SMP 1800: Foundations of Physical Activity

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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

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Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science (electronic resource)
This dictionary provides a basic vocabulary of terms used in sport and exercise science. With a wide coverage of terms from anatomy, medicine, psychology, physiology and sports nutrition, it is an ideal reference for students of sports and exercise sciences, as well as those with a general interest in health and fitness.

Encyclopedia of Physical Education, Fitness, and Sports
This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive list of concepts and terms in pshysical education, fitness and sports. It is ideal for students in sports and exercise science, physical education and sports management.

Encyclopedia of Sports and Fitness Nutrition
The Encyclopedia of Sports and Fitness Nutrition is an A-to-Z look at how you can enhance your workouts and maximize your results with proper nutrition, safe and effective sports supplements, and beneficial vitamins and minerals.

Quick Reference Dictionary for Athletic Training
This pocket reference for athletic training professionals defines some 2,100 terms related to the field of athletic training and offers 22 appendices covering various topics such as abbreviations, neuroanatomy, special physical tests, normal joint ranges of motion, codes of ethics, and prescription drugs.

The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine
The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine provides comprehensive and authoritative definitions of nearly 8000 sports science and sports medicine terms. All major areas are covered, including exercise psychology, sports nutrition, biomechanics, anatomy, sports sociology, training principles and techniques and sports injury and rehabilitation.


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AMAA (American Medical Athletic Association) Journal
The AMAA Journal publishes original papers related to the medical aspects of sports, exercise, and fitness. This peer-reviewed journal’s aim is to provides further knowledge of medical and health professionals, stimulate academic discussion, and to keep members abreast of association activities and member news. The AMAA Journal is published three times per year: winter, spring/summer, and fall.

International Journal of Physical Education
The International Journal of Physical Education (IJPE) is a quarterly review journal. Besides Review articles on eight topics of Physical Education it contains Research Articles and Sport International with relation to Physical Education. It also contains general information, Book Information/Book Reviews, IT News relating to Sport Pedagogy as well as information on Upcoming Events.

Journal of Athletic Training
The Journal of Athletic Training is the official peer-reviewed, international journal of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. It provides communication among professionals interested in the quality of health care for the physically active through education and research in prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries. The journal is published monthly and includes original research, systematic reviews, case reports and literature reviews.

Journal of Human Sport & Exercise
The Journal of Human Sport and Exercise is an Open Access online journal, which publishes research articles, reviews and letters in all areas of sport sciences. The journal aims to provide the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments in the field.

Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance covers topics on teaching strategies, fitness, legal issues, assessment, dancing, teacher education, adapted physical education, leisure for older adults, the use of technology, and ethics and gender equity in sports and physical education. It is published monthly by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).

Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
The Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (JSSM) is a non-profit making scientific electronic journal, publishing research and review articles, together with case studies, in the fields of sports medicine and the exercise sciences. JSSM is published quarterly in March, June, September and December.

Journal of Teaching in Physical Education
This journal features research articles based on classroom and laboratory studies, descriptive and survey studies, summary and review articles, and discussion of current topics of interest to physical educators at every level. It is published quarterly in April, July, October and January.

Journal of Sport and Social Issues
The official journal of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University, the Journal of Sport and Social Issues(JSSI) brings you current research, discussion and analysis on contemporary sport issues. JSSI is published quaterly in February, May, August and November.

Journal of Sport Behavior
The Journal of Sports Behaviour focuses on anthropological, sociological, and psychological aspects of sport for the academic audience. It is published quaterly in March, June, September and December.

Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise features original investigations, clinical studies, and comprehensive reviews on current topics in sports medicine and exercise science. It is a multidisciplinary montly published journal for exercise physiologists, physiatrists, physical therapists, team physicians, and athletic trainers from basic and applied science, medicine, education, and allied health fields.

The Physical Educator
A journal for physical education, recreation, health education, dance and related fields. It is published quaterly in March, September, December and Janaury.

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Health and Medicine Databases

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Multi-Subject Databases

Web Sites

About Healthy People 2010
Healthy People 2010 provides a framework for prevention for the Nation. It is a statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats.

Go Ask Alice! Fitness and Nutrition Section
Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource produced by the Alice! Health Promotion Program at Columbia University — a division of Health Services at Columbia.It provides readers with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being.

National Association for Sports and Physical Education
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) provides information about appropriate physical education practices and programs as well as coaching and sport curriculum.

New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
The New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance is a professional resource, political advocate and communicative link for school and community programs in health education, physical education, recreation and dance.

Physical Activity and Healthy Eating for Men
This site provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, weight control, physical activity, and related nutritional issues relating to Men.

Physical Activity for Children, Adults and Seniors
This guide of the Center for Disease Control provides physical activity guidelines for children (6–17), adults (18–64) and seniors (65 and older) on topics such as aerobic activity, muscle stregthening and bone strengthening.

Physical Activity for Women is a site on womens health and provides answers to questions on how physical activity improves health, recommended guidelines for physical activity and weight loss, and preventing injuries during workout.

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