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Physical Education


Welcome! This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to Physical Education courses.

This guide will assist you in finding books, e-books, scholarly journal articles, streaming videos, websites, and more that will help you research topics in this subject.

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Physical Education is defined as:


       "instruction in the development and care of the body ranging from simple calisthenic exercises to a course of study providing training in hygiene, gymnastics, and the performance and management of athletic games."



Text: "Physical Education." Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 28 July 2016.

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Health: The Basics

Bringing interactivity to readers' fingertips Health: The Basics, Mastering Health Edition focuses health coverage on real-world topics that have the greatest impact on readers' lives, keeping individuals hooked on learning and living well. Along with dynamic new interactive content and media, this book retains its hallmarks of currency, accessibility, cutting-edge research, focus on behavior change, attractive design, imaginative art, and unique mini-chapters. The Twelfth Edition addresses readers' diverse needs and learning styles by tightly weaving online assignable activities into the narrative in the text. Every chapter includes Learning Outcomes and a new study plan that ties directly into MasteringHealth activities. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts.

For use in HE 141 and PE 141 classes. Copy available for in-library use only. Previous edition on reserve, okayed by instructor 

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Stress and Your Health: From Vulnerability to Resilience

Stress and Your Health: From Vulnerability to Resilience presents an evidence-based evaluation of the various effects of stress, along with methods to alleviate distress and stress-related illnesses. Examines myriad stressor effects and proven ways to alleviate stress in our lives Covers a wide range of stressor-related topics including therapeutic strategies to deal with stress and factors that hinder treatment of stress Makes difficult biochemical and immunological concepts accessible to a non-specialist audience Addresses many of the factors that cause individuals to be more vulnerable to the impact of stressors and at increased risk for pathology

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Fundamental Weight Training

If you're ready to walk the walk and talk the talk, Fundamental Weight Training is your guide. Learn the basics safely, effectively, and in less time. Over 100 exercises with photo demonstrations are included and supported with step-by-step descriptions for use in the gym or at home. Every aspect of a beginning weight program is covered: Exercises and programs to target key areas in every muscle group; Stretching routines to prevent injuries; Steps and tips for developing your own program; Gym language and lingo so you feel at ease walking into any gym. The easy-to-use programs in Fundamental Weight Training will give you the confidence to start training safely and quickly and begin strengthening and toning your body.

For use in PE 128.

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Creating All-Around Wellness Series

True wellness involves not only physical health, but mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental well-being, too. An engaging blend of interviews and on-screen text and graphics, this stimulating eight-part series puts it all together. 8-part series, 29 minutes each.

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