HWE 125 Introduction to Human Performance

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

This class is a survey of the discipline of kinesiology, including knowledge derived from performing physical activity, studying about physical activity, and professional practice centered in physical activity. It includes an analysis of the importance of physical activity in daily life, the relationship between physical activity and the discipline of kinesiology, the general effects of physical activity experiences. The course surveys the general knowledge base of the discipline as reflected in the major sub-disciplines and reviews selected concepts in each, showing how they contribute to our understanding of the nature and importance of physical activity. In addition, the course introduces students to the general characteristics of the professions to specific types of physical activity professions typically pursued by those graduating from a program of kinesiology, and assists them in making some early career decisions.