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Exercise Science

Exercise Science


The School of Health, Exercise Science & Athletics at San Diego City College offers Certificate of Performance in Aerobic and Anaerobic conditioning, health and wellness coaching, martial arts, individual and team sports, and yoga; Certificate of Achievement in Fitness Specialist; and Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree in Kinesiology.  --from the San Diego City College 2019-2020 Catalog

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Getting print books during COVID closure

Find out how to find a print book and get it while the Library is currently closed. 

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Search Tips:

*OneSearch doesn't show you everything! Some databases, like those from EBSCO, are not included so you will need to search them separately.

  • To find Books, e-books and reference materials --> Use SDCCD Books+, A-Z Databases, or OneSearch
  • To find Textbooks for your class--> Use Course Reserves
  • To find Articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers --> Use A-Z Databases, EBSCO Articles, or OneSearch
  • To find Periodicals by title --> Use Journal Finder or OneSearch
  • To find Videos and media --> Use Videos link, A-Z Databases (choose Films on Demand, Swank, or Kanopy), or OneSearch

Key Terms for Finding Information

What should I put in a search box?

Use these terms in SDCCD Books+ Advanced Search to find resources in the SDCC Library. See image of an example search below.

Aerobic and anaerobic conditioning key terms can include: agility training, aerobic dance techniques, cardiovascular conditioning, exercise routines, flexibility, interval and sprint training, nutrition, plyometrics, running, sports cross training, and weight training. 

Fitness Specialist key terms can include exercise physiology, applied kinesiology, weight training techniques, exercise and fitness assessment, fitness and sports nutrition, exercise for special populations, and exercise leadership. 

General health key terms can include total body conditioning, hiking, outdoor cycling, fitness walking, and yoga. 

Health and Wellness Coaching key terms can include physiology and nutrition, as well as emotional, spiritual, social, cognitive, and environmental health.

Sports key terms can include Swimming, Martial Arts, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Pickleball, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Intercollegiate Athletics, Cross-Country, Track & Field, Sand Volleyball

How to do an Advanced Search in SDCCD Books+ with Key Terms: 


1. Select SDCCD Books + (you can also do this in OneSearch)

2. Select Subject from the dropdown menu

3. Type in the key term

4. Click the Search button to get results

Just Browsing the Physical Collection?

Try these call numbers and headings if you'd like to browse what's on our shelves. Or use SDCCD Books+. Books you can borrow (take home), known as the Circulating Collection, are located on the third floor.


Physical education and training




Physical fitness -- Physiological aspects


Physiology (Kinesiology found here)

The Research Process

Not sure where to begin your research? Here are some guides that can help you:

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