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Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society, Seventh Edition

Author(s): William H. Freeman, PhD, Professor of Exercise Science, retired, Campbell University
  • ISBN-13: 9780763781576
  • ISBN-10:0763781576
  • Hardcover    384 pages      © 2012
Price: International Sales $122.95 US List
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Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society, Seventh Edition provides a current, complete, and balanced introduction to the fields of physical education, sport, and exercise science. It gives a thorough overview of the varied elements within the disciplines, how they came to be, and how they are developing, including the conflicts over field, major, and departmental names. It also examines the developing sub-disciplines within physical education, sport, exercise science, and kinesiology.

The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to represent the state and potential of the field of physical education today. It surveys both teaching and non-teaching careers and addresses technology, current issues, and future trends.

Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Presentations, Instructor’s Manual, TestBank

Features & Benefits

  • Includes suggested readings and discussion questions in each chapter
  • Provides a solid background of the profession in order to help students prepare for the Praxis exams
  • Discusses the turn from science to an education focus in the field in the late 1800s, along with the perverse influence of eugenics (with strong ties to race-based values) from the 1800s through World War II
  • Includes a chapter on ethics, which is unique among intro textbooks
  • Covers new topics such as: 
    • The growth of professionalism in lower school sports
    • The change of emphasis in sport to a focus on money
    • The growing focus on unnatural bodies, the influence & impact of drugs

Part 01               Defining the Field

Chapter 01         What Is Our Field?

Chapter 02         The Academic Foundations of Exercise Science and Kinesiology

Part 02               Our Cultural Heritage in History

Chapter 03         Physical Education and Sport in the Ancient World

Chapter 04         Physical Education and Sport in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Chapter 05       The Development of American Physical Education to 1941

Chapter 06       The Rise of Modern Sport in the United States and England (to 1941)

Chapter 07       American Physical Education and Sport from 1936 to Today

Part 03             Our Cultural Heritage in Philosophy

Chapter 08       Philosophy in Exercise Science and Sport

Chapter 09       Ethics and Problems in Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Sport

Part 04             Careers for the Future: Where Do You Go from Here?

Chapter 10       Preparing for a Twenty First Century Career

Chapter 11       Traditional Careers in Physical Education and Sport

Chapter 12       Careers in Sports, Exercise Science, and Kinesiology

Part 05             Today and Tomorrow: Where Are Exercise Science and Sport Going?

Chapter 13       International Exercise Science and Sport Today

Chapter 14       Current Issues in Exercise Science and Sport

Chapter 15       Into the Future of Exercise Science and Sport


William H. Freeman, PhD-Professor of Exercise Science, retired, Campbell University

William H. Freeman received his PhD and MS from the University of Oregon, his MAT from Duke University, and his BS from Wake Forest University. He retired after 20 years as a tenured Professor and Chairman of Exercise Science at Campbell University.

Dr. Freeman spent 28 years teaching at public & private colleges. He coached track and field athletes from middle school through international levels, including two dozen qualifiers to US Olympic Trials. Planned and directed combined event (decathlon/heptathlon) competition at 3 US Olympic Trials (1972-1976-1980) and 6 NCAA Div I & Div III National Championships. Dr. Freeman has jointly authored track textbooks with Bill Bowerman and Bill Dellinger, plus solo textbook used in coach education curriculum of USA Track & Field. He has given presentations at conferences from the local through the international levels, including conferences in Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Spain and Australia.

  •  "This is a very thorough book. It is well-written and well documented."

    -David Claxton, EdD, Western Carolina University

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9780763781576

Instructor Manual
Test Bank