Department of Kinesiology (KIN)

The Department of Kinesiology offers the master of arts degree in Human Performance with courses focusing on the following areas:

  • sport management (non-certification and Class A certification options)

  • exercise science

  • general human performance (coursework options from exercise science, sport pedagogy, and sport management)

  • sport pedagogy (traditional Class A and Alternative Class A)

The latter three programs are available under Plan I (thesis) and Plan II (nonthesis). The sport management program involves completing a “capstone experience” project.  In addition, there is a sport management program that leads to Class A certification. The degree with an emphasis in sport pedagogy leads to Class A Physical Education (P-12) certification. There is also an Alternative Class A program in sport pedagogy for those with an undergraduate degree in a non-teaching field.  Programs leading to the doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree in human performance with emphases in sport pedagogy and exercise science are also offered.

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Faculty

Department Head and Associate Professor
  • Jonathan Wingo
Professors
  • Matthew Curtner-Smith
  • Mark T. Richardson
  • John Vincent
Associate professors
  • Michael Esco
  • Brent L. Hardin
  • Oleg A. Sinelnikov
Assistant professors
  • Michael Fedewa
  • Hayley MacDonald
  • K. Andrew Richards
  • Dylan Williams
Clinical assistant professors
  • Colleen Geary
  • Margaret Stran
  • Elizabeth Woodruff

Courses

KIN
500
Hours
3
Sociology of Sport

Examines the institution of sport from a sociological perspective. Provides an opportunity to critically analyze the assumptions surrounding the social significance of sport through a process of reflective thought.

KIN
506
Hours
3
Techniques of Research

Designed to acquaint the student with the types of research and the methods and materials necessary for scientific inquiry. Includes the development of a research proposal, with emphasis on form and style.

KIN
507
Hours
3
Lab Techniques Phys Education

Theoretical and practical understanding of physiological instrumentation and measurement in physical education, including practical laboratory experiences, as preparation for graduate research or other research opportunities.

KIN
508
Hours
3
Perceptual Motor Development

Perceptual-motor development of infants and young children. Current philosophies, theories, and methods; laboratory work in movement exploration. A clinical experience is required.

KIN
510
Hours
3
Tchg & Supervg Elem PE

Open to elementary education and physical education majors. Reviews the essential concepts for successfully teaching grades 1-6; learning, function and duties of consultant.

KIN
511
Hours
3
Readings in Sport Management: Trends and Issues

Online course. This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the extant literature relating to trends and issues in sport and recreation management. Emphasis will be placed on approaches to proactively implement the contemporary trends.

KIN
512
Hours
3
PE Curriculum

Program content and curriculum planning in grades 1-12 and higher education; includes developing curriculum plan applicable to one's need.

KIN
538
Hours
3
Adv Adapted Phys Ed.

Pertinent information concerning legislation, mainstreaming, the physical education IEP, and movement problems of individuals who deviate from the norm. A clinical experience is required.

KIN
551
Hours
3
Sport Management Internship

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain applied, practical experience in a suitable sport management related setting.

KIN
552
Hours
3
Legal Issues in Sport

Legal Issues in Sport provides an overview of legal issues that frequently arise in the context of sport and physical activity. Emphasis will be placed on how sport managers should respond to specific situations based on the law.

KIN
553
Hours
3
Sport Facility and Event Management

This course will provide students with an understanding of the factors involved in planning, designing, equipping, and managing sport facilities and event logistics.

KIN
555
Hours
3
Sport Finance

An overview of the budgeting process, sources of revenue, types of expenditures, issued and innovations in financing for sport management.

KIN
562
Hours
3
Admin Sports Programs

Problems and issues in organizing and administering secondary and college athletic programs.

KIN
566
Hours
3
Evaluation in Phys Education

Covers practical aspects of measurements and evaluation in schools and colleges to measure clients, patients, and students. A practical measurement/evaluation on project is completed.

KIN
585
Hours
3,6
Lab & Field Experience

Provides for teaching laboratory, internship, and/or practicum experiences, according to individual needs and goals.

KIN
588
Hours
3
Marketing and the Media

This course examines the various components of sport marketing and consumer culture. Particular emphasis is given to the influence of the media in promoting sporting goods and products.

KIN
590
Hours
1-6
Sports/Dance Workshop

In-depth study of physical education subject matters (gymnastics, dance, fitness, aquatics, track and field, and sports/games) focusing on content, theoretical frameworks, and educational perspectives. Students enroll in 1-credit-hour workshops according to individual needs and certification requirements.

KIN
592
Hours
3
Physiology of Exercise

Designed to be an overview of the human physiological response to exercise.

KIN
593
Hours
3
Advanced Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription

Explores advanced fitness testing and exercise prescription techniques using practical experiences.

KIN
595
Hours
1-6
Workshop Physical Education

This course is designed to help students improve their ability to teach elementary, secondary, and/or college physical education and understand theory and research as it is applied in each setting.

KIN
596
Hours
1-3
Independent Study

Designed to provide the opportunity for independent study in a specific area of physical education.

KIN
598
Hours
3
Non-Thesis Research

Experimental or analytical investigation of problems in physical education.

KIN
599
Hours
1-6
Thesis Research

Research in a selected area of physical education.

KIN
602
Hours
3
Readings Physical Education

An independent readings course for doctoral students.

KIN
603
Hours
3
Special Proj Physical Ed

Experimental or analytical investigations of problems in physical education, arranged on an independent basis for doctoral students.

KIN
604
Hours
3
Sem in Physical Education

Critical issues in athletics, curriculum, instruction, evaluation, research, fitness, individual differences, and financial support.

KIN
612
Hours
3
Res Phys Ed Teach Education

An examination of the development, design, and application of research in physical education/teacher education.

KIN
615
Hours
3
Organizational Behavior & Theory Development in Sport

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to critical areas of sport management and the theories associated with organizational behavior and theory development.

KIN
622
Hours
3
Analy Res Teach Phys Ed

A thorough analysis of published research on teaching in physical education.

KIN
632
Hours
3
System Oberv Phys Educ

An examination of analytical techniques used to collect and evaluate data related to teacher and student behaviors. Instruction in the development and use of systematic observation instruments is provided.

KIN
642
Hours
3
Instrct Design PE High Ed

An examination of methods, applications, and current research related to instructional design.

KIN
685
Hours
3
Field & Lab Experience

Arranged on an independent basis for doctoral students. Participation and research in schools and agencies.

KIN
690
Hours
3
Exercise Health Disease

Designed to acquaint the student with the health benefits of regular physical activity and exercise. The most recent research literature is critically analyzed.

KIN
691
Hours
3
Res Sociology Human Perf

Provides students with an in-depth understanding of the literature on the occupational socialization of physical education teachers.

KIN
692
Hours
3
Sem Exercise Physiology

Provides an opportunity to study in depth the scientific literature related to various exercise physiology topics. May be taken more than once.

KIN
698
Hours
3
Non-Dissertn Research

Experimental or analytical investigation of problems in kinesiology.

KIN
699
Hours
1-15
Dissertation Research

Design, research, and/or analytical investigation of a problem in the field of kinesiology to satisfy the dissertation requirement for the doctoral degree.