Foundations of Exercise Science is a textbook designed for senior high school and introductory college programs in kinesiology and physical education.
The book explores the world of exercise science: 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 exercise science (23 chapters) include anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, motor learning and control, and sport psychology and sociology.
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This book was written first and foremost with the student in mind. It was completed with the efforts of various present and former professors from the Faculty of Physical Education and Health at the University of Toronto, in collaboration with several graduate and undergraduate students in the same field of study. It was important that this book be user-friendly, and this collaborative effort among students and professors allowed this text to achieve a degree of accuracy and clarity, while remaining sensitive to the needs of students. Because the student writers had fresh experiences with the subject matter, and were still familiar with what it meant to be a young high school student with a keen desire to learn, their input was invaluable in the process of completing this text. All along during the preparation of this text, several teachers and students provided valuable feedback at various levels. The result is a book that makes expert knowledge about topics and issues in physical and health education available to students - an engaging and palatable resource for students and teachers alike.From the Inside Flap:
The road of life is long and winding, with obstacles confronting us at every turn. We never really know what awaits us around the next bend, but we learn valuable lessons along the way to help us cope with the hurdles that we inevitably encounter on our journey. Just like the in-line skaters on the cover of this book, you will travel a long road filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, thrills and disappointments, victories and defeats. Each of these experiences will teach you something different, contribute significantly to your knowledge base, and build upon your immense capacity to learn.
By the time we reach high school, many of us think we know all there is to know about life and the world in general. But although we have experienced a lot by the time we become teenagers, a lifetime of learning is still ahead of us. Learning is an ongoing process that never really ends - it begins the day we are born and continues until we take our last breath - yet we often shut our minds to new ideas and different ways of viewing things. We encourage you to keep an open mind when reading this book and to explore the potential of new and different ideas that may enrich your life.
Although many roads have been paved ahead of us, we must discover and uncover new paths to follow in the pursuit of learning, knowledge, personal improvement, excitement, and self-fulfillment. And just as in-line skaters must be equipped with the proper gear - skates, helmets, and protective equipment - you need the right tools as you progress along life's path facing diverse challenges. Armed with knowledge and an open mind to learn, this book will teach you the foundations of human movement and in turn the science of physical and health education. It will enable you to confidently progress along the road of life.
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Book Description Sport Books Publisher, 2003. Textbook Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110920905846