Physical Education 315: Foundation in Kinesiology 1

Course No: 7315
Subject: PE/Wellness
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Semester
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: G
Prerequisite: Wellness-9 or Instructor Approval
Criteria for Enrollment: None

Foundations of Kinesiology is a course that introduces students to the field of Kinesiology and its overall relationship with exercise science, sports performance, and sports psychology.  This UC/CSU approved College Prep Elective (“G”) course will be taught in two one-semester courses allowing maximum flexibility in scheduling.  Students do not have to take Foundations of Kinesiology 1 to take Foundations of Kinesiology 2.

While each course will share common threads in training, nutrition, sports, psychology, and basic human anatomy, each course offers a slightly different approach to discovering the keys that improve performance.  Both courses will involve some physical activity.

Foundations of Kinesiology 1 will concentrate on “how” the body moves by investigating human movement and understanding the benefits of kinesiology.  Foundations 1 will explore the purpose of exercise and sports nutrition.

*This class will be offered pending staffing availability and adequate enrollment.