNATA FoundationA 4-week balance training’s effects on impairment, functional limitation and disability on CAI172,500 MazzeoNIH (R21)Parental Intervention to Enhance Children's Health Following School BMI Notices$275,000 Role: InvestigatorMazzeoNIH (R01)NOURISHing Families to Promote Healthy Eating and Exercise in Overweight Children$2,839,390 Role: Co-investigatorMazzeoNIH (R21)Parental Intervention to Enhance Children's Health Following School BMI Notices$408,537 Role: InvestigatorSvika,…, AcevedoNIHRCT Using Motivational Incentives to Promote Exercise in Cocaine Dependent Women3,497,452Score = 202<br />Regional/State Presentations<br />Presenter(s)(Year, Month)Title of PresentationConference/MeetingCity, State, CountryBowen M.K., Franco R.L., Wickham E.P., Evans R.K.2010, Feb.Agreement between bioelectrical impedance (BIA) and dual energy x-ray (DXA) in estimating body composition changes in obese adolescentsSoutheast American College of Sports Medicine ConferenceGreenville, SC, USACampbell, D.S., Jackson, C.J., Garten, R.S., McMinn, D.R., Beckman, J.L., Acevedo, E.O.2009, Feb.Predicting Cortisol Activity from Self-Reported Measures of Positive and Negative Affect in Firefighters Performing Dual-Stress ActivityAnnual Southeast American College of Sports Medicine ConferenceBirmingham, ALHuang, C.J., Stewart, J.K., Franco, R.L., Evans, R.K., Lee, Z.P., Dawson-Cruz T., & Acevedo, E.O. 2010, Feb.LPS-stimulated Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha and Interleukin-6 Cytokine and mRNA Expression Following Acute Psychological StressSoutheast American College of Sports Medicine ConferenceGreenville, SC, USAWebb, H.E., Tangsilsat, S.E., McLeod, K.A., Acevedo, E.O., & Kamimori, G.H. 2009, Feb.Effect of Aerobic Fitness on Cardiorespiratory and Stress Hormone Responses to Concurrent Mental and Physical StressAnnual Southeast American College of Sports Medicine ConferenceBirmingham, AL<br />Public/Community Service <br />For six years our students have played a central role in our Teaching, Encouragement, Exercise, Nutrition and Support program at VCU. This program, in collaboration with the departments of Pediatrics and Psychology, is a healthy weight management program for children and adolescents from 11 to 18 years old. For VCU’s 40th Anniversary Celebration this program was selected as one of VCU’s 40 Acts of Caring. This program is presented in collaboration with the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology. It has been funded for over $200,000 annually for 6 years. To date this program has served over 400 obese children and adolescents at no cost. In addition, approximately 15 of our students each semester serve as personal fitness trainers to the participants in this program. <br />Provide Richmond Public High Schools with Athletic Training services. This program has been funded for over $120,000 annually for 4 years. Funding is used to support 5 graduate assistants with a stipend and tuition waiver.<br />Provide exercise programming for the Charles City Middle School Childhood Obesity Prevention Program. Funded for $13,000 by the Williamsburg Foundation.<br />Coordinate a fitness program and field day for the students and faculty at Mary Munford Elementary School. <br />International Activities<br />VCU’s 15 International Partnership Universities<br />Study Abroad – We have been working with the Office of International Education to develop a course addressing Public Health Policy to be offered in Russia or the Czech Republic. <br />Endeavors outside the framework of the international partnerships<br />Dr. Arnold (Dublin, London, Amsterdam, and Galway, IRE), Dr. Ross (Dublin and London), and Freedman (Galway), and Dr. Acevedo (University of New South Wales, Australia) have international, collaborative projects. <br />Challenges<br />Continue our efforts to succeed in being awarded federal funds<br />Recruit excellent doctoral students that contribute to our critical mass of investigators<br />Increase the number of peer-reviewed publications <br />Provide support to the undergraduate program while ensuring that research faculty have time to address graduate student training, research, and the funding necessary to support our doctoral program<br />Establish an identity and supportive sense of connectedness to the HHP department for undergraduates in the department<br />Attempt to meet the undergraduate coursework needs of our over 500 undergraduate students, while growing our graduate programs with limited faculty resources<br />The number of full-time undergraduate students has placed a tremendous advising and program administration load on our faculty, who also teach and advise in our master’s and Ph.D. degree programs. Furthermore, these large numbers of students, coupled with an insufficient number of faculty, has resulted in 60% of our undergraduate courses being taught by graduate assistants or adjunct instructors.<br /> <br />Outcomes/Objectives for Next Year<br />Continue to focus efforts on the HHP Goals and proposed action plans <br />Seek and receive extramural support for research activities<br />Increase national presence through scholarly publications and presentations<br />Recruit students for HEMS program and Ph.D. program<br />Foster community collaborations that engage students and are financially viable<br />Work closely with SOE Student Services to address student needs outside of the classroom<br />Part II – Program Level Components<br />a. Proven Strengths and Progress on Outcomes/Objectives<br />Analysis section of WEAVEonline<br />b. Learning Outcomes Actions Finished<br />Tracking Section on WEAVEonline<br />c. Outcomes/Objectives for Next Year<br />WEAVEonline Home Page<br />See Appendix A for a table of the Department Use of Assessment Data. <br />Appendix A<br />Health and Human Performance Goals 2006-2011<br />Department of Health and Human Performance<br />GOALS 2007-2011<br />VISION<br />The vision of the Department of Health and Human Performance is to be nationally and internationally recognized as prominent contributors and leaders in the academic and professional fields of physical education, health education, exercise science, and sports medicine, through the development and presentation of quality instruction, significant scholarship, and meaningful service to the academic community and our urban community.<br />MISSION<br />The Department of Health and Human Performance advances the understanding of the critical importance of physical education, community health education, exercise science, and athletic training in promoting healthy lifestyles for the state, nation, and world by: a) providing an exemplary level of instruction that encourages diversity of thought and fosters a desire and willingness to engage in lifelong learning; b) facilitating the development and implementation of programs that foster healthy lifestyles for individuals from diverse backgrounds and physical abilities; c) developing effective leaders who will provide health and exercise programs for individuals of all ages and abilities; d) engaging in collaborative grant writing and research using applied strategies to promote health and human performance; e) impacting public policy decision-making to advance positive health practices; f) establishing partnerships that share knowledge and expertise toward the improvement of healthy lifestyles; g) anticipating the technological challenges of the future by using current applications and by cultivating creative and imaginative thinking; and h) utilizing the opportunities within the urban environment to develop and enrich healthy lifestyles.<br />Goals for 2006-2007<br />Goal 1: Maintain academic and programmatic excellence by enhancing the undergraduate and graduate programs to more effectively meet the broad career opportunities for students. <br />Goal 2: Increase the quality and quantity of scholarship.<br />Goal 3: Increase the number of external funding initiatives to advance the mission of the Department, School of Education and the University.<br />Goal 4: Increase engagement in existing and emerging initiatives and collaborative opportunities. <br />Goal 5: Improve recruitment and retention strategies in our undergraduate and graduate programs. <br />Goal 6: Improve the physical work environment including access to superior technology to advance teaching, research and service initiatives. <br />Goal 1: Maintain academic and programmatic excellence by enhancing the undergraduate and graduate programs to more effectively meet the broad career opportunities for students. <br />Action Plan 1a: Achieve and retain accreditation for each eligible program. *<br />Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. Submit appropriate accreditation application and reapplication documents.<br />2. Receive accreditation in all eligible programs.<br />Action Plan 1b: Review and update each curricula to ensure that students are receiving the most appropriate and contemporary knowledge.<br />Measure(s) of Success: <br />1. Submit course proposals to the appropriate university committees by the published deadlines.<br />Action Plan 1c: Increase the participation of our students in university, state, national, and international professional activities.<br />Measure(s) of Success: <br />1. Document number of undergraduate students attending and participating in professional activities.<br />2. Document number of graduate students attending and participating in professional activities.<br />3. Document the number of undergraduates who are participating in research activities<br />Action Plan 1d: Increase the number of faculty and students participating in international programs, activities, and scholarly collaborations. *<br />Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. Document number of students and faculty participating in study abroad programs<br />2. Document number of international students.<br />3. Document number of students and faculty presenting and publishing papers at international conferences and in international journals.<br />4. Document number of faculty with international collaborations.<br /> <br />Action Plan 1e: Augment the teaching and research expertise of our teacher education physical education and exercise science faculty. *<br /> Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. During spring ‘07’ hire an associate professor in teacher education physical education. <br />2. During Fall ‘08’ initiate a search to hire a tenure track faculty member in exercise physiology.<br />Action Plan 1f: Develop an agreement with School of Public Health so that the graduates of our Community Health Education program who attain the appropriate requirements are eligible to enter into the Master’s in Public Health degree program.<br />Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. By the beginning of the Fall ‘07’ semester an agreement will be completed and the program will be established. <br />Action Plan 1g: Provide Master’s level degree program for metropolitan area physical educators. *<br />Measure(s) of Success: 1. Initiate an MS in HEMS cohort for health and physical education teachers. <br />Action Plan 1h: Participate in the review of doctoral programs conducted by the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE). This activity allows for our academic discipline to be ranked by the most highly regarded doctoral program ranking survey conducted by the National Research Council. <br />Measure(s) of Success: <br />1. At the end of the spring ‘07’ semester initiate the process of gathering data to be submitted to the American Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE); faculty indices – research publications, books, presentations, federal funding, other external funding, internal funding, service on editorial boards, number of AAKPE fellows, other fellow status; student indices – graduate assistant support, GRE verbal, GRE Quantitative, Postdoc appointments following graduation, employment following graduation) so that our doctoral program can be included in the ranking. <br />Goal 2: Increase the quality and quantity of scholarly productivity.<br />Action Plan 2a: Monitor indices that identify the quality and quantity of the scholarship produced by the HHP department. * <br />Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. At the end of the spring ‘07’ semester and each year following record the impact factors of journals that our faculty have published in.<br />2. At the end of the spring ‘07’ semester and each year following record the number of state, regional, national, and international presentations and publications<br />3. At the end of the spring ‘07’ semester and each year following record the number of books and book chapters that our faculty have published.<br />4. At the end of the spring ‘07’ semester and each year following record the number of theses and dissertations completed.<br />Goal 3: Increase the number of internal and external funding initiatives to advance the mission of the Department, School of Education and the University.<br />Action Plan 3a: Maintain the initiatives that presently exist and seek additional funds to continue programs. *<br />Measure(s) of Success: <br />1. Continue to provide services to the TEENS program.<br />2. Participate in the submission of proposals to maintain and increase funding for TEENS program.<br />3. By the end of the spring ‘07’ and each year following semester calculate the total amount of internal and external funding to establish baseline to gauge future growth. <br />Action Plan 3b: Establish and participate in collaborative research groups. *<br />Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. By the end of the spring ‘07’ and each year following coordinate at least one meeting of a research group (i.e., childhood obesity, bariatric surgery patients, endothelial function and exercise, and balance and older adults).<br /> <br />Action Plan 3c: Initiate the submission of an external research grant.<br />Measure(s) of Success: <br />1. Document submission of at least one external grant by spring ‘08’. <br />Action Plan 3d: Support doctoral student research initiatives.<br />Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. Develop a database of funding sources for doctoral students.<br />Goal 4: Increase engagement in existing and emerging initiatives and collaborative opportunities. <br />Action Plan 4a: Continue to be of service to the collaborative programs that we now participate in.<br />Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. Continued participation in the TEENS program<br />2. Continue to provide athletic training services to the Richmond Public Schools<br />3. Continue with collaborative research project with UNC-Chapel Hill, UVA, Penn State, and ODU<br />4. Continue to coordinate activities within the REMS Ph.D. program<br />Action Plan 4b: Initiate additional collaborative activities.<br />Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. Develop additional contractual agreements to provide expertise for the cost of funding graduate students (i.e., Velocity Sports Performance).<br />2. Collaborate with the School of Public Health to develop an agreement to facilitate our undergraduates in Community Health Education to enter into the MPH program.<br />3. Increase participation in professional activities by holding office in professional associations, serving as editors and reviewers for professional journals, serving on grant review panels.<br /> <br />Goal 5: Improve recruitment and retention strategies in our undergraduate and graduate programs. <br />Action Plan 5a: Develop and distribute promotional flyers and/or brochures for each of our degree programs. *<br />Measure(s) of Success: <br />1. By March ‘07’ have completed the production of promotional flyers and/or brochures.<br />2. From HHP department webpage, link to webpages of collaborators. <br />Action Plan 5b: Facilitate the process of undergraduate advising by hiring a part-time advisor. *<br />Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. By August ‘07’ hire a part-time advisor who will assist with the advising of freshman, sophomores, and transfers. <br />Action Plan 5c: Facilitate the process of undergraduate advising by more clearly informing students of our degree program requirements and the post-graduate professional opportunities. <br /> Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. By August ‘07’ have completed a “Survival Guide for Students in Health and Human Performance” <br />Action Plan 5d: Increase externally funded Graduate Assistantships. *<br />Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. By August ‘07’ increase by 1 the number of externally funded Graduate Assistantships.<br />Actions Plan 5e: Foster faculty and student interaction and collaboration.<br />Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. Assess the number of students on presentations and publications<br />2. Assess the number of students attending state, regional, and national conferences.<br />3. Provide greater opportunities for students to participate in independent study.<br />Goal 6: Improve the physical work environment including access to superior technology to advance teaching, research and service initiatives. <br />Action Plan 6a: Move the Health and Human Performance Research Laboratory, the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, and the TEENS program activities to 3600 Broad St. *<br />Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. By June ’07’ move all research equipment and activities and TEENS programming to 3600 Broad St.<br />Action Plan 6b: Establish Athletic Training Teaching Laboratory and Exercise Physiology Teaching Laboratory. *<br />Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. By June ‘07’ move Athletic Training Teaching Laboratory to FSGYM 332.<br /> 2. By May ‘07’ remodel FSGYM 332 for the Athletic Training Teaching Laboratory<br />3. By May ‘07’ purchase necessary equipment for a fully functioning Athletic Training Teaching Laboratory.<br />4. By May ‘07’ Remodel Exercise Physiology Teaching Laboratory in FSGYM 333.<br />Action Plan 6c: Maintain the most contemporary software and equipment. *<br />Measure(s) of Success:<br />1. Purchase software and equipment to enhance our teaching and research efforts.<br />2. Maintain a “wish list” of necessary purchases. <br />