This volume introduces students and researchers to the science of human performance and health. It focuses on how a healthy human body works during exercise and how sports and physical activity promote health and performance, ranging from the cellular level to whole body perspectives. Coverage also includes exercise physiology, sports psychology, human anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, biokinetics, diet, the nature and pathology of sport injuries, and injury rehabilitation.
The entries in this edition are arranged alphabetically for ease in finding desired topics. Entries include: Fields of Study; Abstract for a brief, concrete summary; Key Concepts; Essay for detailed explanation, background, and significance of the topic; Further Reading for current references on the topic.Entries in Principles of Sports Medicine &Kinesiology range from one to five pages in length. Specific topics include:
The volume also includes:
- Glossary that defines key specialized terms used throughout the book and among sports medicine professionals
- Comprehensive Bibliography/Further Study lists
- Subject Index that offers multiple points of entry for readers
With approximately 125 individual essays, this new volume will give readers a solid overview of sports medicine and kinesiology and is an invaluable resource for students at the high school and undergraduate levels, especially those considering careers in this popular field.