eBook Kinesiology For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118549252
  • ISBN-13: 9781118549254
  • DDC: 612.76
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 505 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Kinesiology is the study of movement in the human body. Students tackle topics such as how physical activity can be used to manage chronic illnesses and disabilities, and what factors contribute to musculoskeletal injury and how can they be reversed. Kinesiology is a required course for kinesiology majors, and also a core area of study for students taking occupational therapy, physical therapy, exercise science, nursing, massage therapy, biomechanics, respiration therapy, sports therapy, physical education and many other related degree programs.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Getting Started with Kinesiology.
2: Introducing Kinesiology: The Science of Movement.
3: The History and Philosophy of Sport and Exercise.
4: Exercise Physiology.
5: The Brains Behind the Brawn: Motor Control.
6: Keeping the Big Wheel Turning: Exercise Metabolism.
7: The Body's Engine: The Cardiovascular System.
8: Earthlings and the Earth: Adapting to Your Environment.
9: Basic Biomechanics: Why You Move the Way You Do.
10: The Nuts and Bolts of Movement.
11: Bone Composition and Function.
12: These Joints Are A-Jumping!.
13: Let's Move, Baby! The Muscles.
14: Motion Analysis: Seeing How You Move.
15: Mind-Body Connections.
16: Staying Connected: The Bio-Psycho-Social Model.
17: Sticking with It: Motivation and Adherence.
18: Looking Good, Feeling Good: Exercise, Mood, and Mind.
19: Too Much of a Good Thing.
20: The Part of Tens.
21: Ten Foundations of Fitness.
22: Ten Facts about Obesity and Physical Inactivity.
23: Ten Careers for Kinesiologists.
About the Authors.
Authors’ Acknowledgments.
Other Frontmatter.