Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/14/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Introduction to Sport, Fitness, and Physical Educationwill help you broaden your perspectives and test your opinions about the various issues raised in the text. This text is meant to emphasize quality services by physical-activity professionalsphysical-education teachers, coaches, fitness trainers, athletic trainers, athletic administrators, and the likeboth by emphasizing professionalism in developing and sustaining good programs and by activism to ensure that programs become more widely available to those who need them.The various sections of the text provide you with up-to-date information about the status of the physical-activity professions, the kinds of programs offered to variousgroups, the educational path to service in the those professions, and the significant problems that are current in the professional practice of the various areas.You will be encouraged to think critically, to recognize and confront problems in various fields, to weigh various alternatives to solving problems, and to respectdivergent points of view. No single answer is presented as the only answer. The text does present points of view but only to stimulate your thinking and the furtherdevelopment of your own perspective.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Current Context and Evolution of Physical Activity

Chapter 1 The Dilemma of our Times:Lifespan Physical Activity and the Obesity Health Crisis

Chapter 2 The Evolution of Physical Activity Philosophies and Programs

Chapter 3 Developing an Infrastructure to Support Physical Activity and HealthyLifestyles

Part Two: Physical Education

Chapter 4 Basic Concepts of Physical Education

Chapter 5 Physical Education Programs and Professions

Chapter 6 Problems, Issues, and the Future ofPhysical Education

Part Three: Fitness

Chapter 7 Basic Concepts of Fitness

Chapter 8 Fitness Programs and Professions

Chapter 9 Problems and Issues in Fitness

Part Four: Physical Education

Chapter 10 Basic Concepts of Sport

Chapter 11 Sport Programs and Professions

Chapter 12 Problems and Issues in Sport
Part Five: The Sub-disciplines of Kinesiology That Support the Physical Education, Fitness and Sport Professions

Chapter 13 The Kinesiology Sub-disciplines Supporting the Professions

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