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Health & Human Performance Collection Development Policy

Health & Human Performance (College of Behavioral & Health Sciences)
Librarian Liaison: Lori Buchanan
Faculty Representative: Anne Black

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: Desired level is C=Study

Purpose/ program description: Provide programs in teacher training, professional preparation and development of competencies in the area of health education, exercise science and wellness, and provide related field experiences. The Department provides general core courses for lower level undergraduates.

  • Accrediting body: N/A
  • Degrees offered/majors or areas of specialization: B.S. Majors are offered in Health and Health & Human Performance. Specializations: health, health care management, wellness promotion, K-12 Health & Physical Education licensure and Health licensure; M.S. Available graduate concentration in Public & Community Health; specializations are in Exercise Science, Health Services Administration, Gerontology and Sports Administration.

Collection Development Plan

  • Targeted Areas: Health Services administration, health care management public and community health, exercise physiology, motor learning

General Collection Guidelines

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines: C=1961-present, with a few subjects collecting pre-1900 to present

Dates of Publication: 2006-

Geographical Areas: World except outdoor life and recreation leadership which are United States only.

Noted Publishers: American alliance for health physical education and dance; Wiley; AcqWeb; Lippincott; Login Medical Bookstore; McGraw-Hill; J. A. Majors

Reviews: Books in Print; Barnes & Noble

Material Formats Collected: monographs, videos

Material Formats Excluded: workbooks and consumables, review copies, computer software, instructional software, books on CD or tape (library storage/operational constraints)

Other General Considerations: The collection includes medically related subjects as well as geriatrics.

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses:

Subject/Format Subdivisions: Health (Medicine); Physical Education; sports medicine; public health

  • Medicine and the State (RA1-418.5)
  • Public Health, Hygiene preventive medicine (RA421-RA790)
  • Mental Health (RA790-790.85)
  • Medical geography (RA791-954)
  • Medical Center, Hospitals, Dispensaries, Clinics (RA960-999)
  • Forensic Medicine (RA1001-1171)
  • Toxicology (RA1190-1270)
  • Gerontology (RC952-954.3)
  • Sports medicine (RC1201-1238)
  • Long-term care (RC960-999)
  • Recreation Leadership (GV181.35-182.5)
  • Outdoor life. outdoor recreation. (GV191.2-200.6)
  • Physical education and training (GV210-555)
  • Sports (GV561-1198.955)
  • Dancing (GV1580-1799)

Related Subject Areas: allied health, biology; nursing

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs:

Other Considerations:

Date Prepared: 09/2005; Last Updated: 08/2013