The American Kinesiology Association defines Kinesiology as “the academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life”. This course is an introduction to physical activity and movement science as they pertain to health and safety in the workplace. Students will become familiar with the components of physical activity including endurance, strength, agility, flexibility, and speed; the tools used to evaluate these components of physical fitness; and methods used to train for increased fitness. The effects of physical activity on various body systems will be discussed with an emphasis on the maintenance of health and prevention of injuries in the workplace.
Prerequisites: Currently employed in HR or OHS, fitness or rehabilitation professional.