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Information Literacy in the Disciplines

This guide contains links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education

Information Literacy in the Disciplines: Physical Education & Health

The ACRL IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee has gathered together links and citations to information literacy standards and curricula developed by accrediting agencies, professional associations, and institutions of higher education in Physical Education & Health.

1. Standards and Guidelines from Accrediting Agencies and Professional Associations

American College Health Association (ACHA).”Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education.” 2012. [Link not working]

Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). “Initial Physical Education Teacher Education Standards.” 2017.

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. “Areas of Responsibilities, Competencies, and Sub-competencies for Health Education Specialists.” 2015.

2. Related Research

Banas, Jennifer. 2008. “A Tailored Approach to Identifying and Addressing College Students’ Online Health Information Literacy.” American Journal of Health Education 39, no. 4: 228-236.

Berg, Kris and Richard Latin. 2007. Essentials of Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Recreation. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Birch, David. 2000. “Teaching Techniques: A Cooperative Approach to Promoting Health Literacy: The Current Health Issues Project.” Journal of School Health 70, no. 2: 69-71.

Boruff, Jill T. and Pamela Harrison. 2018. “Assessment of Knowledge and Skills in Information Literacy Instruction for Rehabilitation Sciences Students: A Scoping Review.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 106, no. 1.

Buell, Cathy, and Andrea Whittaker. 2001. “Enhancing Content Literacy in Physical Education.” Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance 72, no. 6: 32-38. [Link not working]

Cobus, Laura. 2008. “Integrating Information Literacy into the Education of Public Health Professionals: Roles for Librarians and the Library.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 96, no. 1: 28-33.

David, Ann D. 2016. “Exploring Preservice Physical Education Teachers’ Literacy Practices Around Health and Fitness.” 2016 Literacy Summit Yearbook, 2: 112-119.

Hirvonen, Noora, Stefan Ek, Raimo Niemelä, Riitta Pyky, Riikka Ahola, Raija Korpelainen, and Maija-Leena Huotari. 2016. “Everyday Health Information Literacy in Relation to Health Behavior and Physical Fitness: A Population-Based Study Among Young Men.” Library & Information Science Research 38 no. 4: 308-318.

Journal of the Medical Library Association.

Knapp, Maureen, and Stewart Brower. 2014. “The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education: Implications for Health Sciences Librarianship.” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 33, no. 4: 460-468.

O’Reilly, Norman, and Peter Knight. 2007. “Knowledge Management Best Practices in National Sport Organisations.” International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing 2, no. 3: 264-280.

Romanello, Mary, and Malissa Martin. 2006. “Information Literacy in Athletic Training: A Problem-Based Approach.” Athletic Therapy Today 11, no. 3: 40-43.

Santana Arroyo, Sonia. 2013. “Information Literacy for Health Professionals: Teaching Essential Information Skills with the Big6 Information Literacy Model.” Community & Junior College Libraries 19, no. 3-4: 77-91. [Link not working]

Sbaffi, Laura, Frances Johnson, Jillian Griffiths, Jennifer Rowley, and Anne Weist. 2015. “NICE Evidence Search: Student Peers’ Views on their Involvement as Trainers in Peer-based Information Literacy Training.” Journal Of Academic Librarianship 41, no. 2: 201-206.

Senkowski, Valerie, and Paul Branscum. 2015. “How College Students Search the Internet for Weight Control and Weight Management Information: An Observational Study.” American Journal Of Health Education 46, no. 4: 231-240.

Willson, Gloria, and Katelyn Angell. 2017. Mapping The Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Framework and Nursing Professional Standards onto an Assessment Rubric.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 105, no. 2: 150-154.