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KIN 100 Living Well (2 credits)

Course Description

This course will assist students in developing an understanding of human flourishing founded on biblical principles and scientific evidence in the areas of sleep, stress and time management, nutrition, and various aspects of physical fitness. Students will engage in various assignments and physical activities related to these areas with the purpose of providing the abilities to make healthy lifestyle and behavior choices.

Learning Results

During the course of study, the student will:

  • Explore the connection between faith and healthy living-including physical fitness, health and wellness.
  • Explore fundamental concepts of healthy living-with emphasis on various components (overall physical fitness, nutrition, stress and sleep).
  • Implement the practice of physical activity on a weekly basis to improve overall health and fitness.
  • Complete various physical fitness and health/wellness evaluations and explore the connection between those components and the practice of personal application of those areas for a healthy approach to living.
  • Have the opportunity to establish a personal approach to address healthy living at this stage of life and provide a foundation to carry-over this approach to healthy living for the next stage of life.


This course requires a subscription to MindTap and access to the Taylor University Blackboard (Bb) course management system. MindTap is a digital learning platform linked to Bb that serves as a comprehensive tool to address the components of the class. The MindTap subscription includes the digital version of the text so it is not necessary to purchase a paper copy of the text  unless a student prefers to have that resource also. Instructions on accessing the MindTap subscription are included in the course syllabus. The cost of the MindTap subscription is not included in the cost of tuition.

Learning Documentation

This course consists of textbook readings and post-tests, weekly exercise logs, subject specific activity assignments and lab activities (including those addressing physical fitness components).

*Please note: This course requires a minimum of 12 weeks to complete successfully.

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Bruce Pratt

  • EdD, Ball State University (2001)
  • MA, Ball State University (1978)
  • BS, Taylor University (1974)

KIN 200 Individualized Physical Education (1 credit)

Course Description

This course provides the opportunity to develop and implement a physical fitness program to meet your specific needs and desires for a healthy lifestyle.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  • Have a working knowledge and understanding of the health-related components of physical fitness.
  • Complete a battery of pre and post-tests.
  • Identify any components of physical fitness in which he/she may be at health risk as indicated by the results of the physical fitness testing and create goals for a 10-12 week fitness program that would directly affect those risks.
  • Design a personal physical fitness program that will be implemented for a 10-12 week time period.
  • Exercise aerobically at least three times per week and document by keeping an exercise log.
  • Implement a full body weight lifting program at least two times per week and document by keeping an exercise log.
  • Demonstrate improvement in his/her level of physical fitness by the end of the course.
  • Successfully complete cognitive assignments including a research paper relating to health and wellness as well as be able to write a personal reflection paper on the benefit of physical fitness personally.

Learning Documentation

This course consists of 7 assignments including a 12-week exercise program.

Learning Evaluation

Assignments range from 10 to 100 points each, for a total of 300 points possible.

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Amy Stucky

  • PhD, Global Leadership, Indiana Tech University (in progress)
  • MA, Physical Education/Sport Administration, Ball State University
  • BA, Biology, Taylor University