Brian V. Hortz

Dr. Brian Hortz has been a part of the athletic training staff at Denison University since 1995. He was the Head Athletic Trainer from 1997-2010 and is currently the Director of Sports Medicine. In addition to his on-field work with Denison athletes, Hortz also serves as an Associate Professor in the University’s athletic training major.
In 2008-09, Hortz was named the Ohio Athletic Trainer of the Year which was awarded by the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association. In 2015, Hortz was selected as a National Athletic Trainers Association Athletic Trainer Service Award winner, recognizing his contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. In addition to his clinical practice, he has also excels in the classroom through authored publications, presentations and in his preparation of future athletic trainers.

 

Credentials: PhD, AT, NAT, FMS

1994, Denison University, B.A.

1995,  Ohio University, MA.

2005,  The Ohio State University, Ph.D.

Peer Reviewed Publications:

 

2015                            Brian Hortz, R. Lingyak Petosa, Melissa L. Grim & Emily Stevens Building Self-efficacy for Exercise Among Rural High School Students: It Takes Ongoing Practice.  American Journal of Health Education, 46:6, 351-356

 

2013                            Petosa, R L; Hortz, B. Flow for Exercise Adherence: Testing an Intrinsic Model of Health Behavior. American Journal of Health Education, 44:5, 81-87.

 

Melissa Grim , Rick Petosa , Brian Hortz & Laura Hunt.  Formative Evaluation of MyFit: A Curriculum to Promote Self-Regulation of Physical Activity Among Middle School Students.  American Journal of Health Education, 44:2, 81-87

 

2011                            B Hortz, E Stevens, M Grim., Teaching Health Behaviors Through Self-regulation Skill Building. The Virginia Journal, Vol 32,(1), p.4-6.

 

Grim, M., Hortz, B & Petosa, R.  Impact evaluation of a pilot web-based intervention to increase physical activity.  American Journal of Health Promotion, 25(4), 227-230.

 

2009                            B Hortz, E Stevens, B Holden, RL Petosa., Rates of Physical                                              Activity Among Appalachian Adolescents in Ohio. Journal of                                            Rural Health, Volume 25(1)Winter, p 58-61.

 

2008                            Hortz, B.V., Petosa, R.L., Social Cognitive Theory Variables

Mediation of Moderate Exercise, American Journal of Health Behavior, 2008; 32(3):305-314.

 

2006                            Hortz, B.V., Petosa, R.L., Impact of the “Planning to be Active” Leisure Time Physical Exercise Program On Rural High School Students, Journal of Adolescent Health, vol. 39, no. 4, p. 530-535.

 

2004                            Petosa, R L; Hortz, B V; Cardina, C E; Suminski, R R., Social Cognitive Theory Variables Associated with Physical Activity among High School Students. International Journal Of Sports Medicine vol. 26, no. 2,p. 158-63.

 

2003                            Petosa, R.L., Suminski, R.R., Hortz, B.V., Predicting Physical Activity Using Social Cognitive Theory, American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol 27, No. 4, p. 301-310.

 

Book Chapters Written/Co-Written:

2015                            "Theory in Health Promotion Programs" Chapter in Health
Promotion Programs: From Theory to Practice, Jossey-Bass; 2nd edition (April , 2016). Grim M, Hortz B.

 

2009                            Wholistic Wellness and Exercise among Adolescents. Chapter in “A handbook of positive psychology in the schools: Promoting wellness in children and youth.” Publisher Lawrence Erlbaum, 2009. Hortz, BV, Petosa, RL.

 

2001                            3 Chapters in the Boy Scouts of America “You’re the Athlete” Physical Activity Badge Unit.  Hortz, BV, Suminski, RR. OSU Extension Office.

 

Abstract Publications/Poster Presentations:

 

2016                            Planning to Be Active: An Effective Theory Based Intervention to Increase Physical Activity Among Rural Adolescents. B. Hortz, R. Petosa, M Grim. The Society for Public Health Education, 67th Annual meeting  in Charlotte, NC.

 

Changes in Self-Efficacy During Social Cognitive Theory Based Intervention to Promote Moderate Exercise in Rural Adolescents. . B. Hortz, R. Petosa, E Winters. The Society for Public Health Education, 67th Annual meeting  in Charlotte, NC.

 

 

2014                            Social Cognitive Theory Correlates of Physical Activity Among Adults with Type 2  Diabetes. 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition in November 2014, in New Orleans.

 

Intrinsic Motivation for Exercise Adherence. B. Hortz, R. Petosa. The Society for Public Health Education, 65th Annual meeting  in Baltimore, MD.

 

 

2013                            Technologies for Research and Education to Promote Exercise Adherence. B. Hortz, R. Petosa. The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, National Convention & Expo in Charlotte, NC.

 

2012                            Changes in Flow for Exercise Adherence.  R. Petosa, B. Hortz. The Society of Behavioral Medicine, 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.

 

2012                            A Test of the Flow Theory of Intrinsic Motivation for Exercise Adherence.  R. Petosa, B. Hortz. The Society of Behavioral Medicine, 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.

Use of Daily Recall to Record Sedentary Activities and Duration of Sedentary Time.  B. Hortz, R. Petosa. The Society of Behavioral Medicine, 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions. 2011                           Using Social Cognitive Theory to Promote Exercise Adherence among Sedentary at the Worksite. M. Wolfe,  B. Hortz, R. Petosa. The Society of Behavioral Medicine, 32nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.

Changes in Self-efficacy During Social Cognitive Theory Based Intervention to promote Moderate Exercise in Rural Adolescents. B. Hortz, R. Petosa. The Society of Behavioral Medicine, 32nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions.

 

2010                            Process Evaluation of the Planning to be Active Middle School                                             Intervention.  E. Stevens, B. Hortz, R. Petosa. The American                                             Academy of Health Behavior, 10th Annual Scientific Meeting.

 

 

 

2009                            Impact Evaluation of the Planning to be Active Middle School                                               Intervention.  E. Stevens, P. Gurumurthy, B. Hortz, R. Petosa.                                           National Meeting of the American Public Health Association.

Validity of the Seven Day Recall of Exercise Questionnaire                                       (WREQ). P. Gurumurthy,  B. Hortz, E. Stevens, R. Petosa.                                                      International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods.

 

Validity of the Daily Activity Recall to assess bouts of Physical                                            Activity. B. Hortz, M. Storey, E. Winters, E. Stevens, R. Petosa.

International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods.

 

2009                            Recalling Daily Sedentary Activities Using Self-Report. B. Hortz,                                        M. Storey, E. Winters, E. Stevens, R. Petosa. International                                                           Conference on Diet and Activity Methods.

 

  • Evaluation of a psychosocial, adolescent physical activity intervention delivered by trained high school teachers. Stevens, E., Petosa, R. Hortz, B., Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise, 39, No. 5 Supplement.

 

Impact of an exercise intervention among Appalachian                                                           adolescents. Stevens, E., Petosa, R. Hortz, B., National Meeting of                                                the American Public Health Association.

 

2007                            Mediation of Social Cognitive Theory Variables on Moderate Exercise. Hortz, B., Petosa, R., The American Academy of Health Behavior, 7th Annual Scientific Meeting.

 

Evaluation of a social cognitive theory-based adolescent physical activity intervention: Plan for Exercise, Plan for Health. Stevens, E., Petosa, R. Hortz, B., The American Academy of Health Behavior, 7th Annual Scientific Meeting.

 

2006                            How “Planning to be Active” Works, Examination of Impact on Psychosocial Constructs. Hortz, B., Petosa, R., The American Academy of Health Behavior, 6th Annual Scientific Meeting.

 

 

2006                            Validity and Reliability of a Seven-Day Recall of Physical Activity                           in an Adult Sample. Petosa, R., Wolfe, M., Hortz, B.  The                                                 American Academy of Health Behavior, 6th Annual Scientific                                                Meeting.

 

 

2005                            A Four Week Stability Of Exercise Behavior Among A College Aged Population. Hortz, B., Stevens, E., Winters, E., Suminski, RR.  Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise, Vol. 37, No. 5 Supplement.

 

 

2004                            A Review of Theory-based Correlates of Physical Activity in Adolescents. Grimm, M., Hortz, B., Petosa, R.; The American School Health Association, Presentation in October 1994.

 

Predicting Physical Activity Among College Students From School Sport Participation; A Retrospective Study.  Stevens, E., Hortz, B., Petosa, R.  The American Academy of Health Behavior, 4th Annual Scientific Meeting.

 

 

2004                            Social Cognitive Theory Constructs as Determinants of Days of

Physical Activity among College Students. Petosa, RL, Hortz, BV, Everman, M, Suminski, RR; Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise, Vol. 36, No. 5 Supplement.

 

2003                            Development of An Instrument To Measure The Flow State During Physical Activity.  Hortz, BV, Petosa, RL: The American Academy of Health Behavior, 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting.

 

Prospective Study of Gender Differences in Social Cognitive Theory Predictors of Vigorous Physical Activity.  Hortz, BV, Petosa, RL, Everman, M: The American Academy of Health Behavior, 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting.

 

Predictors of Physical Activity in a Worksite Intervention Setting.

Petosa, RL, Everman, M, Hortz, BV: The American Academy of Health Behavior, 3rd Annual Scientific Meeting.

 

2002                            Social Cognitive Predictors of Physical Activity in College Students. Petosa, RL, Suminski, RR, Hortz, BV; Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise, Vol. 33, No. 5 Supplement, S65.

 

2001                            NATA National Meeting: Brachial Plexus Plexopathy. Eric Winters, Brian Hortz

1994 BOC - Certified Athletic Trainer

 

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