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Energy Systems

Energy Systems

Simply put, energy is the ability to do work, and this includes all human movement and activity. (And you will need a lot of it to get you through not only an obstacle course race but also the challenging training sessions leading up to your event.) Energy systems refer to the specific mechanisms in which energy is produced and used by your body. read more
Combining the Athlete and the Wheelchair

Combining the Athlete and the Wheelchair

The process of combining the athlete and the wheelchair into a sport system varies depending on the specific sport. However, some general principles can be applied with regard to fitting the wheelchair itself. Additionally, there are some specific performance considerations for racing wheelchairs and court chairs. read more
Early Childhood Program Standards and Learning Objectives

Early Childhood Program Standards and Learning Objectives

The development of early childhood physical education programs should be aligned with best practices in early childhood education and early childhood special education. Young children experiencing delays in their motor development should receive opportunities and instruction designed to parallel what their same-age peers receive but modified to address individual challenges. read more
Implications for teaching physical education to children with ASD

Implications for teaching physical education to children with ASD

The following section provides an overview of implications for teaching physical education to children with ASD - specifically, assessment, activity selection, and instructional and management techniques. read more
Specific Approaches for Physical Education and Sport

Specific Approaches for Physical Education and Sport

This section provides two examples of specific approaches used in physical education and sport for students with behavioral disorders. The humanistic orientation can be used with all students, including those who have milder forms of behavioral disorders; educators working with students who have mild and severe behavioral difficulties employ the behavioral approach. read more
Test Instruments Used in Adapted Physical Education

Test Instruments Used in Adapted Physical Education

Many published tests are available to physical educators. Most of these tests are standardized and tend to have established levels of validity and reliability, provide norm-referenced or criterion-referenced standards, and require controlled testing environments. read more
The story of Loretta Claiborne

The story of Loretta Claiborne

Loretta Claiborne was born with visual impairments, clubbed feet, and intellectual disabilities in the projects of York, Pennsylvania. After several surgeries to enable vision and correct her clubbed feet, she finally walked at the age of 4 and talked at the age of 7. read more
Career options for sport communication: Five segments

Career options for sport communication: Five segments

This chapter describes the five major career segments of sport communication (see figure 2.1): management, media, support services, entertainment, and other opportunities. Consider the Sport Communication at Work profile for this chapter: Where would Nguyen be classified? read more
New sport media: Interactivity and the internet

New sport media: Interactivity and the internet

The phrase "new sport media" incorporates two aspects: sport communication and new media. As discussed in chapter 4, sport communication is the process by which people in sport, in a sport setting, or through a sport endeavor share symbols as they create meaning through interaction. read more
Strategic sport communication model

Strategic sport communication model

All of the preceding pages in this chapter lead to the formulation of a unified and dynamic model of sport communication. A model can be defined as "a representation of a phenomenon" (Craig, 2013, pp. 46 - 47). read more
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