|（1.School of Physical Education，South China Normal University，Guangzhou 510006，China；2.Department of Physical Education，Guangdong Institute of Education，Guangzhou 510303，China；3.Tour School，Guangzhou University，Guangzhou 510006，China；4.Foreign Languages School，Jinan University，Guangzhou 510632，China）
Abstract: In the mainstream view of the sport community in the north America region, kinesiology is considered as a designation in the sport discipline, but there are debates about such a view, and also dilemmas in such issues as what are the core and connotation of kinesiology. On the basis of such argumentation, some US scholars put forward basic conceptions and methods for resolving such dilemmas; some US scholars probed into the evaluation of US in-stitutes of higher learning that use kinesiology as a designation in the sport discipline, and put forward methods for improvement. It is preliminarily concluded the change of designations in the sport discipline in the north America region is inseparably related to the interpretation of science by sport scholars in the north America region, i.e. kine-siology is closer to the original meaning of science – repeatability, which enables kinesiology to gradually become a general designation in the sport discipline in the north America region.
Key words: sport discipline；kinesiology；north America region