Skip to Main Content

OER: Open Educational Resources


book cover      Basic Foundation of Nutrition for Sports Performance by Byerley (2020): LibreTexts. 

In this book, we will focus on nutrition for exercise and sports. Physical fitness is a general state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations and daily activities. Physical fitness is generally achieved through proper nutrition, moderate-vigorous physical exercise, physical activity, and sufficient rest. Before the industrial revolution, fitness was defined as the capacity to carry out the day’s activities without undue fatigue.

      KSU Human Nutrition (FDNH 400) Flexbook by Brian Lindshield (2018): KSU

The FNDH 400  (formerly HN 400, department changed its name from Human Nutrition to Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health) Flexbook fits this definition, but I felt the name was particularly accurate due to the flexibility of Google Docs that it was built on. Nutrition can be defined as the science of the action of food, beverages, and their components in biological systems. A nutrient is a compound that provides a needed function in the body. Nutrients can be further classified based on the amount needed in the body. 

book cover      A Guide to Physical Activity by Eydie Kramer (2018): University of Minnesota.

The Benefits of Physical Activity was written by Eydie Kramer with edits by colleagues in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota. The CC-BY 4.0 license allows others to reuse the materials. If you use the material for a course, we would love to hear about it. Notify us by emailing

       BIOL 250 - HUMAN ANATOMY by Yancy Aquino (2020): UC Davis

Gross and microscopic structure of the human body through lecture and laboratory study of dissections, histology slides, anatomy models, and prosected human cadavers. Primarily intended for Nursing, Respiratory Care, Allied Health, Surgical Technology, Kinesiology, and other health-related fields.

book cover      Anatomy and Physiology by J. Gordon Betts et al. (2020): OpenStax

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. Its lucid text, strategically constructed art, career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology also features links to surgical videos, histology, and interactive diagrams.


Additional Resources

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.