Praeger Handbook of Sports Medicine and Athlete Health
[Three Volumes]
by Claude T. Moorman, III, MD, Donald T. Kirkendall, PhD, and Ruben J. Echemendia, PhD, Editors
November 2010, 915pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
3 volumes, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-0-313-35640-7
$179, £138, 156€, A246
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America has been called a sports-crazed nation, and not just due to the millions of spectators. We are also a nation of active sports enthusiasts, and our sports-related injuries—physical and psychological—prove it. The good news is that most sports injuries can be treated with the expectation of a full return to play; the better news is that many can be prevented.

This comprehensive set covers every aspect of sports medicine, from how to play healthy to how to pursue a career in this varied field.

The groundbreaking, three-volume Praeger Handbook of Sports Medicine and Athlete Health introduces readers to sports medicine and explains what we can do to prevent or recover from sports injuries—of body or mind. The astoundingly comprehensive set is chock full of everything anyone would want to know about the subject, from how to pursue a career in sports medicine to how to understand, treat, and avoid various injuries and psychological problems that may arise from participation.

Volume 1, Sports Medicine History, Careers offers personal descriptions of the career path of professionals in sports medicine, covering virtually all of the numerous specialties. Volume 2, Athlete Health, Injuries, and Prevention is focused around specific injury locations with accessibly written descriptions of the anatomical location, how injuries happen, and how the injury is treated. Volume 3, Athlete Mental Health serves as a broad survey and discussion of everything from teamwork to performance anxiety, body-image distortion, family pressures, and issues associated with aging.


  • Includes a glossary of sports medicine terms and abbreviations
  • Provides appendices on choosing a college, graduate program, or professional school, sports medicine programs, and sports medicine associations
Claude T. Moorman, III, MD, is the director of sports medicine at Duke University, Durham, NC, where he played football as a college student. Prior to returning to Duke, Dr. Moorman was at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he was the team physician for the Baltimore Ravens when they won Super Bowl XXXV in 2001. Dr. Moorman is also head team physician for Duke Athletics and professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Duke University Medical Center, as well as in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of North Carolina. Moorman has served as chairman of the board of directors for the Durham Eagles Pop Warner football. He has served as team physician for the New York Giants, Durham Bulls, Baltimore Ravens, Durham-based Riverside and Jordan High Schools, and the New York City Public Schools Athletic League. He has been a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Keller Army Community Hospital at West Point, Northwestern University School of Medicine, the University of Athens School of Medicine, and others.

Donald T. Kirkendall, PhD, is an exercise physiologist who has held academic and clinical appointments throughout his career. Kirkendall has edited seven books on sports medicine and soccer and is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Ruben J. Echemendia, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in the private practice of clinical neuropsychology in State College, PA. Echemendia was clinical associate professor of psychology and director of the psychological clinic at The Pennsylvania State University, is a past president of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, is director of the National Hockey League's Neuropsychological Testing Program, and consults with the U.S. Soccer Federation, USA Lacrosse, and several high schools and colleges about concussion injury. He is also a fellow of the American Psychological Association, National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.


"This comprehensive three-volume reference set features 50 chapters contributed by 80 expert and experienced faculty researchers and practitioners who offer overviews of the fields of kinesiology and exercise physiology, athletic training, coaching, biomechanics, fitness training, sports journalism, worksite health promotion, sports psychology, medicine and the law, sports nutrition, orthopedic surgery, and physical therapy. . . . Summing up: Highly recommended."—Choice, August 1, 2011
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