Rethinking Kinesiology: Tradition, Transition, and Transformation

The impetus for selecting this theme lies squarely in the landscape of Kinesiology today.   In sum, the field of Physical Education has a rich and robust history grounded almost exclusively in military training and sports [Tradition].  However, over the last 50 years there have been seminal moments, remarkable changes, and shifts in beliefs and practices that include Physical Education becoming a discipline-based science with sub-disciplines of specialization [Transition].  Currently, the evolution is such that there are still disparate views on who we really are, what we should do, and how we should contribute to society.  Therefore, it is difficult to predict where our field will land, so to speak, and how it will reveal itself to all stakeholders as we move forward [Transformation].

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