5th Edition

Introduction to Exercise Science

Edited By Dona J. Housh, Terry J. Housh, Glen O. Johnson Copyright 2018
    322 Pages
    by Routledge

    322 Pages
    by Routledge

    The fifth edition of Introduction to Exercise Science introduces students to every core area of study in the discipline. It comprises concise chapters which introduce the history, key lines of inquiry relating to both health and performance, technology, certifications, professional associations, and career opportunities associated with each area. No other book offers such a wide-ranging, evidence-based introduction to exercise science. Written by leading and experienced experts, chapters include:

    • reading and interpreting literature
    • measurement in exercise science
    • anatomy in exercise science
    • exercise physiology
    • exercise epidemiology
    • athletic training
    • exercise and sport nutrition
    • biomechanics
    • motor control
    • exercise and sport psychology

    Packed with pedagogical features—from journal abstract examples to study questions and further reading suggestions—and accompanied by a website including practical lab exercises, Introduction to Exercise Science is a complete resource for a hands-on introduction to the core tenets of exercise science. It is an engaging and invaluable textbook for students beginning undergraduate degrees in Kinesiology, Sport & Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Strength & Conditioning, Athletic Training, Sports Therapy, Sports Medicine, and Health & Fitness.

    1. An Introduction to Exercise Science (Terry Housh, Dona Housh, and Herbert DeVries)

    2. Reading & Interpreting the Literature in Exercise Science (Travis Beck and Joel Cramer)

    3. Measurement in Exercise Science (Dale Mood)

    4. Anatomy in Exercise Science (Glen Johnson)

    5. Exercise Physiology (Joseph Weir and Loree Weir)

    6. Exercise Epidemiology (Travis Beck)

    7. Athletic Training (Kyle Ebersole and Ronald Pfeiffer)

    8. Exercise and Sport Nutrition (Joan Eckerson)

    9. Biomechanics (Nick Stergiou, Ka-Chun Siu, Sara A. Myers and Benjamin Senderling)

    10. Motor Control (David Sherwood)

    11. Exercise and Sport Psychology (Richard Schmidt)


    Terry J. Housh is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Director of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, and Co-Director of the Center for Youth Fitness and Sports Research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL), USA. He has co-authored more than 230 peer-reviewed research articles and nine college textbooks. He was the 1998 recipient of the NSCA Outstanding Sport Scientist Award, 2002 Doane College Honor D Award, 2006 NSCA Educator of the Year Award, 2008 NSCA President’s Award, and 2008 Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research Editorial Excellence Award. In 2009, the NSCA named its annual award the "Terry J. Housh Young Investigator Award."

    Dona J. Housh is a Professor in the Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA. She teaches Human Physiology to first year dental students as well as postdoctoral graduate students in various dental specialities. Dr Housh’s research interests include muscle function, neuromuscular fatigue, and hypertrophic responses to resistance training. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in prestigious scholarly journals and has presented research findings at annual meetings of the ACSM and NSCA.

    Glen O. Johnson (together with Dr Bill Thorland) began the Ph.D. program in Exercise Physiology at the University of Nebraska in the late 1970s. He taught Human Anatomy at UNL for 36 years. Today, Dr Johnson is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at UNL and continues to advise Exercise Physiology doctoral students. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Winona State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa under Dr Charles M. Tipton. He is a Distinguished Alumni of Winona State as well as a member of its Athletic Hall of Fame. He helped develop and served as Co-Director of the Center for Youth Fitness and Sports Research at UNL. He is a Fellow of ACSM and a Research Consortium Fellow of AAHPERD. He has co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles, been co-editor of two college textbooks, and given numerous presentations at national conferences of ACSM and AAHPERD.