The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to human movement that includes the historical development of physical education, exercise science and sport.  This course offers the student both an introduction to the knowledge base, as well as, information on expanding career opportunities.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Distinguish between and identify terminology and research within the sub-disciplines in the field of Kinesiology and their application to diverse careers.
  • Summarize the historical and philosophical approaches to physical activity, physical education, exercise science and sport.
  • Identify the characteristics of a physically educated person and the importance of assessment and advocacy in physical education, exercise science, and sport.
  • Discuss how the changing nature of education and technological advances may influence physical education, exercise science, and sport in the future.
  • Identify major professional organizations, foundations, and associations supporting physical activity at local, state, national and international levels as well as data tools and resources.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0