Introduction to Kinesiology

Introduction to Kinesiology
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Author: Shirl J. Hoffman
Pages: 536
ISBN: 9781450434324
Release: 2013
Editor: Human Kinetics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fourth Edition, offers the most cohesive introduction to the field of kinesiology available, giving students a solid background in the field and preparing them for further study and course work.

Introduction to Kinesiology Pp Studying Physical Activity 2nd Ed

Introduction to Kinesiology Pp  Studying Physical Activity 2nd Ed
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Author: Dr Shirl Hoffman
Pages: 466
ISBN: 0736067035
Release: 2007-02-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The presentation package for "Introduction to Kinesiology, Second Edition, " includes a comprehensive series of PowerPoint slides featuring graphics directly from the text. More than 470 slides--organized by chapter so that instructors can easily choose the ones they need for their lectures--include the critical images that instructors can use for class discussion and illustration. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly with PowerPoint to print transparencies and slides or to make copies for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides as well as search for images based on key words. The presentation package is free to course adopters and may be accessed online at www.HumanKinetics.com/IntroductiontoKinesiology. For non-course adopters, the presentation package is available for purchase on CD-ROM for Windows or Macintosh. "Minimum system requirements" Microsoft(R) Windows(R) -IBM PC compatible with Pentium(R) processor -Windows(R) 95/98/2000/ME/XP (2000 or XP recommended) -16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended) -At least 28 MB hard drive space recommended for installation -Microsoft(R) PowerPoint(R) Viewer 97 (included) -4x CD-ROM drive -High color display setting (true color recommended) -Mouse Macintosh(R) -Power Mac(R) required -System 9.x/10.x -16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended) -At least 28 MB hard drive space recommended for installation -Microsoft(R) PowerPoint(R) Viewer 98 (included) -4x CD-ROM drive (or faster) -High color display setting (true color recommended) -Mouse

Introduction to Kinesiology

Introduction to Kinesiology
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Author: Shirl J. Hoffman
Pages: 550
ISBN: 9780736076135
Release: 2009
Editor: Human Kinetics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The third edition also introduces an exciting new learning feature, the online student study guide, with 139 interactive activities. Integrated with the text, the study guide allows students to experience content through multiple dimensions. They can explore and review chapter information using matching, drag-and-drop, ranking, Web searches, and audio- and video-based scenarios. Instructor ancillaries, including an instructor guide, PowerPoint presentation package and image bank, and test package, are also available."--BOOK JACKET.

Introduction to Kinesiology

Introduction to Kinesiology
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Author: Shirl J. Hoffman,Duane V. Knudson
Pages: 488
ISBN: 9781492586685
Release: 2018-10-30
Editor: Human Kinetics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fifth Edition With Web Study Guide, gives students a complete overview of the field of kinesiology and explores the common career paths, questions, and ideas that are part of this dynamic and expanding discipline. This engaging, four-color introductory text stimulates curiosity about the vast field of kinesiology, provides a foundation for students to build on through further study, and generates awareness of the long-standing and current issues that kinesiology professionals seek to understand and solve. Editors Shirl J. Hoffman and Duane V. Knudson have retained the book's strong framework and have used feedback from instructors to streamline and condense the text while adding new and updated content. The fifth edition features a completely revitalized web study guide that encourages students to apply classroom content to real-world activities and better prepare for exams. The web study guide integrates reading assignments with gradable activities so that instructors can better monitor student progress, test understanding of key concepts, and adjust classroom discussions and pace. Additional updates to this new fifth edition include the following: • Updates to data, research, and graphics to incorporate the most recent discoveries • An increased focus on public health, allied health, and nutrition and wellness to reflect changes in this dynamic and growing field • New Professional Issues in Kinesiology sidebars that look at the issues of equality, evidence-based practice, expertise, and overload as they relate to the field of kinesiology • New Kinesiology Colleagues sidebars that introduce role models who demonstrate professional life in kinesiology and its related fields The text features the three-section structure that has always been a strength of this leading introductory textbook. Part I examines the diversity of physical activity and kinesiology and summarizes the importance of knowledge gained through physical activity experiences. Part II delves into the seven major subdisciplines of kinesiology, with an overview of major historical events, research methods, professional work and application, and ideas for career advancement in each. Part III elaborates on professionalism and then examines five main areas for career opportunities. The extensive and revitalized instructor ancillaries include an instructor guide, a test package, chapter quizzes, a presentation package, and an image bank that includes most art and tables from the text. Introduction to Kinesiology provides basic and essential information for students embarking on their study of kinesiology, and this updated fifth edition prepares them for future courses and further study.

Introduction to Kinesiology

Introduction to Kinesiology
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Author: Shirl J. Hoffman
Pages: 597
ISBN: UOM:39015059148067
Release: 2005
Editor: Human Kinetics Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduction to Kinesiology, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive, reader-friendly overview of kinesiology, laying a solid foundation for future learning and for working as a professional in any field relating to physical activity. This new edition is significantly updated and revamped, featuring these additions: -Expanded information and advice on careers relating to the field of kinesiology, including short- and long-term employment opportunities, allowing students to benefit from an inclusive and accurate job outlook early in their college careers -New schematics and visual effects to help students better understand the content, including more relevant photos to illustrate text points and new artwork to help clarify important conceptual connections -New profiles featuring significant scholars in the field -New and improved sidebars, interactive items, and key points to engage students more deeply and to acquaint them with relevant issues and problems Introduction to Kinesiology, Second Edition, contains updated research, statistics, and discussion focusing on practical applications in the field and offering advice about each profession in kinesiology. These features will help students identify and work toward attaining their career goals. The text uses a visually appealing pedagogical approach, including key points and interactive items as well as opening scenarios of real-world dilemmas encountered by professionals in the field, objectives, summaries, key terms, and a glossary. The new edition reinforces readers' learning through both text and graphic features. Part I, Experiencing Physical Activity, provides an extensively rewritten introduction to the field of kinesiology and goes into greater detail on exercise and skilled movement. It also delves into physical activity participation patterns, updated information on the relevance of physical activity to daily living, and how various professionals in the field incorporate physical activity into their educational, developmental, and treatment programs. Part II, Scholarly Study of Physical Activity, with chapters on subdisciplines, has been reorganized and simplified, making those topics easier to comprehend. It includes greater coverage of physical education as a career pursuit and features chapters from several new collaborators, adding to the richness of the text's perspective and insight. Part III, Practicing a Profession in Physical Activity, includes a new chapter on careers in coaching and sport instruction and an updated chapter on therapeutic exercise, with information on careers in physical and occupational therapy. This new edition improves on the already-solid foundation of learning laid in the first edition. Its superior content and reasonable price make this text an ideal choice for undergraduate kinesiology courses.

Introduction to Kinesiology

Introduction to Kinesiology
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Author: Shirl J. Hoffman,Janet C. Harris
Pages: 599
ISBN: 0873226763
Release: 2000
Editor: Human Kinetics Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive, reader friendly overview of kinesiology, laying a solid foundation for future learning and for working as a professional in any field relating to physical activity." "Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Second Edition, contains updated research, statistics, and discussion focusing on practical applications in the field and offering advice about each profession in kinesiology. These features will help students identify and work toward attaining their career goals. The text uses a visually appealing pedagogical approach, including key points and interactive items as well as opening scenarios of real-world dilemmas encountered by professionals in the field, objectives, summaries, key terms, and a glossary. The new edition reinforces readers' learning through both text and graphic features."--BOOK JACKET.

Introduction to Kinesiology 5th Edition

Introduction to Kinesiology 5th Edition
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Author: Hoffman, Shirl J. ,Knudson, Duane V.
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781492559931
Release: 2021
Editor: Human Kinetics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fifth Edition, gives students a complete overview of the field of kinesiology and explores the common career paths, questions, and ideas that are part of this dynamic and expanding discipline.

Introduction to Kinesiology

Introduction to Kinesiology
Available:
Author: Shirl J. Hoffman
Pages: 597
ISBN: 0736055894
Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Human Kinetics Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduction to Kinesiology, Second Edition,provides a comprehensive, reader-friendly overview of kinesiology, laying a solid foundation for future learning and for working as a professional in any field relating to physical activity. This new edition is significantly updated and revamped, featuring these additions: -Expanded information and advice on careers relating to the field of kinesiology, including short- and long-term employment opportunities, allowing students to benefit from an inclusive and accurate job outlook early in their college careers -New schematics and visual effects to help students better understand the content, including more relevant photos to illustrate text points and new artwork to help clarify important conceptual connections -New profiles featuring significant scholars in the field -New and improved sidebars, interactive items, and key points to engage students more deeply and to acquaint them with relevant issues and problems Introduction to Kinesiology, Second Edition,contains updated research, statistics, and discussion focusing on practical applications in the field and offering advice about each profession in kinesiology. These features will help students identify and work toward attaining their career goals. The text uses a visually appealing pedagogical approach, including key points and interactive items as well as opening scenarios of real-world dilemmas encountered by professionals in the field, objectives, summaries, key terms, and a glossary. The new edition reinforces readers' learning through both text and graphic features. Part I,Experiencing Physical Activity, provides an extensively rewritten introduction to the field of kinesiology and goes into greater detail on exercise and skilled movement. It also delves into physical activity participation patterns, updated information on the relevance of physical activity to daily living, and how various professionals in the field incorporate physical activity into their educational, developmental, and treatment programs. Part II,Scholarly Study of Physical Activity, with chapters on subdisciplines, has been reorganized and simplified, making those topics easier to comprehend. It includes greater coverage of physical education as a career pursuit and features chapters from several new collaborators, adding to the richness of the text's perspective and insight. Part III,Practicing a Profession in Physical Activity, includes a new chapter on careers in coaching and sport instruction and an updated chapter on therapeutic exercise, with information on careers in physical and occupational therapy. This new edition improves on the already-solid foundation of learning laid in the first edition. Its superior content and reasonable price make this text an ideal choice for undergraduate kinesiology courses.

Careers in Sport Fitness and Exercise

Careers in Sport  Fitness  and Exercise
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Author: American Kinesiology Association
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781492583790
Release: 2011-07-12
Editor: Human Kinetics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise is your guide to landing your dream job in one of today’s most exciting, popular, and fastest-growing industries! Produced by the American Kinesiology Association, this hands-on guide includes detailed job descriptions, information on working conditions, salary ranges, responsibilities, key skills, and required certifications for 36 careers in sport and fitness: • Aquatic therapist • Athletic trainer (college or university sport team) • Athletic trainer (high school sport team) • Athletic trainer (as physician extender) • Athletic trainer (clinical) • Personal trainer • Group exercise instructor • Strength and conditioning coach • Fitness center owner or manager • Fitness leader in gerontology settings • Health promotion specialist • Fitness specialist • Physical education teacher • Sport instructor • Coach • Sport official • Sport psychologist • Sport administrator • Sport marketer • Media and public relations specialist • Professional scout • Sport event manager • Sport journalist • Sport facility operations manager • Clinical exercise physiologist • Certified clinical exercise specialist • Sport dietitian • Sports medicine clinic director • Physical therapist • Occupational therapist • Medical and osteopathic physicians • Chiropractor • Physician assistant • Kinesiology professor • Kinesiology researcher • Kinesiology department administrator If you are ready to pursue a job in the sport, fitness, or exercise industry, Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise is one resource you can’t be without.

Introduction to Kinesiology

Introduction to Kinesiology
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Author: Peter Klavora
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0920905498
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Activity Applications

Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Activity Applications
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Author: Phillip A Bishop
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781351818100
Release: 2017-05-26
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book takes a learner-oriented approach as it strives to make complex material understandable and usable. By understanding the underlying principles of measurement and evaluation, readers will then be able to apply those principles and concepts in a variety of physical activity and health-related settings. Practical exercises and applications demonstrate the usefulness of measurement and evaluation, reinforce key points, and make readers active participants in their own education. The book is divided into three parts. Part One introduces the measurement process, showing readers the relevance of measurement and evaluation to their personal and professional lives, and including examples and statistics related to such concepts as validity, reliability, and objectivity. The two chapters in Part Two further help readers understand numbers and assist those who need to use more advanced statistical calculations. Part Three presents measurement and evaluation applications in various settings, such as measuring physical fitness; measuring exercise, physical activity, and health; measuring in competitive sports and coaching; measuring and evaluating knowledge and assigning grades; and measuring in research. Throughout, discussions and examples show the relevance and application of measurement and evaluation in various professions, including physical therapy, athletic training, fitness/wellness management, exercise and sport psychology, exercise science, coaching, and physical education.

Statistics in Kinesiology

Statistics in Kinesiology
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Author: William J. Vincent,Joseph P. Weir
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781492583127
Release: 2012-04-02
Editor: Human Kinetics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The only statistics text currently available specifically for kinesiology majors, Statistics in Kinesiology, Fourth Edition, provides an accessible introduction to statistics concepts and techniques and their applications to kinesiology-related fields. Students will learn to use statistical tools to analyze quantitative data and then apply that knowledge to common questions and problems they will encounter as they continue their studies. The fourth edition has been fully updated with new content that reflects the changing face of the kinesiology discipline, including the following: • A new chapter on clinical measures, including information on relative risk, odds ratios, and diagnostic testing, that will be especially pertinent to students in athletic training, physical therapy, and other fields dealing with clinical or rehabilitation populations • More detailed coverage of analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), which is becoming the technique of choice for analyzing pretest–posttest control group design • New material on statistical inference and correlations, including information on hypothesis testing, types of error, confidence intervals, and partial correlations • Additional information on the quantification of reliability and its applications in kinesiology Statistics in Kinesiology, Fourth Edition, begins with a thorough introduction to basic concepts such as measurement and research; organizing and displaying data; percentiles; mode, median, and mean; and measures of variability. The text then explores more advanced topics, including correlation and regression, t tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and analysis of nonparametric data. While the book offers an overview of the most important statistical concepts and techniques, the emphasis remains on those commonly used concepts in kinesiology disciplines, such as repeated measures ANOVA and the interpretation of interactions in factorial ANOVAs. The fourth edition features extensive problem sets that will help students begin to calculate and interpret data. To enhance learning, students are encouraged to practice the calculations manually, but knowledge of advanced mathematics is not required. The examples given involve only basic algebra skills. Information on computer-based application is also provided throughout the book. In becoming familiar with the mathematical formulas used by software programs, students will learn to critically evaluate computer results and interpret data with greater confidence and ease.In updating this text, the authors have been careful to retain the features that have made past editions such a success. Examples drawn from exercise physiology, biomechanics, physical education, and physical therapy help students relate to how the techniques are used and how those techniques allow them to answer questions in their chosen fields. The problem sets are designed to help students interact more fully with the content, thereby aiding in their comprehension of concepts and techniques. Answers for each of the problem sets are located in the back of the text and give students the opportunity to check their work as they progress. Chapter summaries and key words lists identify content that students should carefully review. With Statistics in Kinesiology, Fourth Edition, students will gain a solid understanding of the statistical techniques used in physical activity fields. The book’s practical approach, based on the authors’ more than 50 years of combined experience in teaching statistics, will make it easy for students to learn these important, but often intimidating, concepts.

Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise

Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
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Author: Peter M. McGinnis
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9781492581581
Release: 2013-03-26
Editor: Human Kinetics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Please note: This text was replaced with a fourth edition. This version is available only for courses using the third edition and will be discontinued at the end of the semester. Taking a unique approach to the presentation of mechanical concepts, Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise eBook, Third Edition With Web Resource, introduces exercise and sport biomechanics in simple terms. By providing mechanics before functional anatomy, the book helps students understand forces and their effects before studying how body structures deal with forces. Students will learn to appreciate the consequences of external forces, how the body generates internal forces to maintain position, and how forces create movement in physical activities. Rather than presenting the principles as isolated and abstract, the text enables students to discover the principles of biomechanics for themselves through observation. By examining ordinary activities firsthand, students will develop meaningful explanations resulting in a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanical concepts. This practical approach combines striking visual elements with clear and concise language to encourage active learning and improved comprehension. This updated edition maintains the organization and features that made previous editions user friendly, such as a quick reference guide of frequently used equations printed on the inside cover and review questions at the end of each chapter to test students’ understanding of important concepts. The third edition also incorporates new features to facilitate learning: • Two online resources incorporate sample problems and use of video to allow practical application of the material. • New art and diagrams enhance problem sets and help students visualize the mechanics of real-world scenarios. • Increased number of review questions (200) and problem sets (120) provide an opportunity for practical application of concepts. • Greater emphasis on the basics, including improved descriptions of conversions and an expanded explanation of the assumption of point mass when modeling objects, provides a stronger foundation for understanding. • New content on deriving kinematic data from video or film and the use of accelerometers in monitoring physical activity keeps students informed of technological advances in the field. Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise eBook, Third Edition With Web Resource, is supplemented with two companion resources that will help students better comprehend the material. Packaged with this e-book, the web resource includes all of the problems from the book, separated by chapter, plus 18 sample problems that guide students step by step through the process of solving. This e-book may also be enhanced with access to MaxTRAQ Educational 2D software for Windows. MaxTRAQ Educational 2D software enables students to analyze and quantify real-world sport movements in video clips and upload their own video content for analysis. The software supplements the final section of the text that bridges the concepts of internal and external forces with the application of biomechanics; it also provides an overview of the technology used in conducting quantitative biomechanical analyses. The MaxTRAQ Educational 2D software must be purchased separately to supplement this e-book at the MaxTRAQ website. Instructors will benefit from an updated ancillary package. An instructor guide outlines each chapter and offers step-by-step solutions to the quantitative problems presented, as well as sample lecture topics, student activities, and teaching tips. A test package makes it easy to prepare quizzes and tests, and an image bank contains most of the figures and tables from the text for use in developing course presentations. Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise, Third Edition, is ideal for those needing a deeper understanding of biomechanics from a qualitative perspective. Thoroughly updated and expanded, this text makes the biomechanics of physical activity easy to understand and apply.

Fundamentals of Biomechanics

Fundamentals of Biomechanics
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Author: Duane Knudson
Pages: 337
ISBN: 9781475752984
Release: 2013-04-17
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Fundamentals of Biomechanics introduces the exciting world of how human movement is created and how it can be improved. Teachers, coaches and physical therapists all use biomechanics to help people improve movement and decrease the risk of injury. The book presents a comprehensive review of the major concepts of biomechanics and summarizes them in nine principles of biomechanics. Fundamentals of Biomechanics concludes by showing how these principles can be used by movement professionals to improve human movement. Specific case studies are presented in physical education, coaching, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine.

Introduction to Exercise Science

Introduction to Exercise Science
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Author: Terry J. Housh,Dona J. Housh,Glen O. Johnson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781351711098
Release: 2017-09-01
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The fifth edition of Introduction to Exercise Science introduces students to every core area of study in the discipline. It comprises concise chapters which introduce the history, key lines of inquiry relating to both health and performance, technology, certifications, professional associations, and career opportunities associated with each area. No other book offers such a wide-ranging, evidence-based introduction to exercise science. Written by leading and experienced experts, chapters include: reading and interpreting literature measurement in exercise science anatomy in exercise science exercise physiology exercise epidemiology athletic training exercise and sport nutrition biomechanics motor control exercise and sport psychology Packed with pedagogical features—from journal abstract examples to study questions and further reading suggestions—and accompanied by a website including practical lab exercises, Introduction to Exercise Science is a complete resource for a hands-on introduction to the core tenets of exercise science. It is an engaging and invaluable textbook for students beginning undergraduate degrees in Kinesiology, Sport & Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Strength & Conditioning, Athletic Training, Sports Therapy, Sports Medicine, and Health & Fitness.

Qualitative Diagnosis of Human Movement

Qualitative Diagnosis of Human Movement
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Author: Duane V. Knudson
Pages: 277
ISBN: 9781450421034
Release: 2013
Editor: Human Kinetics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Qualitative Diagnosis of Human Movement: Improving Performance in Sport and Exercise, Third Edition," focuses on the processes behind assessment and diagnosis of movement technique, emphasizing the elements of professional intervention in diagnosis.

Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity

Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
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Author: Jamieson, Kathy,Smith, Maureen
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781450421027
Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: Human Kinetics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity presents information on sociology of sport to prepare readers for advanced study or practice in the field. This text explores the impact of sport in society and examines careers in sport and physical activity.

Health and Wellness for Life

Health and Wellness for Life
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Author: Human Kinetics
Pages: 491
ISBN: 0736068503
Release: 2010
Editor: Human Kinetics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Health on Demandand Health and Wellness for Lifeprovide professors teaching general-ed health courses the option to customize their student textbooks to match their syllabi. With a custom Health on Demandtext, your students pay for only the material you'll actually cover in class, plus you can match the text's content to the unique needs of your setting. The standard text, Health and Wellness for Life, offers a ready-made option for those looking for a textbook that covers all the essential personal health topics for the general student population. Both options feature content developed by 15 veteran health educators and organized into a cohesive course text by Human Kinetics, a publisher with more than 30 years of experience in providing top-quality information resources to the fields of health and physical education and to the various kinesiology subdisciplines. The standard text includes 16 chapters of the topics most often covered in a general-education health course. Or you can choose from a total of 23 chapters to ensure your text includes the material that is most important for your students. For those electing to customize a text, new chapters will be offered as they are developed to expand your options even further. Student-friendly textbook features make reading and learning more enjoyable Both the standard text Health and Wellness for Lifeand the customizable Health on Demandtext include the following student-friendly features: - A conversational tone used throughout the book makes it accessible and relevant for any student. - Discussion and assessment questions, quizzes, surveys, hypothetical scenarios, and learning objectives add interest to the textbook and help students retain what they've learned. - A look at the effect of gender and ethnicity on health issues makes learning more personal for each individual. - Special focus on timely and controversial issues encourages students to think critically about media and advertising. - Special elements on steps for behavioral change and the mind–body connection show students how to take action to address health issues to improve mental and physical health. - A glossary of terms defines concepts presented in each chapter. - Several application activities for each chapter engage students' critical-thinking skills. - The online student resource provides additional information, links, and tools that expand on topics from the text. Complete coverage of important concepts The standard textbook covers these important topics: -Fitness, nutrition, and weight management -Mental health and stress management -Relationships, reproductive choices, and pregnancy and childbirth -Health promotion, chronic diseases, and prevention of infectious diseases -Consumer health and alternative medicine, environmental health, and substance abuse and dependency -Healthy aging and wellness throughout life The customizable text from the Health on Demandseries allows you to select the chapters you'll actually use, with options on how sensitive topics such as abortion are treated. Alternative chapters cover topics such as these: -Body Composition -Musculoskeletal Health -Cardiovascular Health -Injury Prevention and First Aid -Death and Dying -Spirituality -Reproductive Choices (without abortion) Professors may select any combination of chapters from the standard book and optional chapters and have them placed in any order in the final textbook. Professors can also write their own foreword or add a chapter (subject to Human Kinetics' review and approval), and information on campus-specific health resources (such as the campus health center, phone numbers, and other resources). The cover can be customized with a photo of the professor's choosing (such as a campus landmark or school mascot), or a school name or logo can appear on the cover. Professors can even create their own title for the textbook. Complete ancillaries help instructors implement the course Whether you choose the standard textbook Health and Wellness for Lifeor choose to customize your own Health on Demandbook for course instruction, you will receive access to a complete set of ancillaries tailored to match the book you've selected. The ancillaries include the following features: - Presentation package with more than 500 PowerPoint lecture slides covering all available chapters - Test package with more than over 500 multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short-answer questions covering the content from all chapters - Online student resource includes extended discussions of topics related to the content of each chapter, answers to review questions from the textbook, and definitions of terms used in each chapter Human Kinetics makes custom publishing for health education a reality with reliable information in a style students will love and the ability to tailor content to meet specific needs. With Health and Wellness for Lifeand Health on Demand, you can help your students create their paths to lifelong well-being.

Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
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Author: Alan Kornspan
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781492583929
Release: 2009-03-18
Editor: Human Kinetics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The e-book for Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology, is available at a reduced price and allows students to highlight, take notes throughout the text. When purchased through the Human Kinetics site, access to the e-book is immediately granted when the order is received. Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology provides a preparatory look at the opportunities and goals in the field of sport and exercise psychology. Rather than focus on theory and concepts, this text answers basic questions for newcomers to the field by providing information on what sport and exercise psychology is and what it has to offer. It integrates applied and career information to show the basic principles of the field, contains information on where sport and exercise psychology professionals work, the types of jobs they hold, the services they provide, and the opportunities available to those thinking of entering the field. Engaging for readers of all levels, this book provides a clear and motivating vision of the future of the field and an update of the various career opportunities available. Throughout the resource, many features bring the practical aspects of sport and exercise psychology to life for those wondering what sport and exercise psychology is all about: -Success Stories highlight influential practicing sport psychologists and mental training consultants to give readers an idea of how researchers and professionals are applying their knowledge in jobs and the many possible career paths available. -Psychological Insights pull readers into the text with quirky or surprising “Did you know?” facts. -Numerous quotes emphasize what sport and exercise psychologists, practitioners, and athletes in the real world have to say about the topic at hand. -Real-life examples introduce readers to the possibilities ahead and get them excited about where further study can lead. -The appendixes contain additional resources that students can consult as they continue their career journey and provide tips for applying the principles of sport and exercise psychology in various professions. Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology examines what sport and exercise psychologists do, what they study, and how these factors relate to the real world. Part I of the text presents an overview of exercise and sport psychology, its current status within kinesiology, and the various career paths available. Part II explores the key objectives for people actually working in the field. Each of the seven chapters in part II covers an area commonly discussed in sport and exercise psychology, giving readers a better understanding of the main directions and visions for the field. Readers will briefly look at how sport psychology professionals and educators enhance the performance of individual athletes and teams, teach others how to create a positive sport environment, assess the mental skills of athletes, care for injured athletes, and encourage involvement in exercise and fitness. The emerging areas of counseling athletes regarding life skills and clinical issues are also discussed. This text is the first in the new Human Kinetics Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science series. The series helps students and professionals understand the basic topics, goals, and applications of the many subdisciplines in kinesiology. This and other books in the series provide a solid grounding that readers can use as a jumping-off point for further study. Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology will leave students with a clear understanding of what sport and exercise psychology professionals do and where they work. Just as important, the book will motivate them to continue their exploration of the many rewarding career paths the field has to offer. Instructions for downloading and accessing the e-book will be provided once the order is complete. Adobe Digital Editions® System Requirements Windows -Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 4, Windows XP with Service Pack 2, or Windows Vista® (Home Basic 32-bit and Business 64-bit editions supported) -Intel® Pentium® 500MHz processor -128MB of RAM -800x600 monitor resolutionMac PowerPC -Mac OS X v10.4.10 or v10.5 -PowerPC® G4 or G5 500MHz processor -128MB of RAM Intel® -Mac OS X v10.4.10 or v10.5 -500MHz processor -128MB of RAM Supported browsers and Adobe Flash versions Windows -Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or 7, Mozilla Firefox 2 -Adobe Flash® Player 7, 8, or 9 (Windows Vista requires Flash 9.0.28 to address a known bug)Mac -Apple Safari 2.0.4, Mozilla Firefox 2 -Adobe Flash Player 8 or 9 Supported devices -Sony® Reader PRS-505 Language versions -English -French -German

Foundations of Kinesiology

Foundations of Kinesiology
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Author: Carole Oglesby,Kim Henige,Doug McLaughlin,Belinda Stillwell
Pages: 590
ISBN: 9781284198300
Release: 2021-03-29
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Foundations of Kinesiology provides a guided introduction to the discipline and professions of kinesiology using a holistic, learner-centered, and skill-based approach. The text explores the core subdisciplines of kinesiology and allows students to explore the research and physical activity contributions that each has to offer. The text also considers how the discipline is crucial in enabling healthy lives by illustrating real-life scenarios across several chapters"--