Introduction to Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport Studies

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9780073523606: Introduction to Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport Studies

This accessible introductory text explores the history, philosophies, and principles of today's physical education programs within a practical, career-oriented framework. The text explores the wide variety of career opportunities available, and includes a greater focus on non-teaching related careers in physical education and sport.

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Continues to incorporate even more information on how to use the Internet to search for jobs and career opportunities.
Integrates information on exercise science throughout the text, keeping students informed about the latest developments in the field and highlighting the relationship between exercise science, physical education, and sport studies.
Offers students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the text content with Web boxes that encourage researching topics in depth on the internet.
Encourages students to think about various avenues of research in physical education, exercise science, and sport studies with new research boxes that address such topics as patterns of physical activity among American youth, what an exercise physiologist studies to enhance motor behavior, and questions a sport sociologist might pose to examine the impact that sport has on today's society.
Features the latest trends and theories, such as the increasing reliance on technology based equipment in research, use of motor control theories to address industrial problems, and addressing the equal opportunities for recreation for older Americans, updating the text content and references and providing students with the most current information.
Presents information concerning school programs, higher education, athletics, and sport and fitness careers in light of current trends in the field, and promotes thinking about issues for the future.
Explores the wide variety of career opportunities available, including non-teaching related careers in physical education and sport.
Includes coverage of the umbrella of physical education programs, including intramurals (outside of education), inclusion, and child-centered curricula.
COMP GUIDELINE This is the intro course taken by human performance majors. It used to be aimed at physical education but now includes information of the field outside of education as well as teaching.

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Student learning is the focus of Angela Lumpkin's approach to teaching. She first seeks to learn who her students are and what they know so that she and her students can work together to determine what they need to know and be able to do. This instructional approach has enabled her to help students effectively explore the fields of physical education, exercise science, and sport studies through the variety of course she had taught from history and philosophy of physical education and sport to sport management. Dr. Lumpkin began her career at the University of North Carolina in 1974 where she advanced to become the first female in the Department of Physical Education to become a full professor. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Arkansas and her Ph.D. in sport history is from The Ohio State University. Dr. Lumpkin also has an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently Dean of the School of Education at the University of Kansas. Dr. Lumpkin has held leadership positions in the North Carolina Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NCAHPERD), the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and many other professional organizations. She is the author of seven books including Introduction to Physical Education, Exercise Science and Sport Studies, fifth edition, and has written numerous refereed articles and made over 100 professional presentations.

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