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Exercise Science/Kinesiology

This guide is intended to help you find a book, locate a journal or article, navigate a database, and find quality sites on the Internet on the subject of exercise science.

Definition of Kinesiology

The science dealing with the interrelationship of the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement. "Kinesiology is an academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. It includes, but is not limited to, such areas of study as exercise science, sports management, athletic training and sports medicine, socio-cultural analyses of sports, sport and exercise psychology, fitness leadership, physical education-teacher education, and pre-professional training for physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine and other health related fields." American Kinesiology Organization

Getting a Working Knowledge of your topic

Items in the Reference collection -- particularly subject encyclopedias -- are great starting points for your research. Encyclopedia articles offer concise overviews of a topic, summaries of key research in a particular discipline, and often include a bibliography which can serve as a starting list of sources for your project

Books in the Reference Collection