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Exercise Science Research Guide

A research guide for exercise science subjects and courses

About This Guide

exercise science image from Columbia State academic pagesAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • "Athletic trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses."
  • "Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal."
  • "Exercise physiologists develop fitness and exercise programs that help patients recover from chronic diseases and improve cardiovascular function, body composition, and flexibility."
  • "Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercises (exercises for the heart and blood circulation), strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels."

This guide is designed to support the research and learning needs of the exercise science program. Here, you'll find resources for:

  • selecting and evaluating sources
  • constructing research questions
  • search tips and strategies
  • finding sources in Charger Search, databases, online sources, and statistics
  • recommended citation and style guides
  • contacting librarians for help

If you have suggestions for other resources, please let us know!

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