Collection Policies

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY:
EXERCISE SCIENCE, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION (ESPER)

Purpose
General Collection Guidelines
Collecting Codes
 
PURPOSE

 The collection supports teaching and research in the fields of exercise science, physical education, and recreation. Undergraduate programs cover the following areas: (l) physical education with an emphasis in (a) sports management, (b) sports medicine, or (c) teaching physical education; (2) recreation and leisure studies with emphasis in (a) recreation and park management, (b) therapeutic recreation; and (3) health education. At the graduate level (M.S. in Physical Education), coursework is done in one of the following areas: (l) administration and supervision in physical education; (2) athletic training; (3) exercise science and wellness; (4) administration in recreation, leisure and tourism; (5) sports and leisure counseling including sport psychology; (6) sports management; and (7) curriculum and instruction.

GENERAL COLLECTION GUIDELINES

Language: Works in English are primarily collected. Works in foreign languages may be purchased in English translation.

Chronological Guidelines: The collection focuses on current works about present practice and research in health education, physical education, and recreation.

Geographical Guidelines: For physical education and health education teaching, American practice is emphasized. In other subject areas, research done in other countries is included. Sports and recreation practices in other countries are covered on a selective basis.

Treatment of Subject: Scholarly, upper-division undergraduate to graduate level materials are collected in all of the subject areas. Works on teaching techniques, individual sports, histories, and general exercise and wellness are added selectively. Clinical studies in sports medicine, sports psychology and sociology, kinesiology and biomechanics are also included.

Types of Materials: The types of material collected include serials and monographs of national societies and institutions, state and federal publication, and conference proceedings. Theses and dissertations from other universities are occasionally added if available on microform. Classroom materials are generally not collected but may be available at the Learning Resource Center (Room 224 in the Education Building).

Date of Publication: Current materials published within the last ten years are generally collected. Older materials such as basic works or histories may be selected to improve the collection in certain areas.

Other General Considerations:

 
SUBJECT DIVISION COLLECTING LEVEL
key to collecting codes
Sports manuals 2a
Histories and comparative studies
Works on the history of sports and recreation from ancient times to the present; works on sports and recreation in society.
3a
Physical education teaching
Works on curriculum and instruction, methods of motor skill learning, coaching, safety, tests and measures appropriate to various age and grade levels.
3a
Health education
Works on community and school health education, program development and administration.
3b
Athletic training
Works on principles and techniques for injury recognition, evaluation and treatment according to standards established by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
3b
Sports management
Works on sports business and promotion, sports sociology, sports psychology, and sports law.
3b
Recreation and leisure
Works on theory and practice, demographic trends, and administration in recreation and leisure studies including park administration, commercial and employee recreation, travel and tourism, and outdoor recreation/ resource conservation.
3b
Therapeutic recreation
Works on theory and practice, rehabilitative research, leisure education, and fitness for persons with disabling conditions.
3b
Sports and leisure counseling
Works on counseling in general and psychology of sports and coaching.
3a
Physical education administration
Works on curriculum design; program development, administration and financing, equipment.
3b
Sports medicine and exercise science
Works on theory and practice in preventive and rehabilitative exercise and wellness programs; and research in wellness, nutrition, physiological, biochemical and biomechanical aspects of exercise.
3b
 
Collecting Codes
key to collecting codes
 
 
LC CLASS SUBJECT HEADINGS CODE COMMENTS
G155 Tourist Trade (and subdivisions )  2 Included in recreation and leisure.
GVl-200 Recreation, Leisure 3a This area undergoes a separate accreditation by national group.
GV201- 555 Physical Education and Training 3b  
GV713 Sports - Marketing 
Sports - Administration 
Sports - Org. & Admin
3b  
GV1199-1570 Sports - Individual sports by name 2a For department use and recreational reading.
QP301-303 Kinesiology 
Human Mechanics 
Sports - Physiological Aspects
  Research area of faculty.
RA770-81 Exercise 
Health 
Physical Fitness
3b  Includes materials on wellness. 
Research area of 
faculty.
RC489, RC73G Recreational Therapy 3b Increasing numbers of students enrolled in this area.
RC1200-1245, RD1-811 Sports Medicine 
Sports Injuries 
3b Large concentration. 
Feeds graduate programs.
RM725-727 Exercise Therapy 3b  
SB481 Parks (and subdivisions) 3a  
 

Bibliographer: Nancy McAuliffe