Within the Sport and Exercise Sciences (SES) and allied disciplines, reflective practice has become firmly established as a fundamental aspect of education, professional training and development, and applied service delivery. This has resulted in an emerging, context-specific evidence base that has attempted to make sense of the application and utility of reflective practice as a mechanism to facilitate personal and professional growth through experiential learning, and subsequently develop the knowledge required to navigate the complexities of applied practice.

This new and fully revised edition of Reflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences explores the contemporary conceptual landscape, critical perspectives, pedagogy, and applied considerations in reflective practice in the SES and allied disciplines. Contributions from scientists, researchers, practitioners, and academics offer innovative perspectives of reflective practice, founded on a synthesis of the contemporary empirical evidence base and applied practitioner experience.

These contributions challenge academic and/or practice-based audiences regarding the utility, research, and representation of reflective practice, while offering critical insights into the application of different approaches to reflective practice. Based on exploring the crucial interface between learning and practice, this book is important reading for all who work in the SES and allied disciplines, and, more widely, any professional aiming to become a more effective practitioner.

This book is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

section Section 1|37 pages

Exploring the Conceptual Landscape of Reflective Practice in SES and Allied Disciplines

chapter 1|11 pages


Reflecting on Opportunities and Journeys

chapter 2|13 pages

Where Are We Now and Where to Next?

A Strategic Pause Amongst the Reflective Practice Literature in Sport and Exercise

section Section 4|91 pages

Applied Case Studies

chapter 12|15 pages

Finding My “Dharma”

Critical Reflective Practice During a Mid-Career Transition from Academia to Applied Exercise Psychology

chapter 13|11 pages

My Reflective Journey

A Retrospective Request for Permission to Find My Own Way to Reflect

chapter 14|17 pages

Winning on the Road

Critical Reflections from Life in the Fast Lane!

chapter 15|14 pages

Critical Reflective Practices of a Strength and Conditioning Coach

A Case Study of What Turned into Post-Structural Refracting

chapter 16|16 pages

Reflective Practice During the HERizon Physical Activity Intervention Project

The Utility of Group Reflection and Lessons Learnt from Exercise Psychology Students

section Section 5|9 pages

Reflecting Forwards

chapter 17|7 pages

Reflecting Backwards and Forwards

Summary, Recommendations, and Future Directions