Communication for Kinesiology
A Practical Guide
By Jason Holt
Assuming a contextual approach to communication, the text focuses on formal writing and presentations in scholarly and professional settings. The author provides a wealth of pedagogical features including chapter overviews outlining the topics to be discussed, brief recap lists at the end of each chapter, examples, definitions, tips, and techniques, as well as an end-of-text glossary. Structured with both instructors and students in mind, the modular chapters allow for fluid and flexible application and contain practical and theoretically grounded advice to encourage students to hone their writing and presentation skills by changing how they think about the process and engaging with the rules and conventions of the field.
Written to address the needs of undergraduate kinesiology students in North America, Communication for Kinesiology is an invaluable introductory resource for the classroom and beyond.
- comprises modular chapters that allow for fluid and flexible application tailored to the needs of the classroom
- accessible and engaging for students new to expressing themselves in academic settings
- offers advice that is contextualized to make sense of scholarly conventions and techniques within the field
“This is truly a practical guide to good communication. The author, rather than having a didactic approach, chooses to highlight certain issues that arise in writing and address those issues in a less formal but informative way. The major strengths of this book are the author’s unique writing style, the book’s readability, and its focus on kinesiology and sports. For kinesiology students, it is the practice of communication that is essential, and this book will appeal to them.”
—Milly Ryan-Harshman, Associate Teaching Professor, Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University
“A valuable resource for kinesiology students. Required reading for those who want to achieve success in their written assignments and class presentations.”
—Alison Pritchard Orr, Associate Professor, Kinesiology, University of the Fraser Valley
“This book is an important resource for kinesiology students and faculty. It provides disciplinary-relevant examples in addition to the theory and practice of effective communication. Cultivating effective communication skills is an essential component of higher education, and Jason Holt’s book offers that opportunity.”
—Gabriela Tymowski-Gionet, Associate Professor, Kinesiology, University of New Brunswick