Intro to Sport and Exercise-UCF

Exercise Physiology
study of the effects of various physical demands, particularly exercise on the structure and function of the body.
Sports medicine
Concerned with the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries
Sports biomechanics
Applies methods of physics and mechanics to the study of human motion and the motion of sports
Sport philosophy
Encompasses the study of the nature of reality, the structure of knowledge in sport, ethical, moral questions, and the aesthetics of movement.
Sport History
Critical examinations of the past, with a focus on events, people, and trends that influenced the development and direction of the field
Sport and exercise psychology
uses principles and scientific methods from psychology to study human behavior in sport
Motor development
Studies the factors that influence the development of abilities essential to movement
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
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
Sport pedagogy
study of teaching and learning in school and nonschool settings
Adapted physical activity
concerned with the preparation of teachers and sports leaders to provide programs and services for individuals with disabilites
Sports management
encompasses many managerial aspects of sport including personnel management, budgeting, facility management, and programming
Metaphysics
addresses the ultimate nature of reality; what is real and exists
epistemology
Examines the nature of knowledge
Logic
Focuses on the examination of ideas in an orderly and systematic way and how ideas relate to each other
Axiology
Examines the nature of values
Ethics
Concerned with issues of right and wrong, responsibility, and standards of conduct
Aesthetics
studies the nature of beauty and art
idealism
The mind interprets events and creates reality; values and ideals are absolute and universally shared
Realism
The physical world is the real world and it is governed by nature: science reveals the truth
Pragmatism
Reality is determined by an individuals life experiences; the individual learns the truth through experiences
Naturalism
Reality and life are governed by the laws of nature: the individual is more important than society
Existentialism
Reality is determined by an individual’s experiences
Humanism
Emphasizes the development of the full potential of each individual