Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Third Edition, introduces readers to key concepts concerning the anatomical, mechanical, physiological, neural, and psychological bases of human movement. The text provides undergraduate students with a broad foundation for more detailed study of the subdisciplines of human movement and for cross-disciplinary studies. Readers will learn the multi-dimensional changes in movement and movement potential that occur throughout the life span as well as those changes that occur as adaptations to training, practice, and other lifestyle factors.
This third edition includes the latest research and improved presentation to address areas of growth and change in the fields of human movement. The following are important updates to this edition:
A new chapter on historical origins of human movement science provides students with an appreciation of the development of the field as well as its future directions.
Content regarding exercise physiology has been reorganized to provide more discrete coverage of key concepts in nutrition.
A new concluding section focuses on applications in the areas of prevention and management of chronic disease, prevention and management of injury, and performance enhancement in sport and the workplace, as well as the benefits of sport and exercise science to work, sport, and everyday living.
Ancillary materials support instructors in teaching across disciplines as they assist students in understanding the breadth of content in this comprehensive text.
Part I: Introduction to Human Movement Studies
Chapter 1. Human Movement Studies as a Discipline and a Profession
Chapter 2. Historical Origins of the Academic Study of Human Movement
Part II: Anatomical Bases of Human Movement: Functional Anatomy
Chapter 3. Basic Concepts of the Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 4. Basic Concepts of Anthropometry
Chapter 5. Musculoskeletal Changes Across the Life Span
Chapter 6. Musculoskeletal Adaptations to Training
Part III: Mechanical Bases of Human Movement: Biomechanics
Chapter 7. Basic Concepts of Kinematics and Kinetics
Chapter 8. Basic Concepts of Energetics
Chapter 9. Biomechanics Across the Life Span
Chapter 10. Biomechanical Adaptations to Training
Part IV: Physiological Bases of Human Movement: Exercise Physiology
Chapter 11. Basic Concepts of Exercise Metabolism
Chapter 12. Basic Concepts of Nutrition and Exercise
Chapter 13. Physiological Capacity Across the Life Span
Chapter 14. Physiological Adaptations to Training
Part V: Neural Bases of Human Movement: Motor Control
Chapter 15. Basic Concepts of Motor Control: Neuroscience Perspectives
Chapter 16. Basic Concepts of Motor Control: Cognitive Science Perspectives
Chapter 17. Motor Control Changes Throughout the Life Span
Chapter 18. Motor Control Adaptations to Training
Part VI: Psychological Bases of Human Movement: Sport and Exercise Psychology
Chapter 19. Basic Concepts in Sport Psychology
Chapter 20. Basic Concepts in Exercise Psychology
Chapter 21. Physical Activity and Psychological Factors Across the Life Span
Chapter 22. Psychological Adaptations to Training
Part VII: Multi- and Cross-Disciplinary Applications to Human Movement Science
Chapter 23. Applications to Health in Chronic-Disease Prevention and Management
Chapter 24. Applications to Health in Injury Prevention and Management
Chapter 25. Applications to Performance Enhancement in Sport and the Workplace
Bruce Abernethy, PhD, is professor of human movement science in the School of Human Movement Studies and deputy executive dean and associate dean (research) in the faculty of health sciences at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He also holds a visiting professor appointment at the University of Hong Kong, where he was previously the inaugural chair professor and director of the Institute of Human Performance. He is also coeditor of Creative Side of Experimentation.
Stephanie J. Hanrahan, PhD, is a registered sport psychologist and an associate professor in the Schools of Human Movement Studies and Psychology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Hanrahan has over 20 years of experience in teaching human movement studies at the undergraduate level. She is a recipient of the University of Queensland's Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to being part of the author team for the first two editions of Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Hanrahan has authored or edited nine other books.
Hanrahan is a fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation and a fellow of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, for which she is chair of the organization’s International Relations Division. Hanrahan serves on the national executive committee of the College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists in the Australian Psychological Society.
Vaughan Kippers, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland. He coordinates anatomy courses for students enrolled in medicine, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy programs. His major research involves the use of electromyography, in which the electrical signals produced by muscles as they contract are analyzed to determine muscular control of human movement.
Kippers is a fellow of the International Association of Medical Science Educators and is on the board of directors of that association. He is also secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists.
Marcus G. Pandy, PhD, is a professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering in the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. Pandy earned his PhD in mechanical engineering at Ohio State University in Columbus and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in mechanical engineering at Stanford University. Before joining the University of Melbourne, he held the Joe J. King professorship in engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
Ali McManus, PhD, is an associate professor and assistant director of the Institute of Human Performance at the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on the role exercise and free-living physical activity play in the health and well-being of children, the development of population measures of obesity and its associated health risks, and the provision of a more comprehensive understanding of the complex metabolic bases of exercise and physical activity in obese children.
Laurel T. Mackinnon, PhD, is a science writer and editor based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She is also a former associate professor and now adjunct associate professor in the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Mackinnon conducted research on the immune response to exercise in the 1980s and 1990s and is internationally recognized for her work on overtraining and immune function in athletes. She is the author of 6 books and 12 book chapters, including Exercise and Immunology (Human Kinetics, 1992), the first book to explore the intriguing relationship between exercise and immune response. She has published over 65 peer-reviewed articles in international journals.