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Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science

A guide to research in health and exercise

Job Resources


Finding that first job can be a challenge regardless of the field. Here are some sites and resources that might help:

Books on Job Searching, Resume Writing, Etc.

Although your credentials may be excellent, and your GPA impressive, the layout of your resume and the wording of your cover letter must be impeccable to compete in today's market.

There are lots of books, guides, and websites to consult while getting all your background information together in an organized, meaningful, and effective way.

Available Resources

Many of the databases you rely on for scholarly information are proprietary (UWF has to pay for them based on the number of students that use them). Once you graduate, you are always welcome to come back and use our library's resources - in fact we would love to see you again and find out how you are doing in the "real world." Just remember that when you are no longer a student, remote access to our databases will not be an option.

Fortunately, many hospitals and health facilities have their own libraries and there is always the local public library. Even if these libraries do not have all you need, they often offer interlibrary loan services.

Don't forget to use the open access resources listed on the Open Education Resources tab. These will remain accessible to you.

Research Tactics

Once you have embarked on your career you will still need current information but you may not have the time to spend researching many different resources. One option is to locate best practices or evidence based summaries of specific topics. Here are a few options:


If you need funding to pursue great ideas, check these options:

Continuing Education

As I said before, we'd love to see you again! Even if you have moved away from the area, thanks to the convenience of online education, you can always sign up for a course to update your skills and knowledge. There are graduate programs at UWF in

You may even want to do this by using the open courseware available from many prestigious colleges and universities that provide their resources free of charge. Although it may not add to your credentials, it is a great way to absorb current educational offerings. Check the Open Education Resources tab for names and links.