ACSM's Introduction to Exercise Science

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  • Copyright: 2010-02-01
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This introductory text offers undergraduates an essential foundation in exercise science, an umbrella term used to describe physical activity, exercise, sport, and athletic performance. The book covers this dynamic and growing field and its disciplines, which include clinical exercise physiology, athletic training, sports medicine, sports nutrition, biomechanics, and sport psychology. You'll learn about body systems, basic nutrition, biomechanics, and sport psychology. You'll learn about body systems, basic nutrition, exercise behavior, different types of training, disease conditions, and advanced technology.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iv
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Reviewersp. vii
Introduction to Exercise Sciencep. 1
What is Exercise Science?p. 6
Historic Development of Exercise Sciencep. 9
Exercise Science and the American College of Sports Medicinep. 15
Academic Preparation in Exercise Sciencep. 19
Research in Exercise Sciencep. 26
Exercise Science: a Systems Approachp. 37
Nervous Systemp. 38
Muscular Systemp. 42
Skeletal Systemp. 46
Cardiovascular Systemp. 49
Pulmonary Systemp. 52
Urinary Systemp. 54
Digestive Systemp. 57
Endocrine Systemp. 61
Immune Systemp. 65
Energy Systemsp. 68
Exercise Physiologyp. 76
Historic Development of Exercise Physiologyp. 78
The Basis of Study in Exercise Physiologyp. 81
Areas of Study in Exercise Physiologyp. 84
Other Areas of Studyp. 106
Clinical Exercise Physiologyp. 113
History of Clinical Exercise Physiologyp. 114
Duties and Responsibilitiesp. 117
Specific Disease Conditionsp. 130
Athletic Training and Sports Medicinep. 148
Historic Development of Athletic Training and Sports Medicinep. 151
Primary Responsibility Areas of Athletic Training Professionalsp. 156
Sports Medicinep. 167
Current Issues in Athletic Training and Sports Medicinep. 172
Exercise and Sport Nutritionp. 182
History of Nutritionp. 185
Basic Nutrientsp. 191
Measuring Nutritional Intakep. 196
Nutrition for Healthp. 199
Nutrition for Sport and Athletic Performancep. 203
Exercise and Sport Psychologyp. 218
History of Exercise and Sports Psychologyp. 221
Study of the Mind and Bodyp. 225
Exercise and Mental Healthp. 236
Exercise Behaviorp. 240
Motor Behaviorp. 250
Brief History of Motor Behaviorp. 252
Motor Developmentp. 257
Motor Learningp. 262
Motor Controlp. 272
Areas of Motor Behavior Applicationp. 277
Clinical and Sport Biomechanicsp. 286
History of Biomechanicsp. 288
Study of Biomechanicsp. 291
Basic Concepts Related to Kineticsp. 298
Areas of Study in Biomechanicsp. 302
Advanced Biomechanical Conceptsp. 309
Equipment and Assessment in Exercise Sciencep. 317
Pretesting Guidelines and Proceduresp. 318
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function Assessmentp. 321
Musculoskeletal Function Assessmentp. 330
Energy Balance Assessmentp. 336
Measuring Body Compositionp. 340
Blood Collection and Analysisp. 344
Rehabilitation Assessment and Equipmentp. 347
Motor Performancep. 349
Behavioral and Psychological Assessmentsp. 353
Careers and Professional Issues in Exercise Sciencep. 357
Certification, Licensure, and Registrationp. 359
Career Employment and Professional Opportunitiesp. 363
Professional Organizations in Exercise Sciencep. 373
Professional Organizations Related to Exercise Sciencep. 380
US Government Agencies with an Interest in Exercise Sciencep. 381
Additional Organizations and Agencies in Exercise Sciencep. 387
Exercise Science in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 390
Exercise Science and Healthp. 391
Epidemiology and Health Promotionp. 392
Using Past Information to Improve Future Healthp. 399
What will the Future Bring?p. 400
Exercise Science and Sport and Athletic Competitionp. 404
What will the Future Bring?p. 405
Indexp. 413
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