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1st Edition

The Applied Sport and Exercise Practitioner

  • Available for pre-order on June 8, 2023. Item will ship after June 29, 2023
ISBN 9781032268170
June 29, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
216 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Applied Sport and Exercise Practitioner is designed to help all developing sport and exercise practitioners navigate the world of applied work. The book explores conceptual issues surrounding applied practice such as the identity and role of the applied practitioner, professional ethics and how to be part of a multi-disciplinary team. Using a cross disciplinary approach, it brings together the challenges and experiences of sport and exercise practitioners. The book links theoretical ideas with actual practice and compares issues across disciplines and domains. Each chapter includes case studies of contemporary issues from practitioners working in different environments and with diverse populations. Important topics such as insurance, data protection, ethics, and soft skills are also discussed. The Applied Sport and Exercise Practitioner is key reading for graduate students and practitioners interested in improving their practice and careers.

Table of Contents


1. Professional Practice in Sport and Exercise

Paula Watson, Andy Borrie, Charlotte Chandler, Andy Hooton, and Andy Miles

Part 1: Context and Environment

2. The Development and Purpose of Standards in Sport and Exercise

Nathan Reeves and Andy Miles

3. Working Contexts; The Reality of Being in the Field

Laura Carey

4. Professional Ethics; Navigating the Challenging Moments

Emily Ryall, Andy Borrie and Paula Watson

Part 2: Being a Professional Practitioner

5. Getting to Know You; Understanding Identity and Role

Charlotte Chandler, Andy Hooton and Martin Turner

6. Getting to Know Your Team; Interdisciplinary Working with Others

Emma Cowley, Jennifer James and Jonty Norris

7. Getting to Know Your Client; The Importance of "Really Listening"

Paula Watson, Rebecca Levett and Chris Marshall

8. Organisational Culture in Sports; Perspectives, Traps and Entry Points for Cultural Practitioners

Niels Feddersen, Michael McDougall and John Downey

9. Reflective Practice; The Core of Professional and Personal Learning

Emma Huntley, Laura Johnson and Sam Napier

Part 3: Tales from the Field

10. ‘Relentless, Emotional and Amazing’; Working in High Performance Sport

Andy Borrie and Laura Borrie

11. 'A Challenging but Rewarding Path'; Working with Disability Populations

Louise Ferrandino, Simon Briley and Tom O’Brien

12. ‘We’re All Scousers Now’; Integrating Ethnically Diverse Communities through Physical Activity (The Toxteth Firefit Hub)

Martin Cooper, Sharif Yusef, Anthony Williams and Dave Scott

13. ‘Balancing the Psychosocial and the Physiological’; The Day-to-Day Realities of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Anthony Crozier and John Buckley

14. ‘It Isn’t All Child’s Play’; Working with Children and Young People

Zoe Knowles, Hannah Goss, Cara Shearer, and Freddie Turner

Part 4: Reflections

15. Effectiveness in Practice; Principles of Evaluation

Charlotte Chandler and Tim Donovan

16. Looking Across the Lines; Common Views and Shared Challenges

Andy Hooton, Paula Watson, Andy Miles, Charlotte Chandler, and Andy Borrie

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Andy Borrie is currently Senior Lecturer in Coaching and Professional Practice at the University of Derby, UK and has over 30 years experience in high performance sport and applied sport science.

Charlotte Chandler is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Derby, UK and acts as Postgraduate Coordinator for sport and exercise programmes.

Andy Hooton is Head of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Derby, UK and a HCPC-Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.

Andy Miles is a Principal Lecturer at Cardiff Met, UK and was the School of Sport's Director of Enterprise for 10 years.

Paula Watson is a HCPC-Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist in independent practice (Made Up To Move Ltd). She has extensive experience in the field of health behaviour change, both within and outside higher education.