Loading...

Foundations of Kinesiology: A Modern Integrated Approach,
1st Edition

Tinker D. Murray, Ph.D., FACSM, James A. Eldridge, Ed.D., Harold W. Kohl III, Ph.D., FACSM, FNAK

ISBN-13: 9781337392709 | ISBN-10: 1337392707

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 512 pages

List Price USD $129.95

Overview

Explore your career options and sharpen your professional skills with Murray/Eldridge/Kohl's FOUNDATIONS OF KINESIOLOGY: A MODERN INTEGRATED APPROACH. Combining digital and traditional delivery methods so you can learn the way that works best for you, the text focuses on physical activity as the center of the Kinesiology universe. It emphasizes the evolving and ever-changing career opportunities available working with individuals and populations across the lifespan--children, adolescents, adults and older adults--and in a variety of settings, including work, leisure, transportation, home, schools, sport, fitness facilities and rehabilitation centers. It equips you with a solid foundation in basic Kinesiology and helps you develop the skills you need for a career in personal training, occupational and physical therapy, athletic training, sports psychology or sports management.

Read More

Meet the Authors

Show More Show Less

Dr. Tinker Murray is a former professor (1984-2018) in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University. He served as Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Brooke Army Medical Center where he was twice recognized for his exceptional performance. At Southwest Texas and Texas State University, he served as Director of Employee Wellness from 1984 to 1988 and Director of the Exercise Performance Laboratory from 1984 to 2000. From 1985 to 1988, Dr. Murray was a subcommittee member for the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness that developed the Fit Youth Today program. He was a lecturer and examiner for the USA Track and Field Level II Coaching Certification program for 20 years and served as Vice Chair of Gov. Ann Richards' Commission for Physical Fitness in Texas from 1993 to 1994. He served as a voluntary assistant cross country and track coach that helped win four conference titles from 1985 – 1987. A fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified ACSM Program Director, Dr. Murray was a former two-time president of the Texas regional chapter of ACSM, as well as a former member on the national ACSM Board of Trustees. He also served on a five-year study intervention (2005-2010) funded by the National Institutes of Health to prevent Type-2 diabetes in middle school minority students. Dr. Murray worked with the Professional Development Cooperative in coordination with the Texas High School Coaches Association for 10 years to promote continuing education experiences for coaches. Since 2007, Dr. Murray has educated and encouraged thousands of Kinesiology professionals to promote physical activity and public health. He has authored or coauthored several books, refereed journal articles, edited articles and published abstracts.

Dr. James A. Eldridge is the chair and a professor of Kinesiology at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) in Odessa, Texas. He earned bachelor’s of arts degrees in both physical education and biology from Texas Lutheran University in 1986. He earned his master of arts degree in physical education from Southwest Texas State University in 1989, and completed his Ed.D. in physical education and human performance from the University of Houston in 1996. Dr. Eldridge served as a Biostatistician and Assistant Epidemiologist at M.D. Anderson cancer center from 1990 to 1995, where he worked on the largest funded NCI grant studying worksite behaviors and cancer risks. He then spent two years employed with Southwest Texas State University as the research associate for the Vice President of Student Affairs. He has worked at UTPB since 1997 and served as the Director of Exercise Physiology Labs from 1997 to 2010 and chairperson of the Kinesiology Department 2010 to present. Dr. Eldridge is a member of the Texas chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) and served on the board of directors for the organization from 2005 to 2008. He also served as president of the organization in 2007. Dr. Eldridge research interests include worksite injury reduction, rodeo injury occurrence, and school-based and clinical-based youth physical activity interventions for the prevention of obesity and diabetes and personal fitness. He has worked since 1989 with his colleagues to conduct and publish research and textbooks related to in- jury prevention and diagnosis, physical activity measurement, and health-related issues in medicine and nursing.

Dr. Harold W. "Bill" Kohl, III, is Professor of Epidemiology and Kinesiology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health and at The University of Texas at Austin. At UTHealth School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus, Dr. Kohl also serves as Associate Regional Dean for Academic Affairs and International Health Affairs. He previously served as Lead Epidemiologist and Team Leader in the Physical Activity and Health Branch of the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Dr. Kohl has worked since 1984 in physical activity and health--conducting research, developing and evaluating intervention programs for adults and children and developing and advising on policy issues. His other areas of specialization are Biostatistics and Health Promotion. His research interests include current focuses on physical activity, exercise, fitness and health and sports medicine surveillance systems for musculoskeletal injuries. He initiated Active Texas 2020, a state physical activity plan. A fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Academy of Kinesiology, Dr. Kohl is the founder and a past president of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health. He has served in an editorial capacity for several scientific journals and is currently Editor Emeritus of the JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH. He has published more than 200 papers, chapters and monographs and is a past chair of the Science Board of the President's Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. He earned his doctorate in Epidemiology and Community Health Studies from UTHealth School of Public Health and a master's in Public Health from the University of South Carolina.

  • CASE STUDY. A running case in each chapter focuses on the Caseys--a busy but physically inactive family you might find anywhere in the U.S. today. Students are challenged to create solutions that promote physically active lifestyles for the family, despite changing behavioral and environmental circumstances. In most chapters the case study is in two parts: Part one in Lesson 1 describes a Kinesiology-related problem that requires the integration of the Kinesiology subdisciplines to provide possible solutions. Part two in Lesson 2 provides possible solutions based on the chapter material.
  • MINDTAP HEALTH. This personalized digital learning solution propels students from memorization to mastery--and enables you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. Engaging activities integrate the science and practice of physical activity with subdisciplines of the field and help students develop the skills they will need as professionals. Each chapter includes a Career Insights video featuring professionals and students discussing career-related topics. Career-oriented projects and targeted learning activities help students further develop the knowledge and skills presented in the text.
  • KINESIOLOGY CAREERS. Each chapter has material related to various career opportunities available to Kinesiology majors.
  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CONTINUUM AS A GUIDING PRINCIPLE. Because physical activity and exercise encompass varying types of outcomes--health, physical fitness and peak performance across the lifespan--and are based on functional abilities (mental/physical health), it is important for students to understand that physical activity is not just a binary outcome but is a continuum. The Physical Activity Continuum is introduced in Chapter 4 and highlighted regularly in Chapters 5-16 as a reminder of how to integrate physical activity and exercise promotion into a variety of settings.
  • REMEMBER THIS. "Remember This" features provide definitions for all terms explained throughout each chapter, ensuring students have a thorough understanding of chapter concepts and maximizing their study time.
  • STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES. Helping learners focus on key topics, Student Learning Objectives listed at the beginning of each chapter identify what competencies students should achieve at the completion of each chapter.
  • EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE STRATEGIES. Providing a wealth of career applications, FOUNDATIONS OF KINESIOLOGY and its digital learning solutions emphasize evidence-based practice strategies for specific Kinesiology professional careers in such areas as personal training, promoting physical activity and public health, occupational and physical therapy, athletic training, sports psychology and sports management.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION. This key feature provides learners with numerous web links that help them easily and quickly search for more information in each chapter.
  • TABLES, FIGURES, PHOTOGRAPHS. The text is packed with practical examples and vibrant illustrations and photos that bring chapter concepts to life. Special icons identify Kinesiology subdisciplines, including Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Public Health, Motor Learning and Development and Sport/Exercise Psychology. Additionally, a Practice of Kinesiology icon includes history, philosophy and sociology topics.
  • CALL OUT BOXES. Boxes throughout every chapter offer additional information for students and instructors on timely, relevant topics.
  • CAREER-FOCUSED MODULES. Promoting career skills for future professionals, the text is organized into modules that integrate the science and practice of physical activity with the numerous subdisciplines. Module 1 introduces the various subdisciplines of Kinesiology and the use of evidence-based practice. Module 2 illustrates how subdisciplines are integrated and the importance of being able to work with diverse populations. Module 3 explores current professional and occupational settings. Module 4 emphasizes professional standards regarding ethics, leadership and continuing education.
  • PEOPLE MATTER. Included in each chapter, "People Matter" highlights a Kinesiology professional and how they practices Kinesiology in their career. The feature provides students with real-life examples of how they can prepare for a variety of Kinesiology careers.
  • CHAPTER SUMMARIES. Each chapter has a brief but concise overview of topics and key points covered, giving students an excellent tool for review.
  • CHAPTER-LEVEL ORGANIZATION. Presenting foundational content and practical applications, the text contains 16 chapters contained in four modules. Each chapter includes two lessons: Lesson 1 provides core background information for the topics covered, while Lesson 2 challenges students and instructors to integrate the Kinesiology subdisciplines into real-life practice based on chapter concepts specifically related to exercise, physiology, biomechanics, exercise and sport psychology, public health and the practice of Kinesiology.

Table of Contents

Show More Show Less
Module 1: INTRODUCTION, DEFINITIONS, CAREERS AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES.
1. Physical Activity and Society -- Why Do You Need This Course? Lesson 1. Physical Activity and Society. Lesson 2. What is Kinesiology?
2. Current Trends and Kinesiology Careers. Lesson 1. Integration of Professional Skills for Various Kinesiology Careers. Lesson 2. Career Planning for Kinesiology.
3. Evidenced-Based Practice in Kinesiology. Lesson 1. Definitions, Evidence-Based Practice and the Scientific Method, and the Mechanics of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). Lesson 2. Examples of Evidence-Based Practices in Kinesiology.
Module 2: COMMON DELIVERABLES FOR KINESIOLOGY MAJORS.
4. The Physical Activity Continuum: Applications to Kinesiology. Lesson 1. Physical Activity and Exercise Over the Lifespan. Lesson 2. Examples of Applying Training Fundamentals in Kinesiology Sub-disciplines.
5. The Physical Activity Continuum: Integration of Aerobic Training Principles. Lesson 1. Integration of Aerobic Principles into Kinesiology. Lesson 2. Examples of Applying Aerobic Principles in Kinesiology Sub-disciplines.
6. The Physical Activity Continuum: Integration of Strength and Conditioning Principles for the Musculoskeletal System. Lesson 1. Integration of Strength and Conditioning Principles into Kinesiology. Lesson 2. Examples of Applying Strength and Conditioning Principles in Kinesiology Sub-disciplines.
7. The Physical Activity Continuum: Integration of Energy Balance and Body Composition Principles. Lesson 1. Integration of Energy Balance and Body Composition Basics into Kinesiology. Lesson 2. Examples of Applying Energy Balance and Body Composition Basics in Kinesiology Sub-disciplines.
8. Integration of Mental Health, Psychology and the Physical Activity Continuum. Lesson 1. Integration of Mental Health and the Physical Activity Continuum. Lesson 2. Examples of Applying Mental Health and Physical Activity Basics in Relationship to the Kinesiology Sub-disciplines.
Module 3: COMMON PROFESSIONAL SETTINGS AND OCCUPATIONAL CHALLENGES.
9. Integration of Kinesiology and Physical Activity into the Workplace. Lesson 1. Integration of Business and Industry with the Principles of Physical Activity and Kinesiology. Lesson 2. Examples of Applying Business and Industry Principles of Physical Activity in Relationship to the Kinesiology Sub-disciplines.
10. Integration of Kinesiology with Leisure Time, Recreation and Personal Training. Lesson 1. Integration of Leisure Time, Recreation and Personal Training with the Principles of Physical Activity and Kinesiology. Lesson 2. Examples of Applying Leisure Time, Recreation and Personal Training Principles of Physical Activity Basics in Relationship to the Kinesiology Sub-disciplines.
11. Integration of Kinesiology and Physical Activity in Schools. Lesson 1. Physical Activity in Schools. Lesson 2. Examples of Applying Kinesiology Sub-disciplines in School Settings.
12. Sport. Lesson 1. Integration of Sports with the Principles of Physical Activity and Kinesiology. Lesson 2. Examples of Applying Sport Principles of Physical Activity Basics in Relationship to Kinesiology Sub-disciplines.
13. Integration of Kinesiology in Transportation and Home Environments. Lesson 1. Integration of Transportation and Home Environment with the Principles of Physical Activity and Kinesiology. Lesson 2. Examples of Applying Transportation and Home Environment Principles of Physical Activity Basics in Relationship to the Kinesiology Sub-disciplines.
Module 4: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS, LEADERSHIP AND CONTINUING EDUCATION.
14. Ethics and Evidence-Based Decisions: Using Best Practices to Lead the Profession into the Future. Lesson 1. The Kinesiology Profession. Lesson 2. Evidence-Based Practices and Challenges for Kinesiology Professionals.
15. Best Practices for Leadership in the Kinesiology Profession. Lesson 1. Leadership in Kinesiology. Lesson 2. Applying Leadership Skills to the Kinesiology Sub-disciplines.
16. Summary of Key Concepts and Your Future in the Kinesiology Profession. Lesson 1. Unifying Themes in Kinesiology. Lesson 2. Final Thoughts.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® for Murray's Introduction to Kinesiology

ISBN13:9781337556552
ISBN10:1337556556
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero®

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® for Murray's Introduction to Kinesiology, Instant Access

ISBN13:9781337556569
ISBN10:1337556564
Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want.

Instructor's Website for Murray's Introduction to Kinesiology

ISBN13:9781337556576
ISBN10:1337556572
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at www.cengage.com/login. You'll be able to access and download materials such as PowerPoint® presentations, images, instructor's manual, videos and more.

PowerPoint® for Murray's Introduction to Kinesiology

ISBN13:9781337556651
ISBN10:1337556653
Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides let you incorporate images from the book right into your lectures.

Instructor's Manual for Murray/Eldridge/Kohl's Introduction to Kinesiology

ISBN13:9781337556750
ISBN10:1337556750
The Instructor's Manual includes learning objectives, key terms, a detailed chapter outline, a chapter summary, lesson plans, discussion topics, student activities and media tools. The manual is available for download on the password-protected website and can also be obtained by emailing your Cengage representative.

Compare Buying Options

Show More Show Less

Pricing Options

Foundations of Kinesiology

  • ISBN-10: 1337392707
  • ISBN-13: 9781337392709

Price USD$ 129.95

Buy

*Purchase not available for this country