Kinesiology Physical Activity Program (KPAP)

The Kinesiology Physical Activity Program (KPAP) are service courses offered through the Department of Kinesiology. KINES 001-096 are courses that are approved to assist in fulfilling the GHA component of the General Education requirement for baccalaureate students. The courses offer quality movement experiences and are designed to promote an active and healthful lifestyle across one’s lifespan. Select courses in this program receive instructional support through the Center for Fitness and Wellness.

University policy prohibits any student from registering for more than one Kinesiology GHA class per semester during the normal registration period. After the normal registration period has been completed all registration controls are lifted from Kinesiology GHA classes.

There are KPAP courses for everyone! In any given semester, over 120 classes are offered which involves more than 5,000 students. Offerings include activities such as the traditional racquet sports of racquetball, squash and tennis, and also more fitness oriented classes such as jogging, personal conditioning and strength training. However, our most popular class continues to be ballroom dance. For a complete listing of course offerings, please check the schedule of courses soc.our.psu.edu.

In the past several years, course selections have grown to include many new and exciting options for Penn State students, such as Outward Bound types of activities with students participating in sailing and canoeing trips. Yoga is also part of the curriculum as well.

For more information, please contact our Program Director, Michelle Duffey, or the Administrative Support Assistant, Beth Oberdick.

276 Recreation Building
University Park, PA 16802
Tel: 814-863-0353
FAX: 814-865-1275