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Introduction to Kinesiology 5th Edition With Web Study Guide

Introduction to Kinesiology 5th Edition With Web Study Guide

Studying Physical Activity

$133.67 CAD $190.95 CAD


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    Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fifth Edition With Web Study Guide, gives students a complete overview of the field of kinesiology and explores the common career paths, questions, and ideas that are part of this dynamic and expanding discipline. This engaging, four-color introductory text stimulates curiosity about the vast field of kinesiology, provides a foundation for students to build on through further study, and generates awareness of the long-standing and current issues that kinesiology professionals seek to understand and solve. Editors Shirl J. Hoffman and Duane V. Knudson have retained the book's strong framework and have used feedback from instructors to streamline and condense the text while adding new and updated content.

    The fifth edition features a completely revitalized web study guide that encourages students to apply classroom content to real-world activities and better prepare for exams. The web study guide integrates reading assignments with gradable activities so that instructors can better monitor student progress, test understanding of key concepts, and adjust classroom discussions and pace.

    Additional updates to this new fifth edition include the following:

    • Updates to data, research, and graphics to incorporate the most recent discoveries

    • An increased focus on public health, allied health, and nutrition and wellness to reflect changes in this dynamic and growing field

    • New Professional Issues in Kinesiology sidebars that look at the issues of equality, evidence-based practice, expertise, and overload as they relate to the field of kinesiology

    • New Kinesiology Colleagues sidebars that introduce role models who demonstrate professional life in kinesiology and its related fields

    The text features the three-section structure that has always been a strength of this leading introductory textbook. Part I examines the diversity of physical activity and kinesiology and summarizes the importance of knowledge gained through physical activity experiences. Part II delves into the seven major subdisciplines of kinesiology, with an overview of major historical events, research methods, professional work and application, and ideas for career advancement in each. Part III elaborates on professionalism and then examines five main areas for career opportunities.

    The extensive and revitalized instructor ancillaries include an instructor guide, a test package, chapter quizzes, a presentation package, and an image bank that includes most art and tables from the text.

    Introduction to Kinesiology provides basic and essential information for students embarking on their study of kinesiology, and this updated fifth edition prepares them for future courses and further study.


    Primary textbook for introductory or foundational courses in physical activity, kinesiology, exercise science, and sport science. Reference for researchers and practitioners in sport and exercise science professions.

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Kinesiology

    Duane V. Knudson and Shirl J. Hoffman

    Interest in the Discipline of Kinesiology

    Physical Activity: The Focus of Kinesiology

    Some Focuses of Physical Activity in Kinesiology


    Part I: Experiencing Physical Activity

    Chapter 2. Spheres of Physical Activity Experience

    Shirl J. Hoffman

    Sphere of Self-Sufficiency

    Sphere of Self-Expression

    Sphere of Work

    Sphere of Education

    Sphere of Leisure

    Sphere of Health

    Sphere of Competition


    Chapter 3. The Importance of Physical Activity Experiences

    Duane V. Knudson

    Physical Activity as a Signature of Humanity

    Factors That Influence the Kinds of Experience in Physical Activity

    Ways in Which Experience Can Affect Physical Activity

    Identifying Critical Components of a Physical Activity

    Heredity and Experience

    Subjective Experience of Physical Activity

    Why Subjective Experiences Are Important to Kinesiology Professionals

    Components of Subjective Experience

    Factors Affecting Our Enjoyment of Physical Activity

    Watching Sport as a Subjective Experience


    Part II: Scholarly Study of Physical Activity

    Chapter 4. Philosophy of Physical Activity

    Scott Kretchmar and Cesar R. Torres

    Why Use Philosophical Thinking?

    What Do Philosophers Do?

    History of Philosophy of Physical Activity

    Research Methods for Philosophy of Physical Activity

    Overview of Knowledge in Philosophy of Physical Activity


    Chapter 5. History of Physical Activity

    Richard A. Swanson

    Why Use History of Physical Activity?

    What Do Historians of Physical Activity Do?

    History of Kinesiology and Physical Activity

    Research Methods for History of Physical Activity

    Overview of Knowledge in History of Physical Activity


    Chapter 6. Sociology of Physical Activity

    Katherine M. Jamieson

    Why Use Sociology of Physical Activity?

    What Do Sociologists of Physical Activity Do?

    History of Sociology of Physical Activity

    Research Methods for Sociology of Physical Activity

    Overview of Knowledge in Sociology of Physical Activity


    Chapter 7. Motor Behavior

    Katherine T. Thomas and Jerry R. Thomas

    Why Use Motor Behavior?

    What Do Motor Behaviorists Do?

    History of Motor Behavior

    Research Methods for Motor Behavior

    Overview of Knowledge in Motor Behavior


    Chapter 8. Sport and Exercise Psychology

    Robin S. Vealey

    Why Use Sport and Exercise Psychology?

    What Do Sport and Exercise Psychology Professionals Do?

    History of Sport and Exercise Psychology

    Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Psychology

    Overview of Knowledge in Sport and Exercise Psychology


    Chapter 9. Biomechanics of Physical Activity

    Kathy Simpson

    Why Use Biomechanics of Physical Activity?

    What Do Biomechanists Do?

    History of Biomechanics

    Research Methods for Biomechanics

    Overview of Knowledge in Biomechanics


    Chapter 10. Physiology of Physical Activity

    Jennifer L. Caputo

    Why Use Physiology of Physical Activity?

    What Do Exercise Physiologists Do?

    History of Physiology of Physical Activity

    Research Methods for Physiology of Physical Activity

    Overview of Knowledge in Physiology of Physical Activity


    Part III: Practicing a Profession in Physical Activity

    Chapter 11. Becoming a Physical Activity Professional

    Shirl J. Hoffman

    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?


    Chapter 12. Careers in Health and Fitness

    Warren D. Franke

    What Is the Health and Fitness Profession?

    Settings for Health and Fitness

    Roles for Health and Fitness Professionals

    Trends and Opportunities in Health and Fitness

    Advice for Health and Fitness Students


    Chapter 13. Careers in Therapeutic Exercise

    Chad Starkey

    What Is Therapeutic Exercise?

    Settings for Therapeutic Exercise

    Roles for Therapeutic Exercise Professionals

    Trends and Opportunities in Therapeutic Exercise

    Advice for Therapeutic Exercise Students


    Chapter 14. Careers in Teaching Physical Education

    Kim C. Graber and Thomas J. Templin

    What Is the Teaching of Physical Education?

    Settings for Teaching Physical Education

    Roles for Physical Education Professionals

    Trends and Opportunities in Teaching Physical Education

    Advice for Physical Education Students


    Chapter 15. Careers in Coaching and Sport Instruction

    Joseph A. Luxbacher and Duane V. Knudson

    What Are Coaching and Sport Instruction?

    Settings for Coaching and Sport Instruction

    Roles for Coaching and Sport Instruction Professionals

    Trends and Opportunities in Coaching and Sport Instruction

    Advice for Students in Coaching and Sport Instruction


    Chapter 16. Careers in Sport Management

    G. Clayton Stoldt and Mark C. Vermillion

    What Is Sport Management?

    Settings for Sport Management

    Roles for Sport Management Professionals

    Trends and Opportunities in Sport Management

    Advice for Sport Management Students


    Shirl J. Hoffman, EdD, is a professor emeritus of kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he served as department head for 10 years. He has served at many levels of education: as an elementary physical education teacher, as a college-level coach, and as a professor in both research university and liberal arts college settings.

    Hoffman has published extensively on a variety of topics, including sport philosophy and ethics, religion in sport, qualitative analysis and diagnosis of movement, and motor learning and performance. Hoffman is the author of Good Game: Christianity and the Culture of Sport (2010) and was the project coordinator for Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise (2011), published by the American Kinesiology Association. He has also been a frequent commentator on issues in kinesiology and higher education.

    Hoffman is a former editor of Quest and was the charter executive director of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA). He is a fellow emeritus of the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK).

    Hoffman and his wife, Claude, reside in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Boone, North Carolina.

    Duane V. Knudson, PhD, is a professor of biomechanics in the department of health and human performance at Texas State University. He earned his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin and has held tenured positions at three universities.

    Knudson's research areas are the biomechanics of tennis, stretching, qualitative movement diagnosis, and learning biomechanical concepts. He has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and 14 chapters. Knudson is the author of Biomechanical Principles of Tennis Technique (2006), Fundamentals of Biomechanics, Second Edition (2007), and Qualitative Diagnosis of Human Movement, Third Edition (2013). He has received numerous regional, state, national, and international awards for his scholarship and has been elected a fellow of three scholarly societies. He has served as a department chair, as an associate dean, as president of the American Kinesiology Association, as vice president of publications for the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, and in numerous other professional leadership roles.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.

    Instructor guide. Includes chapter outlines and suggested lecture structures to aid instructors in lecture preparation. Also includes student activities to facilitate learning and engagement within the classroom.

    Test package. Includes more than 330 questions in multiple-choice, true-or-false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay format that instructors can use in creating or supplementing tests and quizzes.

    Presentation package plus image bank. Includes more than 340 presentation slides to aid instructors in lesson preparations. Slides can be edited, reordered, incorporated into other presentations, and printed and distributed as classroom handouts. The image bank includes all of the artwork and tables from the text, sorted by chapter, to provide instructors with flexibility when creating their own customized presentations, handouts, and other course resources.

    Chapter quizzes. Contains 10 questions for each chapter in multiple-choice, true-or-false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay format that instructors can use in their lessons to gauge student comprehension

    Web study guide. Includes learning aids and interactive activities using a variety of approaches—audio, video, drag-and-drop activities, self-ratings, interviews, and more—to demonstrate various aspects of kinesiology and bring the content to life. Activities based on Kinesiology Colleagues profiles encourage students to reflect on their own professional development and foster critical thinking.

    The web study guide is also available for purchase separately • ISBN 978-1-4925-5098-3