Exploring Sport and Fitness
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Exploring Sport and Fitness is a comprehensive guide to the development of essential professional and interpersonal skills in the sport, leisure and fitness sector. Designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace, the book introduces the fundamental principles of reflective practice in sport and fitness, and explains how students and professionals can develop their personal effectiveness and workplace performance.
The book draws together important material from a wide range of academic and professional sources, including articles from leading experts in sport management, psychology and coaching, and explores key topics such as:
- reflective practice
- the importance of effective communication
- motivation and Leadership
- working in teams
- working with customers
- learning and instructional frameworks for coaches and instructors
- organizational cultures in sport and fitness
Exploring Sport and Fitness is essential reading for all students of sport, leisure and fitness management, sports coaching or sports development, and for all sport and fitness professionals looking to improve their performance and practice.
Table of Contents
Tony Ghaye, Zoe Knowles, Hamish Telfer, Lindsay Dugdill, Neil Thompson, Jenny Moon, K.B. Everard, Geoff Morris, Ian Wilson, Steve Bull, David Yukelson, Michele Erina Doyle, Mark K. Smith, Lesley Anderson, Maggie Preedy, Russell Hoye, Aaron Smith, Hans Westerbeek, Bob Stewart, Matthew Nicholson, Trevor Wright, Pierre Trudel, Diane Culever, Tom Power, Terry McMorris, Tudor Hale, Martin Rhys, Sean McQuaid, Paul Weighton, Maria Hopwood
Caroline Heaney is an academic on the Award in Sport, Fitness and Health in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at The Open University. She has previously worked in sports science support, fitness instruction and personal training roles.
Ben Oakley is Head of Award in Sport, Fitness and Health in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at The Open University. His specialist area is UK sports policy and national elite sport systems and more recently he has investigated pedagogic issues.
Simon Rea is an academic on the Award in Sport, Fitness and Health in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at The Open University. He combines extensive experience within the fitness industry with consulting, course design and external verification for higher and further education.