Physical Education is the study of the education process that promotes physical activity to assist people in acquiring skills, knowledge, and manners that promote overall health.
Introduction to physical education, fitness, and sport
Boston , MA : McGraw-Hill, 2004
GV341 .S479 2004
Reference BooksGray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice
Susan Standring, ed.
Edinburgh / New York , NY : Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, 2005
QM23.2 .G73 2005
The Way Things Work Book of the Body
C. Van Amerongen
New York : Simon and Schuster, 1979
Find Books & Media
Books and media in the APU University Libraries can be found by using the APOLIS2 online catalog.
Subject Headings and Call Number Ranges
Resources in the APU University Libraries can be found by using the APOLIS2 online catalog.
Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement
David A. Winter
New York : Wiley, 1990
QP303 .W59 1990
Mechanics of Sport: A Practitioner's Guide
Champaign , IL : Human Kinetics, 1997
QP303 .C375 1997
Motivating people to be physically active
Bess H. Marcus, LeighAnn H. Forsyth
Champaign , IL : Human Kinetics, 2003
RM725 .M373 2003
Foundations of physical education and sport
Deborah A. Wuest, Charles A. Bucher
St. Louis , MO : Mosby Year Book, 1991
GV341 .B86 1991
Media By Subject
Sports and Physical Education: A Guide to the Reference Resources
Bonnie Gratch, Betty Chan, and Judith Lingenfelter
Westport , CT : Greenwood Press, 1983
Z7511 .G7 1983
Resources in Non-APU Libraries
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Find Journal Articles
Print journals in the APU University Libraries can be found by using the APOLIS2 online catalog. Besides the print collection of journals, you may also obtain journal articles through many of APU Libraries' online databases.
The APU Libraries currently receive 92 journals in the fields of philosophy, many of which are available electronically. The indexes to the philosophy journals are all electronic resources, so this is your best starting place.
|Journal Title||Available Formats|
|Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance|
|Teaching Elementary Physical Education|
|International Journal of Physical Education|
|Journal of Physical Education & Recreation|
Print Periodical Indexes
Index of Physical Therapy
Washington , DC : American Physical Therapy Association, 1976-
Physical Education Index
Cape Girardeau , MO : BenOak Pub. Co. , 1984-
For a description of each database, go to the online resources page and look up the database by title.
Getting Journal Articles
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|Articles not at APU||
If a journal article is unavailable in either the print journal collection or one of the online databases, it can be requested through interlibrary loan.
Find Internet Resources
Professional Organizations/Government Agency Websites
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (AAHPERD)
National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)
National Association for Kinesiology & Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE)
PE Central: The Web Site for Health and Physical Education Teachers
PE Central is a web site that provides information about developmentally appropriate physical education practices and programs.
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Written by Subject Specialist Shelley Harrell, March 13, 2013