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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 061 (GHA) Fitness Theory and Practice (3) Students will learn about the science of fitness/wellness; evaluate their present fitness levels and create a personal fitness plan.

KINES 061 Fitness Theory and Practice (3)

Fitness Theory and Practice is a course designed to give the Penn State student a complete understanding of the fundamental principles of physical fitness and the skills necessary to implement a personalized fitness program. This course will provide all the information and skill needed for the student to organize, plan, and implement a complete physical fitness program.

In this course the Penn State student will acquire all the knowledge and critical thinking skills that are essential to the development of a healthful and active lifestyle. Through readings, classroom discussions, personal assessment techniques, video presentation, and World Wide Web based assignments, students will build a foundation of knowledge to guide them in their pursuit of an active and healthy lifestyle.

In addition to the above mentioned knowledge base, students will be guided through laboratory activities designed to: assess personal fitness levels pre-and-post intervention strategies, educate the student about cardiovascular training techniques, flexibility training techniques, muscular strength and endurance training techniques, and implement their own personal fitness program.

Various evaluation techniques will be used to assess student progress in Kinesiology 061. These techniques shall include, but not be limited to, conventional objective testing; group and individual presentations; World Wide Web based assignments and leadership activities; personal assessment inventories; and journaling assignments. Students who have already received credit for Kinesiology 084 or Kinesiology 066 may not enroll in this class because of the duplication of material.

General Education: GHA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2001

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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