EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN KINESIOLOGY: THE THEORY TO PRACTICE GAP REVISITED

Authors

  • Duane Knudson

Keywords:

research, review, meta-analysis, profession

Abstract

As evidence-based practice sweeps the applied health professions, it is a good time to evaluate the generation of knowledge in Kinesiology and its transmission to professionals and the public. Knowledge transmission has been debated in the past from the perspectives of the theory-topractice gap and the discipline versus profession emphasis. Although there has been an increase in research reported in many Kinesiology and allied health journals, there remain several problems in creating and transmitting knowledge that can be applied in professional practice. For the public to take the Kinesiology professions seriously as movement experts, Kinesiology in higher education and Kinesiology professionals, like physical educators, must improve in three areas: increasing the acceptance and funding of applied research, increasing the acceptance and funding of interdisciplinary research, and the creation of integrated and accessible research summaries for professionals and the public.?

Published

2005-10-26

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