Suitable for students and lecturers, this book allows students to approach the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It understands the importance of social structure, power and inequality in analyzing the nature and significance of sport in society.
Integrating the presentation of the nature, scope, philosophy, and history of physical education and sport with the growing career opportunities available within this dynamic field, this title addresses the challenges and the future of the discipline. It emphasizes preparation for a diversity of careers.
Designed especially for students in sport and physical activity, this book provides a detailed guide to planning, undertaking, and writing up qualitative research. It's a coherent and accessible guide through the research process, using numerous examples to bring research alive.
Combining BTECÂ s team of experts with experienced sport and exercise sciences teachers, authors, specification writers and verifiers, to put everything candidates and tutors need for BTEC success at their fingertips.
Explores all aspects of diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries and physical activity such as the fundamental principles of sports medicine, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, enhancement of sports performance and dealing with special groups of participants.
Provides an introductory study of motor learning and control for students who aspire to become practitioners in exercise science, physical education, and other movement-oriented professions. This title offers an introduction to motor skills and control, attention, memory, and learning. It discusses instruction, feedback, and practice methods.
Aimed as a course text for a range of subjects including: kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, public health, health promotion, preventive medicine and human biology programmes. This textbook integrates research findings into the implications of physical activity levels on health.
The Sixth Edition of this international bestseller offers a simple way for students to develop an understanding of the body's abilities to perform various types and intensities of exercise and sport, to adapt to stressful situations and to improve its physiological capacities.
Describes how to systematically develop sporting excellence and increase active participation in local, regional and national sport organisations. This title describes the long-term athlete development model, an approach to athlete-centered sport that combines skill instruction with long-term planning and an understanding of human development.
Introduces readers to the theory and practice of group dynamics in sport teams. This book includes an analysis of the nature and development of groups; examination of group environment, structure, and cohesiveness; and, discussion of team processes such as goals and communication.
A title, in which the approach taken remains an integrated balance of qualitative and quantitative examples, applications, and problems designed to illustrate the principles discussed.It includes numerous sample problems and applications, along with practical advice on approaching quantitative problems.
Research Methods in Physical Activity, Seventh Edition, offers step-by-step information for every aspect of the research process, providing guidelines for conducting and compiling research so that students feel capable and confident.
Monitoring Training and Performance in Athletes provides practitioners with the information needed in order to oversee an athlete monitoring system and to collect, analyze, and interpret monitoring data so that training programs can be adjusted to achieve optimal athlete preparation and performance.
Written by the leading name in the field, this is an engaging introduction to the main concepts in both quantitative and qualitative research methods in sport, exercise, kinesiology and health. Conversational in tone yet thoroughly comprehensive.
An indispensible guide for anyone involved in prescribing exercise programmes for clients or groups. Effective fitness tests are crucial to measure current fitness and then monitor progress to check the effectiveness of training. Includes both the theory and pratice of fitness testing in fitness and sports settings.
A doctor and physiologist, Griffith Pugh revolutionised almost every aspect of British high-altitude mountaineering, transforming the climbers' attitude to oxygen, the clothes they wore, their equipment, fluid intake and acclimatisation. Yet, far from receiving the acclaim he was due, he was met with suspicion and ridicule.
Learner-friendly, engaging and work-focused textbooks, featuring expert guidance on assessments, showing candidates how they can achieve their best possible grade. Book 1 covers all the core units for the Performance and Excellence, and the Coaching, Development and Fitness pathways.
It's motivational. It's fun. It's the friendliest running book on the block. With a revolutionary program that involves just 60 seconds of running at a time, Running Made Easy will help make even couch potatoes fit and fab in only 10 weeks. Packed with real-life success stories, this inspirational guide includes a running diary and fill-in charts for tracking your progress.
From humble roots in garage of fitness guru Greg Glassman to over 3,000 rough-and-tumble gym spaces, CrossFit is a gritty, grassroots fitness phenomenon, with an open-source exercise platform, dedicated to improving lives by improving fitness. This book takes up CrossFit to find out why it works and whether it can fix his broken-down body.
Offers guidance on wheelchair sport. This book is suitable for athletes, teachers or coaches involved in wheelchair sport. It contains information ranging from choosing your sport; optimising chair set-up; training programmes for every level of experience and skill to physiology and nutrition considerations for wheelchair athletes.
This is a book about bodies; material bodies and their practices and the regulatory bodies that shape embodied selves and their experiences. Sport is the focus for an examination of the links and intersections between lived bodies and the body politic and its disciplinary apparatuses.
This text demonstrates why sport matters and how, by arguing that we should take sport seriously and explore what is social about sport. Sport is not just another domain to which social theories can be applied, sport is also distinctive.