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What is Kinesiology?


Class notes about kinesiology: what is it (defined), what can you do with this major (i.e. profession, jobs, etc.), why is it important, etc.

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University of Alabama
Kin 300 - Intro to Kinesiology

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KIN 300 Lecture 1 Outline of Last Lecture I N A This is first lecture Outline of Current Lecture II Kinesiology A Definition of Kinesiology III What can you do with this field IV Obesity a Causes and Problems of Obesity b BMI V What is currently being done VI Why should we be concerned a What the class will cover throughout this semester Current Lecture KIN 300 Introduction to Kinesiology Key for the notes bold underline red means important and could be on test Chapter 1 in Text What is Kinesiology The word comes from the Greek word kinein to move Study of human movement and how the body works Study of human movement as it relates to health and wellness Reduce stress diabetes improves mental abilities Larger heart greater lung capacity increased muscle Addresses physiological mechanical and psychological mechanisms Physical activity body movement These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Exercise structured plan activity specific goal Involves study of how the body functions with particular emphasis on how the body functions during exercise and physical activity as well as physical education Kinesiology defined The academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health society and quality of life American Kinesiology Association www AmericanKinesiology org Considered an academic discipline in the life sciences Fast twitch power quick but fatigue quickly Slow twitch endurance last longer but not strength What does our department say What does our department offer What is pedagogy The science of teaching in our department we offer Sport Pedagogy which is the science of teaching physical education sport in schools Applications of Degree in Kinesiology Applications of a degree in kinesiology to human health include Physical Education Teacher Exercise Scientist Practitioner Researcher Orthopedic Sports Medicine Professional

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