College of Health and Human Performance
University of Florida
Budget Review & Proposal
March 7, 2007
Coll.kg- of Health
& Hmuinan Performance
I. Mission and Purpose of the Program
The mission of the College of Health and Human Performance is to provide
recognized programs of excellence in teaching, research, and service that focus on
assisting individuals, families and communities to promote health and prevent
disease while enhancing quality of life across the lifespan.
Goals and expected outcomes
The following goals are identified in the College of Health and Human Performance
Each academic department will consistently rank in the "Top 3" among peer
institutions based on established benchmarks.
Increase competitive external funding for research through contracts and grants.
While the fourth largest SCH producer among UF colleges, the College of
Health and Human Performance (CHHP) has one of the lowest state
budgets and the lowest return, by far, for SCHs generated. Over the three
year period of 2003-2005, CHHP had the smallest increase in state
expenditures of any college in the university. Faculty student ratios in the
college are higher (36/1) than the university average (23/1). Undergraduate
student majors have increased in the college from 1485 in fall of 2001 to 1748
today. Faculty salaries in the college are appreciably lower than the
university average at each rank. \et faculty productivity is at an all time
high for the college in external funding and high impact publications.
From 1995 to 2005 external research funding increased from $437,505 to
$4,902,147. In addition, in the last six months we have more than doubled
what we raised in the entire last year of private fund raising. We are
stretched to our limit. CHHP cannot be e.xp7cted to conttinue to do more iith
it'1,er rIesoUrc's. W\e 11iiiit either lia e lal increase otf nei resources or we t' iiist
be allowed to control the growth ot our inldergradiiate lnilaijors.
Continue to strengthen and enhance (increase) the College's national and
Strengthen and enhance (increase) the quality of the college's academic
Promote cultural diversity and internationalization in teaching, research, and
Specific goals related to the missions of the university are as follows:
Teaching To provide the highest quality of instruction for undergraduates and the
most advanced research foundation possible for graduate students.
Research To recruit and retain the best research faculty possible and provide an
atmosphere that will nourish ideas and inquiry. Since our research programs will
determine the national reputation of our college, they should demand excellence.
Service To provide the impetus for faculty to serve professional organizations, the
university, the college and the departments.
Diversity To recruit minorities and women to the faculty and graduate student
positions by maintaining nationally recognized programs of excellence.
Fund Raising To establish new and nourish existing relationships with alumni and
friends of the college. In addition, corporate contacts should be made and enhanced
to support the research mission of the college.
II. Strategic Fit: Relationship of Initiatives in the College of Health
and Human Performance to UF Workplan Goals
UF Workplan Goal: Ensure the continued development of shared faculty governance at the
University of Florida and its integration into all aspects of academic life at college and
department levels, in accordance with the recommendations of the Faculty Senate-
Presidential Task Force on Implementation of Shared Governance Structure.
CHHP Status: In the last six months, the college has developed a CHHP Shared
Governance Committee (with representatives from each department and from the
Faculty Advisory Committee). In addition, each department has developed a similar
committee structure. Faculty in the college attended both implementation
workshops, sponsored by the Associate Provost for Faculty Development. A draft of
the CHHP Constitution has been developed by the Shared Governance committee
and is based on the Faculty Senate-Presidential Task Force Report which noted
exemplary constitutions from colleges throughout campus. The draft of CHHP
Constitution has been disseminated to faculty throughout the college through their
departments with instructions to review. The tentative date for CHHP vote on
ratification of Constitution is March 23, 2007. In addition, new structures in the
college have been created to ensure faculty involvement in decision making and
Next steps: O\-er the next year the college W\\ill continue to \\ ork on
Development of guidelines and operating codes to govern college committees
and proceses In addition, the college structures \\-ill be authorized to develop
policy and pro\-ide council for the College .Aiministrativ e Committee.
UF Workplan Goal: Design and implement a program for increasing the number of faculty
to achieve parity with top ten public AAU universities.
CHHP Status: The University of Florida's student-faculty ratio is 23/1. According to
the UF Workplan this ties for last place out of the 120 institutions surveyed. There
are over 1700 undergraduate student majors and 277 graduate students in the
College of Health and Human Performance and 51 full time faculty or a
undergraduate student-faculty ratio of 34/1 or 39/1 if graduate students are
included. If the University is to achieve its goals of excellence in faculty size, then
there must be an increase in the number of faculty, a decrease in the number of
undergraduate majors or a combination of these two strategies in the College of
Health and Human Performance. To achieve the university average of 23/1, CHHP
would need at least 23 new faculty lines or an enrollment reduction of at least 527
Regarding class size, according to the metrics score sheet, the average class size for
the CHHP has grown from 38.9 in 2003-2004 to 42.1 in 2005-2006 (8% increase). The
average class size at the university has dropped from 36.7 in 2003-2004 to 35.3 (4%
decrease) in 2005-2006.
The College has approached the University enrollment management group several
times attempting to employ strategies to try to manage the increasing enrollments in
the college. Each time we have been turned away. The college cannot continue to
grow at the level that it is growing in student majors without a substantial increase
in funding for faculty. We are stretched to the limits. We must be allowed to control
grow and/or receive additional funds for new hires.
According to the metrics worksheet, state expenditures for student credit hours
generated dropped from $106 in 2003-2005 to $103 in 2005-2006. During the same
period, the university average in state expenditures for student credit hours
generated increased from $296 to $327. If the CHHP was funded at the average
amount for the university the college budget would be triple what it is today.
CHHP 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07
State Expenditures $7,387,827 $7,521,192 $7,793,261 $8,732,223
SCH Produced 69,626 70,664 75,516
CHHP Expenditures/SCH $106 $106 $103
UFAvg Expenditures/SCH $296 $303 $327
Next steps. The college needs an infusion of lesouLces to low' er the faculty student ratio
and average classroom size
UF Workplan Goal: Develop and implement a systematic strategy to improve faculty
CHHP Status: According to the metrics worksheet, 20.9% of the college ranked
faculty are minority status, higher than the university average of 17.7%.
This year the Dean established criteria for all search committees in 2006-2007. Each
requires approval prior to proceeding to the next step.
Search committees will be carefully selected to ensure that members of the
committee are committed to active searches.
All searches will use the university's on-line application system at
All search committees must submit the following documents before an active
search will be approved:
o Job description: must include nature of position; start date; required
qualifications; responsibilities; screening deadline (no rolling deadlines
without prior approval from Dean); contact person; equal opportunity/
non-discrimination statement; and information on Florida's "Sunshine
o Recruitment plan: Search committees must identify appropriate
outlets for advertising positions, with attention to diverse audiences,
plans for personal networking, and print and electronic media.
o Advertising plan: Distribution of position announcements) through
advertisements, print and electronic media, and personal contacts to
seek highly qualified applicants. Search committee members and other
faculty should actively participate.
After the closing date and prior to active screening, the applicant pool must
be submitted to the Dean for certification that an active, thorough search has
been completed. Dean approves applicant pool for screening (Committees
may not proceed to screening until approval is secured).
Next steps: The college has been a good ste\l arid in the cdi\erisity area. The
college would like to continue this success by establishing a Center for the
Study of Health Disparities,, hre a director and collaborating faculty. \\e believe
greater success in the area of faculty di\ erisitv and graduate student di\ ers.ity
could be accomplished in this \\ay
Salaries and Benefits
UF Workplan Goal: Raise faculty salaries to the mean of top ten public AAU universities.
CHHP Status: The dean and the administrative committee of the college
commissioned a salary study in the college in the fall 2006 semester. The findings
regarding status of salaries in the college indicated the following as compared to
university averages for each rank:
Rank CHHF Average (05- UF Average Dltterence
Assistant Professor $52,995 $61,600 -14%
Associate Professor $67,090 $71,700 -6.5%
Professor $90,669 101,400 -11%
Further, it was found that only 1 of 12 assistant professors in the college was making
above the university average; only 4 of 16 associate professors in the college were
making at or above the university average; and only 2 of the 11 full professors in the
college were making at or above the university average.
With these data in mind, the administrative committee and the dean engaged in a
proactive retention process that set aside $75,000 to reward outstanding performers
in the college in an effort to reward and retain the most productive faculty members.
Through this effort, six high impact scholars in the college were rewarded with
In addition, the department chairs in consultation with the dean have agreed to
engage in a process that brings lines of retiring faculty back to the dean's office so
that some of those funds can be resource for future efforts to deal with this
Next steps: The college \\ would like to continue our proactive retention program
in an effort to increase ealarie~ of current faculty In addition, \\ e have raised
the entry level salar of incoming faculty to be more competitive for the
Quality of Life
UF Workplan Goal: Work with the surrounding community and the City of Gainesville to
improve the quality of life in the community and ensure a vibrant, sustainable environment
in which to live and work.
The Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management is the lead PI for a
cross campus partnership team (Sea Grant; College of Journalism; College of Law)
working on a funded project developing a proposed Alachua County Waterways
Management Plan for the Alachua County Commission and County Manager to
assist in planning the residential, commercial and recreational sustainable uses of
public water bodies in Alachua County.
The Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology conducts an Outreach
Program with 16 surrounding high schools whereby graduate students in Athletic
Training work with high school student athletes on a daily basis on injury
prevention and treatment. This program helps to prevent injury and facilitates
quick treatment in the event of a sport injury. As an example, in the last few months,
a referee who suffered a heart attack and sudden heart stoppage during a game was
provided CPR and was revived by one of these athletic trainers.
In addition the College of Health and Human Performance operates the Living Well
Program which enhances the quality of life on the UF campus by offering state of the
art wellness activities for faculty and staff. Also, the college has been a leader in the
Healthy Gators 2010 program on the UF campus.
Moreover, faculty and staff in the college have regularly collected funds and
supplies during the holiday season for families in the community who are less
fortunate and the college faculty and staff adopted a troop in Operation Iraqi
Freedom that they send food items and supplies to on a regular basis.
UF Workplan: Implement at department and college levels the Faculty Senate
recommendations on tenure, promotion, mid-term review, and mentoring.
CHHP Status: The College is reviewing its processes for mentoring untenured
faculty and mid-term review of untenured faculty. Guidelines that refine these
processes are in development and will be presented for approval to the College
Administrative Committee and the College Council in the near future. Some
revisions in current processes address:
The separation of mentoring and evaluation of untenured faculty members.
This is based on practices recommended from other departments on campus
and is in accordance with the recommendations of the Faculty Senate and
aligned within the rules of the University of Florida.
Annual evaluation of untenured faculty by the departmental tenure and
promotion committee, with appropriate feedback given to the faculty
member, mentor, and department chair.
Evaluation of the untenured faculty member by the departmental tenure and
promotion committee, with appropriate feedback given to the faculty
member, mentor, and the department chair at the mid-term review.
Next steps. \\e are in the process of establishing a \ er\ robust mentoring
program In addition \\-e \\-ant to make sure that the dossier of each untenured
faculty member is review \ edl by the department tenure and promotion
committee each ye ar for p, rogress.s
UF Workplan Goal: Increase the number of opportunities for sabbaticals and levels of
support to align more closely with sabbatical programs at top ten public AAU universities.
CHHP Status: This year, the College Administrative Committee and the dean have
created a professional development leave program for faculty in the college. The
purpose of this program is to enhance the research skills of faculty in the college,
especially with regard to seeking external awards/contracts and enabling the highest
level of scholarly publication. Toward this end, the College offers up to one-
semester, full-time leave to faculty who propose academic projects relevant to the
research mission of the college. The total amount of funding and the deadline for
submission will be determined by the College Council at the beginning of each
academic year. The proposed project should be related to current theoretical and/or
empirical issues and it must be clearly stated how this project will contribute
specifically to the faculty member's skills and research plan. An external grant
proposal submitted to a national/regional agency and/or description of high impact
scholarship (i.e., publications) will be a required product of such development leave.
Our goal is to evaluate the impact of this program on the research enterprise and as
funds become available in this area to increase the number of professional
development leaves that are offered to faculty.
Next steps: CHHP \\ ill award at leaKt t\\Xo profeIlonal development leave! in
the coming \ ear.
UF Workplan Goal: Develop strategies to recognize and reward, internally and externally,
the University of Florida faculty who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.
CHHP Status: The College has submitted materials for the following awards on
behalf of selected faculty this year:
UF Research Foundation Professorship Award
UF Teacher of the Year Award
UF Teacher/Scholar of the Year
HHMI Distinguished Mentor Award
UF Faculty Achievement Recognition
College of Education Scholarship of Engagement Award
* International Educator Award
Two administrators in the college have been selected by the dean and the Provost
for the Higher Education Resource Services Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for
Women in Higher Education Administration.
National Academy Fellows
Bill Chen: Fellow, American Association for Health Education (FAAHE)
Steve Dorman: Fellow, American Association for Health Education (FAAHE)
Fellow of the American School Health Association (FASHA)
Barbara Rienzo Fellow, American School Health Association (FASHA)
Delores James: Fellow of the American School Health Association (FASHA)
R.Morgan Pigg Fellow of the American School Health Association (FASHA)
Dennis Thombs: Fellow, American Academy of Health Behavior
Robert Weiler: Fellow, American School Health Association (FASHA)
Fellow, Research Consortium, AAHERD.
Chad Werch: Fellow, American Academy of Health Behavior
Kelli Brown Fellow, American School Health Association (ASHA)
Fellow, American Association for Health Education (AAHE)
Fellow, Research Consortium, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education,
Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
Jill Varnes Yellow Association for Worksite Health Promotion
Fellow American Association for Health Education
Fellow North American Society for HPERD (international)
Special Contribution to Health Education and Health Promotion Award, December
16, 2006, National Health Education and Health Promotion Association, Taiwan,
Republic of China
Service Award from the Chinese American Scholars Association of Florida (CASAF)
in May 2006.
Who's Who in American Education 2006
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders 2006
Athletic Training Service Award, National Athletic Trainers' Association
Cambridge Who's Who Honors Edition 2007
"Whos Who Among America's Teachers
2006-2007 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Safety & Risk Management
Council of AAHPERD
D.Cannaughton2006-2007 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Safety & Risk Management Council
Scholar Award from the Southern District AAHPERD, 2006-2007
Heather Gibson Research Fellow, Bournemouth University, UK
Stephen Holland "Meritorious Service Award" from the National Society of Park Resources;
Seattle October 11, 2006
James Zhang Measurement and Evaluation Council Honor Award from AAHPERD
Mentor Award from the Cleveland State University.
Scott Powers Invited Keynote Speaker: Dill lecture American College of Sports Medicine
Invited Keynote Speaker: Rocky Mountain American College of Sports Medicine
Robert Beland Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the Association for Gerontology for Higher
Next steps- It is our goal to be mole intentional and thoughtful in presenting
our faculty for internal and e\ternal 1aards. \\e will develop processes to
ensure thi, oCCLIIu's.
UF Workplan Goal: Complete the $150 million Faculty Challenge Campaign.
CHHP Status: The goal of the College of Health and Human Performance in the
capital campaign is $4.5 million. The last six months has seen a doubling of the gifts
to the college compared to what was given in the entire last year. To date, $1,739,956
has been secured toward this goal, representing 38.7% of the target goal. The
campaign is in its 19th month of an 84 month campaign or 23%. The University is
tracking at 28.7% of its total goal toward the campaign at this time. So, the College of
Health and Human Performance seems to be on target for accomplishing its
campaign goals and more. Of the total given to the campaign, $375,000 will count
thus far toward the faculty challenge portion of the campaign. Further, the college
administrative team is in the process of shaping our publications and stories to
match the soon to be public campaign messages.
Next steps- CHHP i\\ill continue its heightened development efforts \\e i\\ill
hire an additional staff support in this area. Our goal is to attract over $2 million
in eternal gifts ne\t \ ear
Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates
UF Workplan Goal: Provide Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates with salaries, benefits,
office space, professional development opportunities, and other support services
commensurate with those at top ten public AAU universities.
The college currently employs seven postdoctoral research fellows. All are
employed through the research funding enterprise in the college and are equipped
with office space and benefit from support services. The average salary of the
postdoctoral research fellows in the college is $41,336. This is above the NIH
recommended pay scale of $38,976 for a post doc with one year experience.
UF Workplan Goal: Increase the cultural, ethnic-racial, and socioeconomic diversity of the
CHHP Status: According to the metrics worksheet, 26.7% of the undergraduates
awarded degrees from CHHP were minority students and 19.1% (up from 13.8%
two years ago) of the graduate students awarded degrees from the college were
minority. This is higher than the university average in both categories.
UF Workplan Goal: Provide a wide range of excellent co-curricular/extra-curricular
activities and student services to maximize students' development as outstanding scholars,
leaders, and citizens in the State of Florida, the nation, and the global community.
The college provides a number of extra curricular activities for both undergraduate
and graduate students. College organizations include both honor societies as well as
student organizations that provide leadership opportunities through providing
service to the community and professional affiliation.
College Student Council
Eta Sigma Gamma Honor Society
Leisure Education and Parks Students (LEAPS)
Gator Sport Management Association
Rho Phi Lambda Honor Society
Student Athletic Trainers' Organization (SATO)
Graduate Student Association (GSAC)
In fall 2006, the HHP Ambassador program was established. This program provides
juniors and seniors in the College opportunities to represent fellow students at a
number of college-sponsored events. The Ambassador program allows the college
to "put a student orientation to all we do."
UF Workplan Goal: Continue to improve the academic quality of undergraduate students
and develop strategies to improve the graduation rates incrementally while maintaining
academic integrity of degree programs and providing students the flexibility to find a major
which is a best fit for their interests and talents.
According to the metrics score sheet during the period of 2003-2006, the number of
undergraduate degrees awarded increased in the college by 4.2% while during the
same time period the number of undergraduate degrees awarded by the university
decreased by nearly 3.5%. To improve the quality of undergraduate programs, the
number of students should decrease or the number of faculty must increase.
UF Workplan Goal: Lower class sizes in areas where large class sizes are especially
detrimental to the pedagogical goals of those classes, improve the advisor/student ratio,
provide students with opportunities to develop research and writing skills, and enhance
academic support for students.
The college's undergraduate student to full-time advisor ratio is 581:1. In the Sixth
National Survey of Academic Advising, the mean number of advises assigned to
full-time equivalent advisors in four-year public institutions was 285:1. Although
the National Academic Advising Association (NCADA) does not officially publish
advisor: student ratios, experts in the field suggest an advisor load of 300:1 (Habley,
2004). Using this figure the college needs 2.5 FTE advisors.
After a college review of academic advising led by faculty, the college is
undertaking an advising re-organization. Currently, the advising process is
centralized; beginning late spring, the Office of Student Affairs and Advising will
become a centralized/decentralized function within the college. Academic advisors
and their staff will be physically housed within each department to provide more
interaction with faculty. Although physically decentralized, the Office of Student
Affairs will work closely with all academic advisors to provide continuity of
academic policies and procedures. This reorganization should enhance the advising
experience for all undergraduate students in the college.
UF Workplan Goal: Provide financial aid sufficient to meet the needs of students.
CHHP Status: The College of Health and Human Performance awarded over
$20,000 in financial assistance by way of scholarships for our undergraduate student
majors this year.
Next steps. \\'e \\ill reorganize the Office of Student Affair'- in the college to
pro\-ide enhanced academic support for our undergraduatee. .ci\-ising \\-ill be
decentralized in function \\ ith central overnight \\e will establish learning
communities in the college particularly with the Florida Opportunity students.
\\e \-ill pro ide greater ciuricular o\ ersight to the Travel Abroad Program. \\e
\W ill continue to develop college scholarships for our undergraduates, as the
Graduate and Professional Students
UF Workplan Goal: As appropriate, increase the size and quality of graduate and
professional programs to align with top ten AAU public institutions while addressing state,
regional, and national needs.
UF Workplan Goal: Improve graduate assistant stipends and Alumni Award stipends,
increase dissertation fellowships, and provide competitive benefits for graduate assistants and
CHHP Status: According to the metrics worksheet, the number of graduate degrees
awarded increased nearly 4% in the college over the period of 2003-2005, while the
total number of graduate degrees awarded at the institution increased by only 1.5%
during the same period of time.
Recognizing the importance of doctoral students to the university's and college's
overall missions, the college increased the minimum doctoral stipend to $12,000
beginning in 06-07 AY using internal funds. As another approach to recruit and
retain the best doctoral students to HHP, the college decided to increase the Alumni
Graduate Award stipend beginning fall 2007. This action requires decreasing the
number Alumni Awards, but we believe by increasing the stipend this will make us
more competitive with our peer institutions.
The college is also interested in increasing not only quality of graduate students but
diversity as well. As such, the college will put into place processes to increase our
current participation in the both the McNair and McKnight Programs. The McNair
Scholars Program is a federally funded program which focuses on getting
underrepresented minorities into graduate school through undergraduate research.
The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship program is designed to address the under-
representation of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities
in the state of Florida by increasing the pool of citizens qualified with Ph.D. degrees
to teach at the college and university levels.
Graduate student Erin Wight (doctoral candidate in health education and behavior)
received SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Environmental Health Promotion
Next steps. \\e arie seeking funds to increase our Ph.D. stipends to $lt.000. \\'e
w\-ill continue to provide opportunities for our graduate studentss to engage in
research and present research at national meetings \e wi-ll iewiee- our doctoral
programs using rigorous external reviewers. \\'e will encourage a manLuscript
type dissertation style to facilitate publication of dissertation research.
UF Workplan Goal: Structure a competitive compensation program that rewards staff
Staff in the college have been submitted to university level awards for performance.
One staff member from Health Education and Behavior was awarded the Superior
Accomplishment Award this year.
UF Workplan Goal: Design and deliver various training opportunities for staff to advance
competencies and career development.
A Staff Advisory Council (SAC) was established this year. The SAC was established
to advise the dean on policies and issues related to college staff. Also, a SAC
representative is a member of the College Council, elevating the role of staff in
policy and decision making in the college. The SAC elected representative leaders,
developed an operating code and have organized the first staff retreat. The retreat
will provide development opportunities for staff in the college. In addition, staff in
the college are encouraged to take advantage of university sponsored career
UF Workplan Goal: Identify critical space and facilities needs across the university and
implement a long-range plan to resolve them.
Recently, a request was made by the Dean to change the name of the building
currently housing the college to the College of Health and Human Performance
Building. Previously known as the Florida Gym, the former name does not properly
reflect the current use of the building, nor does it adequately reflect the vast research
endeavors pursued by the scholars in the building. Finally a change of building
name may facilitate fund raising efforts.
Space is a major impediment in the college. Currently all office spaces are full.
Graduate teaching assistants and post docs are being asked to double and triple up
in offices. All laboratory spaces are being used efficiently. Current research growth
has placed significant pressure on the existing building. Departments and centers
are working in crowded conditions and do not have adequate space to accomplish
the mission and goals of the college. As we seek to grow in critical demand areas
and as our research enterprise grows, there will be an even greater need for space in
and around the CHHP building. Success in the research enterprise will present the
need for more laboratory space, more graduate student study areas and more office
Since expansion beyond the current footprint of the college will be difficult, the
college is looking for resourceful means to provide adequate space both in buildings
surrounding the college and by renovating internal space in the college building.
The college is currently using some space in Yon Hall for academic and grant project
purposes. Additionally, the Living Well program occupies some of the Yon Hall
In 2005, the college commissioned a space study plan by the RDG group. Estimates
presented by this plan provide for conversion of the current gym to include over
26,640 sq.ft. redesigned to be laboratories, classrooms and office space for a price of
approximately $8.5 million.
Next steps: \\e seek funds in this budget and in private funds to reconfigure
the gym space to laboiatories, offices and cla s-oomis.
UF Workplan Goal: Improve the health and well-being of children and families through
research, education, and service. Promote interdisciplinary approaches to complex health and
social problems facing children and families.
UF Workplan Goal: Enhance faculty, resources, and interdisciplinary connections
between relevant units to address the social, medical, and legal aspects of aging.
III. College Achievements
Top five achievements
Programs in the college are some of the top ranked programs in the nation in their
areas. For example, the recent Faculty Scholarly Productivity index indicated that
faculty of exercise science in our Department of Applied Physiology and
Kinesiology ranked 5th in the nation compared to faculty in peer
programs/institutions. Of all of the academic programs at the University of Florida
evaluated by this index, this program was ranked 2nd at U.F.
The faculty in Health Education and Behavior have been identified as the 6th ranked
health education doctoral program in the nation when compared to like peers in
research institutions (Chaney, Eddy & O'Rourke, 2004).
The faculty in Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management were recognized in a
published article "Analysis of Leisure Research Journals" (2006) as the number two
program in US-Canada in number of refereed publications as compared to national
2. Increase in Research Productivity of Faculty
Research funding is at an all time high in the college. External funding has increased
from about $1 million in 2000 to over $6 million last year. Faculty in the college are
actively pursuing external funding to support their research and graduate students.
For example, during the recent period of time of January 1, 2007 February 27, 2007,
fifteen proposals were submitted, totaling $4,564,422 of requests.
3. Hiring Research Productive faculty
In the last year, the college has focused on hiring research faculty who have capacity
to add significantly to the research agenda of the college:
Dr. Chris Hass joined the faculty in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology in 2006
from his assistant professor position at Columbia University. Dr. Hass not only fills
a key role in our Biomechanics faculty in APK but was also recruited to work in the
Movement Disorders Center in the UF College of Medicine and the Movement
Disorders Clinic at the VA Medical Center. Dr. Hass' research focuses on the study
of neurological abnormalities that determine aberrant movement in conditions such
as Parkinson's disease and stroke.
Dr. Andy Judge joined the Applied Physiology and Kinesiology faculty in 2006 from
his postdoctoral position at Boston University. Dr. Judge's work is focused on the
mechanisms that determine muscle wasting in various disease and disuse
conditions. He has published his work in world-class, high impact journals and
brings state-of-the-art techniques in molecular biology to APK. Due to the nature
and impact of his work, he was asked to serve on the biology study section with the
National Space and Biomedical Research Institute (NASA's research arm). Since
joining the college in October, he has submitted grants totaling ~$750,000 and has
already been awarded ~$134,000. He fills a vital role in the Muscle Physiology lab
Dr. Arial Rodriquez, a new PhD from Michigan State University, has one refereed
article in press, and another in review. He has also had two papers presented, one at
national conference and another at an international conference.
Dr. Yong-Jae Ko, an assistant professor hired from Washington State University has
submitted four new manuscripts, six abstracts for presentation in 2007 North
American Society for Sport Management Conferences, and three grant proposals
seeking a total of $47,525. A total of $12,525 was funded from two grant proposals.
In the past two years, 6 papers were published and currently 3 papers are in press.
Dr. Gordon Marino, a professor hired through the UF spousal hire system, from St.
Olaf University, started January 2007; over the last two years has published 25
articles (3 since joining UF) in the Wall Street Journal, Chronicle of Higher
Education, and several major newspapers or national magazines, as well as 14 book
reviews (3 since joining UF); most of these related to sport or ethics and sport. He
has also published 4 refereed articles on ethics/philosophy (2 since joining UF); two
ethics books (1 forthcoming since joining UF) as well as 2 grant projects (pre-UF)
$125,000 NEH Collaborative Research Award and $100,000 Mellon Foundation
Grant for support of Hong/Kierkegaard Library. He also has made 1 sport
presentation at a national conference since being at UF.
Dr. Steve Pokorny received his master's and doctoral degrees in Community
Psychology from DePaul University. For the past six years, he served as the senior
project director on a National Cancer Institute funded study examining the effects of
laws and enforcement of tobacco use among youth. Dr. Pokorny has authored or co-
authored 25 refereed articles, two book chapters, and has delivered 35 conference
papers at the international, national, and regional levels. Presently, Dr. Pokorny is
designing similar studies in rural communities.
4. Elevating the status of the research centers in the college
During this year, the Center for Exercise Science, the Florida Center for Health
Promotion and the Center for Tourism Research and Development were each given
special funding to develop guest speaker and seminar series. The list of these
seminar speakers are detailed elsewhere in this document.
The University of Florida's Addictive and Health Behavior Research Institute hosts
an annual symposium. This symposium provides a forum for the interdisciplinary
exchange of both theoretical and applied knowledge in health intervention and
prevention science research.
The Florida Center for Health Promotion Lecture Series was established in Fall of
2006 as a forum to disseminate the most recent advances in health education and
CHHP in conjunction with the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
and the Center for Exercise Science sponsored a conference titled Advances in
Skeletal Muscle Biology in Health and Disease on January 25-26, 2007. The
meeting brought together a group of internationally recognized scientists to discuss
a variety of important health-related topics focused on skeletal muscle biology.
Specifically, a total of 27 scientists representing 11 universities from across North
America and Europe met and discussed the latest research findings on skeletal
muscle function in both health and disease states. Each presentation had 55 60
attendees (faculty, postdoc fellows, and doctoral students) across campus.
On January 24, CHHP sponsored a two-hour grant writing workshop titled: Writing
Successful Research Grants. Three distinguished speakers with over 60 years of
funding experience shared their grant writing perspectives. Dr. Thomas Clanton,
Ohio State University, spoke about Writing your First Research Grant; Dr. Malcolm
Jackson, University of Liverpool, discussed Key Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a
Grant; and Dr. Michael Reid, University of Kentucky, spoke on Interpreting your
Reviews and Responding to Reviewers. Seventy-five faculty, postdoc fellows, and
doctoral students attended the enlightening sessions in the Reitz Union.
5. Shifting directions in the college
Certainly one of the new achievements of the college is the stability of the new
leadership in the college and the change of direction in the college emphasis. A new
dean brings stability and permanence to a decision that had been lingering in the
college for several years. With the new dean, came a change of leadership in the
dean's office. Dr. James Cauraugh has been appointed Associate Dean for Research.
Dr. Barbara Rienzo has been appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. And Dr.
Kelli Brown was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. These new
appointments represent a shift in the philosophic direction of the college to place
greater emphasis on research and graduate education and to provide a more
transparent and inclusive governance for the college. National searches for
department chairs are ongoing. The faculty are engaging in a discussion about high
impact scholarship and an emerging conversation about faculty evaluation and
merit is occurring. In addition, over the next 12 months the administrative
committee will do an analysis of the Sport and Fitness program to determine if the
use of these resources are achieving the maximum use toward the new profile for
graduate studies and research in the college.
College strategies for future achievements
Focusing new hires on research All new hires must be prepared to contribute
significantly to the research enterprise in the college. We will hire the best scholars
we can find, provide them with adequate research start up, mentor them well and
provide them with research assistance. We will employ the strategy that has been
used successfully by other institutions: Raid, Recruit, Reward & Retain high impact
Develop measures for faculty evaluation In the coming year, the faculty will be
engaged in a conversation about high impact/quality scholarship. In addition there
will be conversation about measuring and assessing faculty performance and
creation of a tool/instrument to do so. In that regard, the Department of Applied
Physiology and Kinesiology has been tracking the average impact factors of journals
in which the faculty published for the last two years. This average has increased
from 1.1 to 2.3 over this time period. This year, graduate students will also report
impact factors for journals in which publish.
Interdisciplinary collaboration Leading scholars have concluded that the
significant health and human sciences related problems impacting our society will
be solved by a multidisciplinary approach to research and problem solving.
Certainly funding agencies value this interdisciplinary approach. The college will
continue to reach out and partner with other colleges and centers to build excellence
in research collaboration.
Focus on research and graduate education The college will focus the next few
years on enhancing and improving our research enterprise and graduate education.
We will enhance our research capacity by providing research services to our
research faculty and by providing research assistance and incentives. We will
enhance graduate education by evaluating our graduate programs and increasing
the quality and number of graduate students with a competitive stipend and
benefits package. In addition we will seek to increase the College's research capacity
through support of the Centers and Institute.
Communicate the research and teaching successes of the College of Health and
Human Performance While it is clear that there is excellent research and
scholarship occurring in the college it is also clear that we have not done an
adequate job of communicating this to the lay public. The work of our researchers is
funded by NIH, CDC, NSBRI and appears in some high impact publications in their
disciplines. We intend to do a better job of translating and communicating these
results to the lay public and to the university community. We must do a better job of
providing university publications and the lay press with CHHP messages.
Enhancement of college endowment- The endowment of the college is woefully
inadequate. The college needs endowed chairs and professorships to entice the best
research scholars to the university and enhance the research agenda. The campaign
represents a golden opportunity for the college to increase these endowments and to
do a better job of connecting with our alumni, friends and constituencies.
Athletic Training Athletic training is the primary program in the college with
accreditation procedures. All aspects of the program were evaluated during 2005-
2006, and full accreditation of this program has been granted.
Recreation & Parks Programs in the Department of Tourism Recreation and Sport
Management were conditionally reaccredited for five years by National Recreation
and Park Association. Conditions to the re-accreditation of the program relate to
large class sizes and more effective distribution of standards across more courses.
Five statements regarding strengths of the program were also mentioned in the
IV. Program Challenges
Top five impediments
1. Lack of adequate funding for the college
The primary impediment the college faces is inadequate funding. The college has
some of the highest student faculty ratios on campus. In addition the college has
larger class sizes compared to other UF colleges and peer programs. The faculty in
the college are working hard to seek external funding and raise the impact of their
work. Yet, the college has had the lowest increase in its budget of any of the colleges
2. Faculty salaries
Faculty salaries are another major impediment in the college and it is linked to
impediment #1. Salaries of faculty in CHHP are some of the lowest at the university.
As detailed earlier in this document, only 7 of 39 tenure/tenure track faculty have
salaries at or above the university average. To retain and a recruit the best in the
nation, we must elevate the salaries of our faculty.
3. Space Lack of space for labs and offices
We are out of space. Our labs are crowded. Our departmental offices are cramped
and people are sharing office space. We have space (a large gym) that we need to
convert for office and laboratory use. This gym is rarely used as a gym and gets
more irregular use as a large meeting hall for university events. There are options
here. We can convert the entire gym floor into classrooms, labs and offices or we can
convert a portion of the gym, thereby still leaving a large meeting space. See plans
4. Inadequate research support/incentives
We have done an inadequate job of providing start up and research support for our
professors. We are currently examining this issue and redesigning our research
office support staff and research investment program. In addition, many of our
competitor programs have research incentive programs which add additional pay to
successfully funded researchers. We are disadvantaged by not having a similar
program for our researchers.
5. Need to strengthen the graduate programs
We need to strengthen our graduate programs with a goal of placing our graduates
in top research institutions. Our graduate programs have not been reviewed in over
ten years. Our stipends for graduate students have been some of the lowest in the
country compared to peer programs.
Program's strategies for dealing with top five impediments
Strategies have been put into action to impact several of these impediments
including a proactive retention program that allowed the college to reward
excellence in high impact scholarship this past year. We will continue this program
to increase the salary inequity for highly productive scholars in the college.
This year will bring special focus and attention to the research enterprise in the
college. Our graduate dean for research and our council of principal investigators
will examine the needs of the research office to determine if adequate support is
given for the expanding research enterprise in the college. He will examine the pre-
proposal, proposal and post proposal processes in the college to ensure that we are
sufficiently supporting our researchers. In addition, he will conduct a critical
examination of our research incentive programs to make sure that we are
sufficiently and properly promoting and enhancing new proposals with start up
funds, bridge funds, research assistance and opportunity funds.
The college has reviewed space needs and it is evident to maintain the forward
trajectory in increasing external grant funding within the college, more space will be
needed to house faculty, graduate students, post docs, laboratories and research
Enhancing graduate education has been a top priority with in the college this past
year with the college increasing all doctoral students' stipends to a minimum of
$12,000. We would like to increase stipends to $16,000 which would make HHP
competitive within the graduate student stipends at peer institutions. In addition,
we will be conducting an external review of our doctoral programs this year. We
are encouraging dissertation committees to use the manuscript style dissertation to
facilitate publications from dissertation research.
V. Assessment and Improvement Actions
Over the next year, the College Administrative Committee will develop metrics to
assess the college, departments and programs. These metrics will be used to assess
program performance and recommend actions for improvement and funding. In
addition, the committee in conjunction with the Faculty Advisory Council will
develop a metrics driven faculty performance system that will guide decisions about
merit distribution and proactive retention.
VI. Academic culture
Mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students
For both undergraduate and graduate students, HHP provides formal and informal
mentoring and networking opportunities for students. The College Student Council
and the Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) are student led organizations
that provide leadership and networking opportunities within their departments,
college and university. The college has participated in the University Scholars
Program (USP) and encourages UG research endeavors. The GSAC this past year
has developed a mentoring initiative as well as a Professional Development Series.
The mentoring initiative responds to the professional development needs of
incoming and current graduate students. The monthly Professional Development
Series provides both skills based information (e.g., writing a CV, interviewing skills)
as well as addressing academic and intellectual issues (e.g., impact factors, high
scholarship). This year the college implemented a Graduate Assistant Annual
Report. The report allowed GAs to share the past year's accomplishments including
publications, presentations, and awards. This coming academic year the college and
the GSCA will sponsor a college-wide graduate student orientation that will focus
on the college's expectations of graduate students and what they can expect from the
Intellectual life of the program department
Faculty in the college have been engaged by a variety of speakers and guest lectures
this year. Funds were set aside to assist the centers and departments in bringing
national and international researchers to interact with the faculty and students. In
addition, the college has had several visiting scholars. Finally, we have offered
several special topic symposia or workshops in the college.
1. Seminar Speakers:
Darrel Neufer, Ph.D. East Carolina University. "Linking Mitochondrial Bioenergetics to the Etiology
of Metabolic Disease"
Malcolm Jackson, Ph.D. University of Liverpool. "A Transgenic Approach to the Study of Reactive
Oxygen and Nitrogen Species in Skeletal Muscle Aging"
Thomas Clanton, Ph.D. Ohio State University. "Measuring Calcium Transients in Intact Skeletal
Gerald Supinski, M.D. University of Kentucky. "Caspase Activation as a Mechanism of Multisystem
Organ Failure in Sepsis"
Michael Reid, Ph.D. University of Kentucky. "Chemotherapeutic Agents and Muscle Dysfunction"
Leigh Ann Callahan, M.D. University of Kentucky. "NADPH Oxidase in Striated Muscle"
Jennifer Moylan, Ph.D. University of Kentucky. "The Forkhead-box Transcription Factor Foxo4 is
Important for TNF-induced Atrogin-1 Expression"
Ghislaine Gayan-Ramirez, Ph.D. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. "Mechanical Ventilation and
Russ Hemple, Ph.D. University of Calgary. "Improving the Trajectory of Muscle Aging: Insights from
Dr. Daniel Corcos, University of Illinois, "Deep brain stimulation and bradykinesia in Parkinson's
Dr. Jay Alberts, Biomedical Engineer, Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute,
"Restoring upper extremity function in patients with stroke and Parkinson's disease"
Dr. Ken Holt, Seminar Series presentation, Boston University, Nonlinear Dynamics and Gaint
Dr. Trevor Sofield, School of Leisure and Tourism Management, University of Queensland "Tourism
Partnerships and the Future"
Mr. Louis Fisher, President of America's Best Value Inns. "What it takes to be Successful in the
Joseph A. McInerney, CHA, is president and chief executive officer of the American Hotel & Lodging
Association (AH&LA). "Future of the Hospitality Industry Globally"
Bruce Beynnon, Ph.D., University of Vermont, "Rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction"
Wilmer Nichols, Ph.D., University of Florida, "Comparative physiology of arterial wave reflections"
E. Dupont-Versteegden, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, "Disuse and aging: double trouble for
Marybeth Brown, Ph.D., University of Missouri, "Should androgens be considered a rehabilitation
Susan Kandarian, Ph.D., Boston University, "Progress in Understanding the Control of Muscle
Karl Newell, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, "Motor Actions and Variability: Unique
Dr. Kenneth Beck, Professor of Public and Community Health at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Bruce Simons-Morton, Chief of the Prevention Research Branch at the National Institute of Child
Health and Human Development.
Dr. R. Scott Olds, Professor of Health Informatics at Kent State University.
Dr. Laura Kann, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and
Dr. Charles Warren, Division of Adolescent and School Health, Centers for Disease Control and
2. Workshops sponsored:
1. Grant Writing Workshop: January 24, 2007,
o Michael Reid University of Kentucky
o Thomas Clanton Ohio State University
o Malcolm Jackson- Liverpool University
2. Muscle Biology Conference: January 25-26, 2007, Advances in Skeletal Muscle Biology in Health
and Disease Scientific Conference
3. Visiting Scholars:
1. Dr. Sandra Jones, Leeds University
2. Wayne Willis, Ph.D. Arizona State University
3. Brad Hatfield, Ph.D. University of Maryland
4. Dr. Jane Garland, University of Western Ontario
Partnerships across the UF
Faculty members in the college are involved in a variety of projects across UF. A
recent review of collaborative projects found that faculty in CHHP were involved
with UF faculty in the following departments or centers: VA Hospital;
Pharmacology; Physical Therapy; College of Dentistry; College of Journalism and
Communication; Physiology and Functional; Genomics; Biochemistry; Animal
Science; Veterinary Medicine (Physiological Sciences); Biological Engineering;
Mechanical Engineering; Communications Sciences and Disorders; Psychology;
Sociology; Nutrition and Food Science; UF Institute on Aging; McKnight Brain
Institute; Medicine (Anesthesiology, Pulmonary, Cardiovascular, Renal Transplant);
Neuroscience; Orthopedics; Nursing; Pharmacy; Brooks Center for Rehabilitation
Studies; Brain Rehabilitation Research Center VA Hospital; Movement Disorders
Center (Medicine); Movement Disorders Clinic (VA Hospital); Florida Sea Grant;
Law School; College of Design, Construction and Planning; and Oak Hammock
Professional service to discipline
Faculty in CHHP are involved in their major professional organizations. We have
faculty who are serving in the presidential leadership cycle of their organization. We
have faculty who are on editorial boards of journals. And virtually all of our faculty
are involved in presenting their research at national meetings of their professional
VII. Budget Request
Initiative Program (recurring)
Special Circumstances (non recurring)
Startup Investments (grants or loans)
Budget item requests
Faculty related requests:
New Faculty $ 593,050
As mentioned earlier in this document, the college would need 23 new hires just to
reach parity with the university average ratio of undergraduate majors/ faculty. We
recognize this cannot all be done in one year, but we seek to make progress in this
area. Therefore, we ask for 6 new positions for next year. These positions will be
research intensive faculty Two full professors and four assistant professors at
average university salaries: (61,600 X 4) + (101,400 X 2) + fringe:
We are proposing to use these hires in a cluster format to create research areas of
excellence in 1.) health disparities research, and 2.) obesity-metabolic syndrome
We would dedicate three faculty lines to the establishment of a new research area
and Center for the Study of Health & Social Disparities in the College of Health and
Human Performance. Demographic changes anticipated over the next few years
emphasize the importance of addressing disparities in health status. The future
health of America as a whole will be enhanced substantially by success in improving
the health of these groups. Eliminating health disparities will require new
knowledge about the determinants of disease, causes of health disparities, and
effective interventions for prevention and treatment.
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Three of these faculty lines would be committed to furthering the research in the
college on the behavioral and physiological aspects of obesity-metabolic syndrome
prevention/intervention. The prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased
sharply for both adults and children. Data from two NHANES surveys show the
prevalence of obesity increased from 15.0% in 1980 to 32.9% in 2004 among adults
aged 20-74. Current data indicate the problem is worsening rather than getting
better. A study of national costs found that expense for both overweight and
obesity, medical expenses accounted for 9.1 percent of total U.S. medical
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Proactive retention $ 89,550
As noted earlier in this document, the salaries in the college are vastly below the
university averages. We would like to continue the proactive retention process to
reward the most productive scholars in the college. We would like to provide
$75,000 plus fringe in salary increases under this proactive retention process.
Startup for new hires $ 600,000
We are in the process of hiring three new research professors. One in exercise
physiology, one in biomechanics/motor control, and one in sport management. We
will need to provide start up packages and modify current laboratory spaces for
each of these individuals.
Review of PhD Programs $ 29,000
The college's doctoral program is more than 10 years old and has not had a formal
program review during this time. This review will include a self-study that will
allow the programs to examine their strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and
determine how they can improve the program to become ranked within the top
doctoral programs in the country within their disciplines. This review will include
an external review and site visit from professionals at peer institutions. We seek
funds to conduct this external review.
Graduate student stipend increase $ 250,000
To be competitive with peer programs for the best graduate students, we need to
elevate doctoral level graduate assistantships to $16,000. Last year we raised new
doctoral students to $12,000, however many continuing students remain far below
that number. A survey of our peer programs indicates that an average of $16,000
would place us in a more competitive range to acquire the best doctoral students.
Plan obesity/metabolic syndrome collaborative $ 60,000
We believe that there is great interest now on campus in assembling a research
collaborative to study and compete for national funding in obesity-metabolic
syndrome prevention/intervention. We seek funding to elevate the status and
conversation of this interest on campus by conducting a special speakers forum and
to provide a mini-grant startup program around this issue.
Requests related to buildings & equipment:
Facility conversion $8,500,000
As noted earlier in this document there is a dire need for renovating our facilities to
provide for laboratories and classroom space. This request is based upon 2005
estimate by the RDG group to convert part of the existing gym floor into space for
classrooms and offices, thereby freeing up other space in the building for
laboratories. This is a non recurring expense. See attached drawings in Appendix.
Generator $ 96,000
We have 8 freezers (-80 degrees) in labs that contain tissue samples from
experiments conducted over the last several years. It is estimated that those tissues
cost $1-2 million in research to produce. Thus, it would be virtually impossible to
replace these tissues in the event of a power failure. The recent hurricane threats
have made this much more of a possibility. This backup generator would negate
Circuitry upgrade $ 35,000
The request for circuitry is to 1) upgrade existing circuits (some outlets are on the
same circuit and circuit failure has resulted in multiple freezers being affected) and
2) to increase capacity for the generator requested above.
Equipment $ 28,715
The Anatomy and Physiology labs provide instruction for an estimated 2600
students per year in lab classes. The existing equipment was purchased in -1995
and some of the items need replacing or repair. Student lab fee funds cannot be
used for such expenses (pH meter, micro spirometer, metabolic cart upgrade, cycle
We would like to place our faculty on a three year rotation for new computer
workstations. The purchase of 17 new workstations this year, would allow us to
begin the process of this technology rotation.
State Dollar Expenditures Per SCH
Business DCP Education Engineering
Fine Arts HHP Journalism & Com Law CLAS Nursing Fharmacy P-HP
During the period of 2003-2005, state expenditures for student credit hours generated in HHP dropped from $106 in
2003-2005 to $103 in 2005-2006. During the same period of time the university average in state expenditures for student
credit hours generated increased from $296 to $327. If HHP was funded at the average amount for the university the
college budget would be triple what it is today.
Percent State Dollar Increase 2003-2005
15 15 14
15% 13 13 1 3
Business DCP Education Engineering Fine Arts
HHP Journalism & Law CLAS Nursing Pharmacy PHHP UNVERISTY
During the period of 2003-2005 the average percent increase in college budgets was 14%. During this time period the
increase in the budget of the College of Health and Human Performance as 5% which represents the lowest increase
among colleges. The budget of the College of Health and Human Performance increased by only $405,434, the lowest
among UF colleges.
Change in SCH Production 2003-2005
UNIVERSITY AVERAGE 50/%
Fine Arts *1%
-20% -10% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
During the period of 2003-2005 the average percent change in SCH generation by college was 5%. During this time
period the percent increase in the SCH production of the College of Health and Human Performance as 8%.
SCH Production 2003-2006 by College
* SCH 03-04
* SCH 04-05
E SCH 05-06
The CHHP is the fourth largest among 12 colleges in student credit hour production. In addition, the SCH production
increased by CHHP while several other colleges did not report such increase.
CHHP External Research Funding 1996-2006
$1,000,000.00 $2,000,000.00 $3,000,000.00 $4,000,000.00 $5,000,000.00 $6,000,000.00
The CHHP has seen a steady increase in the total new external research funding that has come to the college. In the first
six weeks of this year, the CHHP faculty have submitted over $4.1 million in proposed projects to external funding
UG Majors Increase CHHP 2001-2007
Fall 01 Fall 02 Fall 03 Fall 04 Fall 05 Fall 06 Spring 07
The number of UG majors continues to increase in the college. (An 18% growth over 6 years). The study areas in the
college are in high demand. And we have been unable to implement any enrollment limiting devices. We cannot
continue to grow at this pace. We must be allowed to cap growth, or we must be given additional instructional
2005-06 Annual and Private Endowment Funding
Fa,:ult:, & Staff
2005-06 Research Grants and Contracts
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Publications of Faculty and Students working together the
College of Health and Human Performance
Applied Physiology and Kinesiology:
1. *Bolgar, M., Giacobbi, P., & Janelle, C.M. (in press). Trait anger, appraisal, and coping
differences among adolescent tennis players. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.
2. Braith RW, Schofield RS, *Casey DP, Nichols WW, Hill JA, *Pierce GL. Exercise
attenuates progressive decline in brachial artery flow-mediated dilation in heart
transplant recipients. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2007 (in press).
3. Braith RW, *Conner JA, Fulton MN, Lisor CF, *Casey DP, *Howe KS, Baz MA.
Comparison of alendronate versus alendronate + mechanical loading as prophylaxis for
osteoporosis in lung transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant 2007;26:132-137
4. Braith RW, *Magyari PM, Fulton MN, Lisor CF, Vogel SE, Hill JA, Aranda JM. Nasal
calcitonin does not prevent vertebral osteoporosis in heart transplant recipients.
Transplantation 2006 (81:)1191-1195.
5. *Casey DP, *Pierce GL, *Howe KS, *Mering MC, Braith RW. Effect of resistance training
on arterial wave reflection and brachial artery reactivity in normotensive postmenopausal
women. Eur J Appl Physiol 2007 (in press).
6. *Casey DP, *Beck DT, Braith RW. Resistance training does not alter arterial stiffness,
aortic wave reflection, and peripheral vascular function in young men and women. Med
Sci Sport Exerc 2007 (in press).
7. Chow, J.W., *Park, S., *Wght, J.T., & Tillman, M.D. (2006). Reliability of a technique for
determining sagittal knee geometry from lateral knee radiographs. The Knee, 13, 318-
8. *Coombes, S. A., Cauraugh, J. M., & Janelle, C. M. (in press). Dissociating motivational
direction and affective valence: Discrete emotions alter central motor processes.
9. *Coombes, S. A., Cauraugh, J. M., & Janelle, C. M. (in press). Emotion and initiating
cue alter central and peripheral motor processes. Emotion.
10. *Coombes, S.A., Cauraugh, J.H., & Janelle, C.M. (2006). Emotion and movement:
Activation of defensive circuitry alters the magnitude and of a sustained muscle
contraction. Neuroscience Letters, 396, 192-196.
11. *Duley, A.R., *Coombes, S.A., Hillman, C.H., & Janelle, C.M. (in press). Sensorimotor
gating and anxiety: Prepulse inhibition following acute exercise. International Journal of
12. Edmonds, W.A., *Mann, D.T.Y., Tennenbaum, G., & Janelle, C.M. (2006). Analysis of
affect related performance zones: An idiographic approach using psychophysiological
and introspective data. The Sport Psychologist, 20, 40-57.
13. *Ellis Gardner, R., & Hausenblas, H. A. (in press). Exercise and diet determinants of
overweight women participating in an exercise and diet program: A prospective
examination of the theory of planned behavior. Women & Health.
14. *Focht B. C., & Hausenblas, H. A. (in press). Influence of differing environments and
intensities of acute exercise on feeling states in women with heightened social physical
activity. Journal of Applied Behavioral Research. [January, 2006]
15. *Germain, J. L., & Hausenblas, H. A. (2006). Relationship between perceived fitness and
exercise: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 18, 283 296.
16. Giacobbi, P.R., Jr., *Tuccitto, D., & Frye, N. (2007). Exercise, affect and university
students' appraisals of academic events prior to the final examination period.
Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 8(2), 261-274.
17. Haller MJ, *Pierce GL, Braith RW, Silverstein JH. Serum superoxide dismutase and
nitric oxide do not correlate with arterial stiffness in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 2006;19(3):267-269.
18. Hausenblas, H. A., Gauvin, L., *Downs, D. S., & *Duley, A. (in press). Effects of
abstinence from habitual involvement in regular exercise on feeling states: An ecological
momentary assessment study. British Journal of Health Psychology. (Accepted January
19. *Hausenblas, H. A., & *Fallon, E. A. (2006). Exercise and body image: A meta-analysis.
Psychology and Health, 21, 33-47.
20. Kiefer E, *Wikstrom E, McDonald J. Ankle dislocation without fracture: an on-field
perspective. Clin J Sport Med 2006; 16(3): 269-270.
21. Kim, J., *Otzell, D., Kim, W., & Janelle, C.M. (in press). Near infrared light and
expectancy effects on maximal isokinetic strength performance: A randomized, double-
blind, placebo-controlled study. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
22. *Long JH, *Lira VA, *Soltow QA, *Betters JL, *Sellman JE, Criswell DS. Arginine
supplementation induces myoblast fusion via augmentation of nitric oxide production. J
Muscle Res Cell Motil. 27(8):577-84, 2006.
23. *Mann, D., Ward, P., Williams, A.M., & Janelle, C.M. (in press). Perceptual-cognitive
expertise in sport: A meta-analysis. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
24. *Morgan-Lynn, T. & Giacobbi, P.R., Jr. (2006). Toward two grounded theories of the
talent development and social support process of highly successful collegiate athletes.
The Sport Psychologist, 20, 295-313.
25. *Murray, N. P., & Janelle, C.M. (in press). Event-related potential evidence for the
processing efficiency theory. Journal of Sports Sciences.
26. Naugle K*, Stopka C, Brennan J. 2006 Medical Conditions to Know About When
Working with Athletes with Cerebral Palsy: Athletic Therapy Today 11(5). 44-45.
27. Naugle K*, Stopka C, Brennan J.2006 Medical Conditions in Athletes with Spina Cord
Injuries: Athletic Therapy Today 11(3). 37-39.
28. Naugle K*, Stopka C, Brennan J. 2006 Medical Conditions of Athletes with Amputations:
Athletic Therapy Today 11(4). 39-41.
29. Naugle K*, Stopka C, Brennan J. Common Medical Conditions in Athletes with Spina
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30. Nichols WW, *Pierce GL, Braith RW. Does hormone replacement therapy alter arterial
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* Li, Y., Chen, W., Sheu, J., Dodd, V., & Yang, M. An assessment of certified health
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* Crollick, J.L., Mancil, G.R., Stopka, C. (2006). "Physical Activity for Children with
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Cord Injuries," Athletic Therapy Today, Volume 11, #3, May, pp. 37-39.
* Naugle, K., Stopka, C., Brennan, J. (2006). "Medical Conditions of Athletes with
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* Brown, Charis; Stopka, C. Adapted PE web-page authors for PELINKS4U; "Games for the
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for Autism (Michelle Davis); Physical Activity for Spina Bifida (Jennifer Gardner &
Christine Stopka); Athletes with Disabilities-Amputations (Josh West); Adapted Aquatics for
the very young, beginning swimmer (Kathleen Stopka); Adapted Aquatics for Children with
Mental Disabilities (Whitney Stem); Aquacise Activities and Lessons (Lindsey Hartman);
and Aquatics Activities for Cancer Survivors-Mastectomies (Caitlyn Aydt); Volume 8 # 6;
* Stopka, C. (Editor); Adapted PE web-page for PELINKS4U; Cerebral Palsy (by Claudia
Mena); Cystic Fibrosis (by Brooke Holman); Scoliosis (by Brittany Ware); Juvenile
Rheumatoid Arthritis (by Ryan Cochran); Seizures (by Renee Gallo); Spina Bifida (by
Lesley Brinton); Spinal Cord Injury (by Elizabeth Giroud); and Osteoporosis (by Heather
Simpson), Volume 8, #10, pp 1-5, December, 2006.
* Martinez, C; Stopka, C; Martinez, O. Low-Intensity Exercise Therapy for Women with
Peripheral Arterial Disease....Is it Beneficial, and Can it be Performed in Community
Based Clinics and Fitness Centers? NCPERID Annual Conference, Research Poster
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* Barak, S; Stopka, C; Todorovich, J; Siders, R. "The Effects of a Six Week, Low-
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and community based conservation in the village of Bigodi, Uganda. Society and Natural
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Eating Attitudes Test. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 11(1),
Thapa, B., Graefe, A., & Meyer, L.* (2006). Specialization and marine based environmental behaviors
among SCUBA divers. Journal ofLeisure Research, 38(4), 601-615.
2007-08 Program Review
College/Unit: College of Health and Human Performance
Justification Description of Project Amount Space
(Page location Availability
of narrative) (yes/no)
28 Start-up for 3 new Professors 600,000 yes
28 Review of PhD Programs 29,000 yes
28 Obesity/Metabolic Syn. Collaboration 60,000 yes
28 Facility Conversion 8,500,000 yes
29 Generator 96,000 yes
29 Circuitry Upgrade 35,000 yes
29 Equipment 28,715 yes
29 Technology Upgrade 25,500 yes
Funding Area Salary Plan Months Salary Resources Office/Lab
Justification (If interdisplinary, (Faculty, TEAMS, G Title Appointed FTE (Includes (office/lab Space
(Page location note RAOPS) (9,12) fringe renovation and/or Availability
of narrative) College/Department benefits) equipment) (yes/no)
2007-08 Program Review
College/Unit: College of Health and Human Performance
Justification Description of Request Amount
Funding Area Salary Plan Months Salary Resources Support Office/Lab
Justification (If interdisciplinary, (Faculty, TEAMS, G Title Appointed FTE (Includes (office/lab (office Space
(Page location note RAOPS) (9,12) fringe renovation and/or support, Availability
of narrative) College/Department benefits) equipment) travel) (yes/no)
27 APK Faculty Professor 9 1.00 $ 130,523 $ 6,000 $ 5,000 yes
27 HEB Faculty Professor 9 1.00 $ 130,523 $ 6,000 $ 5,000 yes
27 HEB Faculty Asst. Professor 9 1.00 $ 83,001 $ 3,000 $ 5,000 yes
27 TRSM Faculty Asst. Professor 9 1.00 $ 83,001 $ 3,000 $ 5,000 yes
27 HEB Faculty Asst. Professor 9 1.00 $ 83,001 $ 3,000 $ 5,000 yes
27 APK Faculty Asst. Professor 9 1.00 $ 83,001 $ 3,000 $ 5,000 yes
SUBTOTAL $ 593,050 $ 24,000 $ 30,000
27 College Faculty Proactive Retention 9 1.00 $ 89,550 $ $ yes
28 College GRA Stipend increase 9 0.50 $ 250,000 $ $ yes
S_____TOTAL _$ 932,600 $ 24,000 30,000