Part I. Kinesiology and Physical Activity Experience
Chapter 1. Introduction to Kinesiology
Duane V. Knudson and Timothy A. Brusseau
Interest in the Discipline of Kinesiology
Physical Activity: The Focus of Kinesiology
Some Focuses of Physical Activity in Kinesiology
Kinesiology and Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 2. Importance of the Physical Activity Experience
Timothy A. Brusseau and Duane V. Knudson
Sphere of Self-Sufficiency
Sphere of Self-Expression
Sphere of Work
Sphere of Education
Sphere of Leisure
Sphere of Health
Sphere of Competition
Factors That Influence Kinds of Experience in Physical Activity
Ways in Which Experience Can Affect Physical Activity
Heredity and Experience
Subjective Experience of Physical Activity
Part II. Scholarly Study of Physical Activity
Chapter 3. Philosophy of Physical Activity
Cesar R. Torres and Scott Kretchmar
Why Use Philosophical Thinking?
What Do Philosophers Do?
Research Methods for Philosophy of Physical Activity
History and Future of Philosophy of Physical Activity
Overview of Knowledge in Philosophy of Physical Activity
Chapter 4. History of Physical Activity
Lindsay Parks Pieper
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 5. 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 6. Motor Behavior
Katherine T. Thomas, Xiangli Gu, 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 7. 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 8. 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 9. 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 10. Becoming a Physical Activity Professional
Duane V. Knudson and Timothy A. Brusseau
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 11. Careers in Health and Fitness
Warren D. Franke
The Need for Health and Fitness Professionals
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 12. Careers in Medicine and Allied Health
The Diagnostic Process
Integrating Exercise Into Medicine and Allied Health
Medical and Allied Health Settings
Roles for Medical and Allied Health Professionals
Trends and Opportunities in Medicine and Allied Health
Advice for Students Interested in Medicine and Allied Health
Chapter 13. 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 14. 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 Coaching and Sport Instruction Students
Chapter 15. Careers in Sport Management
G. 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
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Duane V. Knudson, PhD, is a Regents’ and University Distinguished Professor in the department of health and human performance at Texas State University, where he teaches biomechanics. He earned his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has held tenured faculty positions at three universities. His research areas are in the biomechanics of tennis, stretching, qualitative movement diagnosis, and learning biomechanical concepts.
Knudson has authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles, 22 chapters, and three books: Fundamentals of Biomechanics, Qualitative Diagnosis of Human Movement, and Biomechanical Principles of Tennis Technique. He has received numerous state, regional, national, and international awards for his research and leadership. Knudson been elected fellow of four scholarly societies, including the prestigious National Academy of Kinesiology. He has served as department chair, associate dean, and president of the American Kinesiology Association and as president of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
Timothy A. Brusseau, PhD, is an associate professor and the chair of health and kinesiology at the University of Utah. He earned his PhD at Arizona State University and previously served on the faculty at the State University of New York at Brockport. Brusseau is a national expert on youth physical activity, physical activity measurement, and school-based multicomponent physical activity interventions. He has more than 145 peer-reviewed publications and has made more than 180 conference and invited presentations on topics related to youth physical activity. He is coauthor of Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary School Students and associate editor of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and research. He is currently on the board of directors of the American Kinesiology Association and is a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine.