03 - Careers in pe and kin - September 13.pptx - Course Instructors Dr Sarah Teetzel Dr Jonathan Singer KPER 1500 Foundations of Physical Education and

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KPER 1500: Foundations of Physical Education and Kinesiology September 13, 2018 Course Instructors: Dr. Sarah Teetzel & Dr. Jonathan Singer Contact info: [email protected] a Regular office hours: Tuesdays, 10:00- noon or by appointment Office location:
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Plan for Today 1. Review from last class: Shared roots and assessing health, fitness, and wellness 2. Chapter 2: Careers 3. Library research tutorial
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From Last Class Physical education and kinesiology shared the same foundations or roots. ‘Kinesiology’ branched off from physical education to emphasize the bioscience and socio-cultural aspects of sport and physical activity at the expense of the pedagogical Health, fitness, and wellness are loaded terms
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Physical Education & Kinesiology Past: Purpose was to train PE teachers Housed in university athletics programs Now: Purpose is to train PE teachers and prepare students for myriad applied health fields Housed in diverse Faculties [Omit Table 2.1]
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Kinesiology / PE Degree 1. Health and Fitness 2. Therapy and Rehabilitation 3. Teaching and Coaching 4. Sports Management and Admin 5. Medicine and Medical Science 6. Various Other Fields
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1. The Health and Fitness Industry Massive growth in 20 th century leading to new careers and opportunities for educated health and fitness professionals Prevention and promotion focus Four (sometimes overlapping) areas: 1. Worksite 2. Commercial 3. Clinical 4. Community
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1a) Worksite Programs Employee health and fitness programs make sense from management/HR perspectives Goals: improved worker productivity reduced absenteeism Running these programs requires specialized skills, so consultants/positions created for BPE/BKin grads
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1b) Commercial Programs Exist to generate profit Weight loss centres, gyms, private fitness facilities Client/member satisfaction needed to continue operating Scope of operation tied to membership/profits
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1C) Clinical Programs Clinical health and fitness programs located in hospitals, general medical clinics, and specialized clinics Exercise prescription, fitness testing, lifestyle counselling, health risk identification, cardiac rehabilitation, nutrition and weight management consulting Some clinical programs adopt a commercial model
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1D) Community Programs Community recreation facilities and nonprofit municipal facilities owned and operated by the city Commonly employ: Coaches Exercise and fitness instructors Health and fitness counsellors Personal trainers Specialists in a variety of settings Run by directors of facilities Requires training in health and fitness disciplines as well as management training, behavioural sciences, and sociocultural curriculum
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2. Therapy and Rehabilitation Restorative function, based interprofessional health fields: Kinesiology prepares for: Prosthetics, exercise rehabilitation, athletic therapy, exercise prescription, clinical kinesiologist in cardiac rehab settings Prerequisite background for: Occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation sciences, medicine, chiropractic Increasing emphasis on working with older populations [Option in Aging] Rehabilitative and Habilitative
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3. Teaching and coaching
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