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Twietmeyer, Gregg – Quest, 2015
Sport philosophy is in crisis. This subdiscipline of kinesiology garners little to no respect and few tenure track lines in kinesiology departments. Why is this the case? Why isn't philosophy held in greater esteem? Is it possible that philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre's (2009) diagnosis found in "God, Philosophy, Universities" could…
Descriptors: Athletics, Kinetics, Physical Education, Philosophy
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Twietmeyer, Gregg – Quest, 2012
What, to borrow a theological phrase, are the marks of a truly holistic kinesiology department? "In Kinesis and the Nature of the Human Person" (2010), I examined the theoretical impact of Aristotle's definition of "kinesis" and Polanyi's theory of "tacit knowledge" on kinesiology. The intention here, however, is practical rather than theoretical.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Humanities, Physical Education, Epistemology
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Twietmeyer, Gregg – Quest, 2012
What role should pleasure play in kinesiology? Although pleasure is an important concept in kinesiology, the strengths, weaknesses, and dangers of this concept have not been properly clarified. Douglas Booth and Richard Pringle have both recently scolded kinesiologists over the issue of pleasure in kinesiology with decidedly mixed results. They…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Education Teachers, Philosophy
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Twietmeyer, Gregg – Quest, 2008
What influence has Christianity had on kinesiology and physical education's status in the Academy? Conventional wisdom within kinesiology often seems to argue that the influence has been quite negative. These critics allege that Christianity is a fundamentally dualistic religion. They allege that, at its best, Christianity is suspicious of the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Christianity, Status, Human Body
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Twietmeyer, Gregg; Johnson, Tyler G. – Quest, 2019
One of the most long-standing controversies in kinesiology has been that of physical activity requirements (PARs) in corresponding degree programs. Despite a recommendation from the American Kinesiology Association to include "the practice of physical activity" in undergraduate kinesiology degree programs, some programs have PARs, while…
Descriptors: Kinetics, Human Body, Psychomotor Skills, Physiology