A required course for majors pursuing sports medicine, exercise science, nursing, or sports therapy degrees, kinesiology is central to a variety of fields. Kinesiology For Dummies tracks an introductory course in the science and imparts the basics of human body movement. With this resource, you will learn how physical activity can alleviate chronic illnesses and disabilities, what factors contribute to musculoskeletal injury, and how to reverse those influences. Complete with a 16-page color insert of medical instructions, this book covers the basics of exercise physiology, exercise and health psychology, introductory biomechanics, motor control, history and philosophy of sport and exercise, and mind-body connections.
- Written by experts in exercise science
- Addresses a timely subject as exercise science careers and majors are increasingly popular
- Runs parallel to a kinesiology course with accessible, concise language
Interested learners, kinesiology students, and health or sports therapy professionals will benefit from this refresher course in the basics.
Keywords: Anatomy, Kinesiology, human body, musculoskeletal injury, occupational therapy, physical therapy, exercise science, nursing, massage therapy, biomechanics, respiration therapy, sports therapy, physical education, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, health psychology, biomechanics, motor control, history of sports, history of exercise, philosophy of sports, philosophy of exercise, mind-body connection