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Health Opportunities Through Physical Education


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Unit I. Building a Foundation

Chapter 1. Fitness, Health, and Wellness for All

Chapter 2. Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle and Self-Management Skills

Chapter 3. Goal Setting and Program Planning

Unit II. Becoming and Staying Physically Active

Chapter 4. Getting Started in Physical Activity

Chapter 5. How Much Is Enough?

Chapter 6. Skill Learning and Injury Prevention

Unit III. Moderate and Vigorous Physical Activity

Chapter 7. Moderate Physical Activity

Chapter 8. Cardiorespiratory Endurance

Chapter 9. Vigorous Physical Activity

Unit IV. Muscle Fitness and Flexibility

Chapter 10. Muscle Fitness Basics

Chapter 11. Muscle Fitness Applications

Chapter 12. Flexibility

Unit V. Healthy Choices

Chapter 13. Body Composition

Chapter 14. Physical Activity Program Planning

Chapter 15. Making Good Consumer Choices

Unit VI. Moving Through Life

Chapter 16. Strategies for Active Living

Chapter 17. The Science of Active Living

Chapter 18. Lifelong Activity


Unit I. Understanding Health and Wellness

Chapter 19. Introduction to Health and Wellness

Chapter 20. Health Behavior Change and Personal Health

Chapter 21. Choosing Healthy Lifestyles

Unit II. Preventing Disease and Seeking Care

Chapter 22. Understanding Your Body

Chapter 23. Diseases and Disability

Chapter 24. Emotional Health and Wellness

Chapter 25. Health Care Consumerism

Unit III. Embracing Priority Lifestyles

Chapter 26. Nutrition: Foundations for Healthy Eating

Chapter 27. Nutrition: Energy Balance and Consumer Nutrition

Chapter 28. Stress Management

Unit IV. Building Relationships and Lifelong Health

Chapter 29. Healthy Relationships and Family Living

Chapter 30. Health and Wellness Throughout Life

Unit V. Avoiding Destructive Habits

Chapter 31. Tobacco

Chapter 32. Alcohol

Chapter 33. Drugs and Medicine

Unit VI. Creating Healthy and Safe Communities

Chapter 34. Safety and First Aid

Chapter 35. A Healthy Environment

Chapter 36. Community and Public Health

About the Author

Dr. Charles B. (“Chuck”) Corbin, PhD is Professor Emeritus in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University. He co-authored two successful health series for use in grades K-8, and is senior author of several award winning elementary, middle school, high school, and college texts including Fitness for Life: Elementary School, Fitness for Life: Middle School, Fitness for Life (6th ed.), all winners of Texty Awards (Text and Academic Authors Association-TAA), and Concepts of Physical Fitness (17th ed.) winner of the McGuffey Award (TAA). His books are the most widely adopted public school and college texts in the area of fitness, health, and wellness. Dr. Corbin is internationally recognized as an expert in physical activity, health, and wellness promotion, and youth physical fitness. He has presented keynote addresses at more than 40 state AHPERD Conventions, made major addresses in more than 15 different countries, and has presented numerous named lectures. Among his many honors are the Alliance Scholar and Gulick Awards (Society of Health and Physical Education Professionals, formerly AAHPERD), Cureton Lecturer (ACSM), Healthy American Fitness Leaders Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN), and National Jaycees. He is also a member of the NASPE Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Heterington Award (National Academy of Kinesiology). Dr. Corbin served for more than 20 years as a member of the Advisory Board of Fitnessgram and was the first chair of the Science Board of the President’s Council (PCFSN).

Karen E. McConnell, PhD, a Professor at Pacific Lutheran University, is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and has taught at the university level of more than 15 years in areas related to health and fitness education, curriculum and assessment, and exercise science. She has written or contributed to over a dozen book chapters and texts including the teacher’s resources for Fitness for Life (5th and 6th Ed). She is a past recipient of the Arthur Broten Young Scholar award and has received the University Professional of the Year award from the Washington Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance for contributions made to state standards in health and fitness. . She enjoys running, having completed 38 half marathons and one marathon As a resident of the Pacific Northwest she enjoys participating in most outdoor activities.

Guy C. Le Masurier, PhD, is a professor of physical education at Vancouver Island University, British Columbia, Canada. He has published numerous articles related to youth physical activity and physical education and coauthored the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Physical Activity Guidelines for Children. Dr. Le Masurier has given more than 30 research and professional presentations at national and regional meetings. He reviews research for numerous professional journals and has contributed to Fitness for Life, Fifth Edition, and the Physical Best Activity Guide. Dr. Le Masurier is a member of AAHPERD, NASPE, ACSM, and Canadian AHPERD.

David E. Corbin, PhD, taught health education at the high school level for many years before beginning a career in health education at the college level. He is emeritus professor of health education and public health at the University of Nebraska Omaha, where he taught for over 30 yeears. He has authored, coauthored, or edited four other health-related books, and is a fellow and lifetime member of the American School Health Association. Corbin received the Mohan Singh Award for humor in health education and health communication from the American Public Health Association. He was also named the Nebraska Health Professional of the Year by the Nebraska Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and he received an Excellence in Teaching award from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Corbin has also appeared on Late Night with David Letterman. In his leisure time, he enjoys cycling, walking, traveling, and singing and playing the guitar.

Terri D. Farrar, PhD, is a visiting assistant professor and director of the Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology Program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She has taught health and fitness at the high school level for 20 years, and teaches health and fitness pedagogy at Pacific Lutheran. She is a member of SHAPE America—Society of Health and Physical Educators (formerly AAHPERD) and of the Washington chapter of SHAPE America. She is also a member of the American Association for Health Education, the Association of Applied Sport Psychology, and the Alliance of Women Coaches. She enjoys traveling, working out, and coaching fastpitch softball.

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