Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health

Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health


By (author) Bill Kohl, By (author) Tinker Murray

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Hardback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 221mm x 282mm x 25mm | 1,089g
  • Publication date: 3 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736087109
  • ISBN 13: 9780736087100
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 64 black & white illustrations, 75 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 272,422

Product description

"Foundations of Physical Activity and Public Health" is the first textbook to clearly define the intersection of exercise science and public health. It offers a solid introduction to the concepts of public health and exercise science, the techniques used to measure physical activity and the health effects of exercise and physical activity. Students will develop a greater understanding of how experts from both fields can work together to advance the use of physical activity for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and other health issues. Examples of successful programmes from various settings, including community-wide and school-based interventions are provided to help students understand how to put theory into practice.

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Author information

Harold W. (Bill) Kohl, III, PhD, is a professor of epidemiology and kinesiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus and the University of Texas at Austin. Tinker D. Murray, PhD, is a professor of health and human performance at Texas State University in San Marcos. He earned his PhD in physical education from Texas A&M University in 1984.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Public Health; Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Kinesiology; Chapter 3. Integrating Public Health and Physical Activity; Chapter 4. Measuring Physical Activity; Chapter 6. Overweight and Obesity; Chapter 8. Cancers; Chapter 10. Health Risks of Exercise and Physical Activity; Chapter 12. School-Based Approaches to Promoting Physical Activity; Chapter 13. Behavioral and Social Approaches to Promoting Physical Chapter; Chapter 16. Partnership Development and Advocacy.