The Department of Kinesiology is composed of a diverse collection of academic programs, faculty members, and outreach services that educate students in their chosen disciplines and prepare them for entry into graduate study and careers in the kinesiology professions.
Our academic programs provide students with contemporary, rigorous, nationally recognized curricula and capstone internships to effectively serve increasingly diverse populations and communities. Our faculty members embrace their roles as teachers, scholars, and mentors by engaging students in a wide variety of community outreach activities, collaborative and mentored research projects, and theory-to-practice experiential learning opportunities. In support of programs and faculty, our community-based outreach services provide meaningful hands-on experiences for students and faculty to meet local and regional needs.
Recognizing the centrality of physical activity, and leisure services to quality of life in our institution, region and society, we best advance these professions by preparing future leaders with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to provide and manage kinesiology-based services and programs that enrich communities.
Physically Active Living Skills (PALS)
PALS 102 through 190 are part of the Physically Active Living Skills (PALS) courses in the Department of Kinesiology. These half-semester courses (fall or spring I and II) are open to all Coastal Carolina University students for academic credit. Unless otherwise noted in the catalog, each PALS course may be taken up to two times for academic credit.
The PALS courses are designed to promote lifelong physical activity by developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for successful and safe participation. The courses seek to add value to the Coastal experience by increasing physical activity levels of students and through the transfer of knowledge, skills, and attitudes to the lifelong pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.
Specifically, PALS courses enable the student to:
- Engage in structured physical activity at least twice weekly.
- Improve physical activity skills that can be continued throughout the lifespan.
- Develop personal skills and habits that modify sedentary or unhealthy behaviors.
- Develop an appreciation of various forms of physical activity as it contributes to a wellness lifestyle.
Course offerings are divided into three categories:
- Personal Fitness Activities (PALS 102-124)
- Lifetime Sports (PALS 125-149)
- Lifetime Physical Activity Skills (PALS 150-180)