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This book will be on display at 'Sport, "Race" and Identity', the BSA Sociology of Sport Study Group's Annual Regional Seminar. This will be taking place on April 1st 2009 at the Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care at the University of Gloucestershire. Click here for more information. 'A very useful introduction to the key concepts in five main areas of study in sport and exercise science. The multi-disciplinary nature of the book is particularly attractive as it means that it can be used to support students studying a range of sport and exercise courses and modules. Furthermore, the chapters are concise, informative, written in an accessible style, and provide a good balance between theory and application to practice, making it a very interesting and relevant read' - Dr Lorraine Cale, Loughborough University This book provides students and scholars with a fail-safe guide to the key concepts in the field of Sport & Exercise Science. Intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a sound map of the multi-disciplinary demands of sport related courses including physical and biological sciences, social science and education. The entries use clear definitions, examples and suggestions for further reading to explore each discipline and are: " Comprehensive " Lucid " Pertinent to study needs " Practically relevant David Kirk is Professor in Physical Education and Youth Sport Carlton Cooke is Professor in Physical Education Anne Flintoff is Reader in Physical Education Jim McKenna is Professor in Physical Activity and Health All at the Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education, Leeds Metropolitan University.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412922289
ISBN-10: 1412922283
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 148mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Kirk

Professor Carlton Cooke joined Leeds Met in 1990, whilst working as a principal investigator on the pioneering Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey. He became a Reader in 1993 and Carnegie Professor of Sport and Exercise Science in 1998, followed by his appointment in 2004 as Associate Dean and Head of the School of Sport, Exercise & Physical Education. In 2005 he became the Associate Dean for Research in the Carnegie Faculty of Sport an Education, being seconded to the University Research Office to be the Director of Postgraduate Research Students for two years in 2006. Carlton was again seconded to the University Research office in 2009 to be the Director of University Research, until the appointment of the new DVC for Research and Enterprise in 2010. Carlton now leads research in the new Carnegie Faculty. His research interests range from physiological and biomechanical aspects of high level sports performance to physical activity, exercise and health in adults and children.

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