Professional Writing in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine

Mark Knoblauch, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS
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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.

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Contributing Authors


Chapter 1 How Writing Conveys Thought

Patrick O. McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Chapter 2 Developing a Strong Outline

Mitzi S. Laughlin, PhD, LAT, ATC

Chapter 3 Choosing the Right Word

Melissa Long, EdD, LAT, ATC, PES, LMT, CMT

Chapter 4 Basic Sentence Structure

Jon Gray, EdD

Chapter 5 Paragraph Design

Mitzi S. Laughlin, PhD, LAT, ATC

Chapter 6 Selecting a Journal and Navigating the Author’s Guide

Mark Knoblauch, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Chapter 7 Creating the “Hook”: Drafting an Effective Title and Abstract

Mark Knoblauch, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS and Josh Yellen, EdD, LAT, ATC

Chapter 8 Writing an Effective Research Paper

Craig R. Denegar, PhD, PT, ATC, FNATA and

Jay Hertel, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA

Chapter 9 Writing an Effective Case Report

Laura Kunkel, EdD, LAT, ATC, PES

Chapter 10 Matching Your Writing to the Individual Section of the Research Paper

Rehal Bhojani, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM

Chapter 11 Grant Writing

Thomas Lowder, PhD

Chapter 12 Presenting Results Via Poster

Sarah A. Manspeaker, PhD, LAT, ATC

Chapter 13 Presenting Work Via PowerPoint

Jennifer M. Medina McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Chapter 14 Issues in Scientific Writing

Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA and

Elisabeth C. Rosencrum, PhD, NH-LAT, ATC, CSCS

Chapter 15 Easing the Stress of Writing

Luzita Vela, PhD, LAT, ATC

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About the Editors

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.