The goal is to record most books written or edited by the Department of Human Performance and Health Education faculty. We will start by entering the most recent publications first and work our way back to older books. There is a WMU Authors section in Waldo Library, where most of these books can be found.
With a few exceptions, we do not have the rights to put the full text of the book online, so there will be a link to a place where you can purchase the book.
If you are a faculty member and have a book you would like to include in the WMU book list, please contact email@example.com/
Suzan F. Ayers, Mary Jo Sariscsany, Physical Best (Program), and National Association for Sport and Physical Education
Research shows direct links between regular physical activity, good health, and improved cognitive performance. Your students will receive those benefits when you incorporate the latest edition of this best-selling text into your physical education curriculum.
Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness: The Physical Best Teacher’s Guideis a practical, field-tested tool that provides teachers with strategies to emphasize health-related fitness while maintaining all the components of their existing programs. It also guides teachers in developing effective new fitness education programs.
This new edition is based on up-to-date research, current NASPE standards, and the new 2010 National Physical Activity Guidelines. It includes
•updated health-related fitness concepts and expanded discussions on teaching principles and training concepts;
•enhanced information on assessment, nutrition, inclusion, and goal setting;
•examples for applying the material in real-world physical education settings; and
•ready-to-use instructor resources, including a presentation package and a test package.
Physical Education for Lifelong Fitnessguides you in teaching fitness concepts through enjoyable activities and shows you how to use fitness testing as an educational and motivational tool. It provides an in-depth look at physical activity behavior, motivation, and training principles; it also presents aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition as they relate to your teaching. It also examines exercise protocols and outlines strategies for curriculum development that serves a variety of needs.
The text can stand alone or be used with the Physical Best Activity Guidesfor the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Each of the activity guides comes with a CD that supplies worksheets, charts, and many other educational tools.
Physical Education for Lifelong Fitnessis the text for NASPE Physical Best specialist and instructor certification workshops. Physical Best is also designed to complement Fitness for Life resources (health-related fitness knowledge and activities for students K-12) and the Fitnessgram®/Activitygram® fitness and physical activity assessment.
Use Physical Education for Lifelong Fitnessto update your curriculum with cutting-edge information and to infuse new life into your physical education program—which will have a healthy impact on the lives of your students, both now and far into their future.
Michael G. Miller and David C. Berry
Written specifically for athletic trainers and students, this comprehensive text will teach readers how to quickly and effectively assess and manage the broad range of medical emergencies that athletes may experience, including traumatic injuries, respiratory and circulatory arrest, and sudden illness. It not only explains core first aid skills, but it also highlights the specific athletic training emergency trauma skills outlined in the educational competencies set by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Board of Certification.
Michael G. Miller, David C. Berry, and Leisha M. Berry
The case studies in this book use authentic injury assessment examples to help readers link theory and clinical practice with the goal of becoming competent clinicians. The situations are realistic and present more than 130 of the injuries that athletic trainers may encounter in the real world. The questions that accompany the cases ask readers to identify clinical and differential diagnoses, critique the evaluating clinician's actions, recommend treatment, and make many of the decisions they will face in the field. The cases encourage readers to think and problem solve; evidence-based answers (for select cases in the text and for all cases in the instructor's manual) ensure that the recommended clinical decisions are based on the best available research, clinical expertise, and patient preferences rather than on anecdotal practice. (description from amazon.com)
Robert J. Bensley and Jodi Brookins-Fisher
The Third Edition Of Community Health Education Methods: A Practical Guide Teaches Students To Effectively Communicate Health Education Messages And Positively Influence The Norms And Behaviors Of Both Individuals And Communities. This Text Explores The Methods Used By Health Educators, Including Didactic Techniques Designed To Guide Others Toward The Pursuit Of A Healthy Lifestyle. The Authors Explain The Essential Tools Involved In Communicating Messages To Specific Audiences, Providing Readers With A Full Grasp Of The Skills Necessary In Making A Difference.
Brent Mangus and Michael G. Miller
Here's the information students need to know about how drugs work and how theycan affect athletic performance. Through "real life" scenarios, studentsgain insights into the application of pharmacology in their clinicalpractice--from assisting an athlete who is taking a new medication torecognizing drug-related side effects when a negative reaction isoccurring to handling instances of drug abuse.
Beginning with an overview of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, the text presents prescriptionand over-the-counter medications in relation to the injuries or healthconditions athletic trainers commonly encounter. Frequently abusedsubstances such as amphetamines, herbals, and anabolicsteroids are also addressed. Legal and ethical issues of drug use arepresented, such as HIPAA-mandated privacy issues, drug testing, andwhich drugs are deemed as acceptable or banned according to NCAAand US Olympic standards.