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Tactical Athlete Initiative Research

Research Submitted for Review

  • Ryan G.A., Melton B., and Snarr, R.L. (2020). Weeks, M. Physiological Profile of Rural Law Enforcement Officers in Southeast Georgia
  • Melton, B., Ryan, G., and Snarr, R., Weeks, M., and Langford, E. (2020). Fitness policies within the fire service: A pilot investigation of exercise adherence on fitness outcomes among rural firefighters.
  • Snarr, R.L., Langford, EL., Ryan, G.A., Melton, B. F., and Hogan, G.R. (2019). Validity of the National Fire Protection Association 3-Site skinfold for assessing body composition structural firefighters
  • Langford, E.L., Snarr, R.L., Ryan, G.R., & Melton, B.F. (2019). Physiological profile of rural structural firefights in southeast Georgia

Research Published

  • Loewen, B., Melton, B., Ryan, G., & Snarr, R.  (2020). Evidence based training for firefighters: A brief review. TSAC Journal, 57, 4-9.
  • Melton, B., Ryan, G., Loewen, B., & Weeks, M. (2020). A process evaluation of a six-week fitness program on firefighter recruits. TSAC Report, 56, 30-37. 
  • Langford E.L., Snarr R.L., Melton B., and Ryan G.A. (2019).  Physical fitness initiatives in the fire service: barriers, benefits, and considerations. TSAC Report 54, 4-8.
  • Melton, B.F., Ryan, G., Bigham, L., & Pedigo, J. (2019). Qualitative assessment of Barriers and ideal wellness programming among rural firefighters. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 61 (6), e266-e217. 

Presentations

  • Melton, B. (2020, February). Collaborations between fitness professionals and nutrition professionals including our  research on nutrition advice given by fitness professionals. Georgia Nutrition Council. 
  • Villafuerte, M. Loewen, B., Walsh, S. Melton, B., Ryan, G. Snarr, R. (2020, February). A comparison of functional movement screen scores of rural Georgia Firefighters and police officers. Southeast ACSM Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Loewen, B., Melton, B., Ryan, G. Week, M., Snarr, R., and Langford, E. (2020, February). Muscular fitness and body composition comparison between rural southeast Georgia fire fighters and police officers. Southeast ACSM Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Walsh, S. Loewen, B., Melton, B., Ryan, G. Snarr, R. (2020, February). A comparison of firefighters health: Administration verse shift workers. Southeast ACSM Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Weeks, M., Melton, B., Ryan, G. Snarr, R., and Langford, E. (2020, February). Perceived Barriers to Health and  Wellness Goals Among Rural Firefighters: A Qualitative Study. Southeast ACSM Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Skurton, G, Telfair, J., Melton, B., Samawi, H., Riggs, AJ. (2020, January). Evaluation of Functional Movement Screenings and Health Behavior Assessments Tested Among Georgia Southern University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Hogan G.R., Langford E.L., Melton B.F., Ryan G.A., and Snarr R.L. Validity of the national fire protection association 3-site skinfold for assessing body composition in structural firefighters. Southeast National Strength & Conditioning Association 2019 Regional Conference, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.
  • Melton, B. (2019, November). Using FMS with Athletes. National Strength and Conditioning Association GA States Conference, Statesboro, GA.
  • Snarr, RL, Langford, EL, Ryan, GR & Melton, BF. (2019, July). Comparison of multiple body composition measure against a criterion 3 – and 4- compartment models in firefighters. National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC.
  • Snarr, RL, Langford, EL, Ryan, GR & Melton, BF. (2019, July). Physiological profile of rural firefighters in southeast Georgia.  National Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC.
  • Loewen, B., Weeks, M., Melton, B., and Ryan , G. (2019, February). Effects of a 6-week fitness program on firefighter recruits: A case study. Southeastern ACSM Annual Meeting, Greenville, NC. 
  • Ryan , G. and Melton, B. (2019, February). Developing and Implementing a Strength and conditioning and wellness program for firefighters. Oral Presentation, Southeastern ACSM Annual Meeting,  Greenville, NC. 
  • Weeks, M., Melton, B., Ryan, G., and Loewen, B. (2019, February). Qualitative Assessment of Barriers and Ideal of Achieve Health and Wellness Goals among Rural Firefighters. Southeastern ACSM Annual Meeting, Greenville, NC. 
  • Melton, B. Ryan, G., Baker, J. ( 2018, September). Improving Firefighter Wellness through Performance Testing and Individualized Programing.  Tactical Athlete Human Factors Summit, Auburn, AL.
  • Melton, B, Ryan, G., Davis, S. (2018, July). Promoting aerobic and resistance training among rural municipal workers in Southern Georgia. 2018 National Strength and Conditioning Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Melton, B., Dumas, T., Kessinger, T.K., and Ryan, G. (2018, February). Exercise barriers and incentive for municipal workers in southern Georgia. Southeastern ACSM Annual Meeting, Chattanooga, TN.

Last updated: 6/19/2020