Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Sciences
- David Kirk - Queen Margaret College, Scotland, Society for Peace, Security and Development Studies, Allahabad, India
- Carlton Cooke - Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
- Anne Flintoff - Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
- Jim McKenna - Leeds Beckett University, UK
SAGE Key Concepts series
Sociology of Sport | Sports Studies
This book provides students and scholars with a fail-safe guide to the key concepts in the field of Sport & Exercise Science. Intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a sound map of the multi-disciplinary demands of sport related courses including physical and biological sciences, social science and education. The entries use clear definitions, examples and suggestions for further reading to explore each discipline and are:
" Pertinent to study needs
" Practically relevant
David Kirk is Professor in Physical Education and Youth Sport
Carlton Cooke is Professor in Physical Education
Anne Flintoff is Reader in Physical Education
Jim McKenna is Professor in Physical Activity and Health
All at the Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education, Leeds Metropolitan University.
A fantastic resource but not appropriate for the level of study I required the resource for.
A great one stop shop for all the key terms and concepts our sport science students will encounter.
The book contains well explained and easy to follow terminology that has further reading links attached to all sections for the diligent student.
Can not think any tutor would need all the chapters... a very diverse book covering subjects i have never taught or been taught. That aside the information contained is a very good read, even if just for your own information to maybe use whilst teaching another subject.
An excellent book which will help support all learners on the course, especially those with aspirations of achieving high grades. This book acts as a whistle stop tour of the sports industry and also provides suitable links for further reading.
I believe this little text is better for revision or as supplemental reading than as a main course text. We will use it when preparing tutors for delivering coaching courses. The vignettes give enough information without being overly taxing. It is also a nice little book for any beginning coach who wants to broaden their horizon, and will be on the recommended reading list.
The book will support students through a range of modules offering an insight into a range of key concepts to include pedagogy, physiology, psychology, biomechanics and sociology. This is an easy book to read and understand.
A good reference of key terms. Easy to read and will be useful for 1st year HE students.
The book is a good reference for first year students, which allows them to read around different areas of sport and exercise science. I will be listing this as further reading for the students.
Great insight given, well received and utilised by students.
A useful book for undergraduate students who want to access various disciplines of sport and exercise science.