The academic discipline, which involves the study of physical activity/movement and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. Exercise does not include human movements that are: This can be represented by the following quote not all movement is physical activity, but all physical activity is movement. 3 ways to develop an understanding of kinesiology: 1. Both direct participation and observation of physical activity is an important source of kinesiology knowledge. Close your eyes and envision your first encounter with sport or exercise: 2. This involves examination of physical activity through research and logical, systematic analysis. Research idea, design, collect data, analyze data: 3. Putting knowledge to work in physical activity careers (physical therapist helping to write guidelines) Some knowledge gained through professional practice is incorporated into university classes. Physical activity is necessary to care for oneself; or can be used to judge ones level of independence: adls: activities of daily learning, personal care behaviours.