2018 NASSS Annual Conference
Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, & Culture
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Friday, November 2 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Let's Keep Moving: The role of sport in public health practice #2

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Sport-health ideologies advance sport participation as a great alternative to traditional exercise in enhancing social, emotional, mental and physical health and well-being. Mentions of sport, however, are largely missing in many countries’ public health agendas. Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move obesity initiative worked with many sport organizations to help kids learn sports and highlight sports’ role in improving health outcomes. Although the Let’s Move campaign is now defunct, conversations about the role of sport in promoting health should not diminish. This session keep the conversation moving by highlighting theoretical and empirical research that critically exams sport-health ideologies, the inclusiveness of sport in public health agendas, organizational or governmental sport-health promotion policies and programs, health and wellness outcomes of competitive and recreational athletes, ways in which sport influences public health perceptions, and research that explores the intersection of sport, music and health.


Jepkorir Rose Chepyator-Thomson

Diversification of U. S. Institutions of Higher Education Through student-athletes from Sub-Saharan Africa: Best Recruitment Practices and Availability of Athletic Scholarships and Funding, University of Georgia
International student migrants have attended U. S. Colleges and universities for several decades. The Kenyan student airlift that commenced in 1960s with collaboration between U. S. stakeholders ¬¬and Kenya government led to the establishment of scholarship opportunities for students... Read More →
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Nancy Lough

Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Jesse Mala

Champion Schools
The Relationship of Sport and Physical Activity on Stress Regulation Among Youth in PovertyIndividuals living in poverty are exposed to greater amounts of adversity, resulting in greater levels of circulating stress hormones.  Elevated levels of stress hormones are associated with... Read More →

Jennifer Pharr

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The contribution of sport to health among US women and men: An analysis of the BRFSSBackground: Little is known about the contribution that sports participation makes to the health of women and men in the United States. The purpose of this study was to examine this contribution by... Read More →

Katja Sonkeng

University of Georgia
Exploring the Healing Touch of pickup basketball as a self-care method for educators and helping professionals. An ethnographic approach.Whether it is celebrating a basket with high fives, handshakes, or hugging each other after a victory, pickup basketball involves plenty of moments... Read More →


Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde

University of Houston

Friday November 2, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT

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