Kinesiology: Scientific Basis of Human Motion

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This introductory text provides your students with the basics of anatomy, physiology, and the applications of kinesiology. With an easily accessible style, the authors apply kinesiology theory to sport and other real-life situations to promote understanding and retention.

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Uses updated analysis examples throughout the text to help better explain anatomical and biomechanical concepts to undergraduates.
Expands applications to include more examples with the young, the elderly, and the disabled, and are not only sport-specific broadening the appeal of the book to a wider range of students.
Focuses on more common activities rather than activities such as synchronized swimming to increase the relevance for students.
Updates the coverage of bones in the elderly population and the implications of bone loss for them.
Provides online resources for students and instructors through an online learning center, which includes interactive quizzing, an online lab manual, web links, password-protected downloadable ancillaries for instructors, and new books come packaged with PowerWeb access card, a dynamic website with articles, exercises and news updates.
Examines new technologies in the area of kinesiology to keep students up-to-date with the most recent developments in the field.
Includes a glossary that gives students an easily accessible resource for unfamiliar terms.
Considers variables such as gender, age, and skill level in both illustrations and text to provide students with information on realistic situations, not just ideal situations.
Applies complicated theories to real-life situations to help students prepare for careers in coaching, sports, and occupational or physical therapy.
Includes material on kinesiology, biomechanics, and sports skills to provide an extremely comprehensive resource on all these related fields.
Uses a practical analysis model, a system through which students can organize their analysis in accordance with the major objectives of the skill and integrates it throughout the text.
Includes Websites in selected chapters to help students explore topics on the web.
Helps students achieve and understanding of the integrated nature of kinesiology as an area of study including both anatomical and biomechanical components.
COMP GUIDELINES This book can fit in both kinesiology and biomechanics courses. Don't forget to look in Physical Therapy. This book helped shape the field of kinesiology back in 1950 and has grown with the field to include biomechanics.

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