In this article I envision how Charles H. McCloy might assess the current state of kinesiology in relation to how it evolved from its parent profession of physical education into a field comprised of the scientific enterprise of kinesiology, as well as the related professions and professional preparation programs. I use my interpretation of his scholarship years ago to imagine how he would respond to important developments and advances in the scientific basis of human movement. Overall, despite many advances in the profession, I suspect that he, like I, would opine that the field is at a tipping point. I use his voice to illustrate five key themes that the field must address if it seeks to impact professional practice and the health status of all citizens.
- physical activity professions
- physical education
- professional preparation programs
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine