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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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Twietmeyer, Gregg – Quest, 2015
Sport philosophy is in crisis. This subdiscipline of kinesiology garners little to no respect and few tenure track lines in kinesiology departments. Why is this the case? Why isn't philosophy held in greater esteem? Is it possible that philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre's (2009) diagnosis found in "God, Philosophy, Universities" could…
Descriptors: Athletics, Kinetics, Physical Education, Philosophy
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Ivy, John L. – Quest, 2007
The knowledge base that defines exercise physiology is central to the discipline of kinesiology. By the late 19th century, interest in physical training, physical education, and sports began to emerge in the United States. By the beginning of the 20th century, exercise physiology was being included in college physical education degree programs,…
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Physical Education, Kinetics, Majors (Students)
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McCullagh, Penny; Wilson, Gabriel – Quest, 2007
The assignment for the 76th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education was to define the psychology subdiscipline of kinesiology. Ten undergraduate sport and exercise psychology textbooks, 27 undergraduate course syllabi, and three articles which examined the most popular contents of prominent journals were…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Textbooks, Psychology
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Harris, Janet C. – Quest, 1993
Compares three domains in kinesiology with regard to essential professional competencies: biophysical sciences focused on exercise and sport, behavioral/sociocultural sciences focused on sport, and pedagogical sciences focused on school physical education. The paper compares the relative emphases placed on technical and critical/reflective…
Descriptors: Athletics, Behavioral Sciences, Biomechanics, Elementary Secondary Education