Kinesiology and Nutrition I

Course Description


Single-semester course (Fall only). Kinesiology and Nutrition I introduces the student to the knowledge, resources, and skills necessary to maintain a healthy physical lifestyle, with a particular focus on the intentional development of habits in the areas of movement and nutrition. Students will learn to examine their regular physical activity, and to plan and integrate healthy activities into their daily lifestyles in order to promote movement and health.

Students will also analyze their nutritional choices and learn how to critically evaluate the food and beverage decisions they make in daily life. In particular, students will learn how good nutritional choices affect their daily life and affect their fitness.

Example Syllabus (Download the PDF)

Required text:

  • West, Dorothy F. Nutrition, Food, and Fitness. 3rd ed. ISBN 9781590705278

Class meets once per week for 50-55 minutes.

Class cap: 20 students.

Designed for grades 9-12.

Students in grades 9-12 may be awarded .5 credit in Physical Fitness or Health upon completion of this course.