Kraemer Publishes New Text Book on Exercise Physiology

William J. Kraemer, Ph.D., a professor of kinesiology in the Neag School of Education, is releasing a new textbook book this month called Exercise Physiology: Integrating Theory and Application. The book aims to engage the undergraduate student’s interest in exercise physiology while relating concepts to practical job results. It also is the first book in exercise physiology to teach undergraduate students about the research process and how to evaluate information in this new age of evidence based practice.

The textbook is co-written by Steven J. Fleck, Ph.D. and chair of the sport science department at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and Michael R. Deschenes of William & Mary, who earned his master’s and Ph.D. at UConn and is a past winner of Neag’s Outstanding Kinesiology Professional and Outstanding Alumni Professional awards and is a professor and chair in kinesiology at the College of William and Mary.

Publishers say, “unlike other textbooks in the field, Kraemer, Fleck and Deschenes provide a publication that engages students with how the body works and responds to exercise, how to improve overall performance, as well as the vital health benefits of physical activity during the life span and for special physical conditions.” ”Writing a textbook for undergraduates is the most challenging task as one has to catch their interest and carefully choose the scope of understanding needed for the student. I think this book allows students to see how knowledge in exercise physiology is used in the many professional scenarios and how research is important in one’s professional practice,” says Kraemer

Exercise Physiology: Integrating Theory and Application contains instructional features and applications that facilitate student learning, while applying material to the environment and challenges students may face as young professionals.

The textbook is tailored for undergraduate courses in exercise science but can be adapted to other subject matter in which the information is important for professional preparation by students.

Kraemer has written or co-written three other book with multiple editions on resistance training and has edited one book on exercise endocrinology during his career. He has also authored and coauthored over 380 peer reviewed scientific publications in his field of exercise physiology. He also holds an appointment as a full professor in the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, along with an appointment as a professor of medicine at the UCONN Health Center/School of Medicine with the Center on Aging.

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