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Using an interactive approach for the evaluation of fitness levels and nutritional status, Total Fitness and Wellness, Third Edition teaches readers how to bring about lifestyle/behavior changes to achieve optimal fitness and wellness. Authors Scott Powers and Stephen Dodd, who have each taught for more than 20 years and won various teaching awards, bring their expertise in exercise physiology to this book. In addition to covering the primary concepts of physical fitness and wellness, the book provides a strong foundation in both exercise physiology and nutrition while addressing important issues such as exercise-related injuries, exercise and the environment, and exercise for special populations. For college instructors and students, or anyone interested in fitness and wellness, fitness concepts, or personal fitness.
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Scott Powers, Ph. D.
Scott currently holds the title of distinguished professor, and is also director of the Center for Exercise Science at the University of Florida. He has been teaching for over 20 years, and was named Teacher of the Year at UF in 1992. Scott served as president of the Southeastern Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine in 1986, and is the co-author of another textbook, Exercise Physiology, 6th edition, published by McGraw-Hill. As a member of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) Sports Medicine Review Board and the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, the International Journal of Sports Medicine, and the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, he is a well-known and highly respected individual in the field of exercise physiology. Currently, his primary area of research focused on investigating the relationship between exercise, diet and oxidative stress in tissues, and is supported by the American Heart Association.
Stephen Dodd, Ph. D.
Steve is currently a professor of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida. He has been teaching for more than 20 years, and has won numerous awards, including the Teacher of the Year award in 1997. He has won the annual “Instructional Resources Grant” from UF every year since 1991, allowing him to make innovations in use of multimedia in his classroom. He has been active in professional organizations such as the American Physiological Society and the American College of Sports Medicine, and has served as a reviewer for numerous scholarly journals and several scientific granting agencies. The current focus of his research is the study of muscle dysfunction and adaptation associated with disuse.
Erica Jackson, Ph.D.
Erica is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the College of William and Mary. Erica teaches the fitness and wellness course, in addition to exercise psychology and kinesiology research. Erica is young, energetic, and in touch with her students. Her contributions to the book benefit from her expertise and her first-hand knowledge of the challenges fitness and wellness instructors face in the classroom.
Marilyn Miller , Ph.D.,
Marilyn is currently an associate professor at Bloomsburg University. She teaches the Exercise and You course (fitness and wellness). Her research interests include athletic training and the evaluation of training equipment. Like Erica, she brings practical knowledge about current trends in fitness and wellness to this revision of the text.
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