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OER | Kinesiology

On this webpage you will find  OER Kinesiology textbooks along with supplemental materials and a few lecture videos

The purpose of these discipline-specific pages is to display content that might be of interest to faculty who are considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes. This list of content is by no means exhaustive.  The nature of open educational resources is very collaborative and it is in that spirit that we encourage any comments about the content featured on this page or recommendations of content that are not already listed here. 

Open Textbook Collections

Human Nutrition (FNDH 400) Flexbook - Kansas State University

Written by Brian Lindshield of KSU, this open textbook covers an "intermediate-level nutrition course" aimed at sophomores both on- and off-campus.


MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.

OER Commons

OER Commons provides a curated collection of textbooks and resources for Kinesiology.

Open Stax - Anatomy and Physiology

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.

Courses and Videos


Exercising Advocacy: Some Personal Ideas and Experiences

This lecture by Prof. Timothy Noakes discusses the role of science in assisting the rise of South African cricket and ends with the story of Lewis Gordon Pugh’s swims in the Antarctic and Arctic including his epic 18 minutes (1km) swim at the North Pole in June 2007.

Future Learn - Health & Psychology Courses

Want to enhance patient care or improve your own wellbeing or mental health? Our online healthcare courses provide you with vital skills, knowledge and training. Learn about everything from Parkinson's disease to obesity or nutrition with top researchers.

John Hopkins Open Courseware - Nutrition

Lecture slides on a variety of nutrition-related topics.

Khan Academy - Health & Medicine

Course videos covering advanced topics in physiology and labs.

The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice

This is an online college course developed for students preparing to be teachers, as well as inservice K-12 classroom teachers and other educators.

Mouse Activity

From the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, this 30-second video compares the activity of a normal mouse to one with a mutation in a key gene controlling obesity.

Open Learn - Health, Sports & Psychology

Open Learn provides courses such as "Recovery strategies in sport and exercise", "Eating to win: activity, diet and weight control", and "The psychological aspects of sports injury."

Orthopedic Assessment Methods

Dr. Scott Sailor (Cal State Fresno) created videos on several tests used to determine the type and extent of injuries.

Physical Education Videos

This collection of seven videos from the Dallas County Community College District are available free from iTunes. The videos demonstrate lower body workouts, upper body workouts, and a cardiorespiratory endurance test.

Saylor Academy - Human Physiology Course

Entire course on human physiology- includes textbook, supplementary materials and even video clips.

Tufts Open Courseware - Nutrition

Foundations of Nutrition Science - This course provides an understanding of basic nutrition science to students with a limited scientific background.

UC Irvine OpenCourseWare - Education

Includes the course: Teaching PE & Health, Elementary Education (English)

YouTube - Kinesiology Channels

A collection of educational videos posted on YouTube.

YouTube EDU - Medicine

A collection of educational videos posted on YouTube.

Additional Resources

The American Kinesiology Association

The American Kinesiology Association promotes and enhances kinesiology as a unified field of study and advances its many applications. AKA does this by advocating for kinesiology at national and international levels as well as by supporting its member departments by providing resource materials and leadership and educational opportunities for university administrators in kinesiology.


Typical Joint Movements in the Human Body. Images from Brunnstrom's Clinical Kinesiology 6th Edition

National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK)

The dual purpose of the Academy of Kinesiology shall be to encourage and promote the study and educational applications of the art and science of human movement and physical activity and to honor by election to its membership persons who have directly or indirectly contributed significantly to the study of and/or application of the art and science of human movement and physical activity.

PBS - Body & Brain

NOVA is the most-watched prime time science series on American television and is now in its fourth decade of production, the series remains committed to producing in-depth science programming in the form of one-hour documentaries and long-form mini-series, from the latest breakthroughs in technology to the deepest mysteries of the natural world.

Physical Fitnet

Created by personal trainers, PhysicalFitnet offers online fitness tools that use cutting-edge technology.


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