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
DEAN SEWELL is Senior Lecturer in Human Physiology and Metabolism at Heriot-Watt University.
PHILIP WATKINS is currently the Performance Director for Sports Performance Consultancy (SPC) Ltd in Derby, UK, having lectured and taught physical education, sports biomechanics and strength and conditioning across all levels of the UK education system for almost 20 years. In addition, Phil has worked extensively with elite athletes providing scientific support across a variety of sports. He is a BASES Accredited Interdisciplinary Sport and Exercise Scientist, a UKSCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach, and an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. As an athlete, Phil has over 14 years' international competitive experience, having represented both Wales and Great Britain in the sport of powerlifting. He has won British, European and World titles and, more recently, is the 2011 Commonwealth Deadlift champion and Powerlifting silver medallist.
MURRAY GRIFFIN is Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Essex.
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