Top Websites for Kinesiology Students
By Angela Thompson
Three websites useful for students in the field of Human Kinetics/Kinesiology (with a focus on physical activity promotion, particularly with children):
"The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) is the principal body for physical activity, health and fitness research and personal training in Canada. We foster the generation, growth, synthesis, transfer and application of the highest quality research, education and training related to exercise physiology and science. We are the GOLD STANDARD of health and fitness professionals dedicated to getting Canadians active safely by providing the highest quality customized and specialized physical activity and fitness programs, guidance and advice based on extensive training and evidence-based research."
This site is the gateway to what happens in one specific field of Kinesiology, that is exercise physiology. It provides links to conferences/meetings around the country, upates regarding research and policy, etc. Worth working through.
The American College of Sports Medicine
This site is the “American” counterpart to CSEP (though it likely really is the other way around).
Lots of links to Human Kinetics or Kinesiology related information for practitioners, researchers, students, etc.
...All children and youth in Canada living healthy, physically active lives.
Physical and Health Education Canada advocates for and advances quality physical education and quality health education programs offered in Health Promoting Schools to enable students the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to lead physically active and healthy lives, now and in their future."
This one is a bit more specific to what I cover with my students in fourth year … in two required courses for those that wish to become physical education teachers. PGE is an excellent resource for anyone interested in teaching, coaching or working with children.
Angela M. (Angie) Thompson, Human Kinetics, St. Francis Xavier University, and 3M National Teaching Fellow.
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