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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.
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    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.
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    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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