The field of physical education has gone through dramatic changes over the past 25 years. It’s even gotten a new name – kinesiology. While P.E. is still about getting people physically fit, it’s also about the role movement plays in our human experience. John Charles (William & Mary) heads a kinesiology department and uses texts like “Zen in the Art of Archery” to examine the relationship between wisdom and human movement. Ken Kambis (William & Mary) trained an 81-year-old man to climb to the top of Mount Rainier in Washington State. And biomechanics professor Ray McCoy (William & Mary) is experimenting with new therapies to improve the gait of people with Parkinson’s disease.
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