Feb 05, 2023
KIN 461 - Exercise and Well-Being
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UDB
The application of the scientific principles underpinning exercise to improving fitness, health, and well-being. Using quantitative skills to critically evaluate claims as to the benefits of exercise on health and well-being.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Areas B1-B3.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Credit Restrictions: Not open for credit to Kinesiology majors or minors.
Equivalent Quarter Course: KIN 4614.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UDB - Upper Division Science Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Delineate the theories, models, and research findings exercise scientists use to understand the role of exercise in health and wellbeing
- Utilize appropriate statistical and norm-referenced tests to evaluate the efficacy of exercise training protocols for diverse populations
- Understand the scientific methodology and how it is used to investigate the role of exercise in physical wellbeing and address questions related to the adverse impact of physical inactivity on health and wellness
- Critically evaluate and distinguish scientific and pseudo-scientific claims about the merits of different exercise protocols
- Employ theory driven and empirical evidence-based practices to make recommendations on appropriate exercise protocols to address issues related to physical inactivity
UD-B. Upper-division Science Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate advanced and/or focused science or quantitative content knowledge in a specific scientific field, using appropriate vocabulary and referencing appropriate concepts (such as models, uncertainties, hypotheses, theories, and technologies);
- apply advanced quantitative skills (such as statistics, algebraic solutions, interpretation of graphical data) to scientific problems and evaluate scientific claims;
- demonstrate understanding of the nature of science and scientific inquiry and the experimental and empirical methodologies used in science to investigate a scientific question or issue; and
- apply science content knowledge to contemporary scientific issues (e.g., global warming) and technologies (e.g., cloning), where appropriate.
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