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Physical Education Research Guide

A research guide for students studying physical education.



Physical Education at Columbia State


The Physical Education emphasis is a two-year program for student s planning to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-your school. P. E. is not just about push-ups and sit-ups anymore. The discipline has taken on a more all-inclusive approach that encompasses physical, mental, social growth and well-being. Learning how to take care of yourself and incorporating physical activity in your life is a benefit that will last a lifetime.

Finding Physical Education Resources in the Library

Library of Congress Classification &

Relevant Subject Headings

  • Subclass GV
    • GV201-555 Physical education and training
    • GV346-351.5 School and college athletics. Intramural and interscholastic athletics GV401-433 Physical education facilities. Sports facilities Including gymnasiums, athletic fields, playgrounds, etc.
    • GV435-436.7 Physical measurements. Physical tests, etc.
    • GV460-555 Gymnastics. Gymnastic exercises Including calisthenics, heavy exercises, acrobatics, etc.
    • GV557-1198.995 Sports
    • GV711 Coaching
    • GV712-725 Athletic contests. Sports events
    • GV733-734.5 Professionalism in sports. Professional sports (General)
    • GV735 Umpires. Sports officiating
    • GV743-749 Athletic and sporting goods, supplies, etc.
    • GV750-770.27 Air sports: Airplane flying, kiteflying, bungee jumping, etc.
    • GV770.3-840 Water sports: Canoeing, sailing, yachting, scuba diving, etc.
    • GV840.7-857 Winter sports: Ice hockey, skiing, bobsledding, snowmobiling, etc.
    • GV861-1017 Ball games: Baseball, football, golf, etc.
    • GV1020-1034 Automobile travel. Motoring. Automobile racing
    • GV1040-1060.4 Cycling. Bicycling. Motorcycling
    • GV1060.5-1098 Track and field athletics
    • GV1100-1150.9 Fighting sports: Bullfighting, boxing, fencing, etc.
    • GV1151-1190 Shooting. Archery
    • GV1195-1198.995 Wrestling

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