Kinesiology Review is a quarterly journal that focuses on scholarly reviews, theoretical papers, critical analyses, position papers, and other conceptual articles from all subdisciplines of kinesiology.
Kinesiology Review (KR) provides a forum for discussion and analysis of kinesiology research and its applications. Although many journals publish reviews on select topics, KR stands alone in its focus on scholarly reviews from all subdisciplines of kinesiology. This rigorously peer-reviewed journal will serve the interests of those in all areas of study related to kinesiology— sport and exercise psychology, motor behavior, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, sport history, sport philosophy, sport sociology, physical education pedagogy, and sport management.
The insightful review articles in KR address important issues and emerging research in all areas of kinesiology. KR also publishes theoretical papers, critical analyses of significant issues and scientific methods, and position papers pertinent to kinesiology. One issue each year will contain the annual papers of the National Academy of Kinesiology, which provides commentaries on timely issues in the field, and another issue will feature the annual workshop papers of the American Kinesiology Association.
Articles featured in KR have touched on recovering from spinal cord injuries, the role of physical in successful aging, diversity in kinesiology, and the history of organized youth sport in the United States. Future articles will continue to explore new research in kinesiology and other topics of importance to the field. KR’s broad coverage makes it a perfect source of information for faculty, researchers, and professionals who want to stay up to date on emerging research across the disciplines, as well as students who are starting their exploration of this fascinating field of study.
For individual subscribers, KR is available in online only or print plus online subscription formats. Both versions allow subscribers full access to the journal’s authoritative content and online access to digital archives of back issues. Those who wish to stay updated on recent content may visit the KR website to sign up for the free table of contents notification, which details the articles and authors for each new issue.
Institutional subscriptions are offered in the same formats mentioned previously as well as print-only. Institutional subscriptions must be placed by phone.
Maureen R. Weiss, PhD, is a professor in the School of Kinesiology and adjunct professor in the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. Her research is focused on the psychological, social, and physical development of children and adolescents through participation in sport and physical activity, with interests in self-perceptions, motivation, moral development, and social relationships. Previously she was a faculty member at the University of Virginia (1997-2007), where she held an endowed professorship, and at the University of Oregon (1981-1997), where research and its applications were implemented through her role as director of the children’s summer sports program, a developmental skills program serving youth 5 to 13 years of age. Weiss received bachelor of arts degrees in kinesiology and psychology and a master of arts degree in kinesiology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She obtained her PhD. in kinesiology from Michigan State University, where she also served as a research assistant and clinician with the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports.
Weiss is especially proud of the students she has mentored: 25 doctoral students, who hold faculty positions in higher education or serve as research scientists, and 35 master’s thesis and more than 60 other master’s students, who contribute to the field as coaches, teachers, and health and fitness professionals. She believes that writing is one of the most important life skills to be mastered. She enjoys teaching a writing-intensive undergraduate course in history and philosophy of sport and physical activity to more than 150 students yearly.
She is an active fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology (360) and served as president in 2010-2011.As past president, she organized the themed conference Physical Activity Across the Life Span and served as Eeitor of the academy papers that accompanied presentations from the meeting. Weiss was also president of four other professional organizations: North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (2005-2006); Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (2002-2003); Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (1996-1997); and Sport Psychology Academy of AAHPERD (1988-1991). She also was chair and a member of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Science Board (2005-2008).
Jane E. Clark, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology and the neuroscience and cognitive sciences program at the University of Maryland at College Park. Dr. Clark earned her bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from SUNY–Brockport, her master’s degree in physical education from the University of Washington, and her PhD in motor development from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has coedited 7 texts in motor development and authored or coauthored 25 book chapters and 68 refereed journal publications. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Journal of Motor Behavior, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Neurophysiology, Infant Behavior & Development, Journal of Gerontology, Motor Control, Neuroscience Letters, Human Movement Science, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, Research in Developmental Disabilities, and Quest. She has also presented more than 300 scientific papers at national and international conferences and universities.
Dr. Clark is an active member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). She has been secretary and president of the Research Consortium of AAHPERD and chair of the Motor Development Academy of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). She has been honored by the Eastern District as their Outstanding Teacher in the College Division (1988) and as their Scholar Lecturer (1995) and by the Research Consortium as the McCloy Lecturer (1995). In 2001, Dr. Clark chaired the NASPE Task Force on Guidelines for Infant and Preschool Physical Activity (Active Start). In 2007, she was honored as the Alliance Scholar of AAHPERD.
A past president of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Dr. Clark has been an active member of several other professional organizations dedicated to the study of motor development, including the International Society for Research into Developmental Coordination Disorder and the International Society on Infant Studies.
In 1993, Dr. Clark was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (recently renamed the National Academy of Kinesiology), a society limited to 150 active scholars in the field of kinesiology. In 2006, she was elected president of the academy. Her research focuses on the developing relationship between perception and action in infants and young children. She also studies children with motor coordination problems. The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health have funded her research for the last decade.
She has been honored with the Alumni Achievement Award by the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin and with the Hall of Heritage Award from the Brockport Alumni Association.