The goals of this course are to provide an introduction to the impact of physical activity and sedentary behavior on health. Students will explore the benefits of physical activity related to physical and mental health. Course readings and class discussions will include a focus on the impact of physical activity on children, adults and older adults. In addition, the course will explore physical activity guidelines beyond the United States and the impact of physical activity and sedentary behavior as it relates to issues of public health across the globe. Class experiences are to a) become familiar with the impact of physical activity and sedentary behavior, b) appreciate the value of depth of knowledge to serve as a foundation for future learning and application and c) understand methods of inquiry that lead to scientific knowledge.
Brooks, Naomi, "KINS290 Physical Activity and Health throughout the Lifespan Brooks Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 54, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.