Introduction to Kinesiology Studying Physical Activity

ISBN-10: 0736055894
ISBN-13: 9780736055895
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Shirl J. Hoffman
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List price: $75.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 1/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.180
Language: English

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 problemsIntroduction 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.

Henrik I. Hansen holds master's degrees in information technology and chemistry.

Foreword
Preface to the Instructor
Preface to the Student
Discovering the Field of Physical Activity
Overview
What Is Physical Activity?
What Is Kinesiology?
The Focus of Kinesiology
The Active Body
Experiencing Physical Activity
Studying Physical Activity
Practicing a Physical Activity Profession
Wrap-Up
Experiencing Physical Activity
The Spheres of Physical Activity Experience
The Sphere of Self-Sufficiency
The Sphere of Self-Expression
The Sphere of Work
The Sphere of Education
The Sphere of Leisure
The Sphere of Health
The Sphere of Competition
Wrap-Up
The Importance of Physical Activity Experiences
Physical Activity as a Signature of Humanity
Factors Influencing the Kinds and Amounts of Our Performance Experiences
How Experience Changes Our Capacity to Perform Physical Activity
Tailoring Experience to Activity Characteristics: The Principle of Quality and the Principle of Quantity
Heredity and Experience
Wrap-Up
The Importance of Subjective Experiences in Physical Activity
Four Truths About Sport and Exercise
Why Subjective Experiences Are Important
The Nature of Subjective Experiences
The Components of Subjective Experience
Communicating Subjective Experiences
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Approaches to Physical Activity
Factors Affecting Our Enjoyment of Physical Activity
Spectatorship as a Subjective Experience
Wrap-Up
Scholarly Study of Physical Activity
Sociocultural Sphere
Philosophy of Physical Activity
Why Philosophy of Physical Activity?
What Background Knowledge Do I Already Have?
What Does a Philosopher of Physical Activity Do?
Goals of Philosophy of Physical Activity
History of Philosophy of Physical Activity
Research Methods in Philosophy of Physical Activity
Overview of Knowledge in Philosophy of Physical Activity
Wrap-Up
History of Physical Activity
Why History of Physical Activity?
What Background Knowledge Do I Already Have?
What Does a Historian of Physical Activity Do?
Goals of History of Physical Activity
History of the Subdiscipline
Research Methods in History of Physical Activity
Overview of Knowledge in History of Physical Activity
Wrap-Up
Sociology of Physical Activity
Why Sociology of Physical Activity?
What Background Knowledge Do I Already Have?
What Does a Sociologist of Physical Activity Do?
Goals of Sociology of Physical Activity
History of Sociology of Physical Activity
Research Methods in Sociology of Physical Activity
Overview of Knowledge in Sociology of Physical Activity
Wrap-Up
Behavioral Sphere
Motor Behavior
Why Motor Behavior?
What Background Knowledge Do I Already Have?
What Does a Motor Behavior Researcher Do?
Goals of Motor Behavior
History of Motor Behavior
Research Methods in Motor Behavior
Overview of Knowledge in Motor Behavior
Wrap-Up
Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Why Psychology of Sport and Exercise?
What Background Knowledge Do I Already Have?
What Does a Sport or Exercise Psychologist Do?
Goals of Psychology of Sport and Exercise
History of Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Research Methods in Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Overview of Knowledge in Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Wrap-Up
Pedagogy of Physical Activity
Why Pedagogy of Physical Activity?
What Background Knowledge Do I Already Have?
What Does a Physical Activity Pedagogue Do?
Goals of Pedagogy of Physical Activity
History of Pedagogy of Physical Activity
Research Methods in Pedagogy of Physical Activity
Overview of Knowledge in Pedagogy of Physical Activity
Wrap-Up
Biophysical Sphere
Biomechanics of Physical Activity
Why Biomechanics of Physical Activity?
What Background Knowledge Do I Already Have?
What Does a Biomechanist Do?
Goals of Biomechanics of Physical Activity
History of Biomechanics of Physical Activity
Research Methods in Biomechanics of Physical Activity
Overview of Knowledge in Biomechanics of Physical Activity
Wrap-Up
Physiology of Physical Activity
Why Physiology of Physical Activity?
What Background Knowledge Do I Already Have?
What Does a Physiologist of Physical Activity Do?
Goals of Physiology of Physical Activity
History of Physiology of Physical Activity
Research Methods in Physiology of Physical Activity
Overview of Knowledge in Physiology of Physical Activity
Wrap-Up
Practicing a Profession in Physical Activity
Becoming a Physical Activity Professional
What Is a Profession?
How Do Our Values Shape Our Professional Conduct?
How Are Physical Activity Professionals Educated for the Workforce?
Are You Suited for a Career in the Physical Activity Professions?
Wrap-Up
Health and Fitness Professions
The World of Health and Fitness Professions
Health and Fitness Settings
Up-Close Views of Professions in Health and Fitness
Marketplace Trends and Opportunities
Inside Advice for Health and Fitness Students
Wrap-Up
Therapeutic Exercise Professions
The World of Therapeutic Exercise
Therapeutic Exercise Settings
Up-Close Views of Professions in Therapeutic Exercise
Inside Advice for Therapeutic Exercise Students
Wrap-Up
Teaching and Coaching Professions
The World of Teaching and Coaching
Teaching and Coaching Settings
Up-Close Views of Professions in Teaching and Coaching
Inside Advice for Teaching and Coaching Students
Wrap-Up
Sport Management Professions
The World of Sport Management
Sport Management Settings
Up-Close Views of Professions in Sport Management
Inside Advice for Sport Management Students
Wrap-Up
Glossary
References
Index
About the Contributors
About the Editors

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