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Kinesiology Physical Activity Program Courses

The Kinesiology Physical Activity Program (KPAP) are service courses offered through the Kinesiology Department. KINES 001-096 are courses that are approved to assist in fulfilling the GHA component of the General Education requirement for baccalaureate students. The courses offer quality movement experiences and are designed to promote an active and healthful lifestyle across one’s lifespan.


Kinesiology Courses:

KINES 003 – DRUGS IN SPORTS (1) Nature of drug use, misuse, and abuse in the athletic setting with implications for counseling and controls.

KINES 024 – (GHA) INTRODUCTION TO LIFETIME SPORTS (1.5) Students participate in lifetime sports such as archery, bowling, golf, and at least one racquet and/or winter sport.

KINES 025 – (GHA) INTRODUCTION TO COURT SPORTS (1.5) A course designed to introduce students to various court sports such as tennis, racquetball, handball, squash, and/or badminton.

KINES 077 – (GHA) YOGA 1 (1.5) A course designed to give students an understanding of and proficiency in yoga.

KINES 077A – (GHA) ADVANCED YOGA (1.5) A course designed to expand on a student's fundamental understanding of and proficiency in yoga. Prerequisite: KINES 077

KINES 088 – (GHA) VARSITY SPORT EXPERIENCE (2) A course designed to promote an active and healthful lifestyle through participation in a varsity sport sanctioned by Penn State.

 


Varsity Credit:  2 Credits, while participating in an intercollegiate sport, one time in the four years in one sport only.  Students not making the team or qualifying must drop the credit.  Practice times are 5 to 7 PM Monday through Friday.  Special arrangements can be made with Brian Stanchak, Athletic Director.  Credit is based on practice and participation in that sport.  Grades are given by coaches.  All varsity credit courses are indicated by KINES 088:
  • MEN'S BASEBALL – KINES 088
  • MEN'S AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL – KINES 088
  • WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL – KINES 088
  • CO-ED GOLF – KINES 088
  • MEN'S AND WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY – KINES 088
  • MEN'S SOCCER – KINES 088

 

 

Contact:
Brian Stanchak
Director of Athletics
ARB Room 119
(570) 675-9262
bds23@psu.edu
(read his bio)