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VCE PE 34 websites and resources

National Physical Activity Guidelines and methods of assessing physical activity


Children’s leisure activities report (Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research – Deakin University): http://www.deakin.edu.au/hbs/cpan/be.php


Australian Sports Commission: http://www.ausport.gov.au


VicHealth (The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation): http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au


Physical Activity Resources for Health Professionals – Introduction (Centre for disease control and prevention (USA): http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/health_professionals/index.htm


Strategic Inter-Governmental Forum on Physical Activity and Health (SIGPAH): http://www.nphp.gov.au/workprog/sigpah/


Sport and Recreation Australia: http://www.sport.vic.gov.au


http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/phd-nutrition-childrens-survey


http://www.blackandstone.com.au/bodymedia_fit.html?gclid=CPXrkY7__qYCFUaApAodlUureA


Strategies for promoting physical activity and the Socio-Ecological Model


The 10,000 Steps Rockhampton project: http://www.10000steps.org.au/rockhampton/


Find 30 promotion (Government of Western Australia Department of Health): http://www.find30.com.au


Go For Your Life: http://www.goforyourlife.vic.gov.au


America On The Move promotion: http://www.americaonthemove.org


Be Active promotion (Government of South Australia): http://www.beactive.com.au


Building a healthy, active Australia (Australian government): http://www.healthyactive.gov.au


Go for green, active living and environment program (Canada): http://www.goforgreen.ca/home_e.html


Promoting physical activity: Government and Non-Government Organisations


Australian Sports Commission: http://www.ausport.gov.au


Find 30 promotion (Government of WA Department of Health): http://www.find30.com.au


Walking School Bus promotion (UK): http://www.walkingbus.com


Ministry of Health (New Zealand) toolkits: http://www.newhealth.govt.nz


The 10,000 Steps Rockhampton project: http://www.10000steps.org.au/rockhampton/


Travelsmart Australia: http://www.travelsmart.gov.au


World Health Organisation: http://www.who.int


Heart Foundation Australia: http://www.heartfoundation.com.au


VicHealth (The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation): http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au


Be Active promotion (Government of South Australia): http://www.beactive.com.au


Go For Your Life: http://www.goforyourlife.vic.gov.au


Physical Activity Resources for Health Professionals – Introduction (Centre for disease control and prevention – USA): http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/health_professionals/index.htm


Health Promotion (Public Health Agency of Canada): http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/index.html


Strategic Inter-Governmental Forum on Physical Activity and Health (SIGPAH): http://www.nphp.gov.au/workprog/sigpah


Healthy youth (Centre for disease control and prevention (USA): http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/


America On The Move promotion: http://www.americaonthemove.org


Papers from the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity: http://www.ijbnpa.org/home


Department of health and aging (Australian government): http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/content/home


http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-pubhlth-strateg-active-evidence.htm


http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/


Building a healthy, active Australia (Australian government): http://www.healthyactive.gov.au


National Public Health Partnership: http://www.nphp.gov.au


Be Active promotion (Government of South Australia): http://www.beactive.com.au


Sport and Recreation Australia: http://www.sport.vic.gov.au


Foods, fuels and energy systems


VCE Board of Studies – additional information about energy systems: http://vcaa.vic.edu.au/vce/studies/physicaledu/EnrgSys.pdf


Heart Foundation Australia: http://www.heartfoundation.com.au


Australian Institue of Sport – sports nutrition: http://www.ais.org.au/nutrition/


Nutrition australia: http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/


Dietitian’s Association of Australia: http://www.daa.asn.au/


Sports Coach UK – energy pathways: http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/energy.htm


‘How stuff works’ – How exercise works: http://health.howstuffworks.com/sports-physiology6.htm


Info about the glycemic index: http://www.glycemicindex.com/


Oxygen uptake, oxygen deficit and oxygen debt
Interactive body and mind tests from the BBC UK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody


Human anatomy: http://www.innerbody.com


Information about the body and anatomy – Virtual Body: http://www.ehc.com/vbody.asp


Article – Oxygen Deficit: A Measure of Anaerobic Capacity: http://www.faccioni.com/Reviews/oxygendeficit.htm


Information on the transport of oxygen in the blood, from the Australasian Society of Cardio-Vascular Perfusionists: http://www.perfusion.com.au/CCP/Physiology/Oxygen and carbon dioxide transport.htm


Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma – A primer on maximum oxygen consumption: http://www.nismat.org/physcor/max_o2.html


Australian Sports Commission: http://www.ausport.gov.au


Sports Coach UK: http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk


Muscular fatigue mechanisms


Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma – exercise physiology: http://www.nismat.org/physcor/index.html


Information on skeletal muscles in the human body: http://www.ptcentral.com/muscles


Sport science (site for sports research): http://www.sportsci.org/


Anaerobic management (training and recovery): http://www.anaerobic.net/resources2.html


Biophysical journal online: http://www.biophysj.org


PubMed (includes links to full text articles and other related resources): http://www.ncbi.nih.gov/entrez/query


Article – Unravelling the Process of Muscle Fatigue: http://www.ucsf.edu/cooke/research/interests/fatigue.htm


Physiology online magazine (American Physiological Society): http://physiologyonline.physiology.org


Science-a-go-go (science news, research and discussion): http://www.scienceagogo.com/news


University of Western Australia, physiology department: http://www.physiol.biomedchem.uwa.edu.au


Innovations Report – Forum for science, industry and business: http://www.innovations-report.com


Fitness definitions and components


United States Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.os.dhhs.gov/


World Health Organisation (WHO) health topics: http://www.who.int/topics/en/


Sports Coach UK – conditioning: http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/conditon.htm


Sports Coach UK – ideal weight: http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/idealw.htm#bmi


International Association of Athletics Federations: http://www.iaaf.org


Life coaching (UK): http://www.coaching-life.co.uk


Athletics Australia: http://www.athletics.org.au/


Data collection and activity analysis


Champion Data: http://www.championdata.com.au


Sport science (site for sports research): http://www.sportsci.org/


Virtual Spectator: http://www.pineapplehead.com.au/


Sports Coach UK – evaluation: http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/eval.htm


Assessment of fitness


Peak Centre for human performance (Canada): http://www.peakcentre.ca/faq.htm


Sport Specific (encyclopedia of sports performance enhancement): http://www.sportspecific.com/


Sports Coach UK – evaluation: http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/eval.htm


Sports Coach UK – conditioning: http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/conditon.htm


ExRx Fitness Testing: http://www.exrx.net/Testing.html


Go For Your Life: http://www.goforyourlife.vic.gov.au


Rob Wood’s guide to fitness testing: http://www.topendsports.com/testing/


Fitness training principles and methods


AFL home page: http://afl.com.au


Information about the history of Pilates: http://www.pilates.com/history.html


Review of soccer training methods: http://www.physioroom.com/research/training_methods_1.php


Coaches Info – Sports science information for coaches: http://www.coachesinfo.com


Track and field conditioning information: http://www.elitetrack.com/main.php


Georgia State University (USA) – information about swimming: http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwfit/swimming.html


American College of Sports Medicine: http://www.acsm.org/


Sports Coach UK – training principles: http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/trnprin.htm


Sports Coach UK – planning the training: http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/plan.htm


Sports Coach UK – personal exercise plan: http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/pep.htm


Sports Coach UK – training programs: http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/trainprog.htm


Case study (plyometric training) from The World Sports Science Training Workbook: http://www.pponline.co.uk/


Training adaptations


Australian Institute of Sport, strength and conditioning: http://www.ais.org.au/condition/index.asp


Exercise Physiology – The methods and mechanisms underlying performance: http://home.hia.no/~stephens/exphys.htm


Information about metabolic adaptations and cardiovascular physiology: http://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Exercise Phys/cardiopulmonary.html


Sports science library (Gatorade Sports Science Institute): http://www.gssiweb.com/sportssciencecenter/topic.cfm?id=56


Sport science (site for sports research): http://www.sportsci.org/


PowerPoint presentation about cardiovascular adaptations from aerobic training (Illinois Wesleyan University – USA): http://www.iwu.edu/~bkauth/330/330-9.PPT


‘How stuff works’ – How exercise works: http://health.howstuffworks.com/sports-physiology15.htm


Article – Strength Training Basics: http://www.physsportsmed.com/issues/2003/0803/kraemer.htm


Managing a training load


Australian Physiotherapy Association: http://www.physiotherapy.asn.au


Australian Sports Drug Agency: http://www.asda.org.au


Smart Play initiative (South Australian government): http://www.smartplay.net


Information about overtraining from About.com: http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/overtraining


Australian Sports Commission: http://www.ausport.gov.au


Information about risk management (Bambooweb Dictionary): http://www.bambooweb.com/articles/r/i/Risk_management.html


Information about overtraining: http://www.oaktrees.org/fitness/overtrain.html


Exercises at VisualCoaching.com: http://www.visualcoaching.com


Performance enhancement from a psychological perspective


Australian Institute of Sport – Performace psychology research: http://www.ais.org.au/psychology/research.asp


Athletic Insight – online journal of sport psychology: http://www.athleticinsight.com


Australian Psychological Society (information about sport psychologists): http://www.psychology.org.au/psych/special_areas/2.4_9.asp


Psych web – Sport psychology: http://www.psywww.com/sports/index.htm


Sport psychology resrouces (Psychwatch.com): http://www.psychwatch.com/sport_psychology.htm


Sports science library (Gatorade Sports Science Institute): http://www.gssiweb.com/sportssciencecenter/topic.cfm?id=62


Peak performance sports – mental resources: http://www.peaksports.com/tips_resources.php


Article – In the zone: Training your mind as well as your body (CNN): http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/library/SM/00001.html


Performance enhancement: nutrition, diet and other considerations


Australian Sports Commission – Ethics in sport – Anti-doping in sport: http://www.ausport.gov.au/ethics/adwada.asp


Dietitian’s Association of Australia: http://www.daa.asn.au/


Article – The THG scandal explained (BBC): http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/3210876.stm


Gatorade Sports Science Institute: http://www.gssiweb.com


Sports Medicine Australia: http://www.smasa.asn.au


Food and nutrition information centre (USA) – Fitnes, sports and sport nutrition: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/etext/000054.html


Sports nutrition (Univeristy of Illinois – USA): http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hsnut/


Australian Sports Drug Agency: http://www.asda.org.au


Australian Sports Commission: http://www.ausport.gov.au


Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT) – Sports nutrition corner: http://www.nismat.org/nutricor/


World Anti-doping Agency: http://www.wada-ama.org/

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