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Sport and Exercise Science

Sport and Exercise Science

First Edition

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.

Understanding research
Planning research
Positivist research
Interpretative research
Motivation in sport and exercise
Stress, anxiety and emotions
Group dynamics
Exercise psychology
Skeletal muscle
Cardiovascular system
Describing motion and quantifying kinetics
Analysing motion and quantifying kinetics
A multidisciplinary approach to sport and exercise science

This is a very well presented book, that contains relevant information on the core units of sport and exercise science. The information is related to sport well.

Mr Alex Leach
Department of Sport & Exercise Science, Bridgwater College
June 29, 2015

A good introduction to the world of sports science. The chapter on team cohesion is good and allows for easy understanding. The in chapter learning tasks allow for good discussion opportunities.

Mr Nathan Price
Sport, Public Services and Travel, Birmingham Metro College
July 3, 2014

This is an excellent book for any level 3 BTEC student, the psychology is very easy to understand. Chapter 15 is a great way of introducing practical examples.

Mr Phil Waring
Department of Education, Huddersfield University
May 5, 2014

The books offers a good platform for learners to build their current knowledge levels and to refer to other texts with which they can enhance the quality of their understanding of the topic area.

Mr John Harrison
Care, Sport and Leisure, Tyne Metropolitan College
April 23, 2014

A useful addition to the Sports Science collection which can be used a quick guide. Information provides readers with a starting point from which they can adopt other texts to build on this foundation.

Miss Francesca Bousfield
Care, Sport & Leisure, Tyne Metropolitan College
August 14, 2013

A succint book which covers a range of subject matter within the Sport and Exercise Science field.

It will be a quick reference point for all students who are trying to further their knowledge in a particular area.

Great book!

Miss Jennifer Wilson
Dept of Applied Health Sciences, Farnborough College of Technology
April 23, 2013

It is a good book but ultimately doesn't have enough detail in any one area that we don't think would be better served by having a specific text.

Mr Adrian Schonfeld
Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Metropolitan University
March 25, 2013

An excellent supplemental resource for students to adopt.

Miss Zoe Taylor
Health , North Lindsey College
November 20, 2012

This book provides an introductory understanding to students of the key topics that are covered by the umbrella of sport science. The book provides a foundation knowledge that will be built upon during their studies.

Mr Mark Faghy
Faculty of Education, Health, Sciences, Derby University
September 19, 2012

Good overview of the area with some good view points to aid students in a range of applications

Mr Andrew Callaway
School of Tourism, Bournemouth University
September 6, 2012

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