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Introduction to Exercise Science

Duane V. Knudson

ISBN: 9781718209954


Page Count: 320

Introduction to Exercise Science With HKPropel Access offers students a comprehensive overview of the field of exercise science and explores the research and evidence-based practice within the subdisciplines that are part of this dynamic and expanding discipline. Taking inspiration from Introduction to Kinesiology, this text focuses on the major subdisciplines within the field of exercise prescription.

Introduction to Exercise Science features a full-color layout and a three-section structure to introduce students to the current issues that exercise science professionals seek to understand to promote better health and performance. Part I examines the scope of the field and summarizes the foundational knowledge needed, like basic musculoskeletal anatomy, measurement, and statistics. Part II delves into five major subdisciplines of exercise science: biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor behavior, sport and exercise psychology, and physical activity epidemiology. Part III elaborates on research methods, evidence-based practice, and professional application in various allied-health-related careers such as athletic training, physical therapy, and occupational therapy as well as sport performance careers such as strength and conditioning, nutrition, and sport analytics.

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