Wellness: Concepts and Applications

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Wellness: Concepts and Applications uses the basic precepts of the wellness movement― personal responsibility, behavior change and risk reduction, and health-care consumer awareness―to introduce students to the health- and wellness-related information they need to thrive in today’s world. The authors provide accurate, scientifically based information on wellness topics as well as assessment activities and other tools for behavior change. The authors also provide a balance among the seven dimensions of wellness while at the same time emphasizing the central roles of physical fitness, nutrition, avoidance of tobacco, and stress management as keys to a healthy life. Other fitness and wellness topics include body composition, flexibility, safety, drugs, STDs, chronic diseases, and more. Accompanying the text are instructor and student resources on the Online Learning Center.

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Dr. Michael Hamrick is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at The University of Memphis. He began his tenure at The University of Memphis 37 years ago as an instructor in health and physical education. Following completion of his doctorate in health education from The University of Tennessee Knoxville he returned to Memphis to serve as Division Head of the Division of Health and Safety. He taught most of the courses in the health education program specializing in pedagogy, health content, and assessment and evaluation. He was recipient of The University of Memphis’ Distinguished Teaching Award in 1978 and 1990, the College of Education Earl Crader Professorship Award, the University College Advising Award, and the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Scholar Award. He has published in a number of professional journals and is coauthor of Wellness: Concepts and Applications, now in its sixth edition and considered a market leader. In 2001 he was named Fellow of the American Association for Health Education. His service to the profession includes committee and chair assignments of committees at the state, regional, and national levels. He is a former vice president of the health division and member of the board of directors of the SDAAHPERD.

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