PPE175 Philosophy & Principles of PE/Athletics

The following categories contain links to various sources on the web pertaining to topics covered in the course PPE 175 Philosophy and Principles of Physical Education and Athletics. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and content of these websites, the usual evaluation measures should be taken by the researcher. For tips on how to evaluate information found on websites go to our Website Evaluation Guide.

The Physical Education and Athletics Research Guide for tips on how to find books available in the Library collection, and tips on how to find journal, magazine and newspaper articles available in MCC Libraries article databases.

Meaning and Philosophy of Sport

  • Health People.gov - Healthy People is the prevention agenda for the Nation. This site provides information about leading health indicators and defines national health objectives for different areas including physical activity. The objectives are designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health for purposes of establishing national goals to reduce these threats.
  • President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport (PCPFS) -  The Council serves to promote health, physical activity, fitness, and enjoyment for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through participation in physical activity and sports.
  • Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People - These guidelines were developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist professionals who design and deliver physical activity programs for young people.
  • National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Age 50 and Older - From the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this blueprint was developed as a guide for organizations, associations and agencies to plan strategies to help people age 50 and older increase their physical activity.
  • Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health - A comprehensive review of the impact of physical activity on health status.
  • Disabled Sports USA - "A national nonprofit organization established in 1967 by disabled veterans to serve the war injured. DA/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability." This site provides access to Challenge, a DA/USA magazine which contains articles on sports activities for individuals with disabilities, and contact information for local chapters across the U.S.

Career and Professional Development

Professional associations are often a good place to look for information about careers.

Other career websites to explore to learn about career opportunities in sports include:

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Produced by the U.S. Department of Labor, and revised every two years, the Occupational Outlook Handbook provides career information, including job responsibilities, working conditions, training and education needed, earnings, and future outlook for many occupations.

History of Sports

  • The Olympic Movement - The official website of the Olympic games. It provides historical information about the Olympic Games from 1896 to present, the Ancient Olympic Games 776 B.C. to 393 A.D., and the Paralympic Games. Other links to explore include: Sports, Athletes, and News.
  • SportsCentury - This site from ESPN provides biographical information on top sports figures of the twentieth century.
  • The Journal of Sport History - Published by the North American Society for Sport History since 1974, the journal seeks to promote the study of all aspects of sport history. Use the LA84 Foundation Search page to find journal articles from 1974 to 2003. All articles are stored as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The LA84 Foundation is endowed with surplus funds from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Its mission is to serve youth through sport and to increase knowledge of sport and its impact on people's lives.

Sport Sociology

  • Center for the Study of Sport in Society - Based at Northeastern University the Center's mission is to increase awareness of sport and its relation to society and to develop programs that identify problems, offers solutions and promote the benefits of sport. Some of these programs are: Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), Fitz Urban Youth Sports, and Project Teramwork.
  • National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) - Based at the University of Illinois in Chicago, NCPAD is an information center concerned with physical activity and disability. This site provides information on: Disabilities and Conditions, Physical Activity (Lifetime Sports), Research, and Health Promotion (Nutrition).
  • Women's Sports Foundation - Founded in 1974, the Women's Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.

Exercise Physiology, Fitness, and Nutrition

  • Cooper Institute - Provides information about the Fitnessgram® and Acitivitygram® fitness and activity assessments for children and youth.
  • Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) - The Sports Science Library provides links to information on Hydration, Sports Nutrition, Training & Performance, Medical Conditions & Sports Injuries, and Youth in Sports.
  • Choose My Plate.gov - ChooseMyPlate.gov was introduced to the American public in June 2011 and provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers adopt healthy eating habits consistent with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

  • PE Central - This site provides information about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children and youth.
  • Physical Education Lesson Ideas - PE Central provides this database of over 1700 health and physical education lesson plans and assessment ideas for elementary, secondary, and adapted physical education.
  • PE Links4U - A non-profit program of Central Washington University dedicated to promoting active and healthy lifestyles. This site provides links to websites of interest to physical education professionals, and stories written by individuals in the field in topic areas such as: PE Academic Areas (Adapted PE, Biomechanics, Sports Psychology); Health, Fitness & Nutrition, Organizations & Associations; Sports, Games, Activities; and Teaching Unit Plans.

Sport Psychology

Coaching Resources

New York State Physical Education Resources

Challenges and Future Trends

  • Healthy Youth: CDC's Coordinated School Health Program - This site from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control discusses the eight interactive components of the coordinated school health program.
  • Character Counts - A diverse, nonpartisan alliance of leading human-service and educational organizations working together to strengthen the character of young people. It promotes the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship.
  • National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) - The mission of this organization is "to unite the strengths of public, private, and industry efforts into a collaborative partnership to inspire and empower all Americans to lead physically active lifestyles."
  • National Physical Activity Plan - A comprehensive plan for promoting physical activity in the American population to increase physical activity throughout the Nation. The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) will oversee the implementation of The Plan, and a multitude of organizational partners, collaborators and affiliates will assist with aspects of Plan development and dissemination.

Contacting the Teacher

Elizabeth Kelly teaches the PPE 175 Philosophy and Principles of Physical Education and Athletics course.

Students taking the PPE 175 course online through the SUNY Learning Network (SLN) can contact her through the "Communicate" tab available in their SLN ANGEL course page, and by telephone (585) 292-2854.

Students taking this course on-campus may contact her at the above telephone number and at the following e-mail address ekelly@monroecc.edu