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Sport and Exercise Science

April 2009 | 240 pages | Learning Matters
This text introduces students to the essentials of the major contributing disciplines – biomechanics, physiology and psychology. It provides detailed knowledge and understanding of each subject area combined with explicit advice on how to study effectively, research further and think critically. Case studies clearly relate theory to practice and learning exercises support readers throughout the text.
 
Introduction
 
Understanding research
 
Planning research
 
Positivist research
 
Interpretative research
 
Motivation in sport and exercise
 
Stress, anxiety and emotions
 
Group dynamics
 
Exercise psychology
 
Nutrition
 
Skeletal muscle
 
Cardiovascular system
 
Describing motion and quantifying kinetics
 
Analysing motion and quantifying kinetics
 
A multidisciplinary approach to sport and exercise science

A useful addition to our reading lists for some new modules that we have developed in this area.

Ms Aoife Lane
Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Studies, Waterford Institute of Technology
March 12, 2012

A solid introduction to the field, covering the basics of physiology, psychology and biomechanics.

Mr Jamie Sims
Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Chichester University
January 17, 2012
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