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Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport
Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport

Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport, 21st Edition

ISBN10: 1264461658 | ISBN13: 9781264461653
By Deborah Wuest and Jennifer Walton-Fisette
© 2024

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Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport provides readers with the most up-to-date information about physical activity, physical education, and sport, while recognizing that this dynamic field and its disciplines are ever changing in our fast-paced, technology-driven society. It challenges students to commit to ongoing development and growth as professionals from the very beginning of their careers, and encourages them to advocate for physical activity and quality physical education, to value diversity and appreciate its many forms, and to work toward making opportunities to participate in physical activity available to all people throughout their lifespan. Walton-Fisette and Wuest inspire readers to work collaboratively with other dedicated professionals to address the issues facing the field, the challenges ahead, and the realization of physical education, exercise science, and sports potential to positively contribute to the lives of all people.

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 Future Professionals as Leaders and Advocates

CHAPTER 15: Future Professionals as Leaders and Advocates
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Deborah Wuest

Deborah A. Wuest is a professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education at Ithaca College, New York. She received her B.S. in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland, her M.S. in Physical Education from Indiana University, and her Ed.D. in Human Movement from Boston University. Deborah has over 40 years of teaching experience, and has twice received Ithaca College's Charles C. Dana Award for Teaching Excellence. Deborah teaches courses in the Foundations of Physical Education, Foundations of Health Sciences, Stress Management, Coaching, and Computer Applications in Health and Physical Education. She has co-authored textbooks on foundations of physical education, exercise science, and sport, secondary methods in physical education, and humanism in coaching. Deborah is the Managing Editor of the Apps section on PECentral.

Jennifer Walton-Fisette

Jennifer Walton-Fisette is an assistant professor of Physical Education Teacher Education in the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University. Before taking this position in 2008, she taught physical education and health in Rhode Island. She obtained her B.S. in Physical Education from Rhode Island College, M.S. in Sport Pedagogy from Ithaca College, and Ed.D. in Physical Education Teacher Education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her teaching responsibilities include: Secondary Physical Education Content, Inquiry into Professional Practice, Development and Analysis of Game Performance, Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport, Analysis of Motor Skills, Curriculum Development and Forms of Inquiry, a doctoral course. Her scholarship explores the critical examination of girls' lived experiences and embodied identities within physical education and physical activity through student voice; assessment and curriculum development.


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