UCA faculty news

Dr. Letha Mosley, Dr. Janet Jedlicka, Mrs. Elizabeth LeQuieu, and Dr. Felicia Taylor published an article in OT Practice (April 2008) entitled “Obesity and Occupational Therapy Practice: Present and Potential Practice Trends.” Mosley was invited to write the feature article based on her work and national presentations on obesity. The authors have been collaborating to research evaluation and intervention methods used to work with clients at risk for obesity or identified as clinically obese to determine efficacy and evidence for practice. The focus of the article was on primary, secondary, and tertiary care in community and medical practice settings. Evaluation and intervention information was discussed including a new concept which the authors refer to as Planned Energy-Expenditure Principles (PEP), these principles may be applied as an intervention strategy in practice with individuals diagnosed as obese.

UCA head athletic trainer David Strickland has been appointed to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness by Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe. Strickland, who received his bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State and his master’s from the University of Wisconsin-LaCross, is in his 11th year as the head athletic trainer at UCA.