Featured Scholar: Mark Urtel, Ed.D.
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology, IUPUI
Research Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL4zZ5yPH8Q
Examining the Impact of Intramural Youth Sports on SEL (social and emotional learning)
The discipline of kinesiology can best be defined as the science and study of human movement. Human movement can be expressed as physical activity, sport, exercise, or play. The kinesiology department is unique in that they look at this across the lifespan also for individuals of all ability levels. Professor Urtel primarily focuses on school aged youth. He leans heavily onto the public health theory of “doing the most good for the most people.” Realizing that most of school aged youth spend most of their waking hours during the week at school, that’s a natural place to look at programs and interventions to not only focus on the health outcomes that children can acquire from being physically active consistently, but also the academic readiness and positive behavioral outcomes associated with physical activity. Professor Urtel and his colleagues are looking at recasting physical education that’s offered in schools into a more developed, comprehensive school physical activity program that optimizes the amount of times children can have physical activity interventions to produce these academic readiness and positive behavioral outcomes.
Professor Urtel’s translation of research into better physical activity programs at schools for children is another excellent example of how IUPUI’s faculty members are TRANSLATING their RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE.
Selected Publications in IUPUI ScholarWorks
With several research works contributed to IUPUI's free, open access repository, Professor Mark Urtel has made translational research knowledge available to professionals, researchers, students, and communities around the world.
Webster, C. A., D’Agostino, E., Urtel, M., McMullen, J., Culp, B., Loiacono, C. A. E., & Killian, C. (2021). Physical Education in the COVID Era: Considerations for Online Program Delivery Using the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program Framework. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 40(2), 327-336. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/25846
Urtel, Mark (2020). "Re-casting the Annual Faculty Review," Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings. https://newprairiepress.org/accp/2020/operations/6. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/25845
Urtel, M., & Cecil, A. K. (2019). Advocating for Your Department through a School Merger: The Chair Perspective. The Department Chair, 30(2), 3–5. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/24808
Fallowfield, S. M., Urtel, M., Swinford, R., Angermeier, L., & Plopper, A. S. (2019). A Case Study in ePortfolio Implementation: A Department-Wide Perspective. International Journal of EPortfolio, 9(2), 111–118. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/23689
Swinford, R., Plopper, A., Bradley, J., & Urtel, M. (2019). A One-Week, Unique, and Authentic Leadership Development Camp for Undergraduate Students. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 19(2), Article 2. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/23518
Urtel, M., Michaliszyn, S. F., & Stiemsma, C. (2018). Internships in Kinesiology: Reconsidering Best Practices. Kinesiology Review, 7(4), 350–357. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/21268
Urtel, M. (2018). Translating Research to Practice: Getting Started with Afterschool-Based Physical Activity Programs. Texas Education Review. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/20943
Urtel, Mark and Lisa Angermeier. Creating a Culture of Faculty Advancement - PETM. IUPUI Mentoring Academy Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, November 14, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/15196
Urtel, M., Jowers-Barber, S., & Smith, S. L. (2017). Musings and reflections from first-year department chairs; an extension of the NCA. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/25844
Marla J. Mock, Alyssa M. Weatherholt, Stephanie A. Greer, Dana L. Ruark, Blake J. Grider, Mark Urtel, Matthew D. Beekley and Alan Mikesky. (2012, April 13). KAATSU TRAINING: PERCEPTIONS AND COMPLIANCE TO AN UPPER ARM EXERCISE PROGRAM. Poster session presented at IUPUI Research Day 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/7827
Urtel, M., & Vogel, N. (2011). K-12 Physical Education: The Principal perspective. National Teacher Education Journal, 4(1). http://hdl.handle.net/1805/25843
Urtel, M. G. (2008). Assessing academic performance between traditional and distance education course formats. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 11(1), 322-330. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/25842
Urtel, M. G., Bahamonde, R. E., Mikesky, A. E., Udry, E. M., & Vessely, J. S. (2006). On-Line Quizzing and Its Effect on Student Engagement and Academic Performance. Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(2), 84-92. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/25770