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Introduction to Exercise Physiology

Author(s): Tommy Boone, Professor, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota
  • ISBN-13: 9781449698188
  • Product With Access Code    532 pages      © 2014
Price: $178.95 US List
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Introduction to Exercise Physiology, identifies the key scientific content that is critically important to the successful practice of exercise physiology. This text focuses on theprofession of exercise physiology by introducing students to the scientific basis for the practice of exercise physiology to prevent or control mind-body diseases, promote health and well-being, and enhance athlete performance.  The goal of this text is to embrace a new paradigm of exercise physiology as a comprehensive healthcare profession and not as a one-course experience.  

Introduction to Exercise Physiology is endorsed by The American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP) a national non-profit professional organization committed to the advancement of exercise physiologists. The text emphasizes sound scientific content that will help exercise physiologists design appropriate exercise prescription that focuses on the public health challenges of a sedentary lifestyle. Students will learn the necessary physiologic, electrocardiographic, biomechanic, and anatomic concepts pertinent to prepare for and pass the ASEP Board Certification exam.  In addition, the text enables students to understand the ethics of sports nutrition and athletic performance, by examining exercise metabolism, fuel utilization, and cardiovascular functions and adaptations from a non-performance enhancing supplement perspective. Specific physiologic calculations are presented to teach students how to monitor exercise intensity, as well as to improve the safety and credibility of client-specific test protocols, health and fitness training programs, and athletic competitions.     

To support the “exercise as medicine” approach of the text it is organized into seven major areas:
Part I     Scientific Aspects of Exercise Physiology
Part II    Training the Cardiorespiratory and Muscular Systems
Part III   Training and Performance
Part IV  Exercise Is Medicine
Part V    Exercise Biomechanics
Part VI  Anatomy of Sports and Exercise
Part VII The Profession of Exercise Physiology


  • Discussion of the importance of professionalization  in Exercise Physiology
  • Comprehensive overview  pertaining to the legal aspect of Exercise Physiology
  • Coverage of the challenges that lie ahead for exercise physiologists including the basics of the change process
  • Comprehensive and thorough exam prep for the ASEP Board Certification Exam

Features & Benefits

  • Chapter Objectives found at the beginning of each chapter encourage students to answer questions as they read
  • Close Up Boxes contain unique information that highlights and reinforces core concepts
  • Key Point Boxes are designed to bring attention to current issues and trends
  • In Summary is found at the end of each chapter and helps students remember important content
  • Review Questions encourage students to think critically about chapter content
  • Metabolic Computations found in the measurement-driven chapters demonstrate the student’s understanding of core physiology concepts

Applicable Courses

The book is intended for undergraduate exercise physiology courses in exercise science, kinesiology, human performance, sports sciences, health and human performance;can also be used at the graduate level too.

Part  1  Scientific Aspects of Exercise Physiology
  Chapter  1  Regulation of Ventilation
  Chapter  2  Pulmonary Ventilation
  Chapter  3  Cardiovascular System
  Chapter  4  Maximal Oxygen Uptake
  Chapter  5  Biochemistry of Exercise
  Chapter  6  Neuromuscular System
Part  2  Training the Cardiorespiratory and Muscular Systems
  Chapter  7  Training the Aerobic and Anaerobic Energy
  Chapter  8  Training the Muscular System
Part  3  Training and Performance
  Chapter  9  Ethical Thinking and Sports Nutrition
  Chapter  10  Agents to Enhance Physiologic Responses to Exercise
Part  4  Exercise Is Medicine
  Chapter  11  Electrocardiography
  Chapter  12  Cardiovascular Assessment and Health Profile
  Chapter  13  Exercise and Health Benefits
Part  5  Exercise Biomechanics
  Chapter  14  Basic Concepts in Exercise Biomechanics
  Chapter  15  The Science of Levers
  Chapter  16  Exercise Biomechanical Calculations
Part  6  Anatomy of Sports and Exercise
  Chapter  17  Muscles of the Upper Extremity
  Chapter  18  Muscles of the Lower Extremity
  Chapter  19  Applied Anatomy and Human Movement
Part  7  The Profession of Exercise Physiology
  Chapter  20  Introduction to Exercise Physiology
  Chapter  21  Professionalization of Exercise Physiology
  Chapter  22  Legal Aspects of Exercise Physiology
  Chapter  23  Exercise Physiology Research

Tommy Boone-Professor, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota

Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH, MAM, MBA Professor, Department of Exercise Physiology The College of St. Scholastica
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ISBN-13: 9781449698188

Instructor Manual
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