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Please note that users must be able to log in to their UWC assigned email account before they can use this system to change their password.  A link is emailed to their UWC email address which enables them to change their password.
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Prescribed and Recommended Books

How many books may you borrow out with your student card?

Some of the prescribed or recommended books are kept in the short loan section at level 5. Short Loan is a collection of books and photocopies that may be borrowed to use in the library for 1 hour, to borrow overnight or over a weekend. Click on the PDF icon below to view the list of short loan titles, alternatively search via uKwazi.


Exam Papers

Use your Student number and password (yyyymmdd) to access previous question papers.

Welcome to the Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science Library Guide

This guide provides information and links to resources that are useful for Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science courses.

The library collects and subscribes to print and online resources to support your information needs. To access the list of key resources in Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science , as well as guidance on searching databases for journal articles and books by clicking on the tabs above.

Please visit the Information Literacy tutorial to support you with each stage of the research process, including selecting a topic, identifying information needs, selecting sources, locating information, evaluating information, and citing sources.

The Interlibrary Loans (ILL) system allows for material (ie, books and journal articles) not held in our library, to be borrowed from other libraries within the system, or from libraries abroad if not available locally. Users can request books or journal articles by clicking here to complete a form. Alternatively contact the  InterLibrary Loan (ILL) section.


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Athletics                                                                                                     796

Clinical sports anatomy                                                                             617

Coaching                                                                                                   796.077

Drug use in sports                                                                                      362.29

Ethics of sports                                                                                          174

Exercise                                                                                                     613.71

Human Anatomy                                                                                        611

Medical Terminology                                                                                  610.4

Physical education                                                                                     796.07

Physical fitness                                                                                          613.2

Leisure sports                                                                                             306.483

Sports                                                                                                         617

Sports injuries                                                                                             617.1027

Sports law                                                                                                   344

Sports medicine                                                                                          617.1027

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