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    Oct 22, 2021  
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EXW 151 - Introduction to Exercise Science and Physical Education


Description: Survey of the disciplines of exercise science, physical education and kinesiology. Includes historical perspective of the integrative nature of the disciplines, the importance of physical activity, qualifications and careers. Three lecture.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. History, principles and definitions of physical activity, physical fitness, exercise, leisure, lifestyle behaviors and sport
  2. Need for the disciplines of exercise science, physical education and kinesiology
  3. Interdisciplinary structure of the disciplines, research methods and application to professional practice
  4. Societal objectives for exercise science, physical education and sport
  5. Careers, preparation and qualifications
  6. Professional organizations
  7. Issues, challenges and future of exercise science, physical education and kinesiology

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the importance of physical activity and its implications for the disciplines of exercise science, physical education and kinesiology. (1,2)
  2. Describe discipline structures, types of knowledge studied by its scholars and how knowledge is applied in professional practice. (3)
  3. Defend the integrative nature of the field of exercise science, physical education and kinesiology. (1-3)
  4. Identify the demands of professional occupations, current career options and the qualifications required, within the area of exercise science and physical education. (4-7)
  5. Develop a professional philosophy statement. (1-7)