Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Identify the basic concepts of Kinesiology.
2. Identify and describe the importance of the foundational subdisciplines of Kinesiology.
3. Explain the role of physical activity and its impact on disease prevention and health promotion.
4. Describe contemporary issues and challenges, current/future trends, role in society, aims and
objectives of Kinesiology.
5. Identify educational requirements, skills and general preparation for various career opportunities in teaching, coaching, therapeutic exercise, fitness and health, sport and other related disciplines.
6. Identify credible sources of information for research in the field of Kinesiology and other related disciplines.
I. The fields of Kinesiology
A. Contemporary programs
B. Disciplines and sub-disciplines
C. Allied fields of health, recreation, and dance
D. Personal philosophy
II. Discipline goals and objectives
A. Historical development
B. Contemporary goals
C. Cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning domains
D. Role of technology
III. Role in Society and in education
A. Chronic disease in U.S.
B. Health goals of the nation
C. Implications for fitness and wellness movement
D. Physical activity and fitness of children, youth and adults
IV. History of physical activity
A. History of Kinesiology discipline and subdisciplines
B. Disease prevention and health promotion
C. School physical education
D. Growth of sports
E. Programs for individuals with disabilities
V. Motor Behavior
A. Motor learning, motor development, and motor skills
B. Stages of learning
A. Applied Kinesiology and biomechanics
B. Mechanical principles
VII. Exercise Physiology
A. Areas of study
B. Physical activity, physical fitness, and health
C. FITT Formula (Frequency Intensity Time and Type)
D. Health and fitness components
E. Nutrition and fitness
F. Ergogenic aids
VIII. Sociology of physical activity
A. Interscholastic and intercollegiate sports
B. Girls, women, and minorities in sport
C. Performance enhancing substances in sport
IX. Sport and Exercise Psychology of physical activity
A. Areas of study
B. Goal setting, behavior change and exercise adherence
C. Mental imagery and self-talk to enhance performance
X. Preparation and careers in kinesiology
A. Perequisites, general education, certificates, major and minor courses required
at four year level.
B. Advanced degree and credential requirements
C. Leadership and professional development
D. Therapuetic exercise careers
E. Teaching and coaching careers
F. Fitness and health related careers
G. Sport managment careers
XI. Issues, challenges, and the future
A. Leadership and teaching values in the field.
B. Growing fields, challenges, and advocacy
C. Future trends
XII. Research in the field of Kinesiology
A. Research journals in the field
B. Internet sources
C. Non credible sources of information
D. Professional memberships
E. Continuing education
Introduction to Kinesiology, 4th Edition. Hoffman. Human Kinetics: 2013