Written for the introductory or foundation course, the Eighth Edition of Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society provides a modern, comprehensive, and balanced introduction to the fields of physical education, exercise science and sport science. The eighth edition details the latest data and technologies, and outlines the varied elements, origins, and developments of these related disciplines. It identifies the conflicts existing in the field, along with discussions related to what the degree should be called, as well as the names of the departments. The text also examines the history, the current state, as well as the expected future issues and trends in physical education.
The text is organized in an easy-to-follow format, first defining the profession of exercise sciences and sports, followed by an overview of the disciplines that study the cultural, social, and scientific foundations of this field. In later chapters, it builds upon that foundation and examines career development and job opportunities, looking at the traditional fields of teaching and coaching, the expanding career options of sport management, and the new world of the technological workplace.
Features & Benefits
- Chapter 1, What is our Field?, provides a modern look at the discipline of physical education
- Chapter 14, Current Issues in American Exercise Science and Sport, includes new sections on digital technologies, online education, and digital media which further explore the changes in physical education, exercise science, and sport science
- Provides the latest data and statistics on the major health crisis of childhood obesity
Part I Defining Our Field
Chapter 1 What is Our Field?
Chapter 2 The Academic Foundations of Exercise Science and Kinesiology
Part II Our Cultural Heritage in History
Chapter 3 Physical Education and Sport in the Ancient World
Chapter 4 Physical Education and Sport in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Chapter 5 The Development of American Physical Education to 1941
Chapter 6 The Rise of Modern Sport in the United States and England to 1941
Chapter 7 American Exercise Science and Sport from 1941 to Today
Part III Our Cultural Heritage in Philosophy
Chapter 8 Philosophy in Exercise Science and Sport
Chapter 9 Ethics and Problems in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Sport
Part IV Careers for the Future: Where Do You Go From Here?
Chapter 10 Preparing for a Career
Chapter 11 Traditional Careers in Physical Education and Sport
Chapter 12 Careers in Sport, Exercise Science, Kinesiology
Part V Today and Tomorrow: Where Is Our Field Going?
Chapter 13 International Exercise Science and Sport Today
Chapter 14 Current Issues in American Exercise Science and Sport
Chapter 15 Into the Future in 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.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781284033939