I read the article regarding the loss of kinesiology credit from the core curriculum (“Loss of core credit could mean further job loss in kinesiology,” Oct. 13).
I first attended San Antonio College in 1997. That semester I took Beginning Weight Training.
I did not know at the time, but taking that weight training class had a tremendous impact on my self-esteem.
After that semester, I enlisted in the U.S Navy. I entered basic training that summer physically and mentally ready.
Although, in hindsight, basic training seemed to be a breeze, it may have been because of this physical education class that I thought so.
It has been 23 years since that semester, and I still remember being in that class going through my sets of exercises. I still use some of those basic exercises to help me in my training for the rock climbing I enjoy today.
Looking back, I can say that exercise has been just as much a part of my mental well-being and preparedness as it has been to my physical well-being.
I cannot imagine a society void of physical fitness or those professionals who would help guide others toward a well-rounded healthy life.
Many of my happiest memories come from being outside and physically active with friends and family.
I understand there are online resources in lieu of in-person physical education classes. That’s fine, especially given the current state of the world.
I also have heard our college has a great nursing program. Do not physical education and medical studies go hand in hand and complement each other?
In a college setting, do they not offer the opportunity for studies benefiting both the student body and the greater communities?
Perhaps this decision should be given another evaluation.