Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society, Seventh Edition provides a current, complete, and balanced introduction to the fields of physical education, sport, and exercise science. It gives a thorough overview of the varied elements within the disciplines, how they came to be, and how they are developing, including the conflicts over field, major, and departmental names. It also examines the developing sub-disciplines within physical education, sport, exercise science, and kinesiology.
The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to represent the state and potential of the field of physical education today. It surveys both teaching and non-teaching careers and addresses technology, current issues, and future trends.
- Includes suggested readings and discussion questions in each chapter
- Provides a solid background of the profession in order to help students prepare for the Praxis exams
- Discusses the turn from science to an education focus in the field in the late 1800s, along with the perverse influence of eugenics (with strong ties to race-based values) from the 1800s through World War II
- Includes a chapter on ethics, which is unique among intro textbooks
- Covers new topics such as:
- The growth of professionalism in lower school sports
- The change of emphasis in sport to a focus on money
- The growing focus on unnatural bodies, the influence & impact of drugs
Table of Contents
Part 1 Defining the Field
Chapter 1 What Is Our Field?
Chapter 2 The Academic Foundations of Exercise Science and Kinesiology
Part 2 Our Cultural Heritage in History
Chapter 3 Physical Education and Sport in the Ancient World
Chapter 4 Physical Education and Sport in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Chapter 5 The Development of American Physical Education to 1941
Chapter 6 The Rise of Modern Sport in the United States and England (to 1941)
Chapter 7 American Physical Education and Sport from 1936 to Today
Part 3 Our Cultural Heritage in Philosophy
Chapter 08 Philosophy in Exercise Science and Sport
Chapter 09 Ethics and Problems in Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Sport
Part 4 Careers for the Future: Where Do You Go from Here?
Chapter 10 Preparing for a Twenty First Century Career
Chapter 11 Traditional Careers in Physical Education and Sport
Chapter 12 Careers in Sports, Exercise Science, and Kinesiology
Part 5 Today and Tomorrow: Where Are Exercise Science and Sport Going?
Chapter 13 International Exercise Science and Sport Today
Chapter 14 Current Issues in Exercise Science and Sport
Chapter 15 Into the Future of Exercise Science and Sport
About the Author(s)
William H. Freeman, PhD-Professor of Exercise Science, retired, Campbell University
William H. Freeman received his PhD and MS from the University of Oregon, his MAT from Duke University, and his BS from Wake Forest University. He retired after 20 years as a tenured Professor and Chairman of Exercise Science at Campbell University.
Dr. Freeman spent 28 years teaching at public & private colleges. He coached track and field athletes from middle school through international levels, including two dozen qualifiers to US Olympic Trials. Planned and directed combined event (decathlon/heptathlon) competition at 3 US Olympic Trials (1972-1976-1980) and 6 NCAA Div I & Div III National Championships. Dr. Freeman has jointly authored track textbooks with Bill Bowerman and Bill Dellinger, plus solo textbook used in coach education curriculum of USA Track & Field. He has given presentations at conferences from the local through the international levels, including conferences in Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Spain and Australia.