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Divisions

Human Kinetics publishes products and programs under three divisions: Academic, Journals, and Trade and Professional.

ACADEMIC DIVISION

The Academic Division publishes resources for instructors, students, administrators, and scholars in preK-12 and higher education settings, as well as professionals who work in all aspects of physical activity and sport. Our resources include textbooks, reference books, ebooks, ancillaries (such as instructor guides, test banks, and student resources), video, continuing education courses, interactive web textbooks, and more. Our acquisitions editors are experts in their subject areas and love to work with authors and editors to create high-quality products that serve the needs of our varied audiences.

Division products cover a wide range of subject areas related to physical activity and sport. You’ll find resources for kinesiology, psychology, motor behaviour, biomechanics, nutrition, physical education, health education, athletic training, physical therapy, massage therapy, sport history and sociology, dance, recreation and leisure, sport management, sport business, research methods, and more. Please use the “Browse by Subject” option at the top of our website to explore our collections in these and other areas.

If you’re interested in submitting an inquiry or a proposal to the Academic Division, please see our Author Centre for details.

JOURNALS DIVISION

Our Journals Division publishes a portfolio of scholarly journals centred on health, sport, kinesiology, and physical activity, with quality, cutting-edge research for use by scholars, researchers, professors, teachers, practitioners, healthcare professionals, coaches, fitness enthusiasts, and many others. The articles within the journals, under the leadership of widely recognized and respected editors, undergo rigorous peer review.

Our journal content is hosted on Human Kinetics Journals, our journal content platform, where you can browse by keyword, title, author, DOI, publication, and more. Institutional subscriptions, offered with perpetual access, are available in online-only and print-only formats or bundled online+print formats. Individual subscriptions are available in online-only or bundled online+print formats.

The journal portfolio covers a wide-ranging spectrum of research: sport and exercise science and psychologykinesiologysport management and businessphysical education and coachingathletic training, therapy, and rehabilitation; and sport sociology and history.

The portfolio currently encompasses more than 25 scholarly and professional peer-reviewed journals. For more information about the individual journals, submission guidance, subscriptions, and content, please visit the individual journal websites.

TRADE AND PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

The Trade and Professional Division publishes resources for athletes, coaches, health and fitness enthusiasts, personal trainers, fitness instructors, strength and conditioning specialists, and professionals across the sport and performance fields. The offerings we produce are as diverse as the audiences we serve. Ranging from print to digital, and including continuing education courses, online video, enhanced ebooks, DVDs, and mobile applications, we strive to deliver the very best information, wherever and however it’s desired.

From archery to wrestling, athletes and coaches will find sport-specific instruction, strategies and tactics, conditioning from experts, legends, and leaders across more than 50 sports. Strength, conditioning, and performance specialists will find definitive works on topics such as exercise technique, assessment, programming, nutrition, and recovery. Fitness enthusiasts and instructors will discover invaluable resources on topics such as yoga, Pilates, stretching, aquatic exercise, and more.

The Trade and Professional Division also houses HK Coach Education, the premier provider of coach education worldwide. Our courses and resources are used by local, state, and national youth sport organizations; state high school associations; individual school districts; and colleges and universities in certifying coaches.  In addition, our global reach and expanding relations with international coaching and sport organizations have increased awareness of our company and product offerings worldwide like never before.

If you’re interested in submitting an inquiry or a proposal to the Trade and Professional Division, please see our Author Centre for details