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Twietmeyer, Gregg; Johnson, Tyler G. – Quest, 2019
One of the most long-standing controversies in kinesiology has been that of physical activity requirements (PARs) in corresponding degree programs. Despite a recommendation from the American Kinesiology Association to include "the practice of physical activity" in undergraduate kinesiology degree programs, some programs have PARs, while…
Descriptors: Kinetics, Human Body, Psychomotor Skills, Physiology
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You, JeongAe; Craig, Cheryl J.; Oh, Suhak – Quest, 2019
This article explores the current state and new roles of physical education as liberal education (PELE) in higher education. Recently, there has been growing discontent with PELE due to program redundancy and lack of educational power in higher education. However, little attention has been given to how to reconstruct PELE in higher education. To…
Descriptors: Role, Physical Education, General Education, Higher Education
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Frank, Anna Marie – Quest, 2018
We live in challenging times. The divisions among people related to race, gender, gender identity, religion, and socioeconomic class are becoming more apparent. Past efforts toward social justice and the dismantling of these divisions seem to be losing their momentum and are even negated. As kinesiologists, we each need to commit to standing for…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Kinetics, Physical Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Hersman, Bethany – Quest, 2018
This article presents the 27th Delphine Hanna Lecture presented at the 2018 NAKHE Annual Conference. Bethany Hersman states that leadership is about serving, and mentoring is a form of leadership. There is a need to preserve the NAKHE tradition, and one way to do that is for members to live up to their potential by mentoring others throughout…
Descriptors: Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Conference Papers, Higher Education
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van der Mars, Hans – Quest, 2018
In this article, I provide a brief historical perspective on how state-level policy was an integral part of the rise of school physical education in the first half of the twentieth century, as well as the evolution of sport pedagogy as a subdiscipline within the field of kinesiology. The role and importance of policy in changing behavior are…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Policy, Educational History, Behavior Change
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Lorusso, Jenna R.; Richards, K. Andrew R. – Quest, 2018
Despite physical education teacher education/physical education sport pedagogy's (PETE/PESP's) significant strides in the past century, there are concerns about its future. Grounded in participatory research, and through an interview-Delphi method, this study purposefully sampled five male PETE/PESP scholars' expert critiques of current threats,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Higher Education, Interviews, Delphi Technique
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Jenny, Seth E.; Manning, R. Douglas; Keiper, Margaret C.; Olrich, Tracy W. – Quest, 2017
Electronic sports, cybersports, gaming, competitive computer gaming, and virtual sports are all synonyms for the term eSports. Regardless of the term used, eSports is now becoming more accepted as a "sport" and gamers are being identified as "athletes" within society today. eSports has even infiltrated higher education in the…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletes, Video Games, Competition
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Stapleton, Drue T.; Taliaferro, Andrea R.; Bulger, Sean M. – Quest, 2017
Physical education programs in colleges/universities have been called on to provide students with opportunities to develop an appreciation for, and increase participation in, lifetime physical activity. Higher Education Physical Activity Programs (HEPAPs) have evolved over the past 100 years in response to changing societal and institutional…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Higher Education, Physical Activities, Youth Programs
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Hersman, Bethany; Schroeder, Noah – Quest, 2017
Technology integration has become an ever-present phenomenon in institutions of higher education. This has led to an increase in online learning experiences that make higher education accessible to those who previously experienced barriers, such as having full-time jobs. One issue that affects online education is the challenge of engaging the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Communities of Practice
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Cardinal, Bradley J. – Quest, 2017
Physical education debuted in higher education in 1860 at Amherst College. The program, aimed at the general student body, thrived under the leadership of Edward Hitchcock, Jr., M.D. Similar programs were developed elsewhere. At its high point, an estimated 97% of colleges and universities required their students to partake in some form of…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Physical Education
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Boyce, Barbara Ann; Lund, Jackie; O'Neil, Kason – Quest, 2016
Quality preparation of doctoral students is a key to the survival of physical education teacher education. Past research has revealed a shortage of students graduating with a doctoral degree in physical education and a general reluctance of teachers to leave their jobs to pursue an advanced degree. As the number of universities preparing new…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Doctoral Programs, Educational Quality
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Block, Betty Ann – Quest, 2016
This article broadly addresses academic freedom and higher education in America, accentuating the viewpoint that change is not new. A historical overview of the state of the professoriate and social contexts are examined to situate the field of kinesiology into the context of the university. Ideas regarding the future of the field are addressed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Movement Education, Academic Freedom, Educational Change
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Hopsicker, Peter M.; Hochstetler, Douglas – Quest, 2016
Massengale's "Trends Toward the Future of Physical Education" (1987) makes no reference to the existence of the philosophic inquiry of physical activity within higher education kinesiology programs--even though the sub-discipline had been formalized by academics in the early 1970s. In contrast, Massengale and Swanson's "The History…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Movement Education, Sport Psychology, Educational Trends
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Culp, Brian – Quest, 2016
This article presents a rationale for the infusion of social justice into kinesiology programs for the purpose of reducing inequities in society. Specifically, the current climate for social justice is considered and discussed using examples from an university-inspired service-learning initiative, law, and politics. Of note are the following areas…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Kinetics, Human Body
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Estes, Steven G.; Germain, Jesse – Quest, 2016
Academic disciplines are vulnerable in the 21st century to the forces Barnett called supercomplexity, and we argue that academic societies such as the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education are especially well positioned to prepare 21st century scholars to respond to contemporary changes in the disciplines and in institutions of…
Descriptors: Honor Societies, Professional Associations, Movement Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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