Today's exercise physiologists are indebted to the rich history of academic programs in health and physical education. For many years, physical educators with an interest in sports physiology taught the “physiology of exercise” course in the college major. Significant concerns arose about the quality of the physical education major, resulting in many health and physical education departments changing to kinesiology or exercise science. Many of these departments offered doctorate degrees in kinesiology with a concentration in exercise physiology for the benefit of ...

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