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Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport 9th Edition epub

Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport 9th Edition epub

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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.


    This text targets undergraduate and graduate students in kinesiology who are exploring or preparing for the professions of physical education, health, dance, fitness, sport, recreation, athletic training, or athletic administration.
    Part I. The Current Context and Evolution of Physical Activity
    Chapter 1. The Dilemma of Our Times: Life Span Physical Activity and the Obesity Health Crisis
    Trends in Sugary Drink and Fast Food Consumption
    Federal and State Legislation to Address Childhood Nutrition and Wellness
    The Costs of Overweight and Obesity
    National Goals for Physical Activity in Schools and Beyond
    The National Physical Activity Plan
    Grading Progress on Physical Activity
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 2. Life Span Physical Activity: A Revolution Not Limited by Age or Gender
    The Early Years
    Youth: The Transition Years
    Young Adulthood
    Older Adulthood
    The New Settings for Physical Activity
    The Emerging Characteristics of Life Span Physical Activity
    Confronting Major Issues
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 3. The Evolution of Physical Activity Philosophies and Programs
    Gymnastics Philosophies and Systems: The Beginning of Physical Education in America
    The Emergence of Physical Activity in American Physical Education
    The Emergence of Fitness
    The Emergence of Organized Sport in America
    Sport on College Campuses
    Sport During the Depression, World War II, and Beyond
    Philosophical Influences in American Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport
    The Emergence of Physical Activity for Girls and Women
    Recent Philosophical Influences on Physical Activity
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 4. Developing an Infrastructure to Support Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles
    Physical Fitness and Physical Activity: Whose Responsibility?
    National-Level Efforts to Support Physical Activity Infrastructures
    State-Level Efforts to Support Physical Activity Infrastructures
    Local Efforts to Support Physical Activity Infrastructures
    Allied Fields Supporting Physical Activity Infrastructure
    Six Crucial Themes Defining Our Present and Future
    Discussion Questions

    Part II. Physical Education
    Chapter 5. Basic Concepts of Physical Education
    20th-Century Philosophical Influences on Physical Education
    National Physical Education Goals and Content Standards
    What Is the Subject Matter of Physical Education?
    Physical Education and Physical Activity: The Same or Different?
    Inclusion of Students With Disabilities in Physical Education
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 6. Contemporary Curriculum and Instruction Models
    The Skill Themes Model
    Health-Optimizing Physical Education
    Conceptual Physical Education
    Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility
    Sport Education
    Games-Based Models for Teaching Sport Games
    Adventure Education
    The Eclectic Curriculum
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 7. The Physical Education Profession
    The Physical Education Teacher
    Preparing to Become a Physical Education Teacher
    Physical Education Teachers as Campus-Level Physical Activity Leaders
    Technology in Physical Education
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 8. Exemplary Physical Education Programs
    The Active and Healthy Schools Program
    A High School Program That Individualizes Students’ Activity Experiences
    A Rural School’s Effort to Maximize Campus-Based Physical Activity Beyond Physical Education
    A High-School Program Blending Health and Wellness, Outdoor Pursuits, and Sport
    A Districtwide Healthy Lifestyles Curriculum
    A Middle School With a Strong Focus on Learning Personal and Social Responsibility Skills
    A High School Program With an Outdoor Pursuits Option
    A Research-Based National Elementary School Program
    A District-Level Initiative Linking Physical Education With the Community
    A High School Program With Sport Education as the Central Focus
    A High School Physical Education Program With Proficiency Expectations
    What Makes These Programs Work?
    A State Approach to Revitalizing High School Physical Education
    Building a Vision for the Future
    Rethinking Secondary School Physical Education
    Legislative Efforts to Support Physical Education
    Quality Physical Education Programs—Moving Forward
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 9. The Future of Physical Education: Problems and Barriers to Overcome
    Improving Physical Education Through Establishing Strong State-Level Legislation
    Consequences of Weak or Nonexistent State-Level Policies
    General Problems in Physical Education
    Issues in Elementary School Physical Education
    Issues in Secondary School Physical Education
    The Future of Physical Education in a Sport and Fitness Culture
    Becoming Architects of a Thriving Physical Education Profession
    Discussion Questions

    Part III. Fitness
    Chapter 10. Basic Concepts of Fitness and Physical Activity
    Understanding Fitness and Physical Activity
    Cosmetic Fitness
    The Dose–Response Debate
    The FITT Formula
    The Social Gradient in Health and Fitness
    Fitness-Training Concepts and Principles
    The Measurement of Fitness and Physical Activity
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 11. Fitness and Physical Activity Programs and Professions
    Fitness Levels Among Children and Adolescents
    Physical Activity Patterns Among Children and Adolescents
    Adult Fitness Levels and Activity Patterns
    Fitness and Activity Patterns Among Older Adults
    Fitness and Physical Activity for People With Disabilities
    Worksite Fitness and Wellness Programs
    National Efforts to Promote Fitness and Physical Activity
    Legislative Efforts to Improve Child and Youth Fitness
    Physical Fitness Instruction: By Whom?
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 12. Problems and Barriers to Overcome in Fitness
    The Complexity of Dealing With the Obesity Epidemic
    The Costs of Inadequate Health-Related Fitness
    Precipitating Factors Related to Overweight and Obesity
    Developing Self-Efficacy for Physical Activity
    Developing a Fitness-Educated Public
    Persistent Inequity Issues in Fitness and Activity
    Certification of Fitness Leaders
    Fitness Issues in Physical Education
    Fitness and Aging: Changing Views and Expectations
    Discussion Questions

    Part IV. Sport
    Chapter 13. Basic Concepts of Sport
    Sport: The Natural Religion
    Leisure, Play, Games, and Competition
    The Institutionalization of Sport
    Sport Spectating
    Sport Aesthetics
    Sport Ethics
    The Developmental Potential of Sport
    Inequities in Sport
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 14. Sport Programs and Professions
    Child and Youth Sport
    Interscholastic Sport
    Collegiate Sport Programs
    Professional Sport
    Organized Recreational Sport
    Sport for People With Disabilities
    Masters or Veterans Sport
    Nonparticipant Sport Involvement
    Sports Medicine and Athletic Training
    Sport and Technology
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 15. Problems and Barriers to Overcome in Sport
    Child and Youth Sport
    Interscholastic Sport
    Intercollegiate Sport
    Sport Systems
    Discussion Questions

    Part V. The Allied Physical Activity Professions
    Chapter 16. Dance and Dance Education: Concepts, Professions, and Issues
    Gayle Kassing, PhD
    Defining Dance and Dance Education
    Dance Forms and Genres
    Dance Content Knowledge
    Teaching Dance in the 21st Century
    Sectors of Dance Education and Overarching Issues
    Future Directions for Dance Education in the 21st Century
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 17. Recreation: Concepts, Professions, and Issues
    Eric Legg
    Community Parks and Recreation
    Key Concepts
    History of Leisure, Recreation, and Play
    Recreation Providers Today
    Recreation Spaces and Programs
    Current Trends and Issues in Recreation
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 18. Health Education: Concepts, Professions, and Issues
    Sarah Benes, EdD, MPH, CHES, and Holly Alperin, EdM, MCHES
    Health Education Defined
    The Need for Health Education
    Benefits of Health Education
    Components and Principles of Effective Health Education
    Skills for Health Education Teachers
    Current Barriers and Issues
    Discussion Questions

    Part VI. Kinesiology: The Scientific Foundation of Human Movement
    Chapter 19. The Subdisciplines of Kinesiology That Support Physical Activity Professions
    Exercise Physiology
    Motor Behavior
    Sport and Exercise Psychology
    Sport Pedagogy
    Sport Sociology
    Sport Humanities Subdisciplines
    Discussion Questions
    Daryl Siedentop, PED, passed away in 2021. He was a professor emeritus at The Ohio State University. He created the Sport Education model in the 1980s and published his first book on the subject, Sport Education, in 1994. He also authored several books on physical education, curriculum planning, and sport coaching. Dr. Siedentop earned the 1984 International Olympic Committee President’s Award (Samaranch Award), which is the highest honor for work in sport pedagogy. He was a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology and received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Alumni Award from Hope College in 1991; the Alliance Scholar Award from American Alliance for Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) in 1994; the Curriculum and Instruction Academy Honor Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) in 1994; the School of HPER Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University in 1996; and the McCloy Award from the AAHPERD Research Consortium in 1998.

    Hans van der Mars, PhD, is a professor of physical education at Arizona State University. He also taught at the University of Maine and Oregon State University. He has published extensively on teaching and teacher education in physical education, coauthoring well over 100 research and professional papers, books, and book chapters. He also has made over 220 invited, keynote, research, and professional development presentations at international-, national-, regional-, and state-level conferences. Dr. van der Mars is a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK) and the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) and is a research fellow of SHAPE America.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Includes an introduction, a sample course syllabus, and chapter objectives and activities as well as several course assignments with rubrics to assign at the completion of each of the book’s six parts. In addition, optional sample out-of-class assignments are included.

    Test package. Contains 483 questions, in short-answer and essay, true-false, fill-in-the-blank, and multiple-choice formats, making it easy to create quizzes and tests for students.

    Presentation package. Features more than 300 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.

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