Qualitative research is increasingly more common in the health professions, but most general research texts are limited in their discussion of the guiding principles of qualitative research. As a result, it is difficult for students and practitioners in the fields of athletic training, physical education, fitness and health to identify and apply the concepts involved in this method of research. Qualitative Research in Physical Activity and the Health Professions overcomes any confusion or misunderstanding about this type of research. The text clearly explains the underlying principles of qualitative inquiry, making it easy for students and practitioners to understand how to design, conduct and evaluate qualitative research studies. Price: £26.50 I €29.20 Read More
After almost twelve months of design, development and testing the new Human Kinetics website has at last gone live. Anyone who has ever been involved in the production of website will know only too well that agreeing on the content and layout is just the start. The amount of fine tuning necessary to weed out all the bugs and glitches is almost beyond belief, but all the hard work and sleepless nights endured by the Human Kinetics ‘IT Crowd’ has really paid dividends. We now have a website that is more comprehensive, attractive and easier to navigate than ever before. It contains details and links to our facebook page, video downloads, new blog, authors’ podcasts, book extracts and many other features that I’m sure you will find of great interest. The only way to appreciate fully the range of new features is to visit the site which I hope you will do on a regular basis and you can start by clicking here
New guidelines for the care of youth athletes who sustain concussions are causing controversy among brain-injury experts, reigniting the debate over whether strict rules regarding concussions can actually leave athletes at greater risk for injury.
Association for Physical Education National Conference 2009 24th – 26th June 2009 Four Pillars Cotswold Water Park Hotel South Cerney, Gloucestershire, GL7 5FP The conference attracts over 350 delegates nationally; these comprise of PESS professionals including Local Authority PE Advisers, Lecturers, Consultants, Partnership Development Managers, Directors in Sports Colleges, School Sport Co-ordinators, Teachers, Coaches and Adults Supporting Learners. The conference is supported by key partners including Government agencies such as DCSF and offers excellent opportunities to network and share best practice. Get more information
The annual conference brings together academic, education and practitioner experts in this field, from both the UK and overseas, to share knowledge, exchange ideas and encourage the spread of evidenced and innovative practice in the sport and exercise sciences.
One of the most challenging tasks for the sports medicine clinician is rehabilitating an injured athlete for a successful return to competition.
The federations of the seven sports in the frame for inclusion in the 2016 Olympics have made their presentations to the International Olympic Committee.
Saturday 13th June saw the publication of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list containing names of the good and great who have recived honours in recognition of their efforts for Queen and country.