OregonPDF in Health & Performance — formerly Kinesiology Publications — is a non-profit foundation that cooperates with colleges and universities around the world to disseminate graduate research studies (master’s and doctoral dissertations) in areas related to health and performance.
The intellectual focus of the collection is physical activity. Academic areas of interest include biochemistry, biomechanics, dance, exercise physiology, history or philosophy of physical education, kinesiology, motor control, obesity, recreation, sports marketing, sports medicine, sports pedagogy, sports psychology, and tests and measurements.
The collection has developed continuously since 1948. There are over 10,000 dissertations and theses, with over 200 added each year. Older research studies may only be available on microfiche; newer studies may be available electronically in PDF format. Check the online library catalog for microfiche availability. Beginning with August, 2008, all studies will be available in PDF.