1st Edition

Professional Writing in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine

By Mark Knoblauch Copyright 2018

    Publication of a research article can be a defining moment in a researcher’s career. However, the steps involved in turning an initial research question into a published article can be a long and arduous journey.  To aid in this process, Professional Writing in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine was developed to serve as a comprehensive writing guide for research professionals and students who are looking to improve their academic writing skills.
    Dr. Mark Knoblauch and his 15 contributors developed Professional Writing in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine to focus around the area of manuscript development and presentation, while also including chapters that outline the foundational concepts of professional writing, developing a research grant, and the journal selection process.  Each chapter is written by content experts who bring a wealth of experience not only from their own academic writing but also from having spent countless hours helping students become better, more effective writers.
    Many textbooks have been written that focus on development of the research manuscript itself, but what sets Professional Writing in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine apart is that it includes so much more to aid writers in their process.
    What you can find inside:

    • Examination of ancillary aspects associated with academic research such as poster and oral presentations
    • How to choose the most effective journal
    • How to deal with the stress of writing
    • How to write an effective grant
    Professional Writing in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine covers those topics and more, with the intent of providing a thorough, practical writing guide that spans the breadth of the research manuscript development, writing, and presentation process.  Throughout the textbook, sample writings and cases relevant to the fields of kinesiology and sports medicine are used to provide the reader relevant, applicable examples to help improve their own writing.



    About the Editor

    Contributing AuthorsPreface

    Chapter 1 How Writing Conveys ThoughtPatrick O. McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS

    Chapter 2 Developing a Strong OutlineMitzi S. Laughlin, PhD, LAT, ATC

    Chapter 3 Choosing the Right WordMelissa Long, EdD, LAT, ATC, PES, LMT, CMT

    Chapter 4 Basic Sentence StructureJon Gray, EdD

    Chapter 5 Paragraph DesignMitzi S. Laughlin, PhD, LAT, ATC

    Chapter 6 Selecting a Journal and Navigating the Author's GuideMark Knoblauch, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS

    Chapter 7 Creating the Hook: Drafting an Effective Title and AbstractMark Knoblauch, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS and Josh Yellen, EdD, LAT, ATC

    Chapter 8 Writing an Effective Research PaperCraig R. Denegar, PhD, PT, ATC, FNATA andJay Hertel, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA

    Chapter 9 Writing an Effective Case ReportLaura Kunkel, EdD, LAT, ATC, PES

    Chapter 10 Matching Your Writing to the Individual

    Section of the Research PaperRehal Bhojani, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM

    Chapter 11 Grant WritingThomas Lowder, PhD

    Chapter 12 Presenting Results Via PosterSarah A. Manspeaker, PhD, LAT, ATC

    Chapter 13 Presenting Work Via PowerPointJennifer M. Medina McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS

    Chapter 14 Issues in Scientific WritingJeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA andElisabeth C. Rosencrum, PhD, NH-LAT, ATC, CSCS

    Chapter 15 Easing the Stress of WritingLuzita Vela, PhD, LAT, ATCFinancial Disclosures



    Mark Knoblauch, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS is a clinical assistant professor and clinical coordinator
    of the Master of Athletic Training Program at the University of Houston. He has been certified
    as an athletic trainer for more than 20 years and has worked clinically at both the university and
    junior college level. Mark received his PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Houston and
    completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics from Baylor College
    of Medicine, where his research focus was on skeletal muscle damage and signaling mechanisms.
    He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), National Strength and
    Conditioning Association, and the Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association (SWATA), and is a site
    visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. As a professional, he
    has been involved with several committees for the NATA and SWATA, including serving as Chair
    of the Research and Education Foundation’s Student Writing Contests as well as Chair of The
    SWATA Free Communication and Research Committee.