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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 025 (GHA) Introduction to Court Sports (1.5) A course designed to introduce students to various court sports such as tennis, racquetball, handball, squash, and/or badminton.

KINES 025 Introduction to Court Sports (1.5)

Kinesiology 025 is a course that has been designed to give the Penn State student an introduction to selected lifetime court sports such as but not limited to tennis, racquetball, squash, table tennis, badminton, handball, and platform tennis.

Kinesiology 025 is taught in a modular (two or three for a given semester) format with two to three court sports being chosen for the course content for the semester. Students will know which court sports have been selected by listings in the semester Directory of Classes. The fundamental skills, strategies, etiquette, and rules will be covered for each court sport selected. Successful completion of this court sports course serves as a "gateway" to advanced level courses in court sports, intramural and recreations play and provide the skills and knowledge necessary to participate in a lifetime activity.

In Kinesiology 025 information gathering is done in an applied environment and usually in the context of solving complex movement problems. Information is gathered, solutions formulated and performances delivered and analyzed as different practice and game techniques are employed, different strategies are suggested and as different movement approaches are tested.

The students in Kinesiology 025 will work collaboratively with fellow students and peer tutors in their efforts to master court skills which will serve as a gateway to life long participation in these activities. The holistic approach to teaching activity classes employed in Kinesiology classes requires that students understand and appreciate the cultural traditions and values which are embedded in these movement forms.

Students will be evaluated by a combination of (but not limited to) evaluation techniques. Examples of those techniques are written examinations, skills testing, tournament performance, and subjective evaluation of skill level and game performance.

General Education: GHA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 1999

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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