This project seeks to transform the traditional lecture format of course delivery for Exercise Prescription (KIN 469) by developing and incorporating online delivery of lecture material, demonstration videos, readings and resources, discussion activities, online quizzes, and reflective journals. The result will be a partial flip of the classroom that will enable the instructor to spend greater amounts of class time fostering the use of problem- and team-based learning. The transformation of this program will also help students, alumni, and community service partners better share and leverage ongoing work and information within the course to develop and maintain an ongoing repository of educational material. The School of Kinesiology is currently involved in discussions with other units across campus on the integration of health. Students spend a significant portion of the semester working in the community on service-learning projects. These projects deal with issues around health promotion, exercise prescription, identifying key health issues within a community, and assessing current health initiatives. By transforming KIN 469, the course will take on a more holistic approach to health promotion, which is more in line with the goals of an integrated Faculty in Health. This program will also help students, alumni, and community service partners better share and leverage ongoing work and information within the course to develop and maintain an ongoing repository of educational material. The course will be delivered in January 2014.
Transformation of KIN 469: Exercise Prescription
School of Kinesiology
Dr. Paul Kennedy