ERIC Number: ED320870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Fitness in Special Populations.
Shephard, Roy J.
This book examines fitness research among special populations, including research on fitness assessment, programming, and performance for persons with various forms of physical disabilities. The book covers such topics as diseases that complicate life in a wheelchair, disability classifications, physiological responses to training, positive psychological aspects of sport, and criteria and goals for effective fitness programs as they relate to persons with disabilities. The book includes a comprehensive bibliography for access to recent literature, a glossary for simplifying various medical terms, a summary of key ideas and practical applications at the end of each chapter, and over 1,000 references. (JD)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Congenital Impairments, Disabilities, Exercise Physiology, Health Promotion, Mental Retardation, Physical Fitness, Rehabilitation, Self Actualization, Special Education
Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc., Dept. 514, Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61825-5076 ($39.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A