Guidelines for Health and Physical Education
Table of Contents1. Purpose
2. General Collection Guidelines
D. Publication Date
E. Treatment of Subject
F. Types of Materials and Formats
3. Area Resources
4. Related Subject Policy Statements
5. Subjects and Collecting Levels
The Bachelor of Science in Health Education, Physical Education, and Exercise Science has two tracks: Exercise Science and Teaching. Specialty areas in the Exercise Science track prepare students for health and physical education-related careers in the private, public, medical, and corporate sectors.
Specialty areas include:
- Community Wellness
- Athletic training
- Kinesiotherapy with pre-physical therapy or pre-medicine
- Athletic training with pre-physical therapy or pre-medicine
The M.S. in Physical Education has two tracks, Teaching and Exercise Science. The Teaching track is designed for previously licensed health and physical education teachers and coaches who wish to advance their knowledge about classroom management, effective teaching practices, educational and scientific advancements, working with individuals with disabilities, and authentic assessment of student learning, behavior, and performance. While the program does not lead to teacher licensure, class scheduling allows interested students to pursue the Master's degree while concurrently taking undergraduate classes leading to Virginia licensure in health and physical education.
The Exercise Science track is designed for students who wish to pursue an advance degree in the theory and application of scientific principles which contribute to physical fitness, healthy living, exercise testing and prescription, and the enhancement of movement and performance.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
There is more emphasis on recreation, tourism, and therapeutic recreation in North America and Western Europe than in other geographical areas, but no area is excluded from consideration.
Treatment of Subject.
Lower division textbooks are not generally acquired. Primary emphasis is on acquiring upper division, graduate and professional monographs and journals. Professional association publications are collected widely. U.S. and state documents are widely collected in this discipline. Popular physical education guides and materials are collected selectively. Juvenile literature is not purchased for the general collection. Sports manuals and rule books are acquired selectively. Clinical materials in injuries and treatment are purchased selectively with extensive coverage at the VCU Medical Library.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Most materials acquired for the physical education program are in book or periodical format. Indexes, abstracts, handbooks, proceedings, symposia, and publications of private or quasi-public agencies are collected. Purchases of dissertations and theses from other institutions is restricted. Other instructional and research formats for the collection may include microform research collections, online databases, data sets, CD-ROM products, films, videos, and audio cassettes. Pertinent local, state, and federal government documents are acquired, as well as publications from the primary trade and professional associations.
3. Area Resources.
Faculty and students have access to the specialized collections of the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago. CRL is a cooperative research library that acquires, stores, preserves, and provides bibliographic access to a collection which supplements and complements the collections of the major research libraries of North America.
4. Related Subject Policy Statements.
Recreation, Parks and Tourism, and Education.
5. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
|Subject||Call Number Range||Present||Desired|
|Physical Education and Training including: Gymnastics, Motor||GV201-555; BF295||C2||B|
|Human Physiology||QP34-81; QP301-321||B||B|
|Health Education||RA440-777; RJ101-131||C1||C1|
The collection was assessed quantitatively by "list-checking" the following general and specialized bibliographies:
- Enggass, Peter M.
Tourism and the Travel
Industry: an Information Sourcebook. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1988.
Goeldner, C.R. Bibliography of Tourism and Travel Research Studies, Reports and Articles. Boulder, CO: Business Research Division, University of Colorado, 1980.