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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. Matthew Symonds

Dr. Matthew Symonds

Email

Office

209 Martindale Hall

Phone

660.562.1069
660.562.1483 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1996

Associate Professor

Department Chair


Education

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

Courses Taught

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Lifetime Individual Activities
  • Soc/Psych of Human Performance
  • Administration of Health, PE, and Sport
  • Issues in Sport

Academic Interests

  • Trends and Issues in Sport
  • Mental preparation and sport performance

Scholarly Activity

  • Russell, W. & Symonds, M.L. (2014, In Press). A retrospective examination of youth athletes’ sport motivation and motivational climate across specialization status. Athletic Insight.
  • Symonds, M.L. (2014, In Press). 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, In Press). 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.
  • Robertson, T.P., Symonds, M.L., Muehlenbein, M.P. and Robertson, C. (2012). Health, fitness, wellness and livability. In Introduction to Recreation and Leisure, Second Edition,(G. Kassing (Ed)). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. P. 305-320.
  • Robertson, T.P., Symonds, M.L., & Muehlenbein, M.P. (2011). The public health imperative: Promoting health and preventing lifestyle-related illness and disease. In Compton, D.M. & Muehlenbein, M.P., (eds.) The Surveillance and Management Toolkit Workbook. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Healthy Communities Research Group.
  • 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. (Acceptance rate approximately 60%).
  • Symonds, M.L. (2010). Teach and practice golf by the numbers. Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal, (20), 12-19. (Acceptance rate approximately 60%).
  • 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. (Acceptance Rate 35-39%).
  • Symonds, M.L. (2009). Monitoring student engagement for intercollegiate athletics program review. International Journal of Education Management, 23(2), 161-171. (Acceptance rate 21-30%).
  • 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). (Acceptance rate 21-30%).

Dissertation

  • Symonds, M.L. (2006). The impact of division II revenue and non-revenue sport participation on student engagement. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Missouri – Columbia.

Student Group Advisement

  • Graduate student research advisement
  • Co-sponsored student trips to conferences (HPERD 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)