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 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 encouragement
[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 we ask? 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 physiology, motor control and learning, physical education teacher education, athletic training, sports medicine, and sports management” (Kinesiology on the Move: One of the Fastest Growing,But Often Misunderstood Majors in Academia, n.d.).