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Introduction to exercise science
Housh, Terry J.
Publication Information:
Boston, MA : Allyn and Bacon, [2000]

Physical Description:
xii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
History of exercise science / Anatomy / Athletic training: the profession / Biomechanics / Exercise physiology / Exercise and sport nutrition / Exercise and sport psychology / Measurement in exercise science / Motor control and motor learning
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QP301 .I65 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This book is unique in that it is designed for students following the non-teaching track in Exercise Science. Students who plan to pursue medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic therapy, occupational therapy, agency/corporate fitness, strength and conditioning, athletic training, and clinical specialties such as cardiac rehabilitation will find the major areas of study covered. Each chapter was written by an expert in each particular area and contains up-to-date information on technology, certifications, professional associations, journals, and career opportunities.

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Edited by two prolific young exercise scientists (both, Univ. of Nebraska), this overview of the various fields within the broad area of exercise science provides sections on history, anatomy, athletic training, biomechanics, physiology, nutrition, psychology, measurement, and motor control and motor learning. Unlike many edited compilations, the chapters here are organized logically and similarly; each features a summary, glossary, study questions, suggested readings, and references, including a few as recent as 1998. Each author has gone into enough detail to challenge and interest readers without overpowering or confusing them. Designed for use in an introductory undergraduate course for kinesiology majors, this book serves the purpose well. One need not be a "scientist" to enjoy this text: it is recommended for academic and public libraries as a wonderful resource for any individual interested in learning just what "exercise science" is all about. All levels. D. W. Hill; University of North Texas

Table of Contents

I Introduction
1 An Introduction to Exercise ScienceTerry J. Housh and Dona J. Housh
2 History of Exercise ScienceHerbert A. deVries
II Areas of Study in Exercise Science
3 AnatomyGlen O. Johnson
4 Athletic Training -- The ProfessionRonald P. Pfeiffer
5 BiomechanicsDaniel J. Blanke and Nick Stergiou
6 Exercise PhysiologyJoseph P. Weir
7 Exercise and Sport NutritionJoan M. Eckerson
8 Exercise and Sport PsychologyRichard J. Schmidt
9 Measurement in Exercise ScienceDale P. Mood
10 Motor Control and LearningDavid E. Sherwood