Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Sciences

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Overview

This book provides students and scholars with a fail-safe guide to the key concepts in the field of Sport & Exercise Science. Intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a sound map of the multi-disciplinary demands of sport related courses including physical and biological sciences, social science and education. The entries use clear definitions, examples, and suggestions for further reading to explore each discipline.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412922272
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/18/2008
  • Series: SAGE Key Concepts Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Carlton Cooke joined Leeds Met in 1990, whilst working as a principal investigator on the pioneering Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey.
He became a Reader in 1993 and Carnegie Professor of Sport and Exercise Science in 1998, followed by his appointment in 2004 as Associate Dean and Head of the School of Sport, Exercise & Physical Education. In 2005 he became the Associate Dean for Research in the Carnegie Faculty of Sport an Education, being seconded to the University Research Office to be the Director of Postgraduate Research Students for two years in 2006. Carlton was again seconded to the University Research office in 2009 to be the Director of University Research, until the appointment of the new DVC for Research and Enterprise in 2010. Carlton now leads research in the new Carnegie Faculty.
His research interests range from physiological and biomechanical aspects of high level sports performance to physical activity, exercise and health in adults and children.

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Table of Contents

Psychology
1. Section introduction
2. Motivation
3. Adherence
4. Physical activity and mental health
5. Emotion and effect in acute exercise
6. Coping in sport
7. Expertise
8. Leaders and leadership
9. Communication
Biomechanics
10. Section introduction
11. Kinematics
12. Force
13. Impact
14. Work, energy and power
15. Angular kinetics
16. Projectiles
17. Fluid mechanics
Exercise Physiology
18. Section introduction
19. Nutrition and biochemistry
20. Homeostasis
21. Muscle, strength and power
22. Energy systems
23. Energy balance and body composition
24. Principles of training
25. Fitness for health and sport
26. Growth, maturation, motor development and learning
Pedagogy
27. Section introduction
28. Physical Education
29. Curriculum
30. Instruction
31. Learning
32. Assessment
Sociology
33. Section introduction
34. Class
35. Disability
36. Bodies
37. Gender
38. Globalization
39. Identity
40. 'Race' and ethnicity

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