The Management of Fitness, Physical Activity, Recreation, and Sport

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ISBN/ISSN:978-1-57167-692-4
Copyright:2012
Pages:600
Dimensions:7 x 10
Format:Paperback
Supplements:Yes
Author(s): Thomas H. Sawyer
Lawrence W. Judge
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The Management of Fitness, Physical Activity, Recreation, and Sport is tailored for the needs of future sport and recreational sport professionals who will be involved in managing professional sport, recreation, and sport facilities, campus recreation programs, community-based sport programs, sport clubs, health and fitness clubs, aquatic facilities, and nonprofit youth agency sport programs. It not only introduces the students to a variety of management, marketing, financial, and legal concepts related to fitness, physical activity, recreation, and sport, it also shows students HOW to apply the concepts in real-life situations.

About the Author(s)

Thomas H. Sawyer

Thomas H. Sawyer, Ed.D., is a NAS Fellow and professor of physical education and recreation and sport management at Indiana State University. Dr. Sawyer has over 40 years' experience in higher education. He began as an instructor of health and physical education, has been a director of recreational sports, department head, department chair, associate athletic director, director of articulation and transfer, director of the college prison education programs, executive director of regional education centers, and an interim dean of continuing education and is ending his career, by choice, as a full professor teaching sport management theory to undergraduate and graduate students. He has written over 175 peer-reviewed articles for notable professional journals, made over 250 state, regional, national, and international presentations, and written 12 professional books and over 45 chapters. Dr. Sawyer has been selected to receive Indiana State University’s three most distinguished awards given to faculty—the Caleb Mills Distinguished Teaching Award (1995), Distinguished Service Award (1997), and the Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research and Creativity Award (2010). He also was awarded the NASPE and Indiana AHPERD Sport Management Professional Award (2008). Finally, he has served as a state president (Indiana), district vice president (Midwest), national association president (AAALF), chaired numerous committees, editor of the Indiana AHPERD journal, and chaired the JOPERD Editorial and Policy Boards. He has been a member of AAHPERD since 1966.

Lawrence W. Judge

Larry W. Judge received a B.A. in Political Science from Indiana State University, a M.P.A. in Public Administration from Indiana State University, an M.S. in Physical Education from Indiana State University, and a Ph.D. in Education Administration from Indiana State University. Dr. Judge currently is an Assistant Professor of Physical Education at Ball Sate University, IN. His research interest include fair play in sport, facility design, and performance enhancement of athletes.