How Many Physical Educators Can Define Kinesiology?
Sherman, Nestor, JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
It has been about 10 years since many universities elected or were mandated to change the name of their physical education degrees. In some states, physical education departments were legislatively forced to decide on new degree names for their graduates. Many physical education departments adopted the name kinesiology. Proponents of the name kinesiology believed this new name would bring professional and academic credibility to their departments and degrees.
Unfortunately, kinesiology is a very obscure word. It is not even defined in Webster's New World Dictionary. However, Webster's New World/Stedman's Concise Medical Dictionary defines kinesiology as the science or the study of …
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Publication information: Article title: How Many Physical Educators Can Define Kinesiology?. Contributors: Sherman, Nestor - Author. Journal title: JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. Volume: 69. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 1998. Page number: 7. © 2009 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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