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Course Description

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Physical Education - PE 111

Introduction to Kinesiology

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This lecture course will introduce the student to a conceptual model of kinesiology, the sub-disciplines within kinesiology, and how the sub-disciplines contribute to our understanding of the broad spectrum of human physical activity. Topics to be covered include: 1) a holistic overview of human physical activity, 2) understanding how physical activity is studied, 3) the introduction of possible careers in kinesiology and 4) the responsibilities of a kinesiology professional.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the professional expectations and responsibilities of a kinesiology professional.
  • Differentiate professional association membership opportunities that are available to kinesiology professionals.
  • Differentiate the sub-disciplines within kinesiology.
  • Differentiate between the biomechanics study of kinetics and kinematics.
  • Describe a foundational modeling of kinesiology.
  • Differentiate between the human motor behavior areas of motor learning, motor control and motor development.
  • Identify the characteristics of the successful kinesiology entrepreneur.
  • Compare the certifications available to the fitness professional.
  • Differentiate the available research journals associated with the kinesiology sub-disciplines.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; PHYSICAL EDUCATION; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 111145911Intro KinesiologyMC3Papineau M5/20/0Open$47.00M W  11:00 AM-12:26 PM ESC160

Winter; 2022; PHYSICAL EDUCATION; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 111115933Intro KinesiologyMC3Papineau M13/24/0Open$47.00T R  03:30 PM-04:56 PM ESC160

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday