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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