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Sport science, physical education

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Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Activity Applications Exercise Science, Physical Education, Coaching, Athletic Training, and Health

Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Activity Applications Exercise Science, Physical Education, Coaching, Athletic Training, and Health

Author: Phillip A. (University of Alabama, USA) Bishop Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2018

Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Activity Applications offers the most accessible, student-friendly introduction to the principles and practice of measurement in physical activity available. Fully revised and updated, the second edition provides students with a clear guide to the obstacles to good measurement, and how to apply the principles of good measurement to a range of physical activity disciplines. Spanning applications in exercise science, sports performance, physical education, sports coaching, athletic training, and physical activity and health, the book also includes chapters on the key principles underlying good measurement practice-validity, reliability, and objectivity-as well as an introduction to using statistics and qualitative measurement. Structured to reflect single-semester classes, and involving students at every stage through its rich pedagogy and accessibility, this is a crucial resource for introducing students to the principles of best practice in measurement and evaluation. It is the ideal learning aid for any students studying measurement, evaluation, or assessment in kinesiology, exercise science, sports coaching, physical education, athletic training, and health and fitness.

Integrated Periodization in Sports Training & Athletic Development Combining Training Methodology, Sports Psychology, and Nutrition to Optimize Performance

Integrated Periodization in Sports Training & Athletic Development Combining Training Methodology, Sports Psychology, and Nutrition to Optimize Performance

Author: Scott Howell, Tudor O. Bompa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Integrated Periodization in Sports Training & Athletic Development considers the large problem of training specialists working in isolation and builds a case for integrated periodization as conceived by Tudor Bompa. The book begins by defining periodization as a specific theory and methodology, historically detailing how the term was formally derived, differentiating it from the current view of periodization as a Russian concept. Next, the authors clarify some common misconceptions of periodization by integrating evidence-based practice with an emphasis on sports nutrition, psychological preparation, and training methodology. The book explores sport-specific applications of integrated periodization, development of biomotor abilities, and long-term planning. A novel paradigm for viewing adaptation is introduced, moving past homeostasis to include allostasis, and one approach (Maximum Recoverable Volume) that may be used to more effectively manage fatigue is detailed. Finally, the book includes a chapter on tapering strategies to peak athletes for competition using an integrated approach

Ageing, Physical Activity and Health International Perspectives

Ageing, Physical Activity and Health International Perspectives

Author: Karin (West Chester University, USA) Volkwein-Caplan Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2018

One of the most pressing questions facing society today is how to care for its burgeoning elderly population. By the year 2050, experts predict that one-third of the world's population will be over 60 years old. Health promotion for the elderly is therefore becoming an increasingly important topic in public policy and planning. This book examines the challenges presented by an ageing global population, our varying expectations of healthy ageing, and the importance of exercise and physical activity for the elderly. Drawing on empirical research from around the world, it considers the factors that influence health and well-being in later life and compares practices and policies designed to promote healthy ageing. It presents case studies from 15 countries spanning Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, and sheds light on how attitudes to physical activity differ across nations, regions and cultures. Ageing, Physical Activity and Health: International Perspectives is important reading for all students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in physical activity, public health, exercise science or gerontology.

Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science

Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science

Author: Alan C. Lacy, Skip Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2018

The eighth edition of Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science, now published in paperback and hardback, offers students a clear and practical guide to best practice for measurement and evaluation in school- and nonschool-based physical activity programs. Written by two academics with backgrounds in physical education teacher education (PETE), the book emphasizes the link between theory and practice and reflects the most recent changes in national physical education programs. It covers a full range of introductory topics, including current trends in measurement and evaluation, program development, statistics, test selection, and an expanded chapter on alternative assessment, before introducing: * measurement for health-related physical fitness * measurement for psychomotor skills * measurement for cognitive knowledge * measurement for affective behaviors * grading * self-evaluation. Each chapter features learning aids such as objectives, key terms, practical applications, and review questions, while an appendix offers in-depth Excel assignments. Offering a full companion website featuring an instructor's manual, lecture slides, and a test bank, Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science is a complete resource for instructors and students, alike. It is an essential text for students in measurement and evaluation classes as part of a degree program in physical education, exercise science or kinesiology, and a valuable reference for practitioners seeking to inform their professional practice.

Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science

Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science

Author: Alan C. Lacy, Skip Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2018

The eighth edition of Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science, now published in paperback and hardback, offers students a clear and practical guide to best practice for measurement and evaluation in school- and nonschool-based physical activity programs. Written by two academics with backgrounds in physical education teacher education (PETE), the book emphasizes the link between theory and practice and reflects the most recent changes in national physical education programs. It covers a full range of introductory topics, including current trends in measurement and evaluation, program development, statistics, test selection, and an expanded chapter on alternative assessment, before introducing: * measurement for health-related physical fitness * measurement for psychomotor skills * measurement for cognitive knowledge * measurement for affective behaviors * grading * self-evaluation. Each chapter features learning aids such as objectives, key terms, practical applications, and review questions, while an appendix offers in-depth Excel assignments. Offering a full companion website featuring an instructor's manual, lecture slides, and a test bank, Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science is a complete resource for instructors and students, alike. It is an essential text for students in measurement and evaluation classes as part of a degree program in physical education, exercise science or kinesiology, and a valuable reference for practitioners seeking to inform their professional practice.

Biomechanics of Training and Testing Innovative Concepts and Simple Field Methods

Biomechanics of Training and Testing Innovative Concepts and Simple Field Methods

Author: Jean-Benoit Morin Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2017

This book presents an account of innovative methods and, for most of them, gives direct and practical insights into how practitioners can benefit from their use in their everyday practice. It also explains how to interpret the data measured, and the underlying neuromechanical and biomechanical factors related to sports performance. Written and edited by the same researchers who proposed and validated these methods, this book not only presents innovative methods for an efficient training and testing process (most of which are based on very simple technology and data processing methods), but also discusses the associated background information. Although it is a young scientific discipline, sport biomechanics has taken on an important role in routine sports training, medicine and rehabilitation. It allows both a better understanding of human locomotion and performance and better design of training and injury prevention. In those processes, the testing of athletes is crucial, and the quality and quantity of the variables analysed directly influences the efficiency of physicians', coaches', physiotherapists' and other practitioners' interventions.

My Revision Notes: AQA A-level PE

My Revision Notes: AQA A-level PE

Author: Sue Young, Symond Burrows, Michaela Byrne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2017

Exam board: AQA Level: A-Level Subject: PE First teaching: September 2017 First exams: Summer 2019 Target success in PE with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. With My Revision Notes, every student can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage - Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers - Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakes to avoid - Get exam ready with extra quick quizzes and answers to the practice questions available online

Football Biomechanics

Football Biomechanics

Author: Hiroyuki (Nagoya University, Japan) Nunome Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2017

Football Biomechanics explores the latest knowledge of this core discipline in sport science across all codes of the sport. Encompassing a variety of styles, including original scientific studies, syntheses of the latest research, and position statements, the text offers readers the most up-to-date and comprehensive reference of the underlying mechanics of high-level football performance. The book is divided into five parts, covering fundamental football actions, the biomechanics of direct free kicks, footwear, biomechanical considerations in skill acquisition and training, and artificial turf. It bridges the gap between theory and practice in a variety of key areas such as: ball kicking mechanics (in soccer and other football codes) ball impact dynamics aerodynamics of ball flight special techniques (such as the `knuckle ball shot') by world-famous players the efficacy and development of footwear biomechanical and motor performance differences between female and male soccer players artificial turf from an injury and a performance perspective. Made up of contributions from leading experts from around the world, Football Biomechanics is a vital resource for researchers and practitioners working in all football codes, and useful applied reading for any sport science student with an interest in football.

My Revision Notes: OCR A Level PE

My Revision Notes: OCR A Level PE

Author: Keri Moorhouse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2017

Exam board: OCR Level: A-level Subject: PE First teaching: September 2016 First exams: Summer 2018 Target success in PE with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. With My Revision Notes, every student can: Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakes to avoid Get exam ready with extra quick quizzes and answers to the practice questions available online

Introduction to Kinesiology 5th Edition With Web Study Guide Studying Physical Activity

Introduction to Kinesiology 5th Edition With Web Study Guide Studying Physical Activity

Author: Shirl J. Hoffman, Duane V. Knudson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2017

Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fifth Edition With Web Study Guide, gives students a complete overview of the field of kinesiology and explores the common career paths, questions, and ideas that are part of this dynamic and expanding discipline. This engaging, four-color introductory text stimulates curiosity about the vast field of kinesiology, provides a foundation for students to build on through further study, and generates awareness of the long-standing and current issues that kinesiology professionals seek to understand and solve. Editors Shirl J. Hoffman and Duane V. Knudson have retained the book's strong framework and have used feedback from instructors to streamline and condense the text while adding new and updated content. The fifth edition features a completely revitalized web study guide that encourages students to apply classroom content to real-world activities and better prepare for exams. The web study guide integrates reading assignments with gradable activities so that instructors can better monitor student progress, test understanding of key concepts, and adjust classroom discussions and pace. Additional updates to this new fifth edition include the following: - Updates to data, research, and graphics to incorporate the most recent discoveries - An increased focus on public health, allied health, and nutrition and wellness to reflect changes in this dynamic and growing field - New Professional Issues in Kinesiology sidebars that look at the issues of equality, evidence-based practice, expertise, and overload as they relate to the field of kinesiology - New Kinesiology Colleagues sidebars that introduce role models who demonstrate professional life in kinesiology and its related fields The text features the three-section structure that has always been a strength of this leading introductory textbook. Part I examines the diversity of physical activity and kinesiology and summarizes the importance of knowledge gained through physical activity experiences. Part II delves into the seven major subdisciplines of kinesiology, with an overview of major historical events, research methods, professional work and application, and ideas for career advancement in each. Part III elaborates on professionalism and then examines five main areas for career opportunities. The extensive and revitalized instructor ancillaries include an instructor guide, a test package, chapter quizzes, a presentation package, and an image bank that includes most art and tables from the text. Introduction to Kinesiology provides basic and essential information for students embarking on their study of kinesiology, and this updated fifth edition prepares them for future courses and further study.