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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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