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Intro to Sports and Exercise Science Midterm

Exercise Science Scientific analysis of exercise or physical activity, specifically how people’s movements develop and change across their lifespan and further expand their understanding of how people learn motor skills
Exercise Physiology study of the effects of various physical demands, particularly exercise, on the structure and function of the body. Subdiscipline
Sports Medicine concerned with the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries. Subdiscipline
Sport Biomechanics applies the methods of physics and mechanics to the study of human motion and the motion of sport objects. Subdiscipline
Sport Philosophy Encompasses the study of the nature of reality, the structure of knowledge in sport, ethical and moral questions, and the aesthetics of movement. Subdiscipline
Sport History critical examination of the past, with a focus on events, people, and trends that influenced the development and direction of the field. Subdiscipline
Sport and Exercise Psychology uses principles and scientific methods from psychology to study human behavior in sport. Subdiscipline
Motor Development studies the factors that influence the development of abilities essential to movement. Subdiscipline
Motor Learning study of changes in motor behavior that are primarily the result of practice and experience, specifically the effect of content, frequency, and timing of feedback on skill learning. Subdiscipline
Sport Sociology study of the role of sport in society, its impact on participants in sport, and the relationship between sport and other societal institutions. Subdiscipline
Sport Pedagogy study of teaching and learning in school and nonschool settings. Subdiscipline
Adapted Physical Activity concerned with the preparation of teachers and sport leaders to provide programs and services for individuals with disabilities. Subdiscipline
Sport Management encompasses the many managerial aspects of sport including personnel management, budgeting, facility management, and programming. Subdiscipline
Health Concerns itself with the total well-being of the individual, encompassing physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual health. Allied field
Recreation & Leisure Self-chosen activities that provide a means of revitalizing and refreshing one’s body and spirit. Allied field
Dance A physical activity and performing art that gives participants, of all ages, an opportunity for aesthetic expression through movement. Allied field
Philosophy The pursuit of truth through the systematic investigation of reality, knowledge, meanings and values. “the love of wisdom”
Metaphysics Addresses the ultimate nature of reality; what is real and exists. Branch of philosophy
Epistemology Examines the nature and acquisition of knowledge. Branch of philosophy
Logic Focuses on the examination of ideas in an orderly and systematic way and how ideas relate to each other. Branch of philosophy
Axiology Examines society’s aims and values. Branch of philosophy
Ethics Concerned with issues of right and wrong, responsibility, and standards of conduct. Branch of philosophy
Aesthetics Studies the nature of beauty and art. Branch of philosophy
Idealism The mind interprets events and creates reality; values and ideals are absolute and universally shared. Emphasis on character development, using reason, and importance of values; i.e. youth sports coach and fitness leader. Major philosophy
Realism The physical world is the real world, governed by the laws of nature; truth revealed by science. Emphasis on a person’s total development, physical activity plays a major role; i.e. coaches. Major philosophy
Pragmatism Individual’s life experiences define truth; what works for you, now. Emphasis on social responsibility, problem-solving, individuals’ needs and interests, development of individuals’ social skills, and cooperation; i.e. rec director. Major philosophy
Naturalism Reality and life are governed by the laws of nature: the individual is more important than society. Emphasis on self direction, individualized learning and competition against oneself; i.e. physical educators. Major philosophy
Existentialism Reality is determined by an individual’s experiences. Emphasis on creativity, individuality, self-responsibility and self-awareness; i.e. sports psychologist. Major philosophy
Humanism Humans are most important. Emphasis on personal growth, self-actualization and the development of values; considers individual’s feelings, needs, goals, capabilities and limitations. Major philosophy
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