Category : Physical education and training
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ISBN : 1260575594
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Language : en
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"Was physical education or anatomy and physiology one of your favorite classes? Were you a high school athlete or did you play a club sport? Are you interested in fitness, physical activity, and sport? Most importantly, are you considering a career in a human movement field such as a physical education teacher, exercise science specialist, personal trainer, or sport administrator? Then this text is for you! Come join us on this educational journey to learn about physical activity, physical education, and sport. We will provide you with the most up-to-date information while recognizing that the dynamic field of kinesiology and its disciplines are ever changing in this fast-paced, technology-driven society in which we live"--

Category : Physical education and training
Editor : McGraw-Hill College
ISBN : PSU:000050057702
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Category : Science
Editor : Human Kinetics
ISBN : 9781492582410
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Language : en
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Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health is the first textbook to clearly define the intersection of kinesiology and public health. Authors Kohl and Murray, both leaders in the field, offer a solid introduction to the concepts of public health and kinesiology, the techniques used to measure physical activity, and the health effects of exercise and physical activity. The scientific findings and applications that led to the emergence of the field of physical activity and public health are also examined. Students will come away with a greater understanding of how experts from both fields can work together to advance the use of physical activity for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and other health issues. Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health describes how physical activity improves health, including cardiorespiratory and metabolic diseases, overweight and obesity, musculoskeletal disorders, cancers, and mental health. Data on the prevalence and economic costs are presented to demonstrate the scope of the health issues and the importance of addressing them. Information on common testing methods, evidence on the benefits of physical activity, and recommendations for physical activity will give readers the background knowledge for promoting physical activity as a means of improving health. The health risks associated with physical activity are also discussed. Information on the prevalence of problems, the adaptive processes that can help prevent injury, and minimizing risks will prepare students to consider and address safety concerns. The text examines evidence-based strategies for increasing physical activity in individuals and populations using three general approaches: informational, behavioral and social, and environmental and policy. Examples of successful programs from various settings, including community-wide and school-based interventions, help students understand how to apply the theory to practice. Students also learn the concepts of evaluation of physical activity programs as well as logic models, evaluation designs, data collection, and analysis. In addition, building effective partnerships for physical activity programs is discussed alongside real-world initiatives such as the state plan Active Texas 2020, the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan, and the Toronto Charter for Physical Activity. Strategies and models for physical activity advocacy are also addressed. The text features a wealth of pedagogical aids that will enhance students’ learning experience. Chapter-opening summaries and question lists detail key concepts to focus on, case studies and callout boxes provide real-world examples that tie theory to practice, and Key Leader Profile sidebars allow students to explore career options while learning more about individuals who have had a major impact on this emerging field. Each chapter ends with a review of the most important ideas covered, key terms, and study questions that will help students test their recall and develop their understanding of the material. Full bibliographies are provided as well as valuable online resource lists in the E-Media sections. For instructors, ancillaries are available to assist in teaching their courses. Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health is also an asset to new professionals as well as those preparing for the ACSM/NPAS Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist certification exam. The text addresses the core competencies put forth by NPAS—including partnership development, planning and evaluation, development of effective interventions, and evaluation of scientific data—and is cross-referenced at the end of each chapter for easy review. As the emphasis on physical activity as a tool for improving public health grows, the expertise of professionals with the combined knowledge and skills from both the public health science and exercise science fields will be highly sought. Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health will help students obtain an overview of the kinesiology and public health areas, understand physical activity applications for public health, learn about career options, and inspire them to choose a career in the emerging field of physical activity and public health.

Category : Sports & Recreation
Editor : McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN : 0078095778
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Authored by two leading experts in the field, the new eighth edition of Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness and Sport introduces readers to the history and philosophies underlying today’s professions while focusing on current trends and issues facing school Physical Education, fitness and sport. Specifically, the authors introduce readers to the professions’ key concepts, programming approaches, standards and expectations, as well as the problems and issues. As the United States seeks to reverse trends in overweight and obesity, readers will learn how these three professions have a central responsibility in creating an environment that supports, encourages and promotes physical activity for all people.

Category : Education
Editor : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN : 9781449691059
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Written for the introductory or foundation course, the Eighth Edition of Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society provides a modern, comprehensive, and balanced introduction to the fields of physical education, exercise science and sport science. The eighth edition details the latest data and technologies, and outlines the varied elements, origins, and developments of these related disciplines. It identifies the conflicts existing in the field, along with discussions related to what the degree should be called, as well as the names of the departments. The text also examines the history, the current state, as well as the expected future issues and trends in physical education. The text is organized in an easy-to-follow format, first defining the profession of exercise sciences and sports, followed by an overview of the disciplines that study the cultural, social, and scientific foundations of this field. In later chapters, it builds upon that foundation and examines career development and job opportunities, looking at the traditional fields of teaching and coaching, the expanding career options of sport management, and the new world of the technological workplace. • Chapter 1, What is our Field?, provides a modern look at the discipline of physical education • Chapter 14, Current Issues in American Exercise Science and Sport, includes new sections on digital technologies, online education, and digital media which further explore the changes in physical education, exercise science, and sport science • Provides the latest data and statistics on the major health crisis of childhood obesity Additional Resources: For Instructors: • LMS-ready Test Bank containing over 150 questions with page references • PowerPoint Lecture Slides, organized by chapter for ease of use, and highly illustrated and editable • Instructor’s Manual For Students: The Navigate Companion Website includes a wealth of study aids and learning tools to help students get the most out of their course. Resources include: • Practice Activities • Weblinks • Interactive Glossary • Flashcards • Crossword Puzzles

Category : Medical
Editor : National Academies Press
ISBN : 9780309283144
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 475
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Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression and others diseases. Emerging literature has suggested that in terms of mortality, the global population health burden of physical inactivity approaches that of cigarette smoking. The prevalence and substantial disease risk associated with physical inactivity has been described as a pandemic. The prevalence, health impact, and evidence of changeability all have resulted in calls for action to increase physical activity across the lifespan. In response to the need to find ways to make physical activity a health priority for youth, the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment was formed. Its purpose was to review the current status of physical activity and physical education in the school environment, including before, during, and after school, and examine the influences of physical activity and physical education on the short and long term physical, cognitive and brain, and psychosocial health and development of children and adolescents. Educating the Student Body makes recommendations about approaches for strengthening and improving programs and policies for physical activity and physical education in the school environment. This report lays out a set of guiding principles to guide its work on these tasks. These included: recognizing the benefits of instilling life-long physical activity habits in children; the value of using systems thinking in improving physical activity and physical education in the school environment; the recognition of current disparities in opportunities and the need to achieve equity in physical activity and physical education; the importance of considering all types of school environments; the need to take into consideration the diversity of students as recommendations are developed. This report will be of interest to local and national policymakers, school officials, teachers, and the education community, researchers, professional organizations, and parents interested in physical activity, physical education, and health for school-aged children and adolescents.

Category : Physical education and training
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ISBN : 0071130896
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Language : en
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This accessible, introductory text explores the history, philosophies, and principles of today's human performance programs including physical education, exercise science and sports studies, within a practical, career-oriented framework. New texts now come packaged with Health and Human Performance PowerWeb!

Category : Medical
Editor : multi-science publishing
ISBN : 0906522374
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 430
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A valuable reference source for professionals and academics in this field, this is an encyclopedia-dictionary of the many scientific and technical terms now encountered in kinesiology and exercise science.

Category : Education
Editor : Human Kinetics
ISBN : 9781492594543
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The ninth edition of Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport is as robust and instrumental as ever for students preparing for careers in the various physical activity fields. And the latest version of this long-running and seminal text is chock-full of new material for budding teachers, coaches, fitness professionals, recreation leaders, and program leaders. This book covers a broad spectrum of careers and professions, including those in physical education, health, dance, fitness, sport, recreation, athletic training, and athletic administration. The authors provide an overview of the respective professions and offer a deep dive into individual careers. In addition, the text explores the role of public policy across local, state, and federal levels, noting how various physical activity professions are affected by regulations. New content in this edition includes the following: Five new chapters cover dance education, recreational leadership, health education, contemporary physical education curriculum models, and exemplary physical education programs. Updated content on how economic, racial, and ethnic disparities affect physical activity and physical activity professions will help students anticipate real-life issues. New evidence, data, and information throughout the text will help students understand the issues, problems, and programmatic solutions in the various fields as they prepare to meet and solve those problems. The expanded and updated physical education chapters reflect current trends and developments. The new chapters on dance education, recreational leadership, and health education broaden the book’s scope as they show the role these allied physical activity professions play in the larger efforts to promote and support physical activity as a way to create a healthy citizenry. All chapters throughout the text have been updated to reflect the most current information on the topics. And the book’s web-based ancillaries, which include a range of instructor tools, have also been revised and expanded. Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport is organized into six parts: Part I provides a thorough understanding of the health issues related to physical inactivity and of the evolution of physical activity programs. Parts II, III, and IV focus on concepts, programs, professions, and barriers to overcome in physical education, fitness, and sport, respectively. Part V delves into the allied physical activity professions of dance and dance education, recreation, and health education, exploring the concepts, professions, and issues in each area. Part VI tackles the subdisciplines of kinesiology that support physical activity, such as exercise physiology, sport pedagogy, sport and exercise psychology, sport philosophy, biomechanics, and more. Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport will help students make more informed career choices, understand the professional issues they will face, and be in a better position to develop high-quality programs and make those programs widely available. Ultimately, this book will help new generations of physical activity professionals provide positive solutions to the problems that exist in their fields and to make lifelong impacts on their students.

Category : Education
Editor : McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN : 1259922405
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The Nineteenth Edition of Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport emphasizes the role of culturally competent professionals in meeting the needs of our increasingly diverse population and in promoting lifespan participation in physical activity for all people. Up-to-date statistics and information are provided on health and physical activity levels, career preparation and professional paths within physical education, exercise science, and sport. This edition retains its strong coverage of the foundations of motor behavior, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, the sociology of sport, and physical education pedagogy. The text also emphasizes preparation for a diversity of careers in a variety of settings, addressing areas that include teaching, coaching, exercise leadership, athletic and personal training, sport management, and sport media. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html