• Education

Fitness for Life: Middle School-2nd Edition

Author: Corbin, Chuck B.,Le Masurier, Guy,Lambdin, Dolly
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492544361
Category: Education
Page: 208
View: 3109
Fitness for Life: Middle School, Second Edition, offers new material and resources, including a new interactive web textbook for students and online bundle for teachers. With this text you will be able to integrate fitness concepts into core curricula, engage students in using technology in their healthy lifestyle planning, and address all current guidelines and standards.

    • Education

Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 5 to 12

Author: Isobel Kleinman
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736071237
Category: Education
Page: 854
View: 5748
"This popular book provides loads of teacher-tested lesson plans and assessment tools that will decrease your preparation time and increase your studentsѫ competency. After listening to requests of the first editionѫs users, the author has packed two more popular field sports and a unique chapter on educational gymnastics into this new edition of Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 5 to 12. Lessons can cover beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels and break down each skill as it is introduced. The chapters also integrate the applicable rules and strategies during the learning process and use methods that will keep students active, learning, successful, and completely motivated. In addition to the clear instruction for teaching skills, rules, and strategies, each lesson generates opportunities for students to develop physical, cognitive, and social skills. Each unit is designed to help students gain competency appropriate for their experience level. Formerly published as Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 7 to 12, the book features exciting new material: Detailed introductions of skills and how to practice the mechanics of each skill or dance; Three new chapters (field hockey, lacrosse, and educational gymnastics, the latter of which includes three units that can be used in teaching both gymnastics and creative dance). Complete Physical Education Plans for Grades 5 to 12 provides field-tested lesson plans for 484 classes covering 18 areas of fitness, creative movement and dance, and sports. These professionally prepared plans will not only cut your own prep time but also help you focus on the essentials in each step of your studentsѫ learning process. It is a great resource when you need material for a substitute teacher or when you are asked to submit plans to your school administrator. In addition to the lesson plans, the book and CD-ROM package contains a wealth of teaching and assessment tools, including skills rubrics, portfolio checklists, unit fact sheets, and quizzes. The accompanying CD-ROM enables you to print study sheets, student extension projects, portfolio checklists, unit quizzes, and answer keys. You can also print out any page of the text from the CD-ROM (e.g., lessons, full units, tests)."--Publisher's website.

    • Education

Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness

The Physical Best Teacher's Guide
Author: National Association for Sport and Physical Education,Suzan F. Ayers,Mary Jo Sariscsany
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 073608116X
Category: Education
Page: 339
View: 1065
"Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness: The Physical Best Teacher's Guide "presents strategies to incorporate health-related fitness and activity into PE programs. Teachers learn to develop a curriculum based on current national standards and guidelines, apply fitness concepts in real-world settings, and motivate students to live healthy, active lives.

    • Education

Teaching Children Physical Education

Becoming a Master Teacher
Author: George Graham
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736062107
Category: Education
Page: 242
View: 7454
In this fully updated edition, George Graham, PhD, presents a concise, practical, user-friendly view of what it takes to become a master teacher of children's physical education. The book is contemporary and easy to apply in real-world teaching situations. Dr. Graham knows kids—and the challenges of teaching them. Teaching Children Physical Education, Third Edition,is valuable to future and veteran teachers alike. Future teachers will learn the skills and techniques that master teachers employ, and experienced teachers will be challenged to consider some new techniques for designing their classes, developing lessons, and adjusting tasks for individual children. All readers will learn the skills and techniques that successful teachers use to make their classes vibrant, fun, and developmentally appropriate. Graham, a university professor and public school physical education instructor who was recently named to the NASPE Hall of Fame, deftly weaves research-based information with firsthand experience in a conversational tone. The result is an easy-to-read book rich with practical advice based on what really worksin today's gymnasiums and playgrounds. Bound into every copy of the book is a DVD featuring video clips showing teachers in real-life situations as well as easy-to-print worksheets from the book. The video clips illustrate key techniques and strategies from the book. Those techniques and strategies include how to - motivate children to practice, - build positive feelings, - minimize off-task behavior and discipline problems, - create an atmosphere of learning, - maximize learning, - develop lesson content, - use a problem-solving approach, - observe and analyze, - provide feedback, and - assess children's (and your own) progress. The book includes many practical teaching scenarios that illustrate the decision-making process that master teachers use in virtually every lesson they teach. Other reader-friendly features include - chapter objectives, - author insights that make the book come alive, and - reflection questions that help teachers consider how well a lesson worked and what would have happened if they had taken a different approach. This new edition is also backed by easily downloadable ancillaries for course instructors, including an instructor guide and test and presentation packages. Teaching Children Physical Educationhas become the foundation for the shared technical language that is used in many college and university PE teacher education programs. If you're looking for an affordable text or reference that focuses on pedagogy in a down-to-earth style, Teaching Children Physical Education, Third Editionis a book you'll turn to again and again on your way to becoming a master teacher.

    • Education

Adapted Physical Education National Standards

Author: National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (U.S.),Luke E. Kelly,Luke Kelly
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736046039
Category: Education
Page: 191
View: 826
In every field, standards provide a guiding light in terms of the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes a professional should have. For physical educators of students with disabilities, Adapted Physical Education National Standards, Second Edition, is the essential resource to understanding and delivering top-quality adapted physical education. This text is the only complete guide to the adapted physical education national standards (APENS). Every adapted physical educator must know these standards in order to pass the APENS exam and become a certified adapted physical educator (CAPE). Revised and expanded to help teachers prepare for certification, this edition includes several new and enhanced features: -A format that is designed for ease of study so that teachers can prepare with confidence to become certified -An overview of the 15 standards, helping teachers understand how to apply the standards in the real world of teaching students with disabilities -Specific performance indicators for each standard, showing teachers what they should be able to do in the field -Everyday applicability so that preservice and in-service teachers (and administrators and university faculty) can apply the information to ensure effective delivery Adapted Physical Education National Standards, Second Edition, also features a new appendix of frequently asked questions as well as a complete glossary of terms, abbreviations, and acronyms of the sometimes-confusing terminology used in the adapted physical education field. The result is a deeper comprehension of the content, which enhances retention and aids in future implementation. Adapted Physical Education National Standards, Second Edition, is a multipurpose tool for - students and teachers preparing for the APENS exam, - college and university faculty evaluating their adapted physical education preparation programs, - school and program administrators reviewing and hiring new teachers and evaluating program delivery, and - practicing adapted PE teachers seeking to improve their understanding and application of the APENS All people with disabilities deserve to participate fully and safely in the most inclusive setting possible, led by a qualified and knowledgeable physical educator. Adapted Physical Education National Standards, Second Edition, is the text that will help teachers become not only certified but also well qualified and effective in their roles as adapted physical educators.

    • Education

Physical Education Methods for Elementary Teachers

Author: Katherine T. Thomas,Amelia M. Lee,Jerry R. Thomas
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736067041
Category: Education
Page: 453
View: 5070
Provides information on ways to integrate academics with physical activity along with ways physical education teachers can create programs that adhere to the national guidelines and standards.

    • Business & Economics

Health Fitness Management

A Comprehensive Resource for Managing and Operating Programs and Facilities
Author: Mike Bates
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736062053
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 381
View: 6873
Health Fitness Management, Second Edition, provides an in-depth picture of the energetic, varied, and rewarding role of the health and fitness club manager. With contributions from leading experts in the fitness industry and several new chapters, this second edition is the most authoritative and field-tested guide to management success.

    • Science

Physical Activity and Health 2nd Edition

Author: Claude Bouchard,Steven N. Blair,William Haskell
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450428495
Category: Science
Page: 456
View: 5495
Written by leading scientists from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia, Physical Activity and Health, Second Edition, brings together the results of the most important studies on the relationship between physical activity, sedentarism, and various health outcomes.

    • Education

Promoting Physical Activity and Health in the Classroom

Author: Robert P. Pangrazi,Aaron Beighle,Deb Pangrazi
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780321547620
Category: Education
Page: 385
View: 3166
Promoting Physical Activity and Health in the Classroom responds to the growing trend in K-6 education, where classroom teachers with no specific Physical Education training must increasingly implement activities in nontraditional settings—often with limited space, equipment, time, and planning. The book is colorful, engaging, compact, and user-friendly. Its practical organization, combined with detachable, sortable index-size cards comprising more than 260 separate activities, enables teachers to implement them immediately and provides a unique resource not previously available to instructors. Improving the Health of America's Children, Understanding Children's Needs and Readiness for Physical Activity, Teaching Physical Activities Safely and Effectively, Improving the Effectiveness of Instruction and Feedback, Management and Discipline in an Activity Setting, Teaching Children with Special Needs, Integrating Physical Activity and Academics, Increasing Student's Activity Levels, Helping Students Develop Physical Fitness, Improving Students' Nutrition, Teaching Sun Safety, Promoting Children's Health Beyond the School Day. Intended for those interested in learning about how to promote physical activity and health in the classroom.

    • Health & Fitness

ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, 2E

Author: American College of Sports Medicine,Bushman, Barbara
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 149253367X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 448
View: 6595
ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health, Second Edition, offers the most current exercise and nutrition guidelines along with assessments, exercises, activities, and programs for varying ages, special conditions, and fitness goals. Authoritative and comprehensive, it makes adding, enhancing, or customizing a fitness and health routine safe and effective.

    • Education

Fitness for Life, 6E

Author: Corbin, Chuck B.,Le Masurier, Guy
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450400221
Category: Education
Page: 496
View: 1282
Fitness for Life, Sixth Edition, is the award-winning text that continues to set the standard for teaching personal fitness (fitness education) at the high school level. It will help students become physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. This classic, evidence-based book will guide students in becoming informed consumers on matters related to lifelong physical activity and fitness, taking responsibility for setting individualized goals, and making their own plans for active living. To accomplish this overarching goal, they learn a variety of self-management skills, including self-assessment.

    • Education

Inclusive Physical Activity

Promoting Health for a Lifetime
Author: Susan L. Kasser,Rebecca K. Lytle
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450401864
Category: Education
Page: 299
View: 4011
"Inclusive Physical Activity "is a text and reference for exercise and physical activity practitioners committed to offering optimal physical activity programming to people of differing abilities in school, recreation, sports, and community fitness settings. The updated second edition offers strategies for physical activity programming across the life span, from infancy to adulthood.

    • Education

Brockport Physical Fitness Test Manual

A Health-Related Assessment for Youngsters With Disabilities
Author: Winnick, Joseph P.,Short, Francis
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450468691
Category: Education
Page: 160
View: 7637
The Brockport Physical Fitness Test revolutionized fitness testing for youngsters with disabilities when it first came out in 1999. This significantly updated edition takes up where the original left off, offering adapted physical education teachers the most complete health-related fitness testing program available for youngsters with disabilities. This new edition of Brockport Physical Fitness Test Manual: A Health-Related Assessment for Youngsters With Disabilities comes with an online web resource with reproducible charts and forms as well as video clips that demonstrate assessment protocol for the tests. The text helps teachers understand these aspects: · The conceptual framework for testing · How to administer tests to youngsters with various specific disabilities The text also supplies a glossary and many appendixes, including a body mass index chart, guidelines on purchasing and constructing unique testing supplies, conversion charts for body composition and PACER, data forms, and frequently asked questions.

    • Health & Fitness

Fitness For Dummies

Author: Suzanne Schlosberg,Liz Neporent
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047094899X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 432
View: 2028
The latest and greatest in getting fit and staying that way! Fitness For Dummies, 4th Edition, provides the latest information and advice for properly shaping, conditioning, and strengthening your body to enhance overall fitness and health. With the help of fitness professionals Suzanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent, you'll learn to set and achieve realistic fitness goals without expensive fitness club fees! Achieve motivation and social support from social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook Take advantage of digital resources such as e-exercising programs, video instructors, digital training systems, apps, and more Gives you the latest tips and methods to test your own fitness level, set realistic goals, stick with your program, and get great results Shows you how to spot where fat is sneaking into your diet Get the most out of high-tech exercise machines and equipment, plus tips for using dumbbells or a simple jump rope to achieve results Offers step-by-step instructions on creating a home gym on a budget Featuring all-new informative fitness photos and illustrations, this revised edition of Fitness For Dummies is all you need to get on track to a healthy new body!

    • Health & Fitness

Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults

Author: Thomas R. Baechle,Wayne L. Westcott
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 9780736075817
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 330
View: 7301
Bring the benefits of strength training to seniors—regardless of their fitness levels—with Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults, Second Edition. This resourcecontains the information and tools you need to educate, motivate, and assist older adults in committing to and benefiting from individualized strength training programs. Baechle and Westcott, leading authorities in fitness and strength training, offer information and guidance based on their combined 50-plus years of experience as strength training athletes, coaches, instructors, and researchers. The authors’ summaries of current research will update your knowledge of the specific health benefits of strength training for senior populations, including those with chronic conditions. Guidelines for senior strength training provide a basis for your program design, and recommendations for program modifications will assist you in constructing strength training programs that meet each client’s needs, abilities, and limitations. Previously published as Strength Training for Seniors,this new edition has been retooled to assist health and fitness instructors at health clubs, YMCAs, community centers, nursing homes, retirement communities, and other organizations in helping older adults obtain the far-reaching benefits of strength training. Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults includes these updates: A new chapter on sport conditioning programs, which provides specific strength training exercises to boost performance and reduce risk of injury for older runners, cyclists, swimmers, skiers, golfers, tennis players, rowers, rock climbers, hikers, softball players, and triathletes Updated research regarding program design and performance for special populations, including seniors with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, low-back pain, balance issues, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, frailty, and poststroke impairments Updated nutrition information and specific nutrition guidelines to help seniors properly fuel their bodies for aerobic exercise, muscle building, and daily living Precise illustrations and biomechanically sound instructions for exercises that use resistance machines, free weights, body weight, elastic bands, and balls help you review proper techniques and provide your clients with clear explanations. Unique teaching scripts offer strategies for communicating information that will help your clients avoid errors that cause injury or reduce the effectiveness of the exercise. Use the sample 10-week workout to help your beginning clients establish a foundation of muscle strength to improve everyday tasks and increase cardiovascular capability. You’ll also find intermediate and advanced workout programs focused on increasing muscle size, strength, and endurance along with specific considerations for older adults at each fitness level. In addition, practical methods for client assessment assist you in measuring muscle strength, hip and trunk flexibility, and body composition; guidelines also help your clients assess their own progress. Featuring principles, protocols, and adaptations, Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adultshas everything you need for designing and directing sensible strength training programs for seniors. Information is presented progressively, making it easy to apply for fitness and health care professionals with varied backgrounds and experiences. In addition, numerous references for each topic offer starting points for further study, and tables, figures, and logs provide guidance in exercise program design and education for your clients. Substantial research has shown that strength training can reverse many of the degenerative processes associated with aging and reduce the risk and severity of several health problems common among older adults. Use the information and tools in Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adultsto help your senior clients understand the benefits of strength training, overcome their intimidation, and commit to a training program that will enable them to enjoy a more vibrant and active lifestyle.

    • Health & Fitness

Exercise for Frail Elders-2nd Edition

Author: Best-Martini, Elizabeth,Jones-DiGenova, Kim
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450416098
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 336
View: 6238
Exercise for Frail Elders, Second Edition, emphasizes balance and features over 150 photos illustrating the design and implementation of a safe and effective exercise program to improve range of motion, strength, and aerobic endurance for frail elders and older adults with special needs.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Children's Exercise Physiology

Author: Thomas W. Rowland
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 9780736051446
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 297
View: 847
The reorganized and newly revised Children's Exercise Physiology, Second Edition,presents the most up-to-date research, methodology, and approaches related to children's physiologic responses to exercise. The book examines not only the current major issues that separate children from adults, but also the underlying mechanisms of these differences. Readers will learn what makes children different from adults physiologically—such as size, biochemical differences, neuromuscular differences, and lack of sexual and hormonal maturation—and the reasons for these differences. Those involved with young athletes, disease management, and health promotion will gain valuable insight into the physiologic determinants of exercise performance. Children's exercise physiology is a fast-moving field. In the eight years since the first edition of this book was published, much new information has surfaced. This streamlined new edition contains 13 instead of 15 chapters, an introduction, and updated features: -Chapter objectives, discussion questions and research directions, and a glossary of terms promote learning. -A reorganized table of contents improves the flow from chapter to chapter. -A new final chapter covers the role of the central nervous system. Also included is in-depth discussion of the determinants of aerobic fitness and VO2 kinetics and the significance of maximal aerobic power in children. With improved chapters on thermoregulation and metabolic and endocrinologic responses to exercise, you can be confident you're getting the latest information with Children's Exercise Physiology, Second Edition.