Introduction to Physical Education and Sport Science / Edition 1

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This Introduction to Physical Education text represents the only comprehensive survey of topics for majors or non-majors. Within you will find a number of important topics relevant to modern sports medicine, including adaptive physical education, nutrition, injury care, challenges and benefits of coaching, administration and management of sport and physical education, and even opportunities in the field. Specific coverage of timely subjects includes Title IX, gender issues and steroid use.
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Reviewer: Mandee Lasseter, ATC (Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic)
Description: This book presents the knowledge base for physical education and athletics by describing the many different roles and the information needed to help create successful programs. It uses case studies and key concepts to help students realize the effect that each part has on the whole.
Purpose: The purpose is to give physical education students and other health professionals the knowledge needed to promote healthful habits in youth. The need for this material is great because of the increased inactivity of young people in the United States. The author is successful in meeting his goals, providing information about various aspects of physical education and athletics.
Audience: The author states that the book is written for physical education students, healthcare professionals, and others working in the fitness industry. The book appears better suited for physical education students and aspiring coaches because of the introductory nature of the information. The author's educational experience, his work as an athletic trainer and as a national consultant on physical education, athletics, and sports medicine programs make him a credible authority on this topic.
Features: This book explores the key concepts behind physical education and exercise science, discussing the origins of physical activity and the historical references to the benefits of this activity. It also stresses the increased need for physical education because of the growing inactivity of youth in America, provides introductory information on movement, different types of exercise, physical education for students with disabilities, the role of coaches in promoting activity, and the role of administration in physical education and sport. The book is easy to read and the key concepts in the margins of the pages help to stress the take-home points. Most chapters include a case study, which helps readers apply the information to a real life situation. This helps the book appeal to students with different learning styles. It also is apparent that the book will be beneficial to aspiring coaches. Although there are sections that are specific to coaching, much of the book can easily help create a better equipped coach. The appendixes are good references for physical educators and coaches alike. These pages define dimensions of playing fields and provide helpful references. The only drawback is the omission of information about implementing a successful physical education program.
Assessment: This well written book is organized in a way that maximizes understanding and is a great resource for physical educators and coaches alike. While there seems to be a bit more emphasis on the development of coaches, the objectives of the book to provide the tools needed to engage young people in physical activity are met. I am inclined to choose this book over Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport, 7th edition, Siedentop (McGraw-Hill, 2009), as a better reflection of the information that is needed in the field of health and physical education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418055295
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/26/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert C. France currently serves as a national consultant on Sports Medicine, Physical Education and Fitness Programs and is a certified and registered sports medicine trainer in the state of Washington. In 1996 he was selected as a member of the medical staff for the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. His many awards include his selection as National Sports Medicine Trainer of the Year and Teacher of the Year. Mr. France majored in Physical Education and Recreation at Pacific Lutheran University. His vast knowledge of sports medicine, physical education, and fitness training is the result of extensive training he has received at some of the finest universities across the United States and Europe. Mr. France is registered as an advanced instructor with the National Safety Council and has lectured throughout the United States and in Europe. He has instructed hundreds of high school, college and professionals in first aid and CPR and his training as an Emergency Medical Technician has helped him design and implement disaster preparedness programs. Mr. France's unique three-year high school Sports Medicine program has been recognized nationally for its excellence in preparing students in the field of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. Students who have graduated from his program are now physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers throughout the United States. He has assisted dozens of high schools across the country in designing and implementing similar Sports Medicine programs.
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Table of Contents

Unit 1 Physical Education and Exercise Science Chapter 1: History and Development of Physical Education and Exercise Science Chapter 2: Physical Education in the Twenty-First Century Unit 2 Exercise and Movement Chapter 3: Sport Kinesiology Chapter 4: Emergency Preparedness-Injury Game Plan for Physical Educators Chapter 5: Prehabilitation and Pre-season Conditioning Unit 3 Adapted Physical Education Chapter 6: Adaptive Physical Education Chapter 7: Developing and Administering the Individual Education Program Unit 4 Coaching: The Challenge and the Benefits Chapter 8: Qualities of Successful Coaches Chapter 9: The Role of the Assistant and Head Coach Chapter 10: Working with Parents, Booster Clubs, and Administration Chapter 11: Sports Psychology Unit 5 Administration and Management in Sport and Physical Education Chapter 12: Risk Management in Sport and Physical Education Chapter 13: Facility and Equipment Planning, Designing, and Management Chapter 14: Athletic Administration Chapter 15: Equity and Sport: Title IX Chapter 16: Tournaments and Brackets Unit 6 Opportunities and Challenges in Physical Education and Exercise Science Chapter 17: The Future of Sport Chapter 18: Career Perspectives Chapter 19: Fitness after Retirement Appendix 1: Dimensions of Athletic Facilities and Arenas Appendix 2: Organizations, Periodicals, and the Internet
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