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Sports and Exercise Science   Tags: allied health, health sciences, physical education, sport science, sports  

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This program prepares students for a variety of careers in the sport, human performance, fitness, and allied heath fields.


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  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text  
    Indexes practical and research literature on sport related topics. Covered areas include biomechanics; coaching and administration; exercise physiology; sport law, history and medicine; physical therapy and more. Includes full text for more than 530 of the indexed journals.
    International coverage of all areas of medicine (clinical and experimental), dentistry, nursing, health services administration, etc. Interface through EBSCO will link to full-text articles, in addition to citations and abstracts. Uses MeSH headings. Can limit results by gender, age, and subject subsets such as Cancer or Systematic Reviews.
  • UpToDate
    Specific, detailed answers to clinical questions in nursing, sports and exercise sciences, communication disorders, and psychology. Original content that is written, reviewed and continually updated by a faculty of more than 5,100 leading physicians. Content includes over 9,500 topics in 21 specialties, a drug database and drug interactions program, 135 Medical calculators, What’s New (summary of important new findings by specialty), and patient education materials.
  • Human Body Maps
    This site offers an interactive way to explore human anatomy, with multiple layers of detail ranging from surface, to muscles, organs, circulation/lymphatic systems and skeletal system.
  • Literati  
    Over 650 reference books offering more than 3.3 million full-text articles. Also offers over 30 videos and tutorials on aspects of research skills, evaluating information, avoiding plagiarism, study skills, and creating and delivering presentations.

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