College of Education - Department of Health and Exercise Science
- Monroe Township Teachers Collaborate with Rowan Staff Via iPads
- Physical Education For All: HES Program Brings Together Rowan and Kingsway Students
- Get FIT Program
- Get FIT Program in People and Families Magazine
- Senior Matt Hoffman considered for The Gagliardi Trophy for Division III College Football
- Health Promotion and Fitness Management Award
- Injury Reduction Strength and Conditioning Program
- Concussion Investigation
- Lower and Upper Extremity Evaluation CD’s and Text books by Dr. Douglas Mann
- How to create a podcast by Dr. Douglas Mann
Get FIT Program
The Health and Exercise Science Department is in its third year of offering the Get FIT fitness and nutrition intervention for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. Partnering with the Family Resource Network of NJ and funded by the NJ Developmental Disabilities Council, Rowan faculty member Leslie Spencer coordinates this program, which is offered using the Fitness Lab and Exercise Physiology Lab of the HES Department. Over 40 Health Promotion and Fitness Management (HPFM) undergraduate students have been trained and are serving as the fitness trainers for 25 clients who participate three times a week during the fall 2010 semester. Two graduate students, one in the MA in Health Promotion Management masters program, and one graduate of the HPFM program serve as supervisory staff for Get FIT. Nutrition counseling has been offered in previous years of the program and will be offered again in the Spring 2011 semester, pending funding.
Senior Matt Hoffman considered for The Gagliardi Trophy for Division III College Football
Senior Matt Hoffman was one of four finalists considered for The Gagliardi Trophy for Division III college football (comparable to the Division I Heisman Trophy). Given to the best Division III football player in the nation, the recipient must have performed well not only on the field, but in the classroom and in the community as well. Of the roughly 20,000 Division III football players in the Nation, only four have the privilege becoming a finalist for this prestigious award. View a You Tube video of Matt's story here.
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Health Promotion and Fitness Management Award
The Health Promotion and Fitness Management undergraduate specialization was awarded the Distinguished Undergraduate Program Award for 2010 by the National Wellness Institute. The Award committee reviewed 278 health promotion undergraduate programs in the U.S. and selected three to receive this award in its inaugural year.
Injury Reduction Strength and Conditioning Program
Every Monday and Wednesday at 2pm in Esby Gymnasium the athletic training program at Rowan University is running an injury reduction program for the University athletes. The program includes exercises to help prevent ACL knee injuries, reduce other musculoskeletal injuries, improve agility, and core stability. The program has had approximately 20 Rowan University athletes during its first two sessions and we expect it to continue to grow. College of Education students within the athletic training major are running this program and testing the athletes on lower extremity strength to gauge improvements.
The Rowan University athletic training program is investigating whether “brain training” can improve neuro-cognitive ability and perhaps prevent concussion or lessen post concussion symptoms. A research investigation by Dr. Douglas Mann is being done to ascertain whether six weeks of brain training will improve test scores on IMPACT, a nationally recognized neuro-cognitive examination for helping to determine return to play decisions from concussion. In addition a brain training program is being implemented for those athletes that suffer a concussion in hopes to reduce their symptoms. Lastly, athletes who have had a previous concussion and are considered “concussion prone” are going to be placed on the brain training program in an effort to help prevent another concussion.
Lower and Upper Extremity Evaluation CD’s and Text books by Dr. Douglas Mann
Dr. Douglas Mann recently released the Lower and Upper Extremity Evaluation CD's and Text books. He believes these products help the student of today, by providing a visual and interactive medium for learning complex information. In addition the development of podcasts for download offer the student the ability to study anywhere and anytime with the touch of a button. The product includes CD's showing the clinical skills involved in the lower and upper extremity evaluation. This product is great for the visual learner and provides demonstration to hands on clinical skills and interactive questions. In addition a workbook provides landmark identification, practical examinations, scavenger hunts related to the CD's, peer assessments, and fill in related questions. Dr. Mann believes this product fills a much need niche in the clinical evaluation literature because it provides clear and concise video showing hands on clinical skills; skills are shown in their entirety and include all skills from palpation to neurological testing; often students find it hard to read about hands on clinical skills; provides interactive questions that resemble the athletic training certification examination; the workbook provides an observation assignment related to clinical evaluation; workbook exercises can be used by the student to further enhance learning.
In addition to the workbook and CD's, students can also download podcasts related to athletic training evaluation for study "on the go". The utilization of podcasts for study will help the busy student study right from there I-phone or I-touch. Dr. Mann believes this combination of CD's, workbooks, and Podcasts, provides the student with the best arsenal of information regarding clinical evaluation of the upper and lower extremity. For more information on these products please visit Delmar cengage learning at www.cengagebrain.com.
How to Create a Podcast by Dr. Douglas Mann
Dr. Douglas Mann,an Associate Professor, Health and Exercise Science Department created a Podcast that provides instructions on how to create a podcast. Here is the link to the podcast: