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Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health 2nd Edition With Web Resource

Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health 2nd Edition With Web Resource

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    The first textbook to clearly define the intersection of kinesiology and public health, Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health, Second Edition With Web Resource, has been newly updated to reflect the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The new edition has been updated with additional contemporary research findings and international examples. With a solid introduction to the concepts of public health and kinesiology, techniques used to measure physical activity, and health effects of exercise and physical activity, the text will show readers how to advance the use of physical activity as a significant component in public health initiatives.

    Joining field leaders Harold (Bill) Kohl and Tinker Murray on this second edition is Deborah Salvo, an international expert with a special interest in the relationship between the built environment and health. Other updates to this edition include the following:
    • New content on the use of electronic devices—such as pedometers and consumer-based wearable technology and apps—for measuring physical activity
    • Urban design strategies for promoting physical activity at the community level
    • An engaging, full-color visual presentation
    • A new web resource that includes key term learning activities and links to the National Physical Activity Society (NPAS) core competencies for public health physical activity practitioners that relate to each chapter
    Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health, Second Edition, describes the impact of sedentary behavior and physical activity on health, including cardiorespiratory and metabolic diseases, weight status, musculoskeletal disorders, cancers, and brain health. Evidence-based strategies are examined using three general approaches—informational, behavioral and social, and environmental and policy—with examples of successful programs to help readers understand applications in public health. A chapter on data collection and analysis teaches how to measure and evaluate program and policy effectiveness, while discussion of real-world initiatives such as the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan and the Toronto Charter for Physical Activity illustrates developing effective partnerships and models for advocacy.

    To further tie theory to practice, case studies and callout boxes throughout the text provide practical examples, and each chapter ends with a review to solidify student understanding of the material. Leader Profile sidebars allow students to explore career options while learning more about individuals who have had a major impact on this growing field.

    As the emphasis on physical activity as a tool for improving public health grows, professionals with combined knowledge and skills from both public health and exercise science fields will be highly sought. Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health, Second Edition, will help students obtain an overview of kinesiology and public health areas, understand physical activity applications for public health, and learn about career options, and it will inspire them to choose a career and make a difference in the emerging field of physical activity and public health.


    Textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in physical activity and public health; reference for public health professionals, health promotion specialists, and exercise scientists interested in physical activity and health.
    Part I. Introduction to Physical Activity and Public Health

    Chapter 1.
    Fundamentals of Public Health
    Defining Moments in Public Health
    Areas of Specialization in Public Health
    Core Functions of Public Health
    Public Health Law

    Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Kinesiology
    Kinesiology Subdisciplines and Exercise Training
    Principles of Exercise Training, Prescription, and Planning
    Applying Physical Activity and Exercise Training Principles
    Health and Fitness Benefits of Physical Activity and Exercise

    Chapter 3. Integrating Public Health and Physical Activity
    History of Physical Activity and Public Health
    Role of Physical Activity in Chronic Disease Development
    From Science to Practice and Back
    Promoting Physical Activity for Health
    Practitioners of Physical Activity in Public Health

    Chapter 4. Measuring Physical Activity
    Evidence-Based Recommended Levels of Physical Activity for Health
    Laboratory Measures of Energy Expenditure
    Electronic Devices to Measure Physical Activity
    Direct Observation Techniques
    Self-Report Instruments
    Surveillance in Populations
    Combining Measurement Approaches

    Part II. Health Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity

    Chapter 5.
    Cardiorespiratory and Metabolic Health
    Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease
    Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease
    Kinesiology and Cardiorespiratory Health
    Cardiorespiratory Fitness Assessments
    General Recommendations for Cardiorespiratory Health
    Prevalence and Economic Costs of Metabolic Disease
    Metabolic Disease Risk Factors
    Kinesiology and Metabolic Health
    Common Tests of Metabolic Function
    General Recommendations for Metabolic Health

    Chapter 6. Overweight and Obesity
    Caloric Balance
    Prevalence of Obesity and Overweight and Associated Health Consequences
    Obesity and Overweight Risk Factors
    Obesity and Overweight Challenges
    Kinesiology and Body Weight
    Common Assessments of Obesity and Overweight
    Physical Activity Guidelines for a Healthy Weight

    Chapter 7. Musculoskeletal and Functional Health
    Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Related Health Challenges
    Risk Factors Associated With Musculoskeletal Disorders and Associated Health Challenges
    Kinesiology and Musculoskeletal Health
    Common Tests of Musculoskeletal Fitness or Function
    Physical Activity and Musculoskeletal Health
    Functional Health
    Risk Factors for Poor Functional Health
    Common Tests of Functional Health
    Fitness Recommendations for Functional Health

    Chapter 8. Cancers
    Prevalence of Cancers    
    Cancer Risk Factors
    Kinesiology and Cancers
    Physical Activity Among Cancer Survivors
    Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Prevention

    Chapter 9. Brain Health
    Prevalence and Economic Costs of Brain Health Disorders
    Common Brain Health Conditions
    Risk Factors Associated With Brain Health Disorders
    Physical Activity and Brain Health
    Physical Activity and Brain Cognitive Function
    Physical Activity Guidelines for Brain Health

    Chapter 10. Health Risks of Exercise and Physical Activity
    Musculoskeletal Injuries
    Kinesiology and Musculoskeletal Injuries
    Sudden Adverse Cardiac Events

    Part III. Strategies for Effective Physical Activity Promotion

    Chapter 11.
    Informational Approaches for Promoting Physical Activity
    Understanding the Community Guide
    Rationale for Informational Approaches

    Chapter 12. School-Based Approaches to Promoting Physical Activity
    Rationale for School-Based Physical Activity Programs
    Kinesiology and Physical Activity Outcomes for Youth
    School-Based Physical Activity and Physical Fitness Assessments of Youth
    Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents
    International and National Trends in Youth Physical Activity Levels
    School-Based Physical Education
    Developmental Considerations for Physical Activity in Youth

    Chapter 13. Behavioral and Social Approaches to Understanding and Promoting Physical Activity
    Behavioral Theories and Theoretical Models of Behavior Change
    Social Support for Health Behavior Change
    Individually Adapted Health Behavior Change Programs
    Socio-Ecological Model of Behavior
    Social Support Interventions in Community Settings    

    Chapter 14. Environmental and Policy Approaches to Promoting Physical Activity
    Urban Design
    Measuring the Built Environment
    Physical Activity Policy
    Land Use Policy
    Co-Benefits of Activity-Promoting Environments and Policies

    Chapter 15. Program and Policy Evaluation for Physical Activity and Public Health
    Ways to Measure Program and Policy Effectiveness
    Logic Models for Physical Activity Promotion and Policies
    Evaluation Designs
    Data Collection and Analysis
    Publishing and Communicating Results

    Chapter 16. Partnership Development and Advocacy
    Key Factors in Building Partnerships
    Strategies for Physical Activity Advocacy
    Harold W. (Bill) Kohl, III, PhD, is a professor of epidemiology and kinesiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the University of Texas at Austin. At the University of Texas Health Science Center, Dr. Kohl also serves as the associate regional dean for academic affairs and international health affairs at the Austin regional campus.

    In his recent efforts, he has concentrated on national and international physical activity surveillance and epidemiology issues, as well as program development and evaluation studies for the promotion of school-based physical activity for children and adolescents. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Academy of Kinesiology, and he has served as an elected trustee of ACSM. He is the founder and past president of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health and currently serves as the elected chair of the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan Alliance. He has served in an editorial capacity for several scientific journals and is editor emeritus of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. He has published more than 200 papers, chapters, and monographs in the scientific literature. In 2018 he coauthored the textbook Foundations of Kinesiology.

    Tinker D. Murray, PhD, is a professor emeritus and honorary professor of international studies in health and human performance at Texas State University in San Marcos. He earned his PhD in physical education from Texas A&M University in 1984. His research interests include school-based and clinical-based youth physical activity and interventions with public health linkages for the prevention of obesity and diabetes, continuing education opportunities for coaching education, and personal fitness and training applications related to exercise physiology.

    From 1982 to 1984, Murray served as director of cardiac rehabilitation at Brooke Army Medical Center, where he was twice recognized for his exceptional performance. He began his career at Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State), where he served as the director of employee wellness from 1984 to 1988 and director of the exercise performance laboratory from 1984 to 2000. He was a volunteer assistant cross country and track coach at Southwest Texas State from 1985 to 1988 and helped win three Gulf Star Conference titles.

    From 1985 to 1988, he was a subcommittee member for the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness that developed the Fit Youth Today program. He served as lecturer and examiner for the USA Track and Field Level 2 coaching certification program from 1988 to 2008 and as the vice chair of the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness in Texas from 1993 to 1994. He worked with the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) from 2003 to 2013 as a facilitator with the Professional Development Cooperative, which promoted continuing education opportunities.

    Murray is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is certified as an ACSM program director. He was a two-time president of the Texas regional chapter of ACSM (1987 and 1994). He served on the national ACSM board of trustees from 1998 to 2001. In the fall of 2003, he was a guest researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity. He has been actively involved with the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) and has attended several biannual meetings of the International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health.

    Murray retired from Texas State University in 2018 and was named a professor emeritus and honorary professor of international studies. He continues to remain physically active by cycling daily, jogging often, and lifting weights twice a week. He remains academically active by contributing to scholarly presentations and publications that promote physical active lifestyles.

    Deborah Salvo, PhD, is an assistant professor of public health at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, where she is a faculty scholar of the Prevention Research Center, the Center for Diabetes Translation Research, and the Institute for Public Health. Before this appointment, she held positions at the University of Texas School Health Science Center in Austin, Stanford University’s Prevention Research Center, and the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico.

    Salvo is a native of Mexico City, Mexico, and earned her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food sciences from Universidad Iberoamericana. She earned her doctorate in biological and biomedical sciences (nutrition and health sciences, public health and epidemiology track) from Emory University in 2013. Her interests lie in understanding the role of built environment on physical activity and health, and in using this evidence to resolve global health disparities. Her work ranges from local projects to multisite international consortia. She has expertise in using, improving, and developing novel methodological approaches that combine physical activity and spatial epidemiological tools to address complex questions on the effects of context on health. Throughout her career, she has facilitated and led international collaborations to support the growth of the field of physical activity and public health on a global scale, with special emphasis on low- and middle-income countries and populations.

    Salvo is the current chair of the Council on Environment and Physical Activity within the International Society for Physical Activity and Health. She is also part of the steering committee of the Global Observatory for Physical Activity, and she is an active member of the Our Voice Global Network. Salvo serves as associate editor for Preventing Chronic Disease, an official scientific journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Throughout her career, she has served as technical advisor on physical activity and the built environment for several agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Fogarty International Center within the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico, and the World Health Organization. Salvo was a contributing author to the second series on physical activity published by The Lancet in 2016, which convened global experts to present the latest evidence of the important role of physical activity for public health.
    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.

    Instructor guide. Includes teaching strategies, syllabus suggestions, discussion questions, class activities and assignments, and lesson plans.

    Test package. This bank of questions includes true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats. The test package is available for use through multiple formats, including learning management system, Respondus, and rich text.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Includes more than 330 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    The companion image bank includes most of the figures, images, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

    Web resource. Features key term learning activities and weblinks to explore issues related to physical activity, exercise, and public health.

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