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Professor Kevin Norton 

Position: Professor of Exercise Science Professor Kevin Norton
Division/Portfolio: Division of Health Sciences
School/Unit: School of Health Sciences
Group: SIHR HLS
Campus: City East Campus
Office: P6-10
Telephone: +61 8 830 21503
Fax:
Email: Kevin_dot_Norton_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Kevin.Norton


Kevin is a Professor of Exercise Science in the School of Health Sciences. His current research and teaching interests include exercise-induced changes to health risk factors, interventions to increase physical activity among adults, and limits to human performance in sport.


Teaching interests

  • Physiology of exercise
  • Physical activity for health
  • Game analysis for field-based sports including evolution of sports
  • Clinical exercise physiology and performance testing

I teach the following courses

HLTH 3018Applied Exercise Physiology
HLTH 5159Exercise Prescription and Testing for Chronic and Complex Conditions
(This course is not currently being taught)
HLTH 2006Exercise Physiology 1


Professional associations

Sports Medicine Australia [SMA]

American College of Sports Medicine [ACSM]

Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science [AAESS]

Fitness Australia [FA]


Qualifications

BEd(PE)Hons Flinders University of South Australia 1981

MA Flinders University of South Australia 1984

PhD The University of Georgia 1989

FACSM 1993

AEP 2007


Research interests

  • AFL football research on injury development and fitness conditioning
  • Intervention strategies to promote physical activity
  • Evolution of sports and performance
  • Pre-exercise screening and risk factor assessment
  • Exercise physiology
  • Limits of human physical performance

Research publications

BOOKS

Norton, K. & L. Norton. Pre-exercise screening: guide to the Australian adult pre-exercise screening system. Exercise and Sport Science Australia, Fitness Australia and Sports Medicine Australia, ISBN 978-0-646-56771-6; 2012.

Glancy, A., LH Wong, KS Lee & K. Norton (2011). Sport Match: A computer-based program to identify sports for primary children. Ministry of Education, Singapore.

Norton, K & Glancy, A. (2009) The biology of exercise intensity I and II. Titles in the Science through Sport series Sport Knowledge Australia, Sydney Australia. ISBN 978-0-9805758-8-0 and 978-0-9805758-9-7

Norton, K & Glancy, A. (2009) Sport search I and II. Titles in the Science through Sport series Sport Knowledge Australia, Sydney Australia. ISBN 978-0-9805759-0-3 and 978-0-9805759-1-0

Russell, K & Norton, K (2009) Body Image I and II. Titles in the Science through Sport series Sport Knowledge Australia, Sydney Australia. ISBN 978-0-9805759-6-5 and 978-0-9805759-8-9

Hehir, A & Norton, K (2009) Nutrition and physical activity I and II. Titles in the Science through Sport series Sport Knowledge Australia, Sydney Australia. ISBN 978-0-9805759-2-7 and 978-0-9805759-4-1

Norton, K & Glancy, A. (2008) Human energy systems I and II. Titles in the Science through Sport series Blake Education, Sydney Australia. ISBN 978-0-9804516-1-0 [also published in the UK]

Norton, K & Glancy, A. (2008) Game analysis I and II. Titles in the Science through Sport series Blake Education, Sydney Australia. ISBN 978-0-9804516-3-4 [also published in the UK]

Norton, K & Glancy, A. (2008) Biology of Speed I and II. Titles in the Science through Sport series Blake Education, Sydney Australia. ISBN 978-0-9804516-5-6 [also published in the UK]

Norton, K.I., & Olds, T.S. (Eds.). Anthropometrica. UNSW Press: Sydney, 1996. ISBN 0 86840 2230 (also translated to Spanish ISBN 987-95380-3-X)

Gore, C., T. Olds, L. Carter and K. Norton. Accreditation in anthropometry: a curriculum guide. Australian Sports Commission: Canberra, 1998. ISBN 0 642 26346 9

Olds, T. and K. Norton. Pre-exercise health screening guide. Human Kinetics: Champaign, Ill., 1999. ISBN 0 7360 0210 3


Expertise for Media Contact

I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:

Discipline: Exercise Science

  • Sports Physiology
  • Research areas outlined above

Research Degree Supervisor

I am currently supervising several PhD and honours research students




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