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Introduction to Exercise Science With HKPropel Access

Introduction to Exercise Science With HKPropel Access

$208.95 CAD


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    Introduction to Exercise Science With HKPropel Access offers students a comprehensive overview of the field of exercise science and explores the research and evidence-based practice within the subdisciplines that are part of this dynamic and expanding discipline. Taking inspiration from Introduction to Kinesiology, this text focuses on the major subdisciplines within the field of exercise prescription.

    Introduction to Exercise Science features a full-color layout and a three-section structure to introduce students to the current issues that exercise science professionals seek to understand to promote better health and performance. Part I examines the scope of the field and summarizes the foundational knowledge needed, like basic musculoskeletal anatomy, measurement, and statistics. Part II delves into five major subdisciplines of exercise science: biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor behavior, sport and exercise psychology, and physical activity epidemiology. Part III elaborates on research methods, evidence-based practice, and professional application in various allied-health-related careers such as athletic training, physical therapy, and occupational therapy as well as sport performance careers such as strength and conditioning, nutrition, and sport analytics.

    Introduction to Exercise Science is designed to stimulate student curiosity about the vast field of exercise science and common career paths. Throughout the text, sidebars featuring the latest research and best practices, professional issues and career opportunities, and trending topics in exercise science are used to engage students and reinforce important knowledge in evidence-based practice. Chapter objectives, summaries, key points, key terms, and review questions aid in knowledge retention. Opening scenarios at the beginning of each chapter feature a specific activity, exercise, or health promotion issue that serves to illustrate the importance of that area of knowledge to exercise science.

    Related online learning activities include interactive flash cards, key point review questions, research activities, guided notes, and scenario-based exercises to fully immerse students in the various aspects of exercise science. Students will learn how to read and evaluate research and will develop the ability to think critically to confront specific challenges. Most of the activities can be assigned, and progress tracked, directly through HKPropel. Chapter quizzes, which are automatically graded, may also be assigned to test comprehension of critical concepts.

    Exercise science professionals require mastery of a complex body of theoretical knowledge about exercise and its application in evidence-based practice. Introduction to Exercise Science will give readers an understanding of how scientific tools and protocols and applied research can contribute to the health and performance of all people.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.


    Introductory undergraduate courses or foundations courses in exercise science or sport and physical activity programs.
    Part I. Foundational Knowledge

    Chapter 1. The Scope of Exercise Science and Kinesiology
    Duane V. Knudson
    The Disciplines of Exercise Science and Kinesiology
    Sources of Knowledge of Exercise Science
    Exercise Science and Professional Careers
    Holistic Study of Subdisciplines of Exercise Science
    Exercise Science and Evidence-Based Practice

    Chapter 2. Musculoskeletal Anatomy
    Duane V. Knudson
    Anatomy and Exercise Science
    Structure of the Body
    Skeletal Anatomy Preview
    Muscular Anatomy Preview
    Integration of Anatomy and Exercise Science

    Chapter 3. Measurement and Statistics
    Matthew T. Mahar
    Benefits and History of Measurement in Exercise Science
    Measurement Concepts in Exercise Science
    Statistics Commonly Used in Exercise Science

    Part II. Major Subdisciplines of Exercise Science

    Chapter 4. Biomechanics
    Kathy Simpson
    Benefits of Biomechanics Knowledge
    What Do Biomechanists Do?
    History of Biomechanics
    Research Methods for Biomechanics
    Overview of Knowledge in Biomechanics

    Chapter 5. Exercise Physiology
    Jennifer L. Caputo
    Benefits of Exercise Physiology Knowledge
    What Do Exercise Physiologists Do?
    History of Exercise Physiology
    Research Methods in Exercise Physiology
    Overview of Knowledge in Exercise Physiology

    Chapter 6. Motor Behavior
    Katherine T. Thomas and Xiangli Gu
    Benefits of Motor Behavior Knowledge
    What Do Motor Behaviorists Do?
    History of Motor Behavior
    Research Methods for Motor Behavior
    Overview of Knowledge in Motor Behavior

    Chapter 7. Sport and Exercise Psychology
    Lindsay E. Kipp
    Benefits of 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 8. Physical Activity Epidemiology
    Duck-chul Lee
    Benefits of Physical Activity Epidemiology Knowledge
    What Do Physical Activity Epidemiologists Do?
    History of Physical Activity Epidemiology
    Research Methods in Physical Activity Epidemiology
    Overview of Knowledge in Physical Activity Epidemiology

    Part III. Related Professional Subdisciplines

    Chapter 9. Research and Evidence-Based Practice
    James L. Farnsworth II and Natalie L. Myers
    Benefits of Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Exercise Science
    Common Research Designs Used in Exercise Science
    Overview of Using Research to Support Evidence-Based Practice

    Chapter 10. Sport Performance: Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition, and Sport Science
    Broderick L. Dickerson, Drew E. Gonzalez, Scott M. Battley, and Richard B. Kreider
    What Do Sport Performance Specialists Do?
    History of Sport Performance
    Research Methods in Sport Performance
    Overview of Knowledge in Sport Performance

    Chapter 11. Medicine and Allied Health
    Chad Starkey and Julie Cavallario
    Diagnostics in Medicine and Allied Health
    Types of Interventive Exercise in Medicine and Allied Health
    Roles and Scope of Practice for Medical and Allied Health Professionals
    Applied and Translational Exercise Science Research in Medicine and Allied Health
    Duane V. Knudson, PhD, is a Regents’ Professor and University Distinguished Professor in the department of health and human performance at Texas State University, where he teaches biomechanics and research methods. He earned his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has held tenured faculty positions at three universities. His research areas are in the biomechanics of tennis, stretching, qualitative movement diagnosis, the learning of biomechanical concepts, and research quality.

    Knudson has authored more than 168 peer-reviewed articles, 26 chapters, and three books: Fundamentals of Biomechanics, Qualitative Diagnosis of Human Movement, and Biomechanical Principles of Tennis Technique. He also coedited the top-selling text Introduction to Kinesiology.

    He has received numerous state, regional, national, and international awards for his research and leadership, and he has been elected a fellow of four scholarly societies, including the prestigious National Academy of Kinesiology. He has served as department chair, associate dean, and president of the American Kinesiology Association and as president of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    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. Contains teaching tips, ideas for discussion topics and speakers, and answers to review questions.

    Test package. Contains 330 questions in true-false and multiple-choice formats. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed for use as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions to assign to students directly through HKPropel. Multiple-choice and true-false questions are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Chapter quizzes. Contains ready-made quizzes (10 questions each) to assess student comprehension of the most important concepts in each chapter. Each quiz may be downloaded or assigned to students directly through HKPropel. The chapter assessments are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Presentation package. Features more than 380 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 to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    Image bank. Includes most of the figures, content photos, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Introduction to Exercise Science, this includes learning aids and interactive activities consisting of flash cards, review questions, research activities, guided notes, and scenario-based exercises. Most of the activities can be assigned and tracked through HKPropel.

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