Introduction to Kinesiology

Author: Shirl J. Hoffman
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450434324
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Medical

"Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fourth Edition," offers the most cohesive introduction to the field of kinesiology available, giving students a solid background in the field and preparing them for further study and course work.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105210122201
Release Date: 1970
Genre: American literature


Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance

Author: James R. Morrow
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736090391
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Health & Fitness

Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance,Fourth Edition, introduces students to tests and measurements as well as statistical decision making and interpretation with regard to human performance problems in the areas of kinesiology, physical education, health, and fitness.

Exercise Physiology

Author: Scott Powers
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077838782
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Health & Fitness

The ninth edition of Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance is intended for students interested in exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, human performance, kinesiology/exercise science, physical therapy, and physical education. The book contains numerous clinical applications, including exercise tests to evaluate cardiorespiratory fitness and information on exercise training for improvements in health-related physical fitness and sports performance. This comprehensive tool is intended for a one-semester, upper-level undergraduate or beginning graduate exercise physiology course.

Manual of Structural Kinesiology

Author: R. T. Floyd
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077835200
Release Date: 2014-02-28
Genre: Health & Fitness

Explaining the process of human movement, Manual of Structural Kinesiology gives a straightforward view of human anatomy and its relation to movement. The manual clearly identifies specific muscles and muscle groups and describes exercises for strengthening and developing those muscles. Manual of Structural Kinesiology provides important information in an accessible format through a combination of logical presentation, illustrations, and concise writing style.

Sports in Society

Author: Jay Coakley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077433215
Release Date: 2014-01-31
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Sports in Society emphasizes the cultural, interactional, and structural dimensions of sports. Coakley encourages readers to think critically about issues and controversies in sports while considering their own personal experiences, families, schools, communities and societies.

Applied Kinesiology Revised Edition

Author: Robert Frost, Ph.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583946299
Release Date: 2013-08-20
Genre: Health & Fitness

The revised edition of the best-selling book on Applied Kinesiology, Applied Kinesiology, Revised Edition introduces a diagnostic method that uses manual muscle testing to assess the body's "Triad of Health"--structure, chemistry, and psyche. To perform a muscle test, the practitioner applies light pressure that the client then resists. If the client cannot resist the pressure, the muscle "tests weak," indicating a structural problem or imbalance that needs to be resolved. Further applications include working with a muscle that tests strong "in the clear" as a diagnostic tool to determine the effect of stimuli including touch, nutrients, medicines, allergens, emotions, poor posture, and stressful memories. Opening with a detailed description of the history and applications of Applied Kinesiology, the book covers the theory, procedure, and intepretation of the muscle test including diagnosis and correction techniques for areas of weakness. Thirty-three muscle tests for different areas of the body are accompanied by instructive photographs with superimposed anatomical drawings that demonstrate the method and various treatment points. A useful appendix includes a glossary of anatomical terms and special vocabulary; a step-by-step plan for conducting a session; and a list of contacts and sources for Applied Kinesiology materials. Offering a new preface and additional techniques in the areas of manual medicine, orthomolecular medicine, and psychology, this revised edition shares the author's discoveries as well as anecdotal observations to stimulate further research. Table of Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1: From Biomechanics to Applied Kinesiology; Chapter 2: Scientific Principles of Applied Kinesiology; Chapter 3: The Muscle Test; Chapter 4: Pretests; Chapter 5: Diagnosis and Correction Techniques; Chapter 6: Muscle Tests; Chapter 7: Applied Kinesiology and Manual Medicine; Chapter 8: Applied Kinesiology and Orthomolecular Medicine; Chapter 9: Applied Kinesiology and the Psyche; Chapter 10: Personal Discoveries and Garnered Methods for Further Consideration; Appendices; Index

Educating the Student Body

Author: Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309283144
Release Date: 2013-11-13
Genre: Medical

Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression and others diseases. Emerging literature has suggested that in terms of mortality, the global population health burden of physical inactivity approaches that of cigarette smoking. The prevalence and substantial disease risk associated with physical inactivity has been described as a pandemic. The prevalence, health impact, and evidence of changeability all have resulted in calls for action to increase physical activity across the lifespan. In response to the need to find ways to make physical activity a health priority for youth, the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment was formed. Its purpose was to review the current status of physical activity and physical education in the school environment, including before, during, and after school, and examine the influences of physical activity and physical education on the short and long term physical, cognitive and brain, and psychosocial health and development of children and adolescents. Educating the Student Body makes recommendations about approaches for strengthening and improving programs and policies for physical activity and physical education in the school environment. This report lays out a set of guiding principles to guide its work on these tasks. These included: recognizing the benefits of instilling life-long physical activity habits in children; the value of using systems thinking in improving physical activity and physical education in the school environment; the recognition of current disparities in opportunities and the need to achieve equity in physical activity and physical education; the importance of considering all types of school environments; the need to take into consideration the diversity of students as recommendations are developed. This report will be of interest to local and national policymakers, school officials, teachers, and the education community, researchers, professional organizations, and parents interested in physical activity, physical education, and health for school-aged children and adolescents.

Exercise Physiology

Author: William J. Kraemer
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781783514
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Medical

Designed for undergraduate course work, this exercise physiology textbook unites research and theory with real-world application so students can easily relate to the concepts being presented. The unique applied approach fully engages you in discovering how the human body works and responds to exercise. You'll not only gain a solid foundation in exercise physiology concepts, you'll also learn how to apply these concepts on the job to optimize athletic performance and well-being. Moreover, you'll come to understand the vital health benefits of exercise and physical activity for all individuals at all ages, including special populations. Beginning with basic exercise physiology concepts, the text progressively builds your knowledge by integrating these concepts into practical discussions of nutrition and training. The text stresses a research-based approach, enabling you to locate and evaluate the evidence you need to make good decisions. Numerous examples further underscore the importance of basic concepts and research in addressing real-life challenges in exercise and athletic training.

Introduction to Exercise Science

Author: Terry J. Housh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351728515
Release Date: 2017-02-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The fourth edition of this book is designed to introduce students to the many areas of study and possible professions in the field of exercise science, whether in an academic setting, at a fitness or sport venue, or in an organization such as the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Readers who plan to pursue careers in fields such as exercise physiology, athletic training, nutrition, strength and conditioning, or exercise/sport psychology will find coverage of the major areas of study in exercise science. Each chapter was written by one or more expert in that particular field. The book as a whole offers an excellent balance of theory, research, and application.

Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual Tests Procedures and Data

Author: Roger Eston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135252649
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Kinanthropometry is the study of human body size, shape and form and how those characteristics relate to human movement and sporting performance. In this fully updated and revised edition of the classic guide to kinanthropometric theory and practice, leading international sport and exercise scientists offer a clear and comprehensive introduction to essential principles and techniques. Each chapter guides the reader through the planning and conduct of practical and laboratory sessions and includes a survey of current theory and contemporary literature relating to that topic. The book is fully illustrated and includes worked examples, exercises, research data, chapter summaries and guides to further reading throughout. Volume Two: Exercise Physiology covers key topics such as: neuromuscular aspects of movement skeletal muscle function oxygen transport, including haemotology, pulmonary and cardiovascular functions metabolism and thermoregulation VO2 kinetics physiological economy, efficiency and 'fitness' physiological limitations to performance assessment of energy expenditure, perceived exertion and maximal intensity. The Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual is essential reading for all serious students and researchers of sport and exercise science, kinesiology and human movement. Roger Eston is Professor of Human Physiology and Head of the School of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter. Thomas Reilly is Professor of Sports Science and Director of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University.

Functional Anatomy

Author: Christy Cael
Publisher:
ISBN: 1469805510
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Medical

This package contains the following products: 9781609136857 Cael Student Workbook for Functional Anatomy: Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Palpation for Manual Therapists 9781451127911 Cael Functional Anatomy, Revised and Updated Version

Exercise for Special Populations

Author: Peggie Williamson
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781797795
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

Focusing on the specific needs of people with a certain disease, condition, or stage of life, this book discusses the special fitness and nutritional needs of various populations. Not only are overall health, fitness, and exercise recommendations discussed, but anatomy and physiology is covered to promote understanding of changes that occur among body systems as diseases or conditions develop. This text focuses on building appropriate exercise programs, physiological changes associated with various conditions, important precautions during exercise, outcome expectations, and basic nutritional considerations for various populations who frequently seek the services of a health and fitness professional. This book will serve as a comprehensive course text for students enrolled in personal training programs and students pursuing health/fitness professional degrees.