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Sports and Exercise Studies

Selected Sports and Exercise Resources and Services in Davis Library at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College.

Anatomy & Graphics

  • Zygote Body, originally called Google Body, is an anatomy tool that allows you to manipulate a virtual human body. A free sign-up is required.
  • Human Body Maps is an interactive anatomy tool, but with the ability to rotate images in 3D.
  • InnerBody is also an interactive anatomy system that allows you to study particular body systems
  • The Medical Animation Library from the Penn Medicine website provides links to many medical animations arranged by body system and medical specialty.
  • The Wellcome Library has over 100,000 images related to the history of medicine available to download free under a Creative Commons license.
  • Eskeletons from the University of Texas Anthropology Department. A great way to study the human skeleton -- and the skeletons of other primates. Details photographs can be studied from several viewpoints.
  • The U.S. National Library of Medicine's Images from the History of Medicine collection provides access to over 70,000 digitized images, including portraits, photographs and posters.

Rio Cheer Leaders 1965

Rio Cheer Leaders 1965.

Reference Websites

Science Reference Center On Campus - This OhioLINK database is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content from science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Science Reference Center - Off Campus

Health.Gov - From the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) this sets national health goals and objectives and supporting programs, services, and education activities.

Nutrition.Gov - This USDA-sponsored website offers credible information to help make healthful eating choices.

PubMed Central - The digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) - Association of sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness professionals.

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)Dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning profession.

American Kinesiology Association (AKA) -  Promotes and enhances kinesiology as a unified field of study.

American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) -  Facilitates the development of biomechanics as a basic and applied science.

Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) - Organization for sport psychology consultants.

Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity - Sponsored by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this wants to decrease obesity in the US.

Health and Medical Statistics

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America's health care system.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Data and Statistics.

County Health Rankings - A joint effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, this site ranks counties on various health factors within their states.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

National Center for Health Statistics - This division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gathers statistics on all manner of health topics, from aging and birth rates to diseases and physical activity.

Statistical Abstract: Health & Nutrition - Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau that cover "health expenditures and insurance coverage, including Medicare and Medicaid, medical personnel, hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities, injuries, diseases, disability status, nutritional intake of the population, and food consumption."

WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) - Statistics from the CDC.

World Health Organization (WHO) Global Health Observatory (GHO) Data - Provides data and analyses on global health priorities.

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)


American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).