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Steve Amireault

Contact Information
Email: samireau@purdue.edu
Office: LAMB 311A Map
Phone: 765-496-0568
Fax: 765-496-1239
Homepage: Homepage
Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology

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PhD Universite Laval Kinesiology 2013

Research Interests

Sport and Exercise Psychology

Teaching Interests

- Validation of physical activity measurement instruments
- Association between physical activity and health
- Identification of factors influencing the adoption and maintenance of an active lifestyle
- Development and evaluation of physical activity behavior change interventions


2019 - Indiana Clinical and Translational Institute Community Health Partnerships/Trailblazer Award
2017 - Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs
2017 - Purdue College of Liberal Arts INNOVATE Grant
2017 - Purdue Research Foundation
2017 - Purdue College of Liberal Arts Repair and Rehabilitation Grant

Selected Publications

Huffman, M. K., Reed, J. B., Carpenter, T. K. & Amireault, S. (2020). Maintenance motives for physical activity among older adults: A systematic review and meta- analysis. Health Psychology Review, 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/17437199.2020.1858926

Huffman, M. K. & Amireault, S. (2020). What Keeps Them Going, and What Gets Them Back? Older Adults’ Beliefs About Physical Activity Maintenance. The Gerontologist. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnaa08

Huffman, M. K., Reed, J. B., Carpenter, T. K., & Amireault, S. (2020). Maintenance Motives for Physical Activity Among Older Adults: A Protocol for a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. BMJ Open, 10(2):e032605. doi/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032605

Amireault, S., Baier, J. M., & Spencer, J. R. (2019). Physical Activity Preferences Among Older Adults: A Systematic Review. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 27(1), 128– 139. doi.org/10.1123/japa.2017-0234

Amireault, S., Fong, A. J., & Sabiston, C. M. (2018). Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Behaviors: A Systematic Review of Multiple Health Behavior Change Interventions Among Cancer Survivors. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 12(3), 184–199. doi.org/10.1177/1559827616661490

Sylvester, B. D., Ahmed, R., Amireault, S., & Sabiston, C. M. (2017). Changes in light-, moderate-, and vigorous-intensity physical activity and changes in depressive symptoms in breast cancer survivors: A prospective observational study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 25(11), 3305-3312. doi:10.1007/s00520-017-3745-1

Scarapicchia, T.M.F., Amireault, S., Faulkner, G. Sabiston, C. M. (2017) Social support and physical activity participation among healthy adults: a systematic review of prospective studies. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 10(1), 50-83. doi:10.1080/1750984X.2016.1183222

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