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Introduction to Kinesiology Studying Physical Activity

ISBN-10: 0736076131
ISBN-13: 9780736076135
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Guide (Pupil's))
Authors: Shirl J. Hoffman
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Book details

List price: $92.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 11/12/2008
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 568
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.136
Language: English

The third edition of this outstanding introductory text once again gives students a thorough overview of the academic and professional aspects of the field of sport and exercise science. This new edition also offers an online student study guide that becomes an integral part of the learning experience. The editor and contributors, all top scholars and professionals in their fields of expertise, cohesively demonstrate to readers how the many subject areas in the vibrant field of kinesiology work together to develop a unified body of knowledge out of many diverse areas. The book is divided into three parts: Experiencing Kinesiology, Scholarly Study of Kinesiology and Professional Practice in Kinesiology. Entry-level readers of the field of kinesiology will see in jargon-free language how all the different areas of study and professional practice fit into the larger scope of kinesiology, how all the SUb-fields contribute to the larger field and what job prospects exist in the various kinesiology areas. Chapters are designed not to give a mini-course in a sub-area, but rather to review the basic questions and issues that sub-areas deals with, how it compares to other sub-areas and most importantly, get students prepared for advanced study.

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

Introduction to Kinesiology and Physical Activity
Ways of Developing an Understanding of Kinesiology
Physical Activity: the Focus of Kinesiology
What Is Physical Activity?
What Is Kinesiology?
The Focus of Kinesiology: Exercise and Skilled Movement
Experiencing Physical Activity
Scholarly Study of 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 Experience
Physical Activity As a Signature of Humanity
Factors Influencing the Kinds and Amounts of Performance Experiences
How Experience Changes Our Capacity to Perform Physical Activity
How Quality and Quantity Affect Physical Activity Experience
Identifying Critical Components of a Physical Activity
Heredity and Experience
Wrap-Up
The Importance of Subjective Experiences in Physical Activity
Four Truths About Sport and Exercise
Why Subjective Experiences Are Important
Components of Subjective Experience
Extrinsic and Intrinsic Approaches to Physical Activity
Factors Affecting Our Enjoyment of Physical Activity
Watching Sports As a Subjective Experience
Wrap-Up
Scholarly Study of Physical Activity
Philosophy of Physical Activity
Introduction to Philosophic Thinking
Philosophy of Physical Activity and Kinesiology
Development of the Subdiscipline
Research Methods in Philosophy of Physical Activity
Overview of Knowledge in the Philosophy of Physical Activity
Wrap-Up
History of Physical Activity
Why History of Physical Activity?
What Does a Historian of Physical Activity Do?
Kinesiology and the 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
What Is Sociology of Physical Activity?
What Does a Sociologist of Physical Activity Do?
Sociology of Physical Activity in Kinesiology
History of Sociology of Physical Activity
Research Methods in Sociology of Physical Activity
Overview of Knowledge in Sociology of Physical Activity
Wrap-Up
Motor Behavior
What Is Motor Behavior?
What Does a Motor Behaviorist Do?
Goals of Motor Behavior
History of Motor Behavior
Research Methods in Motor Behavior
Overview of Knowledge in Motor Behavior
Wrap-Up
Sport and Exercise Psychology
What Is Sport and Exercise Psychology?
What Does a Sport or Exercise Psychologist Do?
Goals of Sport Psychology
How Sport and Exercise Psychology Fits Into Kinesiology
History of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Overview of Knowledge in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Wrap-Up
Biomechanics of Physical Activity
What Is Biomechanics of Physical Activity?
What Does a Biomechanist Do?
Goals of Biomechanics
History of Biomechanics
Research Methods in Biomechanics
Overview of Knowledge in Biomechanics of Physical Activity
Wrap-Up
Physiology of Physical Activity
What Does a Physiologist of Physical Activity Do?
Goals of Physiology of Physical Activity and Kinesiology
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 Profession?
Wrap-Up
Careers in Health and Fitness
An Overview of the Health and Fitness Professions
Health and Fitness Settings
Professional Roles in Health and Fitness
Marketplace Trends and Opportunities
Certification and Continuing Education
Advice for Health and Fitness Students
Wrap-Up
Careers in Therapeutic Exercise
The World of Therapeutic Exercise
Therapeutic Exercise Settings
Up-Close Views of Professions in Therapeutic Exercise
Inside Advice for Therapeutic Exercise Students
Wrap-Up
Careers in Teaching Physical Education
An Overview of the Teaching Profession
Certification and Continuing Education
Examining Research to See What Effective Teachers Do
Teaching Settings
Professional Roles in the Teaching Profession
Preparing for a Career
Prospects and Opportunities for Careers in Teaching
Advice for Future Teachers
Wrap-Up
Careers in Coaching and Sport Instruction
An Overview of Coaching and Sport Instruction Professions
Coaching and Sport Instruction Settings
Professional Roles in Sport Instruction
Professional Roles in Coaching
Advice for Coaching and Sport Instruction Students
Wrap-Up
Careers in Sport Management
An Overview of the Sport Management Profession
Sport Management Settings
Professional Roles in Sport Management
Preparing for a Career in Sport Management
Wrap-Up

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