Chapter 1: Introduction to Kinesiology
Duane V. Knudson and Shirl J. Hoffman
Interest in the Discipline of Kinesiology
Physical Activity: The Focus of Kinesiology
Some Focuses of Physical Activity in Kinesiology
Part I: Experiencing Physical Activity
Chapter 2: Spheres of Physical Activity Experience
Shirl J. Hoffman
Sphere of Self-Sufficiency
Sphere of Self-Expression
Sphere of Work
Sphere of Education
Sphere of Leisure
Sphere of Health
Sphere of Competition
Chapter 3: The Importance of Physical Activity Experiences
Duane V. Knudson
Physical Activity as a Signature of Humanity
Factors That Influence the Kinds of Experience in Physical Activity
Ways in Which Experience Can Affect Physical Activity
Identifying Critical Components of Physical Activity Experiences
Heredity and Experience
Subjective Experience of Physical Activity
Why Subjective Experiences Are Important to Kinesiology Professionals
Components of Subjective Experience
Factors Affecting Our Enjoyment of Physical Activity
Watching Sport as a Subjective Experience
Part II: Scholarly Study of Physical Activity
Chapter 4: Philosophy of Physical Activity
Scott Kretchmar and Cesar R. Torres
Why Use Philosophical Thinking?
What Do Philosophers Do?
History of Philosophy of Physical Activity
Research Methods for Philosophy of Physical Activity
Overview of Knowledge in Philosophy of Physical Activity
Chapter 5: History of Physical Activity
Richard A. Swanson
Why Use History of Physical Activity?
What Do Historians of Physical Activity Do?
History of Kinesiology and Physical Activity
Research Methods for History of Physical Activity
Overview of Knowledge in History of Physical Activity
Chapter 6: Sociology of Physical Activity
Katherine M. Jamieson
Why Use Sociology of Physical Activity?
What Do Sociologists of Physical Activity Do?
History of Sociology of Physical Activity
Research Methods for Sociology of Physical Activity
Overview of Knowledge in Sociology of Physical Activity
Chapter 7: Motor Behavior
Katherine T. Thomas and Jerry R. Thomas
Why Use Motor Behavior?
What Do Motor Behaviorists Do?
History of Motor Behavior
Research Methods for Motor Behavior
Overview of Knowledge in Motor Behavior
Chapter 8: Sport and Exercise Psychology
Robin S. Vealey
Why Use Sport and Exercise Psychology?
What Do Sport and Exercise Psychology Professionals Do?
History of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Psychology
Overview of Knowledge in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Chapter 9: Biomechanics of Physical Activity
Why Use Biomechanics of Physical Activity?
What Do Biomechanists Do?
History of Biomechanics
Research Methods for Biomechanics
Overview of Knowledge in Biomechanics
Chapter 10: Physiology of Physical Activity
Jennifer L. Caputo
Why Use Physiology of Physical Activity?
What Do Exercise Physiologists Do?
History of Physiology of Physical Activity
Research Methods for Physiology of Physical Activity
Overview of Knowledge in Physiology of Physical Activity
Part III: Practicing a Profession in Physical Activity
Chapter 11: Becoming a Physical Activity Professional
Shirl J. Hoffman
What Is a Profession?
How Do Our Values Shape Our Professional Conduct?
How Are Physical Activity Professionals Educated for the Workforce?
Are You Suited for a Career in the Physical Activity Professions?
Chapter 12: Careers in Health and Fitness
Warren D. Franke
What Is the Health and Fitness Profession?
Settings for Health and Fitness
Roles for Health and Fitness Professionals
Trends and Opportunities in Health and Fitness
Advice for Health and Fitness Students
Chapter 13: Careers in Therapeutic Exercise
What Is Therapeutic Exercise?
Settings for Therapeutic Exercise
Roles for Therapeutic Exercise Professionals
Trends and Opportunities in Therapeutic Exercise
Advice for Therapeutic Exercise Students
Chapter 14: Careers in Teaching Physical Education
Kim C. Graber and Thomas J. Templin
What Is the Teaching of Physical Education?
Settings for Teaching Physical Education
Roles for Physical Education Professionals
Trends and Opportunities in Teaching Physical Education
Advice for Physical Education Students
Chapter 15: Careers in Coaching and Sport Instruction
Joseph A. Luxbacher and Duane V. Knudson
What Are Coaching and Sport Instruction?
Settings for Coaching and Sport Instruction
Roles for Coaching and Sport Instruction Professionals
Trends and Opportunities in Coaching and Sport Instruction
Advice for Students in Coaching and Sport Instruction
Chapter 16: Careers in Sport Management
Clayton Stoldt and Mark C. Vermillion
What Is Sport Management?
Settings for Sport Management
Roles for Sport Management Professionals
Trends and Opportunities in Sport Management
Advice for Sport Management Students
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fifth Edition With Web Study Guide,gives students a complete overview of the field of kinesiology and explores the common career paths, questions, and ideas that are part of this dynamic and expanding discipline. This engaging, four-color introductory text stimulates curiosity about the vast field of kinesiology, provides a foundation for students to build on through further study, and generates awareness of the long-standing and current issues that kinesiology professionals seek to understand and solve. Editors Shirl J. Hoffman and Duane V. Knudson have retained the book’s strong framework and have used feedback from instructors to streamline and condense the text while adding new and updated content.
The fifth edition features a web study guide that encourages students to apply classroom content to real-world activities and better prepare for exams.
Additional updates to this new fifth edition include the following:
- Updates to data, research, and graphics to incorporate the most recent discoveries
- An increased focus on public health, allied health, and nutrition and wellness to reflect changes in this dynamic and growing field
- New Professional Issues in Kinesiology sidebars that look at the issues of equality, evidence-based practice, expertise, and overload as they relate to the field of kinesiology
- New Kinesiology Colleagues sidebars that introduce role models who demonstrate professional life in kinesiology and its related fields
The text features the three-section structure that has always been a strength of this leading introductory textbook. Part I examines the diversity of physical activity and kinesiology and summarizes the importance of knowledge gained through physical activity experiences. Part II delves into the seven major subdisciplines of kinesiology, with an overview of major historical events, research methods, professional work and application, and ideas for career advancement in each. Part III elaborates on professionalism and then examines five main areas for career opportunities.
The extensive instructor ancillaries include an instructor guide, a test package, chapter quizzes, a presentation package, and an image bank that includes most art and tables from the text.
Introduction to Kinesiology provides basic and essential information for students embarking on their study of kinesiology, and this updated fifth edition prepares them for future courses and further study.
Shirl J. Hoffman, EdD, is a professor emeritus of kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he served as department head for 10 years. He has served at many levels of education: as an elementary physical education teacher, as a college-level coach, and as a professor in both research university and liberal arts college settings.
Hoffman has published extensively on a variety of topics, including sport philosophy and ethics, religion in sport, qualitative analysis and diagnosis of movement, and motor learning and performance. Hoffman is the author of Good Game: Christianity and the Culture of Sport(2010) and was the project coordinator for Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise (2011), published by the American Kinesiology Association. He has also been a frequent commentator on issues in kinesiology and higher education.
Hoffman is a former editor of Quest and was the charter executive director of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA). He is a fellow emeritus of the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK).
Hoffman and his wife, Claude, reside in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Boone, North Carolina.
Duane V. Knudson, PhD, is a professor of biomechanics in the department of health and human performance at Texas State University. He earned his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin and has held tenured positions at three universities.
Knudson's research areas are the biomechanics of tennis, stretching, qualitative movement diagnosis, and learning biomechanical concepts. He has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and 14 chapters. Knudson is the author of Biomechanical Principles of Tennis Technique (2006), Fundamentals of Biomechanics, Second Edition (2007), and Qualitative Diagnosis of Human Movement, Third Edition (2013). He has received numerous regional, state, national, and international awards for his scholarship and has been elected a fellow of three scholarly societies. He has served as a department chair, as an associate dean, as president of the American Kinesiology Association, as vice president of publications for the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, and in numerous other professional leadership roles.
Supplementary Instructional Materials
All ancillaries are free to course adopters and available at www.HumanKinetics.com/IntroductionToKinesiology.
Instructor guide. Includes chapter outlines and suggested lecture structures to aid instructors in lecture preparation. Also includes student activities to facilitate learning and engagement within the classroom.
Test package. Includes more than 330 questions in multiple-choice, true-or-false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay format that instructors can use in creating or supplementing tests and quizzes.
Presentation package plus image bank. Includes more than 340 presentation slides to aid instructors in lesson preparations. Slides can be edited, reordered, incorporated into other presentations, and printed and distributed as classroom handouts. The image bank includes all of the artwork and tables from the text, sorted by chapter, to provide instructors with flexibility when creating their own customized presentations, handouts, and other course resources.
The presentation package plus image bank is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4925-5097-6
Chapter quizzes. Contains 10 questions for each chapter in multiple-choice, true-or-false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay format that instructors can use in their lessons to gauge student comprehension
Web study guide. Includes learning aids and interactive activities using a variety of approaches—audio, video, drag-and-drop activities, self-ratings, interviews, and more—to demonstrate various aspects of kinesiology and bring the content to life. Activities based on Kinesiology Colleagues profiles encourage students to reflect on their own professional development and foster critical thinking.