Adopting a textbook


Human Kinetics publishes an array of educational resources that meet the needs of coaches, physical education programs, and higher education professors. E-inspection copies are provided free of charge to qualified faculty who are considering the book as a required course textbook. If you are planning to use it for personal/reference use, we do ask that it be purchased.

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Adopting a textbook

Adopting a textbook is easy! CHOOSE IT. REVIEW IT. ADOPT IT.


Browse by subject, browse by sport, or contact us to find textbooks of interest for your course.


The best way to decide on a textbook is to see it for yourself! We offer free electronic inspection copies to qualified faculty allowing you to make the best choice for your students. To request an e-inspection copy simply complete the inspection copy request form.


Ancillary materials accompany many Human Kinetics textbooks and are available free to instructors who adopt the book for their course. Complete our ancillary request form to request access to ancillary materials for your adopted text. Read more about ancillary materials below.

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Please help us to make sure students can buy the textbooks they need to succeed on your course. Please provide your campus or local bookstore with the textbook(s) title and ISBN for your course.

Ancillary materials

Did you know most of our textbooks come with ancillaries? These instructor resources are free to course adopters and granted by your sales representative. You can create a well-organised syllabus using the tools from our ancillaries and test your students understanding by building quizzes from test packages using sample exercises.

Human Kinetics is pleased to introduce HKPropel, a new ancillary delivery and learning platform! The new platform offers the same ancillary components we currently produce but is more modern and will help us offer additional new ancillary tools, such as free eBooks for instructors. Find out more!

What do you get as an instructor? *

Instructors gain access to the digital version of the text, and can add highlighting, annotations, and bookmarks.

Test package
The test package provides you with a wide range of questions designed to assess student understanding of the key concepts in the book.

Chapter quizzes
The ready-made chapter quizzes allow you to check students’ understanding of the most important chapter concepts..

Instructor guide
This guide offers tools to help you successfully deliver the course and often emphasizes areas that students may find difficult to understand.

Presentation package
These ready-made presentations for every chapter of the book feature slides highlighting the key concepts, including images and video clips.

Image bank
Usually includes all or most of the figures, content photos, tables, and diagrams contained in the text, sorted by chapter.

Instructor videos
Some texts have accompanying content-specific video clips organized by chapter for easy access.

* Please note that the number and type of ancillary materials vary by title

And for students

Web study guide / web resource
Instructors have access to all student resources that come with new texts and ebooks. Resources are uniquely created for each product and include tools that directly aid in learning experience for each text’s content.

Find out more!

Do you still have questions? Contact us directly to get your questions answered and start the review process.