Health & Physical Education

Sample Call Numbers 
Sample Subject Headings 
Library Catalogs 
Sample Materials 
Research Databases 
Relevant Journals 
Selected Web Pages and Digital Archives 

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Sample Call Numbers
Physical education and training

GV 201-GV 555

School and college athleticsGV 346-GV 351.5
Elementary or public school educationLB 1555-LB 1602
Secondary education. High schoolLB 1603- LB 1696.6
Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicineRA 421- RA 790.95
Public Health Study and teaching. ResearchRA 440-RA 440.87
Personal health and hygieneRA 773-RA 788

Sample Subject Headings
Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Physical Education and Training
  • Physical Fitness
  • Physical Education and training‚ Curricula‚ United States
  • Physical Education and training‚ Law and Legislation‚ United States
  • Physical Education and Training‚ Periodicals
  • Physical Education and Training‚ Research
  • School Sports
  • Baseball for children
  • Soccer for children

Library Catalogs 
Von Canon Library Catalog 
Washington and Lee Catalog   
VMI Preston Library Catalog  
Rockbridge Public Library Catalog (incl. BV Branch)  
WorldCat Database   

Sample Materials

Introduction to physical education, fitness, and sport

GV 341 .S479 L96

Administration of physical education and sport programsGV 713 .H67 2004
Concepts of fitness and wellnessRA 781 .C644 2008
Lifetime physical fitness and wellnessRA 781 .H6 2007
Thinner than thouPS 3568 .E367 T49 2004
Dr. Sears’ LEAN kidsRJ 133 .S43 2003
Physical activity and healthRA 781 .K763 2001
Teaching middle school physical educationGV 365 .M65
Teaching responsibility through physical activityGV 342.27 .H45
Physical activity and sport for the secondary school studentGV 361 .P48
Learning to teach physical education in the secondary schoole-Book
Sport and physical education the key conceptse-Book
Gender and physical education contemporary issues


Research Databases
Academic Search Complete
Alt HealthWatch
Choice Reviews Online
Consumer Health Complete
Contemporary Women’s Issues
Credo Reference
eBook Collection
Education Research Complete
Electronic Library
Environment Complete
Health Source – Consumer Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
HighWire Press
Hospitality & Tourism Complete
Legal Collection
MasterFILE Premier
Military & Government Collection
Newspaper Source Plus
Proquest Dissertations and Theses
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Salud en Espanol
Teacher Reference Center
Wiley Online Library

Relevant Journals 
Physical Education and Sport
Physical Educator
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Journal of Coaching Education
Journal of School Health
Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy 

These are just examples.  To find more, or to look for a specific journal/periodical, use the JournalFinder tool on the Von Canon Library homepage.

Selected Web Pages & Digital Archives 
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 
Virginia Association for the Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance 
American Heart Association Healthier Kids 
Virginia Department of Education Physical Education Standards 
Federal Resources for Education Excellence Health and PE