Book Awards

At the very core of every university is the concept of excellence. Students who enter university are constantly encouraged to excel in all of their undertakings. Most strive for academic excellence. A few, through careful time management and dedication, also engage and perform well in a variety of co-curricular activities that range from student government, athletics and volunteer work to name a few. These are the students who truly maximize their educational experience. The Faculty of Human Kinetics embraces the concept of pursuing academic and co-curricular excellence. The preparation of a well-rounded, balanced individual is central to the Faculty’s mission.

History of the Book Awards

The Faculty of Human Kinetics Book Award was approved by the Faculty of Human Kinetics Council in 1982. The purpose of the award is to generate a higher profile for the Faculty of Human Kinetics in the City and County schools. It was also meant to reinforce the image of “Human Kinetics” by giving an award to the outstanding scholar interested and involved in sports activities (not necessarily as a player).

  • Graduating Student
  • Outstanding Scholar
  • Participation in Sport Activities (not necessarily as a player)
  • Demonstrated Leadership, Administrative and/or Organizational Ability in School Activities

Previously presented books

Drug Games
Thomas Hunt

Basic Football Fundamentals: A Simple Biomechanical Approach
Gino Fracas

Canada Learns to Play: The Emergence of Organized Sport, 1807-1914
Alan Metcalfe

Canadian/American Sport, Fitness and the Law
Richard Moriarty, Mary Moriarty, Margery Holman and Ray Brown

Contemporary Sport Management, 4th Ed.
Paul Pedersen, Janet Parks, Jerome Quarterman, and Lucie Thibault

Crossing the Line
Laura Robinson

Drugs in Sport
Edward F. Dolan

Embracing Personal Excellence
Terry Orlick, Ph.D.

The Exercise – Health Connection
David C. Nieman, Ph.D.

Health Fitness Management – A Comprehensive Resource for Managing and Operating Programs and Facilities
Mike Bates, BHK, MHK

In Pursuit of Excellence
Terry Orlick

Making the Team: Inside the World of Sport Initiations and Hazing
Jay Johnson and Margery Holman

Management of Recreational Sports in Higher Education
Robert L. Boucher and W. James Weese

The Olympians Among Us
Tony Techko and Carl Morgan

Performance Appraisal for Sport and Recreation Managers
Joanne MacLean

Selling the Five Rings: The International Olympic Committee and the Rise of Olympic Commercialism
Scott G. Martyn

Sport and Politics in Canada: Federal Government Involvement Since 1961
Donald MacIntosh with Tom Bedecki and C.E.S. Franks

Sport, Culture and Personality
D.W. Calhoun

Sports, Fitness and the Law
Margery Holman, Dick Moriarty, and Janice Forsyth

Sports Nutrition Guidebook: The #1 nutrition resource for active people
Nancy Clark

The Sports Master Guide to Making It in Hockey: What you should know, from the experts + Pros
Mark Moore

Taking Sport Seriously: Social Issues in Canadian Sport
Peter Donnelly

Tarnished Rings: The International Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake City Bid Scandal
Stephen Wenn, Robert Barney and Scott G. Martyn

Teaching Dance Skills: A Motor Learning and Development Approach
Marliese Kimmerle

Youth Development and Physical Activity: Linking Universities and Communities
Don Hellison and Nick Cutforth