Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RD561.A25 2013
"In The ACL Handbook: Knee Biology, Mechanics, and Treatment, the authors cover the past and current state of ACL injuries and treatment, and then introduce and explain the key concepts for understanding the new biologic approach to ACL treatment. The use of factors to enhance graft healing are reviewed, as well as an in-depth review of the science of platelet-rich plasma and its cellular components (platelets, white cells, and plasma). Chapters on in vitro models for science as well as the advantages and disadvantages of animal models for ACL research are included, as are chapters on the new technique of bio-enhanced ACL repair."
ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription
Call Number: UCF ARC General Collection -- RC684.E9 A44 2018
Benefits and risks associated with physical activity -- Exercise preparticipation health screening -- Preexercise evaluation -- Health-related physical fitness testing and interpretation -- Clinical exercise testing and interpretation -- General principles of exercise prescription -- Exercise prescription for healthy populations with special considerations -- Environmental considerations for exercise prescription -- Exercise prescription for patients with cardiac, peripheral, cerebrovascular, and pulmonary disease -- Exercise prescription for individuals with metabolic disease and cardiovascular disease risk factors -- Exercise testing and prescription for populations with other chronic diseases and health conditions -- Behavioral theories and strategies for promoting exercise
ACSM's Metabolic Calculations Handbook
Call Number: UCF ARC General Collection -- QP176.A37 2007
"This handbook provides a step-by-step approach to using metabolic equations, from basic math principles to applying the equations to an exercise plan. Chapters focus separately on each equation, provide an easy-to-follow process of solving, and demonstrate the varied uses of the equation in clinical as well as fitness settings."
ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection -- RM725.R42 2014
"ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription was created as a complement to ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription and elaborates on all major aspects of preventative rehabilitation and fitness programs and the major position stands of the ACSM."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- QP141.B523 2016
"The CRC Desk Reference for Nutrition, Third Edition explains hundreds of terms commonly used in medicine, food science, metabolism, physiology, and nutrition. Thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect major advances over the past decade, this reference lists entries alphabetically and cross-references them when multiple terms are used for the same definition. Each entry is followed either by a definition, paragraph, essay, composition, article, or feature article. Many of the more complex entries are supported with figures or tables."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RC1230.D764 2010
Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, vol. 195
"Doping in sports and the fight against it has gained increasing attention in recent years. The pharmacological basis for a possible performance enhancement in competitive sport through the administration of prohibited substances and methods as well as the analytical disclosure of such practices are comprehensively covered in 21 contributions by outstanding and distinctive authors."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RM725 .E53 2012
"The encyclopedia is intended to be a comprehensive up-to-date data base on the adaptation of the human body to exercise and on the therapeutic use of exercise with up to 2,000 keywords. It covers all aspects within the full range of modern exercise medicine of each particular scientific discipline (cancer, parasitology, aging, etc.). This includes information on methodological approaches to measuring the principle components of motor fitness, and practical aspects of their enhancement by trainings regimes as well as by nutrition and the application of drugs.
Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition
Call Number: UCF Main Library Reference -- QP141.E526 2005
"This encyclopedia contains signed articles with bibliographies written by an international group of distinguished academics, research scientists, and food-industry professionals. The alphabetical entries cover the scientific, political, and social aspects of nutrition. Among the subjects included are individual nutrients and foods, anatomy and physiology, nutritional therapy for diseases and conditions, and subjects such as nutritional management of refugees, nutrition education, religious customs, and folklore. Appendixes with charts of weights and measures, nutritional allowances, and nutritional content of foods appear in each volume. In-depth coverage of the scientific, political, and social aspects of nutrition set this work apart from other reference sources in the field."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- GV706.4 .E5 2014
"Entries explore the theory, research, and application of psychology as it relates to sport and fitness in a manner that is accessible and jargon-free to help readers better understand human behavior in sport and exercise settings.; From personal factors to situational factors influencing performance to specific psychological techniques for enhancing performance, this work provides comprehensive coverage of the field via approximately 350 to 400 signed entries."
Call Number: UCF Main Library Reference -- RC1206.E53 2011
"This encyclopedia presents state-of-the-art research and evidence-based applications, covering all aspects of sports medicine with perspectives from the medical, behavioural, and social sciences and physical education."
Essential Atlas of Physiology
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection -- QP35 .A8513 2005
An informative new title in Barron's Essential Atlas series, the Essential Atlas of Physiology complements succinct and enlightening text with full-color photos, illustrations, and diagrams on every page. It describes the human body and all of its functions. Following a general introduction, separate spreads focus on all major topics of physiology. The digestive system is described and illustrated with attention to the teeth, stomach, intestines, liver, and the way in which nutrients from food are assimilated into the body. Following sections describe the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, the brain, spine, and nervous system, muscles and their functions, the kidneys and urinary system, the male and female reproductive systems, and the lymphatic system.
EuropeActive's Foundations for Exercise Professionals
Call Number: UCF ARC General Collection -- GV481.E77 2015
"The book uses scientific foundations to cover concepts and hands-on skills that promote best practices in exercise instruction and training. The content applies to all levels of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and associated job titles--the only resource to do so--and matches the core information for EQF levels 3 and 4."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- GV558 2017
This handbook provides insights into becoming a better and more evolved athlete. It offers aspiring athletes, regardless of skill level, a better understanding of their bodies and how to unlock the unlimited potential of muscles without injury. It focuses on the “superhero” muscle: the iliopsoas, and also sheds light on Diamond-Corporation’s new technology and elite athleticism, and how these can contribute to a healthier life. Lastly, the authors explore the mindset of success and provide exercises for remaining calm under pressure.
Call Number: UCF Main Library Reference -- GV436.F53 2011
"Provides basic consumer health information about the benefits of physical activity, along with activity guidelines for children, teens, adults, and seniors; discusses various types of exercises, tips for starting and maintaining an exercise program, and strategies for avoiding injuries. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"
Gray's Anatomy: the anatomical basis of clinical practice
"Presents the most detailed and dependable coverage of anatomy available anywhere. Regional organization collects all relevant material on each body area together in one place, making access to core information easier for clinical readers. Anatomical information is matched with key clinical information where relevant. Numerous clinical discussions emphasize considerations that may affect medical care."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- GV709.3 .M365 2018
"This handbook is one of the first comprehensive textbooks devoted to describing and analysing the knowledge base in exercise and sport psychology involving individuals with disabilities. It examines topics ranging from mental skills, barriers to exercise, gender, self-esteem, anxiety, and athletic identity, to work with Paralympians and Wounded Warriors."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RA 776.9 2014
Part I: Theoretical Models of Health Behavior Change -- Part II: Barriers to and Facilitators of Lifestyle Change and Disease Management -- Part III: Lifestyle Change/Disease Prevention Interventions -- Part IV: Chronic Disease Management Interventions -- Part V: Community, System, and Provider Interventions to Support Health Behavior Change -- Part VI: Health Behavior Change Research Methodology
An Introduction to Sports Coaching
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- GV711.I58 2013
"Written by a team of leading international sports coaching academics and practitioners, as well as sport scientists and social scientists, the book provides a concise guide to every key theme in sports coaching, including: Reflective practice -- Pedagogy -- Skill acquisition -- Psychology -- Biomechanics -- Physiology -- Sport medicine & injury -- Performance analysis -- Sociology -- History -- Philosophy -- Sport development"
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RD113 .K86 2014
"This richly illustrated hands-on guidebook features a highly successful therapeutic approach to treating orthopedic, traumatological, and many other conditions has now been extended to include 20 additional application techniques for the fields of neurology and gynecology (including pre- and post-natal). This practical guide provides all the background information physiotherapists, sports physiotherapists, medical doctors, occupational therapists and health care professionals need. It serves both as a perfect companion to training courses and as a reference book and refresher and shows how to use the specially developed elastic K-Tape most effectively. A brief introduction to the basic principles of K-Taping, the special elastic tapes used and the method's history is followed by 9 chapters highlighting treatment techniques and their application to nearly 70 frequently seen conditions. Each is featured on a double page with up to five color photos, brief instruction, practical information about symptoms, dosage, progress to be expected and tips regarding variations of techniques."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RZ251.A65 G3713 2013
"Included within the chapters are stretch tests and post-isometric relaxation procedures for the hypertonic, shortened muscle. Muscle anatomy and physiology are briefly recapped in order to enhance reader comprehension. The Muscle Testing Handbook describes testing procedures for almost 100 individual muscles in a unique, quick reference, template approach."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RC1211 .N48 2018
Edited by past presidents of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Netter's Sports Medicine, 2nd Edition, is a superbly illustrated, go-to sports medicine resource for the outpatient office, the training room, on the sideline, and for certification preparation. Designed for quick reference, this interdisciplinary reference by Drs. Christopher Madden, Margot Putukian, Eric McCarty, and Craig Young, is organized by both topic and sport, so you can find what you need quickly. New Expert Consult online access includes the fully searchable eBook, example downloadable medical forms, videos, downloadable patient education handouts, and handy links to consensus statements. ...More than 1,000 superb Netter graphics, tables, figures, pictures, diagnostic images, and other medical artwork highlight the easy-to-read, bulleted text. Ideal for the sports clinician, team physician, and any health care professionals who provide care to athletes and active individuals. Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices. New chapters on travel considerations for the athlete, EKG interpretation, cardiac disease, diagnostic imaging and ultrasound, injury prevention protocols, equestrian sports and rodeo medicine, mixed martial arts, and many more. Up-to-date coverage of nutritional supplements, eating disorders, sports and pharmacology for chronic conditions and behavioral medicine, and extreme and adventure sports.
The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine
Call Number: UCF Main Library Reference -- RC1206.O94 1998
"This dictionary covers all the major areas of sports science and medicine including: anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, sports psychology,sports sociology, sports injuries, and training principles."
The Rehabilitation Specialist's Handbook
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection -- RM735.3 .R68 2005
This accessible, portable desk reference contains volumes of useful and handy information your students need now and will refer to throughout their careers. "...an amazing volume of useful information. Just browsing through it can be a fascinating pastime and educational experience."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RC1230 .R68 2015
Doping has become one of the most important and high-profile issues in contemporary sport. Shocking cases such as that of Lance Armstrong and the US Postal cycling team have exposed the complicated relationships between athletes, teams, physicians, sports governing bodies, drugs providers, and judicial systems, all locked in a constant struggle for competitive advantage. The Routledge Handbook of Drugs and Sport is simply the most comprehensive and authoritative survey of social scientific research on this hugely important issue ever to be published. It presents an overview of key topics, problems, ideas, concepts and cases across seven thematic sections, which include chapters addressing: The history of doping in sport -- Philosophical approaches to understanding doping -- The development of anti-doping policy -- Studies of doping in seven major sports, including athletics, cycling, baseball and soccer -- In-depth analysis of four of the most prominent doping scandals in history, namely: Ben Johnson, institutionalized doping in the former GDR, the 1998 Tour de France and Lance Armstrong -- WADA and the national anti-doping organizations -- Key contemporary debates around strict liability, the criminalization of doping, and zero tolerance versus harm reduction -- Doping outside of elite sport, in gyms, the military and the police.
Routledge Handbook of Motor Control and Motor Learning
Call Number: UCF ARC General Collection -- BF295 .R68 2012
The Routledge Handbook of Motor Control and Motor Learning is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of neurophysiological, behavioural and biomechanical aspects of motor function. Adopting an integrative approach, it examines the full range of key topics in contemporary human movement studies, explaining motor behaviour in depth from the molecular level to behavioural consequences. The book contains contributions from many of the world's leading experts in motor control and motor learning, and is composed of five thematic parts: Theories and models -- Basic aspects of motor control and learning -- Motor control and learning in locomotion and posture -- Motor control and learning in voluntary actions -- Challenges in motor control and learning Mastering and improving motor control may be important in sports, but it becomes even more relevant in rehabilitation and clinical settings, where the prime aim is to regain motor function. Therefore the book addresses not only basic and theoretical aspects of motor control and learning but also applied areas like robotics, modelling and complex human movements. This book is both a definitive subject guide and an important contribution to the contemporary research agenda.
Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis
Call Number: UCF ARC General Collection -- GV706.4 .R69 2013
Sport performance analysis techniques help coaches, athletes and sport scientists develop an objective understanding of actual sport performance, as opposed to self-report, fitness tests or laboratory based experiments. For example, contemporary performance analysis enables elite sports people and coaches to obtain live feedback of match statistics and video sequences using flexible internet systems, systems that have become an indispensible tool for all those involved in high performance sport. The Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis is the most comprehensive guide to this exciting and dynamic branch of sport science ever to be published. The book explores performance analysis across the four main contexts in which it is commonly used: support for coaches and athletes; the media; judging sport contests, and academic research. It offers an up-to-date account of methodological advances in PA research, assesses the evidence underpinning contemporary theories of sport performance, and reviews developments in applied PA across a wide range of sports, from soccer to track and field athletics. Covering every important aspect of PA, including tactics, strategy, mechanical aspects of technique, physical aspects of performance such as work-rate, coach behaviour and referee behaviour, this is an essential reference for any serious student, researcher or practitioner working in sport performance analysis, sport coaching or high performance sport.
Sports Science Handbook: the essential guide to kinesiology, sport and exercise science
Call Number: UCF ARC General Collection -- GV558.J46 2005
"Exceptionally clear definitions of the many scientific and technical terms used in kinesiology and sports science are provided in this sports reference. Covering many subdisciplines that include biochemistry, biomechanics, functional anatomy, epidemiology, kinanthropometry, motor behavior, nutrition, psychology, physiology, and sociology, and with references to key books and journal articles, these volumes help to gain a clear overview of sports science."
Therapeutic Exercise: foundations and techniques
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection -- RM725 .K57 2018
Therapeutic exercise: foundational concepts -- Prevention, health and wellness -- Range of motion -- Stretching for impaired mobility -- Peripheral joint mobilization for impaired mobility -- Resistance exercise for impaired muscle performance -- Principles of aerobic exercise -- Exercise for impaired balance -- Aquatic exercise -- Soft tissue injury, repair, and management -- Joint, connective tissue, and bone disorders and management -- Surgical interventions and postoperative management -- Peripheral nerve disorders and management -- The spine: structure, function, and posture -- The spine: management guidelines -- The spine: exercise and manipulation interventions -- The shoulder and shoulder girdle -- The elbow and forearm complex -- The wrist and hand -- The hip -- The knee -- The ankle and foot -- Advanced functional training -- Exercise in the geriatric patient -- Obstetrics and pelvic floor -- Management of lymphatic disorders.
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The Art of Motivation for Team Sports
Call Number: UCF ARC General Collection -- GV706.4 .H554 2018
The challenge for today's modern coach is to push players without risking burnout, inspire them without bullying, and discipline players without constantly yelling. While no two coaches have the exact same approach to motivating their team, there are certain leadership skills coaches can develop to get the most out of their team, no matter the sport or the skill level. In The Art of Motivation for Team Sports: A Guide for Coaches, Jim Hinkson provides coaches with details and tips on how to motivate their team throughout the season. While most coaching books cover individual leadership or specific practice drills, this book focuses on how to motivate the entire team through setting goals, planning practices so as to keep players engaged and improving, pregame and postgame speeches, building quality relationships, and redefining success as more than just winning. In addition, this book includes team-building exercises and team behavior and value goals, stressing the importance that coaches not only create a successful team but also develop quality people who will excel outside the athletic arena.
Call Number: UCF MAIN General Collection -- GV711 .R46 2019
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For the last 25 years, a constraints-based framework has helped to inform the way that many sport scientists seek to understand performance, learning design and the development of expertise and talent in sport. The Constraints-Led Approach: Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design provides students and practitioners with the theoretical knowledge required to implement constraints-led approaches in their work. Seeking to bridge the divide between theory and practice, the book sets out an 'environment design framework', including practical tools and guidance for the application of the framework in coaching and skill acquisition settings. It includes chapters on constraints-led approaches in golf, athletics and hockey, and provides applied reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of motor learning, skill acquisition and developing sport expertise.
Principles of Biomechanics and Motion Analysis
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection -- QP303.G75 2006
Introduction to motion analysis -- Scalar quantities and vector quantities in mechanics and motion analysis -- Linear kinematics -- Equilibrium -- Dynamic I -- Dynamics II -- Angular kinematics -- Rotational dynamics -- Data filtering, smoothing, and trends -- Exploration of motion data using spreadsheets -- Balls in flight and fluid dynamics -- Gait analysis and biomechanics.
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