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Concepts of Physical Fitness Active Lifestyles for Wellness

ISBN-10: 0078022576
ISBN-13: 9780078022579
Edition: 17th 2013
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Book details

Edition: 17th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 11/1/2012
Binding: Looseleaf - sheets only 
Pages: 480
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

Concepts of Physical Fitnessprovides readers with the self-management skills necessary to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Pioneering texts in this field, these revisions ofConceptsare designed to deliver a comprehensive text and digital program that continues to be at the cutting edge of physical activity and health promotion, empowering students to make positive steps towards developing a lifelong commitment to being active. Building upon the tremendous success of previous editions, these new editions are being thoroughly fine-tuned to ensure that the writing style, examples, and illustrations are not only contemporary, but also accessible.

Charles B. “Chuck” Corbin, PhD,is currently professor emeritus in the department of exercise and wellness at Arizona State University. He has published more than 200 journal articles and is the senior author, sole author, contributor to, or editor of more than 80 books, including the 5th edition of Fitness for Life(winner of the TAA’s Texty Award), the 14th edition of Concepts of Physical Fitness (winner of the TAA’s McGuffey Award), and the 7th edition of Concepts of Fitness and Wellness. His books are the most widely adopted high school and college texts in fitness and wellness. Dr. Corbin is internationally recognized as an expert in physical activity, health and wellness promotion, and youth physical fitness. He has presented keynote addresses at more than 40 state AHPERD conventions, made major addresses in more than 15 countries, and presented numerous named lectures (Cureton, ACSM; Hanna, Sargent, and Distinguished Scholar, NAKPEHE; Prince Phillip, British PEA; and Weiss and Alliance Scholar, AAHPERD). He is past president and a fellow of AAKPE, a fellow in the NASHPERDP, an ACSM fellow, and a lifetime member of AAHPERD. Among his awards are the Healthy American Fitness Leaders Award (President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports—PCPFS, National Jaycees), AAHPERD Honor Award, Physical Fitness Council Honor Award, the COPEC Hanson Award, and the Distinguished Service Award of the PCPFS. Dr. Corbin was named the Alliance Scholar by AAHPERD and the Distinguished Scholar of NAKPEHE. He is a member of the advisory board of Fitnessgram and was the first chair of the science board of the PCPFS and the NASPE Hall of Fame. In 2009 Dr. Corbin was chosen for the Gulick Award, the highest award of AAHPERD.

William R. Corbin is a recognized expert in health and wellness. He is well published in the areas of behavioral medicine and addictive behaviors, with expertise in high-risk behaviors. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia and completed his residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina. Corbin completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the University of Texas in Austin. He is currently an assistant professor and the Director of Clinical Training at Yale University. Corbin’s longitudinal research, funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), focuses on the relationship between alcohol use and other high-risk behaviors (i.e., drug use, unsafe sexual practices, and aggression) during adolescence and early adulthood. Corbin also conducts experimental research on the effects of alcohol on cognition and behavior and is actively involved in alcohol prevention with college students. Corbin is an experienced teacher in the areas of health psychology, clinical psychology, and addictive behaviors.

Greg Welk is an associate professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Iowa State University (ISU). He received his master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Iowa and his doctorate (PhD) in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University. Prior to coming to ISU, Welk worked at Eastern Michigan University, where he developed a fitness and wellness course that was required for all students. Welk was later employed at the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas, where he directed the Childhood and Adolescent Health Division and contributed to the development of theFITNESSGRAMyouth fitness program. He continues to serve as the Scientific Director of theFITNESSGRAMprogram and is active in local, state, and national efforts to promote physical activity in youth. Welk’s research focuses on the development and validation of tools to assess physical activity behavior and on understanding factors that influence physical activity behavior. He has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals/books and has made more than 70 presentations at national and regional meetings.

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