ERIC Number: ED316536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Mature Stuff. Physical Activity for the Older Adult.
Leslie, David K., Ed.
This book on physical education for the older adult is divided into three parts. The first part contains a chapter that introduces the reader to the topic of aging in American society and ties that topic to the interests of health professionals. Chapters 2 through 6 address the foundation areas of health, physical education, recreation and dance from the perspective of aging and include chapters that focus on the subdisciplines of biomechanics, exercise physiology, health, motor learning, and measurement. The second part of the book addresses aging from a programmatic perspective and includes chapters on the learning environment, programming, handicapping conditions and programming adjustments, and leisure activities. The third part of the book addresses program content and includes chapters on chair and standing exercises and their selection, aquatic exercises, and dance. (JD)
Descriptors: Biomechanics, Disabilities, Exercise Physiology, Individual Characteristics, Older Adults, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Physical Health, Program Development
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA.