France's INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MEDICINE AND ATHLETIC TRAINING, 3rd Edition, equips you with a solid understanding of the functional concepts of the human body and then teaches you how to apply that knowledge to real-life practice. It combines comprehensive coverage of Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Kinesiology and therapeutic modalities with the latest research, concussion protocols and guidelines for First Aid, CPR and AED. An all-new section is devoted to athletes with disabilities and their right to participate, and an entire chapter is dedicated to special challenges that athletes face. Vivid illustrations, photos, artwork and diagrams bring chapter concepts to life. In addition, insight into a wide range of careers in the Sports Medicine field helps you plan for the future. It's the ideal text for anyone interested in athletics and the medical needs of athletes.