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Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Sciences

First Edition
Edited by:
  • David Kirk - Queen Margaret College, Scotland, Society for Peace, Security and Development Studies, Allahabad, India
  • Carlton Cooke - Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Anne Flintoff - Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Jim McKenna - Leeds Beckett University, UK

November 2008 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book provides students and scholars with a fail-safe guide to the key concepts in the field of Sport & Exercise Science. Intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a sound map of the multi-disciplinary demands of sport related courses including physical and biological sciences, social science and education. The entries use clear definitions, examples, and suggestions for further reading to explore each discipline.

1. Section introduction
2. Motivation
3. Adherence
4. Physical activity and mental health
5. Emotion and effect in acute exercise
6. Coping in sport
7. Expertise
8. Leaders and leadership
9. Communication
10. Section introduction
11. Kinematics
12. Force
13. Impact
14. Work, energy and power
15. Angular kinetics
16. Projectiles
17. Fluid mechanics
Exercise Physiology
18. Section introduction
19. Nutrition and biochemistry
20. Homeostasis
21. Muscle, strength and power
22. Energy systems
23. Energy balance and body composition
24. Principles of training
25. Fitness for health and sport
26. Growth, maturation, motor development and learning
27. Section introduction
28. Physical Education
29. Curriculum
30. Instruction
31. Learning
32. Assessment
33. Section introduction
34. Class
35. Disability
36. Bodies
37. Gender
38. Globalization
39. Identity
40. 'Race' and ethnicity

Entry level text that povides key pieces of information for students in a go to format

Mr Kelvin Beeching
School of Sport & Exercise Science, Worcester University
April 30, 2012

An informative but short copy. Relevant for BTEC Level 3 sports science students, It is a useful supplementary read and good addition to a course reading list.

Mr Gareth Harding
Sport and Exercise, Coleg Llandrillo Cymru
January 3, 2012

This book provides very useful definitions of mechanical and Sports and Exercise Science concepts that are essential to the succesful completion of our degree courses. The book is clearly written and concise and it contains relevant examples, useful formulas and handy follow up references for further reading.

Dr Pascual Marques
Sport & Physical Activity, Edge Hill University
September 22, 2011

This will prove helpful to new undergraduate students to get to grips with ideas new to them in the first year of their sport and exercise science degree.

Miss Arabella Ashfield
Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
August 13, 2011

good summary of the basic concepts, is good for supplemental reading but lacks the detail to be a core text for students

simple to understand theory

Miss Angela Hibbs
School of Psychology and Sport Science, Northumbria University
June 30, 2011

Well written text contextualising the main areas within the picture of sport and exercise science. Will be an ideal supplementary guide for students who are reading around the specialism.

Mr Shane Thurlow
HE Sport, Bishop Burton College
May 10, 2011

I have found this text to be a very useful source, particularly for first year students. I have recommended it for purchase for our library and put it on several module reading lists.

Mr Philip McDonald
Sociology , Leeds Trinity and All Saints
February 2, 2011

Module didn't run

Dr Stephanie Wilkie
Psychology, Sunderland University
November 23, 2010

This book provides a good base guide for learners with direction to further reading. Great for building vocabulary and glossaries within the Sports Science industry.

Mr Ewan Mendez
Sport, Oaklands College
October 1, 2010

This text will be added to our recommended reading list, as it very nicely covers most of the taught sections of our Sports Module in a manner which easily accessible.

Mr Robert Bradshaw-Hilditch
Biomechanics. Faculty of Health., Staffordshire University
August 10, 2010

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Part One PDF

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