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Barry Braun, Nancy I. Williams, Carol Ewing Garber, and Matthew Hickey

per se, the integration and navigation of information will be as important as the learning of content ( Pink, 2005 ) Therefore, a step back and look at the broader perspective are warranted. What exactly should a kinesiology curriculum be focused on and why? Does the drive to provide more breadth and

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Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Erica M. Taylor, and T. Gilmour Reeve

appealing and beneficial features of the AKA core is that it provides a framework for the program that guides curriculum development by identifying the elements that should be included in any kinesiology curriculum, yet it allows flexibility for the specific needs and goals of the individual program to be

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Todd A. Gilson and Anthony Deldin

In the next 45 years it is estimated that individuals aged 65 and older will increase by 93% in the United States. This population will require a reexamination in thinking related to what retirement is and how seniors desire to maintain their quality of life. Thus, with this demographic shift, new career opportunities will be available for students in older adult fitness, and kinesiology graduates can be at the forefront of providing physical activity to promote public health. Through the exploration of an off-campus clinical exercise gerontology experience at Northern Illinois University, specifics of the program and potential barriers are discussed, with an eye toward assisting other institutions that wish to begin/enhance a similar program. Finally, benefits and future opportunities are highlighted showing how this partnership has led to an improved quality of life for seniors and strengthened relationships with the larger community.

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David K. Wiggins

students to the various specialization areas constituting the field. In large part, then, the AKA has, similar to the NAK, explicitly emphasized and encouraged a broad and inclusive vision for kinesiology. However, based on my admittedly unscientific review of selected undergraduate kinesiology curriculums

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Derek T. Smith, Tannah Broman, Marcus Rucker, Cecile Sende, and Sarah Banner

seamless. Preworkshop Reflections on Kinesiology Advising and Best Practices Reflecting on what should compose a kinesiology curriculum, Braun, Williams, Garber, and Hickey (2018 ) pose the question, “Does the drive to provide more breadth and depth in terms of content to keep pace with research in the

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Wendy Wheeler and Heather Van Mullem

A 21st century college education should prepare students to meet workforce demands and contribute to an educated citizenry. This challenge can be met through an intentional and coordinated effort to design a kinesiology curriculum that provides students with learning experiences to influence

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Nancy I. Williams and Alan L. Smith

writing course into the undergraduate kinesiology curriculum. Clark, Templin, and Lundberg ( 2020 ) describe the course and its importance to student success. This special issue represents a valuable contribution through its timely attention to a topic at the heart of our success as an academic discipline

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David I. Anderson

scientific curiosity and skepticism we bring to all information we encounter. I would ultimately like to see the ideas of Alexander, Feldenkrais, Hanna, and similar geniuses represented in the kinesiology curriculum. Their work is clearly worthy of study and should be interrogated rigorously. Dialogue Is

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Matthew T. Mahar, Harsimran Baweja, Matthew Atencio, Harald Barkhoff, Helen Yolisa Duley, Gail Makuakāne-Lundin, ZáNean D. McClain, Misty Pacheco, E. Missy Wright, and Jared A. Russell

kinesiology as well as the broader society ( Culp, 2016 ; Doscher & Landorf, 2018 ). Braun et al. ( 2018 ) explicated the rationale for a greater focus on foundational skills (e.g., working as part of a team, citizenship, social responsibility) within the kinesiology curriculum that are necessary to prepare

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Lara M. Duke, Jennifer P. Gorman, and Jennifer M. Browne

), (e) lifelong learning (upskill, reskill, and retrain), (f) competing at scale (on-demand personalized learning), and (g) lifestyle integration (part-time learners, working students, and parents). Each must be incorporated into the kinesiology curriculum and pedagogy to future ready the field