As the world’s preeminent publisher of sport and fitness titles, the Consumer Division at Human Kinetics sets the pace for providing the most comprehensive, informative, and useful material across a broad spectrum of topics. Millions of people—including elite athletes, college coaches, beginning exercisers, youth coaches, and older adults—turn to books and DVDs produced by the division to gain more knowledge, skill, and enjoyment through physical activity.
With new releases and a backlist of over 500 titles, the division continues to evolve, both in the subjects we cover and the formats in which we publish. Standouts such as the Complete Conditioning series and Basketball Skills & Drills integrate book and DVD content for an unparalleled instructional experience. The high-quality illustrations of our best-selling Anatomy series have provided a new perspective on exercise and conditioning that has resonated with over a million consumers worldwide. And there is more on the way.
The division will be expanding its relationships with other leading sport organizations as it has done with the American Football Coaches Association, the National Basketball Conditioning Coaches Association, the American Volleyball Coaches Association, and the United States Tennis Association, as well as with legendary athletes and coaches such as John Wooden, Janet Evans, Cal and Bill Ripken, and Pete Newell.
With highly qualified acquisitions editors, a secure presence on book retailers’ shelves, and multichanneled national and international sales outlets, the Consumer Division is well prepared for considerable continued growth.
Trade Best Sellers
- Strength Training Anatomy 2E, Frederic Delavier
- Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff
- Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook 4E, Nancy Clark
- Stretching Anatomy, Arnold G. Nelson and Jouko Kokkonen
- Training for Speed, Agility, and Quickness 2E, Lee Brown and Vance Ferrigno
- In Pursuit of Excellence 4E, Terry Orlick, PhD
- Baseball Skills & Drills, American Baseball Coaches Association
- Daniels’ Running Formula 2E, Jack Daniels
- Winning Wrestling Moves, Mark Mysnyk, Barry Davis and Brooks Simpson
- Football Coaching Strategies, American Football Coaches Association
- Complete Conditioning for Swimming, Dave Salo and Scott Riewald
- Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Basketball, Keith Miniscalco and Greg Kot
Trade Best-Selling Series
Team and Individual Competitive Sports
Primary Sports: Baseball, basketball, bowling, coaching, cycling, football, golf, ice hockey, martial arts, multisport (triathlon/duathlon), running, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling
Additional Sports: Archery, Australian football, badminton, cricket, diving, extreme sports, field hockey, figure skating, gymnastics, handball, in-line skating, ice skating, lacrosse, netball, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, squash, table tennis, team handball
Cross-training, drugs and ergogenic aids, mental training, plyometrics, speed training, sports medicine
Fitness, Health, and Exercise
Aerobics, aquatics, age-related issues, flexibility, massage, nutrition and weight control, strength training, bodybuilding, walking
Outdoor Sports and Activities
Camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking and backpacking, kayaking, mountain biking, orienteering, rock climbing, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, nordic skiing, shooting sports, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sailing, scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing
Dance, recreational games, sports and conditioning for special populations, sports reference books, historical works and biographies, social issues in sports