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Integrating the traditional presentation of the nature, scope, philosophy, and history of physical education and sport with the growing career opportunities available within this dynamic field, this text addresses the challenges and the future of the discipline. It emphasizes preparation for a diversity of careers, addressing areas such as teaching, coaching, exercise leadership, athletic and personal training, sport management, and sport media.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Deborah Wuest
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Release: 2011-01-27
File: 576 Pages
ISBN-13: 0078095786

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Genre: Physical education and training
Author: Deborah A. Wuest
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
Release: 2003
File: 607 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000050057702

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Deborah A. Wuest
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
Release: 1991
File: 455 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000023697348

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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"

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Genre: Education
Author: Professor of Exercise Science Retired Campbell University William H Freeman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release: 2013-11-13
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781449691059

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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.

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Genre: Science
Author: Harold W. Kohl III
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release: 2012-03-05
File: 296 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781492582410

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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.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release: 2013-11-13
File: 475 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780309283144

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Physical activity and its relationship to health is one of the great issues of our age. The causes of, and solutions to, physical inactivity are complex and multi-dimensional, and therefore the subject needs to be studied and understood from a variety of perspectives. This is the first textbook to provide a truly multi-disciplinary introduction to physical activity studies. Offering a complete foundation to the subject, it covers the basics of every core discipline from biochemistry, public health and biomechanics to physiology, sport psychology and sociology. It introduces a full range of topics across the physical activity curriculum, including behaviour change, motor skill development, nutrition, exercise prescription, public health policy, and physical education, providing a well-balanced and international perspective on each important issue. There is also a strong emphasis throughout the book on the practical, applied dimensions of physical activity, including innovative approaches to promotion and intervention tailored to every age range and environment. Physical Activity: A Multi-disciplinary Introduction is an indispensable companion to any course or degree programme with an emphasis on physical activity and health. A variety of exclusive eResources to aid teaching and learning are also available via the Routledge website.

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Genre: Health & Fitness
Author: Nick Draper
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2018-10-15
File: 478 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781315523835

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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.

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Genre: Education
Author: American Kinesiology Association
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Release: 2011-07-12
File: 184 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781492583790

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Author: Robert Stephen Weinberg
Publisher:
Release: 2019
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1492561150

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Genre: Education
Author: Peter Klavora
Publisher: Sport Book Pub
Release: 2004
File: 585 Pages
ISBN-13: 0920905846

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