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KRS Faculty Member Publishes a Textbook

  • Author: Amy Fitzpatrick
  • Author: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
KRS Faculty Member Publishes a Textbook

BOWLING GREEN, KY—Dr. Scott Lyons, director of the School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport (KRS) at Western Kentucky University partnered with three colleagues, Dr. John Jackson of the University of Alabama, Dr. Willie Hey of the University of Louisiana-Monroe, and Mr. Peter Bannon, President of Sagamore Publishing,  to publish “Interactive Health and Fitness: A Practical Approach to Improving Wellness.”


“We wanted to write a textbook on fitness & wellness that was technologically cutting edge, yet written in an easy-to-read conversational tone while being as direct and to the point as possible,” stated Jackson.  “All the textbooks we have used in the past have had a lot of information that we felt simply wasn’t relevant, so we wanted to be as comprehensive as possible while eliminating the unnecessary information contained in most textbooks written for this class.”


This textbook provides the underlying theory, anatomy and physiology, and basic concepts that will allow students to make sound, well-informed decisions in areas which will impact their health both now and in the future. It also affords students with web-based resources designed to create a multidimensional learning experience.


Completing this textbook has been a long, arduous process, but also very rewarding,” said Lyons.  “We are very pleased with the final product, and we believe that it will be a valuable resource for instructors and students.”


The textbook was published by Sagamore Publishing and is available in both print and electronic text formats


For more information, please contact Amy Fitzpatrick at (270) 745-2710 or by email at amy.fitzpatrick@wku.edu.

About Western Kentucky University’s School of KRS: The vision of the School of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport is to offer premier academic programs and to be acknowledged for innovative teaching, research, and creative & professional service activities related to improving wellness and overall quality of life in a global society.  The School of KRS’s mission is to provide high quality educational experiences and engagement opportunities for future professionals seeking knowledge in disciplines related to human movement, leisure services, and sport management.

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