The American kinesiology association core content for kinesiology programs: From concept to curriculum

Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Erica M. Taylor, T. Gilmour Reeve

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Abstract

The American Kinesiology Association identified the essential core content for undergraduate kinesiology-based academic programs. The core includes 4 content elements: physical activity in health, wellness, and quality of life; scientific foundations of physical activity; cultural, historical, and philosophical dimensions of physical activity; and the practice of physical activity. This article, expanding on the development of the core, describes the 4 elements in more detail, suggests methods for assessing student learning outcomes for the core content, and provides examples of the inclusion of the core in undergraduate curricula. Finally, a case study is presented that addresses how a department revised its kinesiology curriculum using the core elements to refocus its undergraduate degree program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-285
Number of pages7
JournalKinesiology Review
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018

Keywords

  • AKA
  • Kinesiology curriculum
  • Student learning outcomes assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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