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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. Matthew Symonds

Dr. Matthew Symonds

Email

Office

103 Foster Fitness Center

Phone

660.562.1069
660.562.1483 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1996

Associate Professor


Education

  • Ed.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
  • M.S. Ed., Northwest Missouri State University
  • B.S., Northwest Missouri State University

Courses Taught

  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • Soc/Psych of Human Performance
  • Mechanical Analysis of Sport Skill
  • Administration of Health, PE, and Sport
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Research Project

Academic Interests

  • Physical activity and sport behavior
  • Human performance assessment

Scholarly Activity

Journal Publications (only)

  • Symonds, M.L. & Russell, W. (2017, In Press). Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation of small college sports officials, Journal of Sport Behavior.
  • McKenzie, E., Tapps, T., Fink, K., & Symonds, M.L. (In Press, 2017). Challenge activities for the physical education classroom part I: Considerations. Journal of Physical and Sport Educators: Strategies.
  • McKenzie, E., Symonds, ML, Fink, K., & Tapps, T. (In Press, 2017). Challenge activities for the physical education classroom part II: Learning Outcomes. Journal of Physical and Sport Educators: Strategies.
  • Nagata, S., Long, T., Robertson, T., & Symonds, M. (2017). Psychological impact of wheelchair rugby and differences between American and Japanese players. PALAESTRA, 31(3), 44-49.
  • Tapps, T. Symonds, M., Baghurst, T., & Cho, D.W. (2017). Summer Camp: A way to improve social skills for college students. Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 54(2), 89-98.
  • Tapps, T., Symonds, M.L. & Baghurst, T. (2016). Assessing employee wellness needs at colleges and universities: A case study. Cogent Social Sciences 2(1), 1250338. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23311886.2016.1250338.
  • Symonds, M.L. & Tapps, T. (2016, May/June). Goal prioritization for teachers and coaches: A developmental model. Strategies, 29(3), 34-38.
  • Russell, W. & Symonds, M.L. (2015). A retrospective examination of youth athletes’ sport motivation and motivational climate across specialization status. Athletic Insight, 7(1).
  • Symonds, M.L. (2014). MOAHPERD scholar address: MOAHPERD needs you to be a SCHOLAR. Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal.
  • *Lammert, J., Dorrel, B., & Symonds, M.L. (2014). Role strain in dual role collegiate athletic trainers. Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal.
  • Wall, T.J., Johnson, B., & Symonds, M.L. (2012, May). Preparing to pass the physical education PRAXIS II examination: Increasing teacher candidate test-wiseness, self-efficacy and content knowledge in the era of accountability. Journal of Assessment and Accountability in Educator Preparation, 2(1), 36-47.
  • Deml, A. & Symonds, M.L. (2011, May). Imagery use and sport-related injury rehabilitation. The Sport Journal, published online at http://thesportjournal.org/.
  • Samuel, A. & Symonds, M.L. (2010). An examination of mental preparation techniques in practice and competition. Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal, (20), 96-104.
  • Symonds, M.L. (2010). Teach and practice golf by the numbers. Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal, (20), 12-19.
  • Vetter, R. & Symonds, M.L. (2010, March). Correlations between injury, training intensity, and physical and mental exhaustion among college athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, (24)3, 587-596. ]
  • Symonds, M.L. (2009). Monitoring student engagement for intercollegiate athletics program review. International Journal of Education Management, 23(2), 161-171. ]
  • Reusser, J., Butler, L., Symonds, M.L., Vetter, R., & Wall, T. (2007, January). An assessment system for teacher education program quality improvement. International Journal of Education Management, 21(2).

Student Group Advisement

  • Health Science and Wellness Club

Other Professional Experiences

  • Past President, Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MOAHPERD)
  • Central District Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CDAHPERD)
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)
  • Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
  • American Association for Health Education (AAHE)
  • National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)
  • National Association of Sports Officials (NASO)