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Studying sport in society: How to build excitement in your classroom
Ronald B. Woods, PhD, is an award-winning performance coach with Human Performance Institute and an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa and the University of South Florida. He received his PhD from Temple University. He has 40 years of experience as a teacher, coach, and administrator of sports. Previously, he spent 20 years with the United States Tennis Association. He was named the first director of player development of a program that assisted in the development of top junior players into touring professional players-including Pete Sampras, Venus and Serena Williams, and Jennifer Capriati. In 1996, the International Tennis Hall of Fame awarded him the Educational Merit Award. He was honored by the United States Professional Tennis Association as National Coach of the Year in 1982 and named a Master Professional in 1984. He is a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Dance and was a member of the U.S. Olympic Coaching Committee for eight years.
Even though sociology of sport courses are often required for students in kinesiology and sport management programs, many students may not understand how studying social issues will help them better relate sport to their lives and future careers. Presented by author Ronald Woods, “Studying sport in society: How to build excitement in your classroom using Social Issues in Sport,” guides instructors through the second edition of his book, Social Issues in Sport. By looking at the features of the text, demonstrating how to incorporate chapter topics into lectures, and relating recent events to lessons in the book, Dr. Woods helps you plan your courses and stimulate interest from your students.