Fitness for Life (1.5-2) A course designed to give students an understanding of the fundamental principles of physical fitness. Students who receive credit for KINES 084 shall not receive credit for either KINES 061 or 081.
KINES 084 Fitness for Life (1.5 - 2)
Kinesiology 084 is a course that has been designed to give the Penn State student a complete understanding of the fundamental principles of physical fitness. This course will provide all of the information the student needs to understand, organize, plan and implement a complete physical fitness program.
In this course the Penn State student will acquire the knowledge and critical thinking skills that are essential to the development of a healthful and active lifestyle. Kinesiology 084 will challenge students to be active participants in their learning process. Students will as individuals or as part of a learning team be involved in classroom discussions of various fitness/wellness related topics. Learning teams will delineate key elements of various topics for classroom presentation. Student will participate in student surveys collecting data, interpreting results and formulating theories about those results. Kinesiology 084 will be an ideal forum in which students can explore their social behaviors as they related to the ethical consumption of resources with regard to health and fitness.
Various evaluation techniques will be used to assess student's progress in Kinesiology 084. These techniques shall include but not be limited to conventional objective testing, group and individual presentations; Web based information gathering, personal assessment inventories, and journaling assignments.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.