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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, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

November 2008 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'A very useful introduction to the key concepts in five main areas of study in sport and exercise science. The multi-disciplinary nature of the book is particularly attractive as it means that it can be used to support students studying a range of sport and exercise courses and modules. Furthermore, the chapters are concise, informative, written in an accessible style, and provide a good balance between theory and application to practice, making it a very interesting and relevant read' - Dr Lorraine Cale, Loughborough University

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 and are:

" Comprehensive

" Lucid

" Pertinent to study needs

" Practically relevant

David Kirk is Professor in Physical Education and Youth Sport

Carlton Cooke is Professor in Physical Education

Anne Flintoff is Reader in Physical Education

Jim McKenna is Professor in Physical Activity and Health

All at the Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education, Leeds Metropolitan University.

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

A fantastic resource but not appropriate for the level of study I required the resource for.

Miss Rebecca Hawkins
School of Sport and Exercise Science, Lincoln University
March 6, 2020

A great one stop shop for all the key terms and concepts our sport science students will encounter.
The book contains well explained and easy to follow terminology that has further reading links attached to all sections for the diligent student.

Mr Andy Petch
School of Sport, New college Pontefract
May 27, 2016

Can not think any tutor would need all the chapters... a very diverse book covering subjects i have never taught or been taught. That aside the information contained is a very good read, even if just for your own information to maybe use whilst teaching another subject.

Mr Phil Waring
Department of Education, Huddersfield University
May 5, 2014

An excellent book which will help support all learners on the course, especially those with aspirations of achieving high grades. This book acts as a whistle stop tour of the sports industry and also provides suitable links for further reading.

Mr Jonathan Reees
sport, Tyne Metropolitan College
July 15, 2013

I believe this little text is better for revision or as supplemental reading than as a main course text. We will use it when preparing tutors for delivering coaching courses. The vignettes give enough information without being overly taxing. It is also a nice little book for any beginning coach who wants to broaden their horizon, and will be on the recommended reading list.

Jacob Guldbaeck
Sports HQ, Irish Squash
June 4, 2013

The book will support students through a range of modules offering an insight into a range of key concepts to include pedagogy, physiology, psychology, biomechanics and sociology. This is an easy book to read and understand.

Mrs Jaime Guinan
School of Sport & Exercise Science, Worcester University
March 19, 2013

A good reference of key terms. Easy to read and will be useful for 1st year HE students.

Mr Nathan Price
Sport, Stourbridge College
March 3, 2013

The book is a good reference for first year students, which allows them to read around different areas of sport and exercise science. I will be listing this as further reading for the students.

Mr Robert Graydon
sport tourism and the outdoors, University of Central Lancashire
February 26, 2013

Great insight given, well received and utilised by students.

Mr Marcus Seaton
Department of Sport, Bradford College
January 1, 2013

A useful book for undergraduate students who want to access various disciplines of sport and exercise science.

Mr Craig Pulling
Department of Physical Education, Chichester University
May 3, 2012

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Part One PDF

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