Bean Bags to Bod Pods: A History of 150 years of San José State University's Department of Kinesiology
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This book chronicles the development of what started as the first public system of physical activity (now typically housed in departments of Kinesiology) in higher education in the west and one of the earliest in the entire US. In common with most programs, it began as a physical education teacher education program but in the last 50 years has diversified into preparing students for many careers including personal training, sport management, athletic training, adapted physical activity, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, exercise physiology, coaching, and sport psychology. It is not a history of athletics but this does form a strand in the narrative, which is set in the context of the major social and political movements of the times.
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Reekie, Shirley, "Bean Bags to Bod Pods: A History of 150 years of San José State University's Department of Kinesiology" (2012). Books by SJSU Authors. Book 11.