Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport

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December 14, 2011


Hardback, 368 pages


0078095778 / 9780078095771


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Main description

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 ActivityChapter 1 The Dilemma of our Times:Lifespan Physical Activity and the Obesity Health CrisisChapter 2 The Evolution of Physical Activity Philosophies and ProgramsChapter 3 Developing an Infrastructure to Support Physical Activity and HealthyLifestyles
Part Two: Physical EducationChapter 4 Basic Concepts of Physical EducationChapter 5 Physical Education Programs and ProfessionsChapter 6 Problems, Issues, and the Future ofPhysical Education
Part Three: FitnessChapter 7 Basic Concepts of Fitness Chapter 8 Fitness Programs and Professions Chapter 9 Problems and Issues in Fitness
Part Four: Physical EducationChapter 10 Basic Concepts of SportChapter 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 ProfessionsChapter 13 The Kinesiology Sub-disciplines Supporting the Professions

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