Introduction to Kinesiology : Studying Physical Activity


Introduction to Kinesiology : Studying Physical Activity



Edited by: Shirl J. Hoffman.

Includes a chapter co-authored by former College at Brockport faculty member R. Scott Kretchmar and current College at Brockport faculty member César R. Torres: Philosophy of physical activity.

Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fourth Edition With Web Resource, is the most cohesive introduction to the field of kinesiology available, demonstrating how its many disciplines integrate into a unified body of knowledge. This all-inclusive approach gives students a solid background in the field and prepares them for further study and course work. This engaging and jargon-free text also introduces students to job prospects and areas of study and professional practice in kinesiology.

Introduction to Kinesiology, Fourth Edition, orients and prepares students for in-depth studies in their areas of interest. Its broad scope acknowledges students’ diverse interests and aspirations in professional and scholarly career tracks as well as teaching and coaching. Top kinesiologists expand discussion of physical activity beyond exercise, sport, or health-related activity in an effort to broaden conceptions of physical activity and the potential contributions of kinesiology.



Publication Date


Publication Information

4th edition.

Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2013.

xvi, 536 p. : illustrations (mostly color) ; 29 cm.


Sports Sciences


Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education


Located in Drake Library at: QP303 .I53 2013

CONTENTS: The spheres of physical activity experience / Shirl J. Hoffman -- The importance of physical activity experiences / Shirl J. Hoffman -- The importance of subjective experiences in physical activity / Shirl J. Hoffman -- Philosophy of physical activity / Scott Kretchmar and César R. Torres -- History of physical activity / Richard A. Swanson -- Sociology of physical activity / Katherine M. Jamieson and Margaret Carlisle Duncan -- Motor behavior / Katherine T. Thomas and Jerry R. Thomas -- Sport and exercise psychology / Robin S. Vealey -- Biomechanics of physical activity / Kathy Simpson -- Physiology of physical activity / Jennifer L. Caputo -- Becoming a physical activity professional / Shirl J. Hoffman -- Careers in health and fitness / Sandra Minor Bulmer and Jeremy Howell -- Careers in therapeutic exercise / Chad Starkey -- Careers in teaching physical education / Kim C. Graber and Thomas J. Templin -- Careers in coaching and sport instruction / Joseph A. Luxbacher and Shirl J. Hoffman -- Careers in sport management / G. Clayton Stoldt and Mark C. Vermillion.

Introduction to Kinesiology : Studying Physical Activity