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Sport and Physical Activity

The Role of Health Promotion

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Red Globe Press

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20 July 2007

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This authoritative introduction to physical activity applies the main theories, models and approaches in health promotion to the field of sport and exercise. It draws together the disciplines of psychology, sociology,...

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This authoritative introduction to physical activity applies the main theories, models and approaches in health promotion to the field of sport and exercise. It draws together the disciplines of psychology, sociology, physiology and social policy to look at issues affecting the health of individuals, of communities and of society as a whole.

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Provides an insight into the scope of health promotion within sport and physical activity
Contains contributions from a wide range of wellknown international authors
Covers health promotion theory and practice at different levels (from individual to community and society)

PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PROMOTION, AND SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Definitions, Values, Models and Approaches in Health Promotion; B.L.Griffin & D.F.Seedhouse
Definitions, Models and Development Issues in Sport; Z.Pawlaczek
Planning and Project Management; B.L.Griffin & A.Learmonth
Research and Evaluation; B.L.Griffin & A.Learmonth
PART 2: HEALTH OF THE INDIVIDUAL
Health Benefits of Physical Activity Across the Lifespan; D.Blackwell
Drug Use in Sport; A.McInnes, R.Heron & M.Harrison
Culture, Lifestyle and Identity: Constructing the Health You; N.Watson
Health Promotion and Health Lifestyles: Motivating Individuals to Become Physically Active; I.Soos, J. Liukkonnen & R.W.Thomson
Psychology and Home Exercise Prescription; S.Darkings & A.Charnock
PART 3: HEALTH OF COMMUNITIES
Physical Activity Across the Lifespan: Establishing Community Based Classes for the Older Person; L.Hughes
How Understanding Community Development Will Help Your Career; M.Burns & B.L.Griffin
From 'Personal Exercise on Prescription' to 'HELP': Evolution of An Exercise Referral System; G.Goodson & S.Collins
Ethnicity and Health Promotion; R.W.Thomson & I.Soos
Gender and Sport: Promoting
Preventing Health in our Schools; K.M.Russell
Disability, Sport and Exercise; H.Fitzgerald & D.Bass
PART 4: HEALTH OF SOCIETY
Social Inequalities, Social Exclusion and Health; J.Merchant
Getting Evidence About Physical Activity into Practice: Inequalities in Health and Their Reduction; M.P. Kelly & H.Crombie
Global Health Promotion: Issues, Principles and Practice; C.Llewellyn
Australian Government Policy on Sport and Health Promotion: A Look at 'Active Australia'; T.D.Brown.

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JACQUELINE MERCHANT is Senior Lecturer in Health, teaching in the area of Sociology of Health at the University of Sunderland, UK. Previously she worked in health promotion as a research and evaluation officer after completing her MSc in Health Promotion and Health Education at the University of Edinburgh. Her teaching and research interests include women and mental health, reproductive health and young people and drug use, and she currently runs a Diploma in Drug and Alcohol Studies at Sunderland.

BARBARA L. GRIFFIN is Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion at the University of Sunderland, UK. Her doctoral work focused on the performance of medical power in videotapes for health. She is a member of the University...

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JACQUELINE MERCHANT is Senior Lecturer in Health, teaching in the area of Sociology of Health at the University of Sunderland, UK. Previously she worked in health promotion as a research and evaluation officer after completing her MSc in Health Promotion and Health Education at the University of Edinburgh. Her teaching and research interests include women and mental health, reproductive health and young people and drug use, and she currently runs a Diploma in Drug and Alcohol Studies at Sunderland.

BARBARA L. GRIFFIN is Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion at the University of Sunderland, UK. Her doctoral work focused on the performance of medical power in videotapes for health. She is a member of the University of Sunderland Primary and Community Care research group with an interest in videotapes for health, and new media in health promotion. She has published work in evaluation of health promotion projects.

ANNE CHARNOCK has taught in the field of health and psychology for the past 15 years and is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland, UK. Her PhD investigated 'How women with breast cancer perceive their psychological needs during the diagnostic and early treatment stage for breast cancer'. Anne's first degree is in Psychology and her MSc is in Health and Social Research. She is a member of the University of Sunderland Primary and Community Care research group with an interest in grounded theory.

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