Physical Activity Patterns and Related Health Outcomes of Omani Elementary Children in The Context of Attending School
Funded by the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
The grant will be used to study the physical activity levels and related important health measures (e.g., sedentary behaviors, sleep quality, body composition, and perceived physical abilities) and environmental constraints (e.g., school policies) in Omani children during 2017 – 2018 academic years.
Incorporating wearable technology into Physical Activity Instructional Program:
A cluster randomized control trial in University Settings
Funded through the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America
A primary aim of this project is to examine the feasibility and efficacy of incorporating modern wearable technology into the Physical Activity Instructional Program (PAIP) for promoting long-term, habitual physical activity among college students using a rigorous experimental design, a cluster randomized controlled trial in University setting.
Day-to-day reciprocal associations of sleep, physical activity, and sedentary behavior among adolescents: An Autoregressive cross-lagged modeling approach
Investigators: Youngdeok Kim
Funded through a Paffenbarger-Blair Fund for Epidemiological Research on Physical Activity from the American College of Sports Medicine Foundation, 2015
The overarching goal of this project is to examine the reciprocal associations between sleep, physical activity (PA) and screen-based sedentary behavior (SB) in young adolescents, one of the most vulnerable populations for sleep problems. The project will be a short-term longitudinal design in nature measuring objective and subjective sleep health, objective level of PA, and time spent in screen-based SB (e.g., watching TV, playing a video game) across three consecutive school days. Advanced analytic techniques based on an autoregressive cross-lagged model will be applied to develop the model examining the reciprocal associations of study variables.
The Effect of Egg Protein on Energy Intake, Physical Activity, and Energy Balance in Adults
Investigators: Emily Dhurandhar, David Allison (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Funded by the Egg Nutrition Research Center
The objective of this project is to determine if egg protein has an impact on satiety, energy intake and energy expenditure through physical activity in a free-living, ad libitum setting. In this double-blind cross over study, participants will consume either a carbohydrate or egg protein shake every day for 5 days, and their satiety, food intake and exercise energy expenditure will be compared during the two treatment periods.
A Financial Evaluation of Chattanooga Football Club for Prospective Investors
Investigator: N. David Pifer
Funding received from Chattanooga Football Club
Purpose: this was a consulting project that required a financial value to be placed on Chattanooga Football Club (National Premier Soccer League) as it looked to secure additional funding from prospective investors. The club's financial statements and industry-related metrics were researched and analyzed in order to determine a range of acceptable values. These values and their key drivers were then summarized and presented in a detailed report.
Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management
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