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Introduction to Kinesiology

This is the most cohesive introduction to the field of sport science available and provides students a solid background in the subject and prepares them for further study and course work. Its broad scope acknowledges the diverse interests and aspirations that students have in pursuing professional and scholarly careers as well as teaching or coaching. Top sport scientists expand discussion of physical activity beyond just exercise, sport, or health-related activity in an effort to broaden conceptions of the subject and highlight the potential contributions of all its many other facets. Bestselling sports science book gets an update.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Kinesiology; Chapter 2. The Spheres of Physical Activity Experience; Chapter 3. The Importance of Physical Activity Experiences; Chapter 4. The Importance of Subjective Experiences in Physical Activity; Chapter 5. Philosophy of Physical Activity; Chapter 6. History of Physical Activity; Chapter 7. Sociology of Physical Activity; Chapter 9. Sport and Exercise Psychology; Chapter 10. Biomechanics of Physical Activity; Chapter 11. Physiology of Physical Activity; Chapter 12. Becoming a Physical Activity Professional; Chapter 15. Careers in Teaching Physical Education; Chapter 16. Careers in Coaching and Sport Instruction.

About the Author

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

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