Physical Education

Human Kinetics is the authority on physical education and health, covering topics including school-wide and adapted physical activity, outdoor and adventure education and teaching dance, and general fitness education for life. Find our newest releases, popular titles, and a range of supporting resources below!

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Fitness for Life

Fitness for Life provides teachers and students with the most comprehensive and current evidence- and standards-based content available to help students to become physically literate and to be physically active throughout their lives.
The seventh edition of this Texty Award–winning text is based on established education theory and follows a pedagogically sound scope and sequence to enhance learning and help students take responsibility for their own activity, fitness, health, and wellness.
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The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education

With advice, tips, and success stories from top physical educators, The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education offers readers an inside look at how to motivate students while focusing on what teachers really need to know to succeed.
It delivers practical and essential information and guidance on the most relevant topics for today’s physical educators, including physical literacy, accountability, social justice, social-emotional learning, and trauma-informed practices. Everything a physical educator needs to know to succeed is found here, delivered in a straightforward and highly readable manner.
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Grassroots football: Insights from a volunteer football coach

In this post we speak to Tony Page, Volunteer Football Coach for Beckwithshaw Saints Junior Football Club. For the past 3 years Tony has coached the under 13 boys team, which Human Kinetics now proudly sponsor.
We wanted to catch up with Tony to find out more about his experiences and insights as a volunteer football coach.
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What is the LTAD model and should you be using it?

Long-term athlete development (LTAD) represents a big shift in the way sport is delivered. But what is it and should you be adopting it?
LTAD was created to improve the quality of sport and physical activity so that participants could realise their potential, whatever it may be. This article features the basics of the model, key factors and limitations. It has been adapted from Long-Term Athlete Development.
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Adapted Physical Activity

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Outdoor and Adventure Education

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