Foundations of Kinesiology: A Modern Integrated Approach
Author: Murray, Tinker D.
Brand: Brooks / Cole
Number Of Pages: 512
Release Date: 01-01-2018
Details: Product Description Explore your career options and sharpen your professional skills with Murray/Eldridge/Kohl's FOUNDATIONS OF KINESIOLOGY: A MODERN INTEGRATED APPROACH. Combining digital and traditional delivery methods so you can learn the way that works best for you, the text focuses on physical activity as the center of the Kinesiology universe. It emphasizes the evolving and ever-changing career opportunities available working with individuals and populations across the lifespan--children, adolescents, adults and older adults--and in a variety of settings, including work, leisure, transportation, home, schools, sport, fitness facilities and rehabilitation centers. It equips you with a solid foundation in basic Kinesiology and helps you develop the skills you need for a career in personal training, occupational and physical therapy, athletic training, sports psychology or sports management. About the Author Dr. Tinker Murray is a former professor (1984-2018) in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University. He served as Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Brooke Army Medical Center where he was twice recognized for his exceptional performance. At Southwest Texas and Texas State University, he served as Director of Employee Wellness from 1984 to 1988 and Director of the Exercise Performance Laboratory from 1984 to 2000. From 1985 to 1988, Dr. Murray was a subcommittee member for the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness that developed the Fit Youth Today program. He was a lecturer and examiner for the USA Track and Field Level II Coaching Certification program for 20 years and served as Vice Chair of Gov. Ann Richards' Commission for Physical Fitness in Texas from 1993 to 1994. He served as a voluntary assistant cross country and track coach that helped win four conference titles from 1985 - 1987. A fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified ACSM Program Director, Dr. Murray was a former two-time president of the Texas regional chapter of ACSM, as well as a former member on the national ACSM Board of Trustees. He also served on a five-year study intervention (2005-2010) funded by the National Institutes of Health to prevent Type-2 diabetes in middle school minority students. Dr. Murray worked with the Professional Development Cooperative in coordination with the Texas High School Coaches Association for 10 years to promote continuing education experiences for coaches. Since 2007, Dr. Murray has educated and encouraged thousands of Kinesiology professionals to promote physical activity and public health. He has authored or coauthored several books, refereed journal articles, edited articles and published abstracts. Dr. James A. Eldridge is the chair and a professor of Kinesiology at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) in Odessa, Texas. He earned bachelor�s of arts degrees in both physical education and biology from Texas Lutheran University in 1986. He earned his master of arts degree in physical education from Southwest Texas State University in 1989, and completed his Ed.D. in physical education and human performance from the University of Houston in 1996. Dr. Eldridge served as a Biostatistician and Assistant Epidemiologist at M.D. Anderson cancer center from 1990 to 1995, where he worked on the largest funded NCI grant studying worksite behaviors and cancer risks. He then spent two years employed with Southwest Texas State University as the research associate for the Vice President of Student Affairs. He has worked at UTPB since 1997 and served as the Director of Exercise Physiology Labs from 1997 to 2010 and chairperson of the Kinesiology Department 2010 to present. Dr. Eldridge is a member of the Texas chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) and served on the board of directors for the organization from 2005 to 2008. He also served as president of the organization in 2007. Dr. Eldridge research interests include worksite
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