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Fall 2012    PEM 200 Introduction to Kinesiology (3units)

Section 0340     Class Begins 08/20/12

Course Description

An introductory course to the history, philosophy, and scientific foundations of Kinesiology, including physical education, exercise science, and sport. The course will also include and overview of careers, fields of study and requirements in Kinesiology and allied disciplines. Issues, challenges, and current/future trends will also be addressed.

  • Instructor:  Sue Blundell
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use ETUDES Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Foundations of Kinesiology: Studying Human Movement and Health 2nd Ed,  Peter Klavora  ISBN: 978-0-920905-08-1  AND  Kinesiology Student Workbook: Studying Human Movement and Health, Paul Nalli/Malone/Klavora, ISBN: 978-0-920905-12-8
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 9 hours per week reading, working on research assignments, taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.  This class is not self-paced.  Specific assignments and discussions are meant to be completed for the whole class at the same time.
  • Special Requirements: Log into ETUDES by the first day of class (8/20/2012) and begin working on the first week’s assignment and discussion.  There will be a syllabus quiz that must be complete by Thursday, August 23, 2012, 11:00 PM.
  • Assignments & Tests: Information or if you provide an early syllabus to me I will link it here.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the ETUDES course management system. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails and private messages, and work independently.
  • New to Etudes: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use Etudes. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with Etudes. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through Etudes.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link