Prepared by the American College of Sports Medicine, this undergraduate, freshman-level textbook introduces students to the field of exercise science. The book provides a brief history of exercise science, and then covers introductory material in such areas as biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports psychology, motor control/learning, and sports injury. Also included is basic information on career paths that students can take with their exercise science degree. The clearly written text is enhanced by outstanding artwork and pedagogy.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Exercise Science Chapter 2: Exercise Science: A Systems Approach Chapter 3: Exercise Physiology Chapter 4: Clinical Exercise Physiology Chapter 5: Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Chapter 6: Exercise and Sport Nutrition Chapter 7: Exercise and Sport Psychology Chapter 8: Motor Behavior Chapter 9: Clinical and Sport Biomechanics Chapter 10: Equipment and Assessment in Exercise Science Chapter 11: Careers and Professional Issues in Exercise Science Chapter 12: Exercise Science in the 21st Century