Cal Poly Pomona

P&R Responses for recommendation 75

Recommendation 75
Department Intercollegiate Athletics
Consensus Opinion 22 out of 23 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation Intercollegiate Athletics is in favor of stable funding for KHP.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

Recommendation 75
Department Kinesiology & Health Promotion
Consensus Opinion 38 out of 38 faculty/staff : With modifications
Consensus Explanation We strongly reject the recommendation to separate Exercise Science and Pedagogy and move them to different academic units. We concur with the recommendation to move Exercise Science to the Biology Program with the condition that the KHP Department (Exercise Science and Pedagogy) remain intact. We concur with the recommendation to eliminate the Health Promotion option.

Kinesiology is a multidisciplinary field dedicated to the study of complex interactions among molecular, physiological, biomechanical, psychological, sociological, and developmental aspects of human movement in health and disease. The mission of the Kinesiology and Health Promotion Department is to advance, apply, and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, hands-on experience, and service programs that promote a lifelong, healthy lifestyle for a culturally diverse university and surrounding community.


• Fragmenting the Department will seriously and adversely impact the professional preparation of students by compromising the integrity of the multidisciplinary subject matter. It is critical that our students be educated in all of the content areas in the discipline. Only an intact department will be able to offer the multidisciplinary courses needed to prepare professional leaders to support K-12 education and to advance the scientific knowledge of the discipline in contributing to future solutions of serious public health epidemics.

• Credentialing of pedagogy students is especially threatened. The single-subject credential program in physical education and the adapted physical education specialist program within the Pedagogy option are based on CCTC standards (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing). These standards are discipline-based. If Exercise Science is moved to the Biology Program without Pedagogy, the Exercise Science courses needed by Pedagogy students for credentialing may not be offered or they may be changed so that the CCTC standards are not met.

• Pedagogy will lose its identity and visibility in a School of Education that has a recommendation to focus on post-baccalaureate programs. As a Kinesiology-based sub-discipline, student and faculty recruitment for the single subject and adapted physical education programs will be severely compromised.

• The Motor Development Clinic - a 29-year program with national recognition - will not be able to operate without the multidisciplinary support of an intact KHP Department. The MDC trains UG and graduate students and has served some 4,500 children with disabilities from the community.

• The KHP Department contributes substantially to the GE and service-course programs and to co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for students. These courses and activities require the joint support of Exercise Science and Pedagogy. Fragmentation of the Department will threaten these offerings.

• Moving the entire KHP Department to the Biology Program would be beneficial for the following reasons:
- The Exercise Science sub-discipline would align well with other basic science programs located within the Biology Program, thereby opening avenues for more adequate resources (e.g., laboratory spaces), collaboration (e.g., integrated grants), student recruitment, and the possibility of developing interdisciplinary programs.
- The Pedagogy sub-discipline can enjoy several benefits by joining with the K-12 educational components that are already located in the Biology Program. This will create more collegial interaction among the single subject programs and provide future educators with a better understanding of the major threats impacting K-12 students’ quality of health and their ability to learn.
- The departments and programs within the Biology Program can benefit from course offerings in KHP as well as the possibility for collaboration in clinical and translational research with human subjects.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
Minority Explanation

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