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.



Over the past 30 years the number of courses in sport, exercise and related topics has grown enormously, making sport currently one of the most popular fields of study in schools, colleges and universities. Many of these courses involve multidisciplinary study of sport and exercise, crossing the biophysical sciences, social and psychological sciences and the humanities. Part of the popularity of courses in sport and exercise is due to the variety that multidisciplinary study provides. But the sheer range and diversity of disciplines involved is also very challenging for students.

Alongside this growth in popularity of school and university courses, research activity has also increased, creating a mini ‘knowledge explosion’ in sport and exercise. Where once only a few general journals served the sport and ...

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