1. Physiology
    Exercise Physiology
    • is the study of how the human body functions
    • is the study of the acute and chronic responses of the body to movement
  2. Biomechanics
    Biomechanics of PA or Human Movement Biomechanics
    • is the application of the mechanical laws of physics and engineering to the motion, structure, and functioning of all living systems
    • is the study of the structure and functions of human beings using the principles and methods of mechanics of physics and engineering
  3. Sport/Exercise Psychology
    • focuses on the mental processes of humans as they engage in PA
    • is the study of affect (emotions), behavior (actions), and cognition (thoughts) related to PA participation
  4. Motor Behavior
    • focuses on how skills are learned and controlled and how movement changes from birth through the end of life
    • Scholars of motor behavior use this knowledge to assist people as they practice and experience PA
  5. Sport Sociology
    • is a set of intellectual tools that one may develop in order to look at human PA as more than physical but it is cultural as well
    • a process of intellectually unpacking patterns, beliefs, values, and power relations will reveal human physical activity as a crucial organizing component of all social systems
    • focuses on the shared beliefs and social practices that constitute specific forms of PA
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