Scientific Foundations of Kinesiology: Studying Human Movement and Health

 
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Scientific Foundations of Kinesiology: Studying Human Movement and Health is a textbook written and designed for introductory courses in kinesiology and/or exercise science. The book explores the multifaceted world of kinesiology: the study of human movement and the body s response to exercise. It examines the systems, factors, and principles involved in human development within the context of society. Relevant fields in the study of kinesiology include anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, motor learning, and sport psychology.The relevant career options available to students in the field are also examined.

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Peter Klavora is an Associate Professor Emeritus from the Faculty of Physical Education and Health at the University of Toronto. Professor Klavora received his degrees from the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia. For more than three decades, he was committed to teaching motor learning, sport psychology, coaching theory, and statistics and research methods at the University of Toronto. Early in his teaching career, Professor Klavora became interested in publishing in these fields. He authored, coauthored, and creatively edited over 40 texts, activity books, manuals, and guides. He also published 64 papers in refereed scientific and professional journals. Other creative professional work included the development of several innovative products and videos in the field of physical education. Professor Klavora was an active member and president of the Canadian Society of Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology. He was also an international and national presenter at more than 60 scientific gatherings.

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