Physical Education, Health and Coaching


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This guide presents academic sources available at BU. You may want to begin by finding background information first, such as this ‘Physical Education‘ Wikipedia entry, but note when and how to use background material.


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buls journalsAmerican Journal of Health Education
American Journal of Sports Medicine
Coach and Athletic Director
Health Education
Health Education and Behavior
Health Education Research
Health Educator
International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
Journal of Physical Education Recreation and Dance
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science
Physical Educator
Training and Coaching Today



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Selected List of Titles

Coaching Cultures

Mugar GV711 .C63 2011

Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfare

Mugar Reserve RA427.8 .C64 2012

Dance and the Alexander Technique : Exploring the Missing Link

Mugar Reserve GV1588 .N477 2011

Feeding Problems in Children : A Practical Guide

Mugar RJ506 .E18 F445 2011

Free For All: Fixing School Food in America

Mugar LB3479.U6 P55 2010

Handbook of Sport Neuropsychology

Mugar RC386.6 .N48 H366 2011

Lunch Wars : How to Start a School Food Revolution and Win the Battle for Our Children’s Health

Education LB3479 .U6 K35 2011

Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology

Mugar BF637 .S4 O954 2012

Sociology of Sports Coaching

Mugar GV711 .S67 2011

Strength and Conditioning for Team Sports : Sport-Specific Physical Preparation for High Performance

Mugar GV711.5 .G345 2013

Teaching Dancing with Ideokinetic Principles

Mugar GV1589 .W55 2011

Teaching Environmental Health to Children : An Interdisciplinary Approach

Education RA566.25 .H87 2011

Subject Headings

  • Children — nutrition
  • Coaching
  • Dance — study and teaching
  • Dance therapy
  • Health education
  • Health promotion
  • Moral and ethical aspects of sports education
  • Physical education and training
  • Sports
  • Sports — encyclopedias
  • Sports — psychological aspects
  • Sports medicine