Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport

Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport
By:Siedentop, Daryl; van der Mars, Hans;
Pub Date:December 14th 2011
Format:Hardback 368 pages
ISBN:0078095778 / 9780078095771
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Authored by two leading experts in the field, the new eighth edition of Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness and Sport introduces readers to the history and philosophies underlying today's professions while focusing on current trends and issues facing school Physical Education, fitness and sport. Specifically, the authors introduce readers to the professions' key concepts, programming approaches, standards and expectations, as well as the problems and issues. As the United States seeks to reverse trends in overweight and obesity, readers will learn how these three professions have a central responsibility in creating an environment that supports, encourages and promotes physical activity for all people.


Table of contents

Part One: The Current Context and Evolution of Physical Activity

Chapter 1 The Dilemma of our Times:Lifespan Physical Activity and the Obesity Health Crisis

Chapter 2 The Evolution of Physical Activity Philosophies and Programs

Chapter 3 Developing an Infrastructure to Support Physical Activity and HealthyLifestyles

Part Two: Physical Education

Chapter 4 Basic Concepts of Physical Education

Chapter 5 Physical Education Programs and Professions

Chapter 6 Problems, Issues, and the Future ofPhysical Education

Part Three: Fitness

Chapter 7 Basic Concepts of Fitness

Chapter 8 Fitness Programs and Professions

Chapter 9 Problems and Issues in Fitness

Part Four: Physical Education

Chapter 10 Basic Concepts of Sport

Chapter 11 Sport Programs and Professions

Chapter 12 Problems and Issues in Sport
Part Five: The Sub-disciplines of Kinesiology That Support the Physical Education, Fitness and Sport Professions

Chapter 13 The Kinesiology Sub-disciplines Supporting the Professions


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