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July 12-15, 2022 - 9am–3pm

Kinesiology Summer Camp is for 13- to 18 -year-olds. Campers will learn about the field of Kinesiology, including research and potential career paths. Each day campers will engage in an educational session that will present an overview of a particular area of Kinesiology (athletic training, health and physical education, coaching, sport performance and fitness, physical therapy, disability sports and adapted physical activity, wellness for the older population) followed by an applied learning experience (AT simulation lab, fitness and movement skill testing, sport performance testing, disability sport simulation, Center for Fitness and Wellness). The camp is also designed to inform campers of undergraduate study possibilities as well as career paths.

Schedule for the week

Day 1

Campers will spend a day in the life of Penn State's acclaimed Athletic Training program. Students will learn about what an athletic trainer does, innovative treatment techniques and experience a hands-on taping, treatment, and athlete diagnostic session.

  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am – Rise and Shine Physical Activity & Team Building Warm-up
  • 9:45 am –12:00 pm – Athletic Training Presentation
  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Lunch
  • 12:30 pm –2:45 pm – Athletic Training Lab/Simulation
  • 3:00 pm – Camp Ends/Parent Pick-up

Day 2

Campers will learn about the Applied Exercise and Health Program in Penn State's Department of Kinesiology, which includes a focus on health and physical education and fitness specialists, strength and conditioning coaching, sport performance, and athletic team coaching. Campers will participate in a variety of fitness and skill assessment, including Fitnessgram, PE Metrics, NFL Combine Tests.

  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am – Rise and Shine Physical Activity & Team Building Warm-up
  • 9:45 am –12:00 pm – Fitness and Skill Testing
  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Lunch
  • 12:30 pm –2:45 pm – Health & Physical Education and Coaching Presentation
  • 3:00 pm – Camp Ends/Parent Pick-up

Day 3

We will focus on an overview of the scientific basis of exercise and sport-specific training techniques and tour a fitness training facility. Campers will also visit the Center for Fitness and Wellness at Penn State which provides comprehensive health and fitness assessment education for students and staff and learn about the universities Exercise is Medicine initiative.

  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am – Rise and Shine Physical Activity & Team Building Warm-up
  • 9:45 am –12:00 pm – Sport Performance Presentation/Tour of Fitness Facility
  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Lunch
  • 12:30 pm –2:45 pm – Center for Fitness and Wellness
  • 3:00 pm – Camp Ends/Parent Pick-up

Day 4

Campers will learn about exercise, physical activity, and sport across the lifespan, including the older adult population and individuals with disabilities. We will focus on hands-on simulations sessions that will include modifications for physical activity based on an individual’s need, including understanding the impact that disability sport (Paralympics and Special Olympics) has had so far on providing a platform for athletes to compete.

  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am – Rise and Shine Physical Activity & Team Building Warm-up
  • 9:45 am –12:00 pm – Older Adult Population Presentation & Activities
  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm – Lunch
  • 12:30 pm –2:45 pm – Adapted Sport Presentation & Activities
  • 3:00 pm – Camp Ends/Parent Pick-up

Instructors

To learn more about the instructors, click on the names below.

COVID-19 Guidelines

DNA Camp will follow all University COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of camp. You can learn about Penn State’s current COVID response and view up-to-date policies and frequently asked questions on the Coronavirus Information site. Anyone who registers before the guidelines are announced will have the option to cancel their registration with no penalty if they choose.

Registration

 Cost is $300 per camper – includes lunch and snacks. To register, click here

To request a mail-in registration form, please email LJL149@psu.edu.

You will receive registration confirmation by email.

Refunds

If your request to withdraw is received at least 15 business days prior to the first day of the program, we can issue a partial refund. Send your written request by email to psuconferences@psu.edu or by fax to 814-863-5190. A $50 administrative fee will be charged for each withdrawal.

Confidentiality

For legal reasons, the University cannot release the names or phone numbers of other participants, not even to those who want to carpool.

Contact Us

Program Content Questions

Alison Weimer Email: axw206@psu.edu

Registration Questions

Conferences and Institutes Email: PSUconferences@psu.edu Phone: 814-863-5100

Physical or Dietary Accommodations Questions

Lindsay Miller Director, Conferences and Institutes Email: ljl149@psu.edu Please contact us at least four weeks prior to your arrival.

 

    Medical Information

    Staff members will refer medical emergencies and illnesses to University Health Services, or the Emergency/Outpatient Department of Mount Nittany Medical Center, or Penn State Health Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy. A parent or guardian must complete the health questions as part of the registration form to grant permission for any medical attention required during the program.

    Health Notice

    Please help lessen the spread of any contagious diseases. The exclusion of ill persons from public, school, and group gatherings is key to lessening the spread of illness. If you are ill, please remain at home during your illness and recovery. If you have a fever (100˚ F or higher), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends limiting contact with others until you have been without a fever for at least 24 hours.

    Medical Fees and Insurance

    The University does not provide medical insurance for campers.

    In the event of illness or injury requiring treatment, hospitalization, or surgery, family medical insurance must be used. Parents or guardians will be billed directly for any medical care given at University Health Services, Mount Nittany Medical Center, or Penn State Health Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy.

    University Health Services does not have contracts with any health insurance companies and does not send bills to insurance companies. Patients will receive an itemized bill at the end of a visit and will receive a statement from the University Bursar as well.

    The University urges that participants be covered by some form of personal medical insurance. Be sure to provide your insurance company’s information where indicated on the program registration form.

    The parent(s) or guardian(s) of a participant requiring medical treatment at University Health Services, Penn State Health Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, or Mount Nittany Medical Center will be notified of the treatment within 24 hours. We know how important timely notification is for insurance claims, so it is extremely important for you to list the following in the designated areas of the form: the numbers of your daytime phone, home phone, and cell phone, and your family physician’s name and phone number.