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Foundations of Kinesiology Studying Human Movement and Health 3rd Edition

By: Peter Klavora

The third edition is designed for introductory courses in kinesiology and exercise science. This foundational text demonstrates how biophysical and sociocultural perspectives fuse into a cohesive body of knowledge, giving students a solid background in the field of kinesiology and preparing them for further studies. The concepts are explained in student-centred language and reinforced by full-color images and figures. Real-life examples and chapter review questions further reinforce the content.

Chapters include: anatomy, physiology, sports biomechanics, motor learning, growth and development, nutrition, weight management, physical fitness, psychology, sociology, history, and career opportunities. For more details, please explore the Related Products and Additional Information sections on this page.

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516 full color, glossy pages

  • 21 chapters
  • 8.5 x 11

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Peter Klavora Peter Klavora, PhD

Peter Klavora is an Associate Professor Emeritus from the Faculty of Physical Education and Health at the University of Toronto. Professor Klavora received his degrees from the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia. For more than three decades, he was committed to teaching motor learning, sport psychology, coaching theory, and statistics and research methods at the University of Toronto. Early in his teaching career, Professor Klavora became interested in publishing in these fields. He authored, coauthored, and creatively edited over 40 texts, activity books, manuals, and guides. He also published 64 papers in refereed scientific and professional journals. Other creative professional work included the development of several innovative products and videos in the field of physical education.

Professor Klavora was an active member and president of the Canadian Society of Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology. He was also an international and national presenter at more than 60 scientific gatherings.

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Table of Contents
CH 01 What is Kinesiology
CH 04 The Pieces of the Puzzle
CH 08 The Heart and Lungs
CH 12 Motor Learning
CH 15 Developing Physical Fitness
CH 18 History