Wellness faculty presents at SHAPE America National Convention

Butler-Storsved, senior lecturer in wellness, presented at the SHAPE America National Convention in New Orleans.

Lynda Butler-Storsved, senior lecturer in wellness in the Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education, presented her research, titled “A Functional Movement Warm-up’s Effect on 9th Graders’ Movement Quality,” at the 2022 SHAPE America National Convention held in New Orleans.

According to the 70-page research article, the purpose of this study was to investigate dysfunctional movement among a group of ninth grade physical education students and to determine if a standardized, functional movement warm-up (FMWU) would improve movement quality more than a regular physical education warm-up.

“The findings of this study suggest there is a high rate of dysfunctional movement among ninth grade adolescents and an intentionally designed FMWU is an efficient way to address movement quality in physical education,” the researchers concluded.

Co-authors include Pam Brown, Diane Gill and Christopher Rhea from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The SHAPE America National Convention & Expo is the leading professional development opportunity for health and physical education professionals — from PreK–12 educators who teach our country’s youth about the benefits of living a healthy, physically active lifestyle, to university professors who conduct much-needed research and teach our industry’s future professionals.