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Physical Education Resources

Information of Interest to Students

ESPN.com

ESPN is one of the sports industry's powerhouses, and its website is correspondingly comprehensive, packed with news as soon as it happens. Major and college sports are well represented here; the NFL, NBA, NHL, golf, major league baseball, auto racing, college football and basketball, soccer and tennis, to name just a few. Less visible sports are covered too: minor league baseball and hockey, extreme sports and Canadian football, for example. There are standings, statistics, features, columns, special sections, broadcast listings, and much more.

Information of Interest to Teachers

NetSweat.com

This fitness portal features a comprehensive set of links, in categories ranging from academic sites to endurance training to outdoor sports to nutrition and weight loss. There is also a section devoted to sites that can help you with a fitness plan, and areas that focus on fitness message boards, health and fitness news, sporting goods, men's health and more.

Human Kinetics

This clearinghouse for physical education information is geared toward educators and professionals. Visit academic/professional gateways in fields such as athletic training and sports rehabilitation, coaching or strength training; within each area you'll find news, career information, related journals and information on conferences and associations. There's an event calendar, sports and fitness resources in the form of books, videos and other products, and more. You also can visit related sites such as the American Sport Education Program, the American Fitness Alliance and the American Master Teacher Program.

The Physician and Sports medicine Online

Physician and Sports medicine is a clinical sports medicine journal, and you can get the current issue's cover story at this site, as well as access to past issues dating from 1996. There's an index for all issues, as well as a search feature. Elsewhere on the site are personal health articles for a variety of topics (allergies, nutrition, women's health) as well as directories and links to other Web resources.

Coaching Science Abstracts

The site's creator, a professor at San Diego State, writes, "These abstracts interpret research articles for practicing coaches and others interested in applied sport science." Get the current issue, or browse a list of back issues to read about subjects such as altitude training, fuel and ergogenic aids, psychological activity in sport, the female athlete and more. Also available at the site is the Swimming Science Journal.

PELINKS4U

This is an invaluable source of physical education materials. Consisting mostly of original content, this site provides information in several categories including, elementary PE, coaching and sports, fitness health and nutrition, olympics and olympism, and women and sports. The site also features current PE news, a discussion forum, and PE related books.

PE Central

This site contains information for the Physical Education professional including lesson ideas, assessment methods, links to other quality sites, a job board, and a store for purchasing books, music, and other PE related tools. Informative articles discuss adapted physical education, creating a positive learning environment, and other issues helpful to PE instructors.