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Biomechanics, Motor Behavior and Control, and Exercise Physiology

  • Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention. (612.76 Z196 and electronic) Malden, MA: Blackwell Science, 2000.
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine. (electronic) New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine. (electronic) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2011.
  • Praeger Handbook of Sports Medicine and Athlete Health.  (electronic) Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2011.
  • Sports Science Handbook : The Essential Guide to Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Science. 2 vol. (Ref 613.71 J418) Brentwood, Essex : Multi-Science, c2005.  


Sports Psychology

  • Handbook of Sports Psychology. (Ref 796.01 C362) New York: Nova Science, 2009. 
  • Routledge Handbook of Sports Development. (Ref 796.069 H815) New York: Routledge, 2011.
  • The Sport Psychologist's Handbook: A Guide for Sport-Specific Performance Enhancement. (electronic)
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Biomechanics, Motor Behavior and Control, and Exercise Physiology

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

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American Society of Biomechanics

American Physical Therapy Association

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National Academy of Sports Medicine

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)

National Fitness Professionals Association

Sports Psychology

American Psychological Association- Division 47 (APA 47: Exercise and Sports Psychology)

Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)


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