Sport and Exercise Science: An Introduction

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Sport and Exercise Science: An Introduction Second Edition provides a broad-based foundation of the three major areas that underpin the scientific study of sport and exercise science, thus helping students to develop a sound understanding of human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, metabolism, biomechanics and psychology related to sport, exercise and health.

Key features include:
-illustrated throughout with full colour diagrams and photographs, helping to convey difficult concepts easily.
-extensive activities, time-out boxes, summaries and chapter objectives to encourage and reinforce understanding.
-updated throughout to help students keep pace with developments in Sports Science

Supported with a free-to-access website that offers students online activities and annotated animations that show complex physiological processes, Sport and Exercise Science: An Introduction Second Edition is the essential companion to the student studying Sport Science at degree level.
 

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Contents

Introduction
4
Guide to the companion website
5
Anatomy and Physiology
6
Biomechanics
168
Psychology
Index
Acknowledgements
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

DEAN SEWELL is Senior Lecturer in Human Physiology and Metabolism at Heriot-Watt University.

PHILIP WATKINS is currently the Performance Director for Sports Performance Consultancy (SPC) Ltd in Derby, UK, having lectured and taught physical education, sports biomechanics and strength and conditioning across all levels of the UK education system for almost 20 years. In addition, Phil has worked extensively with elite athletes providing scientific support across a variety of sports. He is a BASES Accredited Interdisciplinary Sport and Exercise Scientist, a UKSCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach, and an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. As an athlete, Phil has over 14 years' international competitive experience, having represented both Wales and Great Britain in the sport of powerlifting. He has won British, European and World titles and, more recently, is the 2011 Commonwealth Deadlift champion and Powerlifting silver medallist.

MURRAY GRIFFIN is Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Essex.

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