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Introduction to Kinesiology 6th Edition With HKPropel Access-Loose-Leaf Edition

Introduction to Kinesiology 6th Edition With HKPropel Access-Loose-Leaf Edition

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    This is the loose-leaf version of Introduction to Kinesiology, Sixth Edition With HKPropel Access, which offers students a less expensive, printed version of the text.

    Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Sixth Edition With HKPropel Access, offers students a comprehensive overview of the field of kinesiology and explores the subdisciplinary fields of study, common career paths, and emerging ideas that are part of this dynamic and expanding discipline. This engaging, full-color introductory text stimulates curiosity about the vast field of kinesiology and generates awareness of the long-standing and current issues that kinesiology professionals seek to understand and solve.

    Introduction to Kinesiology, Sixth Edition, features a 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.

    With hundreds of updated references, the sixth edition includes the latest research and data available as well as an increased emphasis on sensitivity and inclusion. New editor Timothy A. Brusseau, a national youth physical activity expert who has served on the board of directors for the American Kinesiology Association, contributes his expertise and insight to the text. Additional updates to the sixth edition include the following:
    • Related online learning tools delivered through HKPropel offer interactive opportunities to engage with and better understand the content.
    • Updates to data, research, and graphics incorporate the most recent discoveries.
    • New Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Kinesiology sidebars highlight influential contemporary studies and discuss how they can be applied in professional settings as an evidence-based practice.
    • New Subdisciplinary Highlight sidebars feature trending topics in the subdisciplines of kinesiology.
    • New Hot Career Opportunity sidebars discuss emerging career paths for kinesiology and exercise science majors.
    The online learning activities include audio, video, drag-and-drop activities, and scenario-based exercises to fully immerse students into the various aspects of kinesiology. Students will learn how to read and evaluate research and will develop the ability to think critically in order to confront specific challenges. Most of the activities can be assigned, and progress tracked, directly through HKPropel. Chapter quizzes (assessments), which are automatically graded, may also be assigned to test comprehension of critical concepts.

    Ample learning aids within the text—such as chapter objectives, summaries, key points, and review questions—will also aid in knowledge retention. Opening scenarios at the beginning of each chapter feature a specific athlete, activity, or issue in kinesiology that serves to illustrate the main points.

    Introduction to Kinesiology provides essential information for students embarking on their study of kinesiology, and this updated sixth edition prepares them for future courses and further study.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.

    Audience

    Primary textbook for introductory or foundational courses in physical activity, kinesiology, exercise science, and sport science. Reference for researchers and practitioners in sport and exercise science professions.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Kinesiology and Physical Activity Experience

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Kinesiology
    Duane V. Knudson and Timothy A. Brusseau
    Interest in the Discipline of Kinesiology
    Physical Activity: The Focus of Kinesiology
    Some Focuses of Physical Activity in Kinesiology
    Kinesiology and Evidence-Based Practice
    Wrap-Up

    Chapter 2. Importance of the Physical Activity Experience
    Timothy A. Brusseau and Duane V. Knudson
    Sphere of Self-Sufficiency
    Sphere of Self-Expression
    Sphere of Work
    Sphere of Education
    Sphere of Leisure
    Sphere of Health
    Sphere of Competition
    Factors That Influence Kinds of Experience in Physical Activity
    Ways in Which Experience Can Affect Physical Activity
    Heredity and Experience
    Subjective Experience of Physical Activity
    Wrap-Up

    Part II. Scholarly Study of Physical Activity

    Chapter 3. Philosophy of Physical Activity
    Cesar R. Torres and Scott Kretchmar
    Why Use Philosophical Thinking?
    What Do Philosophers Do?
    Research Methods for Philosophy of Physical Activity
    History and Future of Philosophy of Physical Activity
    Overview of Knowledge in Philosophy of Physical Activity
    Wrap-Up

    Chapter 4. History of Physical Activity
    Lindsay Parks Pieper
    Why Use History of Physical Activity?
    What Do Historians of Physical Activity Do?
    History of Kinesiology and Physical Activity
    Research Methods for History of Physical Activity
    Overview of Knowledge in History of Physical Activity
    Wrap-Up

    Chapter 5. Sociology of Physical Activity
    Katherine M. Jamieson
    Why Use Sociology of Physical Activity?
    What Do Sociologists of Physical Activity Do?
    History of Sociology of Physical Activity
    Research Methods for Sociology of Physical Activity
    Overview of Knowledge in Sociology of Physical Activity
    Wrap-Up

    Chapter 6. Motor Behavior
    Katherine T. Thomas, Xiangli Gu, and Jerry R. Thomas
    Why Use Motor Behavior?
    What Do Motor Behaviorists Do?
    History of Motor Behavior
    Research Methods for Motor Behavior
    Overview of Knowledge in Motor Behavior
    Wrap-Up

    Chapter 7. Sport and Exercise Psychology
    Robin S. Vealey
    Why Use Sport and Exercise Psychology?
    What Do Sport and Exercise Psychology Professionals Do?
    History of Sport and Exercise Psychology
    Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Psychology
    Overview of Knowledge in Sport and Exercise Psychology
    Wrap-Up

    Chapter 8. Biomechanics of Physical Activity
    Kathy Simpson
    Why Use Biomechanics of Physical Activity?
    What Do Biomechanists Do?
    History of Biomechanics
    Research Methods for Biomechanics
    Overview of Knowledge in Biomechanics
    Wrap-Up

    Chapter 9. Physiology of Physical Activity
    Jennifer L. Caputo
    Why Use Physiology of Physical Activity?
    What Do Exercise Physiologists Do?
    History of Physiology of Physical Activity
    Research Methods for Physiology of Physical Activity
    Overview of Knowledge in Physiology of Physical Activity
    Wrap-Up

    Part III. Practicing a Profession in Physical Activity

    Chapter 10. Becoming a Physical Activity Professional
    Duane V. Knudson and Timothy A. Brusseau
    What Is a Profession?
    How Do Our Values Shape Our Professional Conduct?
    How Are Physical Activity Professionals Educated for the Workforce?
    Are You Suited for a Career in the Physical Activity Professions?
    Wrap-Up

    Chapter 11. Careers in Health and Fitness
    Warren D. Franke
    The Need for Health and Fitness Professionals
    Settings for Health and Fitness
    Roles for Health and Fitness Professionals
    Trends and Opportunities in Health and Fitness
    Advice for Health and Fitness Students
    Wrap-Up

    Chapter 12. Careers in Medicine and Allied Health
    Chad Starkey
    The Diagnostic Process
    Integrating Exercise Into Medicine and Allied Health
    Medical and Allied Health Settings
    Roles for Medical and Allied Health Professionals
    Trends and Opportunities in Medicine and Allied Health
    Advice for Students Interested in Medicine and Allied Health
    Wrap-Up

    Chapter 13. Careers in Teaching Physical Education
    Kim C. Graber and Thomas J. Templin
    What Is the Teaching of Physical Education?
    Settings for Teaching Physical Education
    Roles for Physical Education Professionals
    Trends and Opportunities in Teaching Physical Education
    Advice for Physical Education Students
    Wrap-Up

    Chapter 14. Careers in Coaching and Sport Instruction
    Joseph A. Luxbacher and Duane V. Knudson
    What Are Coaching and Sport Instruction?
    Settings for Coaching and Sport Instruction
    Roles for Coaching and Sport Instruction Professionals
    Trends and Opportunities in Coaching and Sport Instruction
    Advice for Coaching and Sport Instruction Students
    Wrap-Up

    Chapter 15. Careers in Sport Management
    G. Clayton Stoldt and Mark C. Vermillion
    What Is Sport Management?
    Settings for Sport Management
    Roles for Sport Management Professionals
    Trends and Opportunities in Sport Management
    Advice for Sport Management Students
    Wrap-Up

    Author

    Duane V. Knudson, PhD, is a Regents’ and University Distinguished Professor in the department of health and human performance at Texas State University, where he teaches biomechanics. He earned his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has held tenured faculty positions at three universities. His research areas are in the biomechanics of tennis, stretching, qualitative movement diagnosis, and learning biomechanical concepts.

    Knudson has authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles, 22 chapters, and three books: Fundamentals of Biomechanics, Qualitative Diagnosis of Human Movement, and Biomechanical Principles of Tennis Technique. He has received numerous state, regional, national, and international awards for his research and leadership. Knudson been elected fellow of four scholarly societies, including the prestigious National Academy of Kinesiology. He has served as department chair, associate dean, and president of the American Kinesiology Association and as president of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.

    Timothy A. Brusseau, PhD, is an associate professor and the chair of health and kinesiology at the University of Utah. He earned his PhD at Arizona State University and previously served on the faculty at the State University of New York at Brockport. Brusseau is a national expert on youth physical activity, physical activity measurement, and school-based multicomponent physical activity interventions. He has more than 145 peer-reviewed publications and has made more than 180 conference and invited presentations on topics related to youth physical activity. He is coauthor of Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary School Students and associate editor of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and research. He is currently on the board of directors of the American Kinesiology Association and is a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine.

    Ancillaries

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Includes chapter outlines and suggested lecture structures to aid instructors in lecture preparation. Also includes student activities to facilitate learning and engagement within the classroom. Contains teaching tips, ideas for discussion topics and speakers, and answers to review questions.

    Test package. Includes questions in multiple-choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank, and short-answer formats. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions to assign to students directly through HKPropel. Multiple-choice and true-false questions are automatically graded, and student scores can be reviewed by instructors in the platform.

    Chapter quizzes. Contains ready-made quizzes to assess student comprehension of the most important concepts in each chapter. Each quiz may be downloaded or assigned to students directly through HKPropel. The chapter assessments are automatically graded, and student scores can be reviewed by instructors in the platform.

    Presentation package. Features PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    Image bank. Includes most of the figures, content photos, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Introduction to Kinesiology, Sixth Edition, this includes learning aids and interactive activities using a variety of approaches—audio, video, drag-and-drop activities, scenario-based exercises, and more—to fully immerse students into the various aspects of kinesiology. Most of the activities can be assigned, and progress tracked, directly through HKPropel. Chapter quizzes (assessments), which are automatically graded, may also be assigned to test comprehension of critical concepts.

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