Reflections on Kinesiology: Persistent Issues and Contemporary Challenges

Click name to view affiliation

Karl M. Newell
Search for other papers by Karl M. Newell in
Current site
Google Scholar
Restricted access

In this paper I discuss briefly some traditional and contemporary issues that challenge the academic structure of the field of Kinesiology. These include the long-standing polemics of the profession-discipline debate and the fragmentation of the academic content knowledge, together with the more recent challenges of education or health as the umbrella construct and the relation of kinesiology to physical and occupational therapy. It appears that the essence of our persistent problems remains, but it is augmented with related and more contemporary issues. Thus, these continue to be challenging times in kinesiology, as they are for higher education in general, reinforcing the long-held notion that change is the one constant.

Newell is with the Department of Kinesiology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

  • Collapse
  • Expand
All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 3270 774 24
Full Text Views 191 65 2
PDF Downloads 214 44 0