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The eighteenth edition of Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport emphasizes the role of culturally competent professionals in meeting the needs of our increasingly diverse population and in promoting lifespan participation in physical activity for all people. Up-to-date statistics and information are provided on health and physical activity levels, career preparation and professional paths within physical education, exercise science, and sport. This edition retains its strong coverage of the foundations of motor behavior, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, the sociology of sport, and physical education pedagogy. The text also emphasizes preparation for a diversity of careers in a variety of settings, addressing areas that include teaching, coaching, exercise leadership, athletic and personal training, sport management, and sport media.

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Part I: Nature and Scope of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport

Chapter 1: Meaning and Scope

Chapter 2: Philosophy Goals, and Objectives

Chapter 3: Health and Physical Activity in Our Society

Part II: Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport

Chapter 4: Historical Foundations

Chapter 5: Motor Behavior

Chapter 6: Biomechanical Foundations

Chapter 7: Exercise Physiology and Fitness

Chapter 8: Sociological Foundations

Chapter 9: Sport and Exercise Psychology

Chapter 10: Physical Education Pedagogy

Part III: Careers and Professional Considerations

Chapter 11: Career and Professional Development

Chapter 12: Teaching and Coaching Careers

Chapter 13: Fitness- and Health-Related Careers

Chapter 14: Sport Careers

Part IV: Issues, Challenges, and the Future

Chapter 15: Issues, Challenges, and Future Trends