Dec 06, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science


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Zink Hall, Room 225
Phone: 724-357-2770
Website: www.iup.edu/kines
Joshua Castle, Chair (bqfm@iup.edu)

The Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science provides the following services:

  1. Instruction in health and wellness courses as part of the university’s Liberal Studies requirement
  2. Instruction in health and physical education courses as physical education course electives
  3. An undergraduate program in health and physical education that leads to the bachelor of science in education degree with two programs of study: Teacher Education with potential to earn certification to teach in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the program in Community Health Education.
  4. Bachelor of science program in Kinesiology, Health and Sport Science, which includes tracks in exercise science, pre-athletic training, and sport administration
  5. Certification program in driver education

Required Program—Liberal Studies

The department, through its Health and Wellness course in the Liberal Studies program, seeks to enhance the overall well-being of students through instruction planned to promote and maintain desirable levels of physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. Self-responsibility and sustainability in the following dimensions of wellness is emphasized: nutritional awareness, stress awareness and management, exercise and fitness, substance use and abuse, and sexually transmitted diseases/AIDS. The importance of reducing risk factors for chronic degenerative disease and managing lifestyle factors for promotion of health is presented with implications for both the present and future. Information is provided during class lectures and enhanced by a variety of practical learning experiences that give students opportunities for self-assessment and personal application of the subject matter.

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