Illinois State University

August 17, 2013 Sport Studies News from Canada, CA, IL, & MO

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on August 18, 2013

  1. Dr. Conrad L. Woolsey Named Director of Nutrition and Human Performance at Logan University’s College of Health Sciences “Logan University has announced the appointment of Conrad L. Woolsey, PhD, as director of its Master of Science degree program in Nutrition and Human Performance in the College of Health Sciences. He will report to Sherri A. Cole, PhD, dean of Logan’s College of Health Sciences.

    Dr. Woolsey is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Certified Consultant—Association of Applied Sports Psychology (CC-AASP). He most recently worked at the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala., where he was an assistant professor and chair of the sports studies/coaching department. He has also taught at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., and the University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC). “

  2. UNBC should consider kinesiology Prince George Citizen. “For university-level athletes, a popular area of study is kinesiology and UNBC … For those not in the know, kinesiology is the study of anatomy, physiology and …”
  3. Santa Rosa high school concussion testing program on hold Santa Rosa Press Democrat. “The delay occurred when it was determined that Sonoma State University’s kinesiology department would not supply needed athletic trainer candidates for the …”
  4. Sports Psychology Night Bay Today. “… Cassidy Preston, is providing an opportunity for local parents and coaches of youth athletes to come learn about sport psychology and how it applies to them …”
  5. Illinois State’s sport management program shines Illinois State University Stories. “A job in sports can be a great gig—if you can find one. Illinois State’s sport management program has a great track record of training students to do just that.”

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Assistant/Associate Professor
Assistant/Associate Professor, Sport Management
(For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100
School of Kinesiology and Recreation – 05120000
The School of Kinesiology and Recreation invites applications for the position of a tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor in Sport Management, beginning in August 2014.RESPONSIBILITIES:
1) TEACHING: Provide quality instruction in the graduate Sport Management sequence and occasional undergraduate course, with a standard teaching load of three courses per semester. Be involved in out-of-classroom networking experiences for students such as class immersion trips and sport management symposia. Direct graduate research projects, independent studies, and theses.
2) SCHOLARSHIP: Develop a focused area of scholarship that culminates in nationally refereed publications and professional presentations, be involved in scholarly projects with faculty and students, and submit grant proposals.
3) SERVICE: Participate in faculty meetings and School activities. Serve on School, College, and/or University Committees and contribute to professional organizations. Advise and mentor graduate students regarding course selection and general career options/professional matters.APPOINTMENT:
Tenure-track, nine-month position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with a comprehensive benefits package.

The position begins August 16, 2014. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,000 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. Illinois State University ( is a fiscally sound university that is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. The campus is located in the twin cities of Bloomington-Normal, a thriving community of approximately 145,000 people, situated on major interstate highways halfway between Chicago and St. Louis. The Sport Management graduate program is part of the School of Kinesiology and Recreation (, located in the College of Applied Science and Technology ( The School is housed in the state of the art Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall complex which opened in January 2011. Each year, the School admits approximately 15 graduate students into the Sport Management sequence, most receiving financial assistance through an extensive graduate assistantship program. The sequence generally requires two years to complete. The program is rooted in applied sport industry management, with emphasis on hands-on projects, real-world experience, and considerable practitioner networking. The program has a high rate of success placing students in sport industry positions, primarily in college athletics, but also with professional teams, sport marketing agencies, sport event management companies, and other related sport businesses. The Sport Management graduate sequence is the largest of the seven graduate specializations offered in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation.

Doctoral degree in Sport Management/Sport Administration or a related discipline (including a Juris Doctorate degree) required. Applicants with expected completion of their doctoral degree before March, 2015 will be considered. Practical experience in the field of sport management strongly preferred. Experience in college teaching, research, and professional service is desired. For consideration at the associate professor level, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity.
Open Until Filled
Initial review of applications will begin October 7, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Qualified individuals should complete an online application for this posting AND submit either a paper or electronic version of the following:a) letter of application,
b) vita, and
c) the contact information (name, address, telephone, & e-mail) for at least three current referencesto:
Gale Wheatley, Administrative Aid
5120 School of Kinesiology and Recreation
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-5120
Gale Wheatley, Administrative Aid
5120 School of Kinesiology and Recreation
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-5120Phone: (309) 438-3054
Facsmilie: (309) 438-5559Email:
Not Applicable  

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