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Exercise Science


Definition:
The scientific study of human movement performed to maintain or improve physical fitness.
Discussion:
Exercise science includes such subjects as biomechanics, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, cardiac rehabilitation, athletic training, and fitness for special population groups.
Scope and emphasis:
The NLM emphasis is on scholarly works written for the exercise science or other health professional. Scientific studies of yoga, tai chi, and other movement-based systems and practices for health and fitness are of interest. The Library does not collect material on physical education or instructional works for personal fitness.
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11/26/03
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