Physical Education and the Study of Sport, Text with CD-ROM, 5th Edition

Physical Education and the Study of Sport

5th Edition Text with CD-ROM

By Robert Davis, PhD, Honorary Research Fellow, Worcester College of Higher Education; Formerly Principal Lecturer in Physical Education, Madeley College of Higher Education and Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise, Staffordshire University, UK; Jan Roscoe, Formerly Teacher of A-Level Physical Education and Human Biology, Widnes Sixth Form College, UK; and Ros Phillips, Principal Lecturer in Physical Education, Liverpool John Moores University, UK


Part One: The Performer in Action
1. The anatomy of physical performance
2. Cardio-respiratory systems
3. Energy for exercise
4. Training for physical performance
5. Fitness for life
6. Biomechanics: linear motion
7. The nature and application of force
8. Rotating systems

Part Two: The Performer as a Person
9. The nature and classification of skill
10. Information processing in perceptual-motor performance
11. Principles of learning and teaching
12. Psychology of sport performance: individual differences and performance enhancement
13. Psychology of sport: social influences on performance and mental preparation

Part Three: The Performer in a Social Setting
14. Important concepts in physical education and sport
15. Physical education and sport in the United Kingdom
16. Sociological considerations of physical education and sport
17. Some contemporary issues in physical education and sport
18. Physical education and sport on the continent of Europe with particular reference to France
19. Physical education and sport in Commonwealth countries with particular reference to Australia
20. Physical education and sport in the United States of America
21. Physical education and sport in communist and post -communist countries with particular reference to the Soviet Union (Russia)
22. Historical perspectives and popular recreation
23. Athleticism in 19th century English public schools
24. The pattern of rational recreation in 19th century Britain
25. Transitions in English elementary schools