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Sport and Exercise Science

An Introduction, 2nd Edition

By Dean A. Sewell, Philip Watkins, Murray Griffin

© 2012 – Routledge

376 pages

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Paperback: 9781444144178
pub: 2012-07-27
Hardback: 9781138128989
pub: 2015-08-28

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About the Book

Sport and Exercise Science: An Introduction provides a broad-based foundation in the major areas that underpin the scientific study of sport and exercise science, thus helping undergraduate students to develop a sound understanding of human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, metabolism, biomechanics and psychology related to sport, exercise and health. It includes a range of useful features in every chapter, including clear explanations of key concepts, colour diagrams and photographs, activities and summaries to reinforce understanding, and on-line support materials for lecturers such as question and image banks. This is the essential companion text for any student studying sport and exercise science at degree level.

Table of Contents

Introduction Section 1: Anatomy and Physiology 1. Sport and Exercise in the Life Sciences 2. Human Anatomy and Physiology 3. Human Physiological Systems 4. Skeletal Muscle Physiology and Metabolism 5. Energy Balance and Body Composition 6. Lifestyle Factors Affecting Health Section 2: Biomechanics 7. Introduction to Sports Biomechanics 8. Human and Linear Kinematic Concepts 9. Linear Kinetics: The Study of Force and Movement 10. Angular Kinematics 11. Angular 12. Fluid Biomechanics 13. Analysis Methods Section 3: Psychology 14. Psychology of Sport 15. Exercise and Psychological Health 16. The Psychology of Motor Learning and Performance

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