28 Health, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology

Anatomical Basis of Injury

Author: Layci Harrison

Description: Anatomical Basis of Injury is adapted from Anatomy and Physiology by OpenStax. Anatomy and Physiology is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY) license, which means that you can distribute, remix, and build upon the content, as long as you provide attribution to OpenStax and its content contributors.
For Anatomical Basis of Injury, several chapters of the original text were removed, and some were re-ordered, but no other changes to the content were made. The BCcampus version of Anatomy and Physiology was used to create Anatomical Basis of Injury by cloning their Pressbooks-hosted copy.

Anatomy & Physiology: OpenStax

This text was a collaboration among many anatomy and physiology professors and was developed using pedagogical practices. This textbook has been successfully adopted, adapted, and has an average 4.9/5 professor rating.
Includes: instructor resources, case studies, student resources, simulations, exercises, solutions, and critical thinking questions.

Anatomy and Physiology (OpenStax)

Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements. Its lucid text, strategically constructed art, career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology also features links to surgical videos, histology, and interactive diagrams.

Biomechanics of Human Movement

Author: Karine Hamm

Description: This open access textbook was developed as an introductory resource to introduce basic concepts related to human biomechanics. It was edited and developed for students from Douglas College enrolled in Biomechanics (SPSC 1151). This book is best viewed online using the pressbooks format however, multiple formats (e.g., pdf, epub, mobi) are also made available.

Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism

This text covers introductory biophysics concepts, including body forces, body heat, and body composition measurement.
Includes: summaries, exercises, solutions, applications, and examples.

Clinical Examination of the Musculoskeletal System

Authors: Richard Lebert and Kelly Ould

Description: This is an Open Educational Resource (OER) for commonly used orthopedic tests and outcome measurements. This resource is a living document that will be periodically updated to ensure current best practices are in place. In addition, it will be monitored and updated throughout the life cycle, based off Paul Hibbits Learning & Technology Development Process Model and it will be updated and systematically edited for clarity and flow.


Human Nutrition

This nutrition text has been positively-reviewed and has been successfully adopted by other faculty. It covers introductory concepts in nutrition, from carbohydrates to trace minerals.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, and summaries.

Lab Techniques in Exercise Physiology: Learning HOW to use lab equipment in exercise physiology

Author: Alan Jenks

This manual provides reference material for techniques used in the lab for exercise physiology.

A Mixed Course-Based Research Approach to Human Physiology

Author: Karri Haen Whitmer

Description: The Biology 256 Laboratory course was designed to provide students with hands-on access to modern techniques in human physiological analyses using the course-based research pedagogical approach. In this course, students will learn how to perform literature searches; generate research questions and hypotheses; design experiments; collect, analyze, visualize and interpret data; and present scientific findings to others. The Biol 256L curriculum offers a high-impact human physiology experience that fosters the critical thinking skills required to be a successful citizen in a modern world filled with misinformation.


NUTR251 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle

Author: Sabine Zempleni

Description: This book is designed to accompany NUTR251 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle. The course follows the introductory Human Nutrition and Metabolism course.  During the introductory course students studied the corner posts of nutrition knowledge, nutrients and their food sources, recommended amounts, digestion, absorption and their metabolism. Students were also introduced to the interaction between eating and chronic diseases. Nutrition Through the Lifecycle will build on this knowledge and expand it.

Note on license: NUTR251 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle Copyright © by Sabine Zempleni. All Rights Reserved.

Preparation for Dietetic Practice

Authors: Megan Omstead, RD, MPH

Description: This book is designed to prepare dietetic students for practical training and contains 7 interactive clinical nutrition modules. This project is made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy.



Author: Pepe Aragon

Description: Provides a study of fitness and wellness and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle. Defines fitness and wellness, evaluates the student’s level of fitness and wellness, and motivates the student to incorporate physical fitness and wellness into daily living



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