Kinesiology on a Whole New Field

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Continued Reading


✦ “A Coach-Initiated
     Motivational Climate
     Intervention and Athletes’
     Perceptions of Group
     Cohesion in Youth Sport” by
     Colin D. McLaren, Mark A.   

      Eys, and Robyn A. Murray 

      [Wilfrid Laurier University]

✦ “Transformational Teaching
     and Child Psychological
     Needs Satisfaction,
     Motivation, and Engagement
     in Elementary School
     Physical Education” by A.
    Justine Wilson, Yan Liu,
    Sharon E. Keith, Alexandra H.
    Wilson, Lindsey E. Kermer,
    Bruno D. Zumbo, and Mark R.
    Beauchamp, [The University
    of British Columbia]

A Kinesiology practice  today is itself a team of professionals whose cooperation and teamwork repairs muscle tears, sprains, broken bones and provides pain relief for mostly athletic clients/patients.

Every team must have leadership providing members
with direction; he/she must be the “author of vision, mentor,
guide, motivator, and a source of e n c o u r a g e m e n t
[support]” (Daianu &                                                                                                                  Abrudan, 2015).

Leaders empower and encourage teamwork by reinforcing the No “I” in Team rule, while at the same time bestowing independence, injecting self-esteem, and motivating members of the group. Simply put, “leadership is a ‘we’ thing, not an ‘I’ thing” (Drennan & Richey, 2012).

  • So, why a Kinesiology career?  Its multi-dimensional nature is one of the key factors in its amazing rise from years of virtual obscurity to super star status today.
  • Kinesiology is no longer just the old school gym teacher or sports team’s coach.
  • Kinesiology expands to “specialized areas of study as biomechanics, sociocultural foundations of sport, sport and exercise psychology, exercise physiology, motor behavior, physical education teacher education, athletic training, sport medicine, and sport management”(Kinesiology on the Move: One of the Fastest Growing (But Often Misunderstood) Majors in Academia, n.d.).