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Course Description

This course is designed to examine the field of Kinesiology from a historical, ethical, philosophical, and contemporary viewpoint. The broad spectrum of kinesiology, using the interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement will be discussed. Sub-disciplines in the field along with career options will be introduced. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. Previously listed as PE 2. (C-ID: KIN 100) ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the importance of physical activity in daily life and the implications of this for the discipline of kinesiology.
  • Identify the nature and demands of professional occupations, the career options available to students graduating from departments of kinesiology, and the qualifications associated with each.
  • Examine kinesiology and its importance as a discipline and identify current issues in the discipline and sub-disciplines.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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