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.



Curriculum refers to a range of educational experiences, planned and unplanned, associated with student Learning. Content is only part of the educational experience. Physical Education is distinguishable from other curricular areas by its focus on The Body and movement, seeking to build on previously learned movement skills through participation in a diverse range of physical activity-related experiences. The physical education curriculum is concerned with instilling a desire for, and encouraging lifelong involvement in, physical activity. Most physical education curricula constitute a rationale, aims, objectives, areas of study/range of practical activities (e.g. dance, games), learning outcomes and assessing student learning, hoping to produce ‘physically educated’ young people. There is consensus that the physical education curriculum applies a holistic approach to the concept of physical activity for ...

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