Kinesiology Courses

KIN
101
Hours
1
Physical Conditioning

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the knowledge base underlying proper physical conditioning of the body and appropriate techniques for participation.

KIN
102
Hours
1-3
Horseback Riding

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to participate in horseback riding.

KIN
103
Hours
1
Soccer

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for participation in the sport of soccer.

KIN
104
Hours
1
Basketball

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for participation in basketball.

KIN
105
Hours
1
Softball

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for skilled participation in the sport of softball.

KIN
106
Hours
1
Beginning Golf

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to participate in a basic game of golf.

KIN
107
Hours
1
Intermediate Golf

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate at an intermediate level in the game of golf.

KIN
108
Hours
1
Beginning Tennis

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to motivate participation in tennis.

KIN
110
Hours
1
Indoor Rock Climbing

The purpose of this course is to help students understand and demonstrate proper risk management and safety techniques, as well as proper technical skills, in order to safely enjoy the activity of indoor rock climbing.

KIN
113
Hours
1
Introduction to Paralympic Sport

This course will introduce students to a variety of adapted sports. The sports covered will vary based on participants and available equipment. Example of sports which may be played or reviewed are wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, goalball, beep baseball, wheelchair tennis, rowing, golf, boccia, and table tennis. This class will be activity based with some lecture.

KIN
117
Hours
1
Volleyball

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for participation in volleyball.

KIN
120
Hours
1
Aerobics

This course makes available three different types of aerobics: dance, water, and spinning. Each section is designed to enhance cardiorespiratory fitness through the medium of aerobic dance, aquatic activity, or cycling. The aerobic activity should be selected by section number.

KIN
121
Hours
1
Beginning Social Dance

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the basic dances that are performed in a social situation.

KIN
131
Hours
1
Beginning Swimming

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for participation in basic aquatic activities.

KIN
132
Hours
1
Intermediate Swimming

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for participation in more advanced aquatic activities.

KIN
138
Hours
3
Lifeguarding

The purpose of this course is to prepare the student both mentally and physically to supervise, coordinate, and successfully control an aquatic emergency.

KIN
140
Hours
3
Water Safety Instruct

The purpose of this course is to provide knowledge of water safety instruction so that the student will be able to instruct groups and individuals in this discipline.

KIN
145
Hours
1
Beginning Racquetball

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the game of racquetball.

KIN
155
Hours
1
Self Defense for Women

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills that will enhance the student's ability to defend herself in case of physical or sexual assault as well as to enhance her overall personal safety.

KIN
157
Hours
1
Beg Weight Training

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and follow a basic weight-training program.

KIN
167
Hours
1
Running

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and follow a basic running program.

KIN
170
Hours
1
Beginning Karate

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for participation in the sport of karate.

KIN
199
Hours
3
Ecol Appr Hlth & Fitness

This introductory course examines the basis for and interrelationships among the six aspects of wellness: social, physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental. The course addresses issues of physical fitness, wellness, and personal safety applicable to the college age group.

KIN
200
Hours
3
Weight Mgt Principles

This course is designed around successful weight management concepts and pitfalls. Topics include physical activity, behavior, and lifestyle modification. Hands-on activities include measures of daily energy expenditure, personal fitness, target body weight, and development of a personalized exercise plan.

KIN
300
Hours
3
Intro to Kinesiology

A critical analysis of socio-cultural issues of the body throughout history and an in-depth study of physical education, fitness, and sport programs and professions.

KIN
305
Hours
2
Dance & Gymnastics

The purpose of this course is to improve students' performance and knowledge of skills and strategies in gymnastics and dance and to acquaint them with effective teaching behaviors appropriate for these activities.

Prerequisite(s): None. Corequisites: KIN 350 and KIN 351
KIN
306
Hours
3
Analysis Teaching Movement I

The purpose of this course is to improve students' performance and knowledge of skills and strategies in invasion, striking/fielding and target games, and acquaint them with effective teaching behaviors appropriate for these same types.

Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: KIN 307, KIN 310, KIN 360, KIN 361
KIN
307
Hours
2
Teach Trk & Fld/Net Game

The purpose of this course is to improve students' performance and knowledge of skills and strategies in track and field and net/wall games, and acquaint them with effective teaching behaviors appropriate for these activities.

KIN
310
Hours
2
Teaching Swimming

The purpose of this course is to improve students' swimming skills and knowledge of water safety and to acquaint them with effective teaching behaviors appropriate for this activity.

KIN
311
Hours
1
Tch Hlth Related Fitness

The purpose of this course is to improve students' knowledge of the basic principles of health-related fitness and acquaint them with effective teaching behaviors appropriate for fitness instruction.

KIN
350
Hours
3
Secondary Curriculum

The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge of current curricular and instructional practices for secondary physical education programming.

Prerequisite(s): None. Corequisites: KIN 305 and KIN 351
KIN
351
Hours
3
Secondary Clinical Experience

The purpose of this clinical experience is to provide students with the opportunity to teach secondary students in a public school setting.

Prerequisite(s): None. Corequisites: KIN 305 and KIN 350.
KIN
352
Hours
3
Psychology of Coaching

This course is designed to introduce students to the psychology of coaching.

KIN
360
Hours
3
Subj Matter Elem Physical Educ

Provides knowledge of subject matter for elementary physical education and a comprehensive K-5 curriculum. Concurrent enrollment in KIN 361 is required.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 305, KIN 350, KIN 351
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: KIN 361
KIN
361
W
Hours
3
Elem Phys Ed Curr Phil Theory

This course is designed to help students improve their abilities to teach elementary physical education and to plan and reflect on lessons, units and a comprehensive K-5 curriculum. This course must be taken concurrently with KIN 360.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 305, KIN 350, KIN 351
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: KIN 360
Writing
KIN
362
Hours
3
Motor Development

Study of growth in phylogenetic and ontogenetic sequence, and the motor development sequence across the lifespan; integration of movement skill and knowledge development. A field experience is required.

KIN
364
Hours
3
P E Elem Sch Elem Ed Maj

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of current curricular and instructional practices in elementary physical education and to provide them with opportunities to practice-teach in a public-school setting.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 491 with a minimum passing grade of C-
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: CEE 365 and CEE 370 and CEE 380 and CEE 401 and CEE 495
KIN
365
Hours
3
Applied Biomechanics

Review of basic anatomy, especially the muscular system, and examination of the relationship of fundamental laws of physics to human movement. Includes mechanical principles of skill instruction and analysis.

Prerequisite(s): BSC 215 or BSC 216
KIN
366
Hours
3
Evaluation and Measurement

Study of the administration and evaluation of test batteries in physical education, fitness management, and personal training.

KIN
370
Hours
3
Coaching Soccer

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to coach the game of soccer.

KIN
380
Hours
3
Coaching Officials

The purpose of this course is to help students understand and demonstrate various aspects of sports officiating. To convey knowledge of basic rules in specific sport activities and also gain experience teaching sport rules to perspective officicals.

KIN
381
Hours
3
Coaching Football

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to coach football.

KIN
382
Hours
3
Coaching Basketball

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to coach the game of basketball.

KIN
383
Hours
3
Coaching Baseball

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to coach the game of baseball.

KIN
385
Hours
3
Coaching Golf

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to coach the sport of golf.

KIN
386
Hours
3
Coaching Volleyball

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to coach the game of volleyball.

KIN
387
Hours
1-3
Adapted Sports Professional Development

Supervised professional experience in a fitness or related setting; observation and participation under the direction of a professional at the site.

KIN
388
Hours
3
Professional Development in Fitness

In addition to supervised professional experience in fitness through observation/participation under the direction of a professional within the community, students will learn valuable professional development tools such as writing a resume, cover letter, and thank you letter, as well as preparing for a professional interview.

KIN
401
Hours
3
Sport Administration: Principles and Practice

This course provides an overview of the sport industry, and helps orient students to the field of sport administration. Sport administration content areas discussed in detail include the history of sport administration, and how management principles relating to organizational behavior, leadership styles, finance, facility and event management, media relations, and sports broadcasting are applied. Contemporary trends in professional, intercollegiate, interscholastic, and international athletics will be discussed.

KIN
402
Hours
3
Sport Marketing

This course examines sport marketing and sport consumer behavior. All aspects of a sound sport marketing plan will be addressed in addition to contemporary trends that effect sport marketing efforts.

KIN
403
Hours
3
Legal Issues in Sport

An analysis of legal issues affecting the delivery of sport services focusing on liability in sport activities and the recognition of social problems in American sport.

KIN
404
Hours
3
Financial Issues in Sport

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to financial analysis and budgeting techniques essential for tracking an organization's revenues and expenses.

KIN
405
Hours
3
Sports Management: Trends and Issues

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to engage with, explore, and immerse themselves in the extant contemporary literature relating to trends and issues in interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics, as well as youth, professional sports and recreation.

KIN
420
Hours
3
Issues in Athletics Coaching

This course is designed to examine current issues, controversies, trends, and problems in the field of coaching.

KIN
464
Hours
3
Admin Phys Educ & Sport

Organization and administration of health, physical education, and athletic programs for elementary and secondary schools.

KIN
468
W
Hours
3
Adapted Physical Education

The course includes basic information on disability sport and physical education programs; roles of various service agencies and organizations; state and federal legislation; and inclusion strategies. A clinical experience is required. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Writing
KIN
486
Hours
3-12
Internships-Disability Sport

Directed internship in an area of specialization, completed in cooperation with a community agency or business, clinical, or other appropriate organization. Observation and on-the-job experience through direct participation in ongoing programs.

KIN
487
Hours
3
Physical Educ Teach Pract

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to implement additional curricular models at both the elementary- and secondary-school levels. Admission to Teacher Education Program is required.

KIN
488
Hours
1-12
Internships-Fitness

Directed internship in an area of specialization, completed in cooperation with a community agency or business, clinical, or other appropriate organization. Observation and on-the-job experience through direct participation in ongoing programs.

KIN
491
W
Hours
3
Sport Exercise & Social Scienc

This course explores the major issues that occupy social sciences involved in the study of sport and exercise. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Writing
KIN
492
Hours
3
Physiology of Exercise

This course examines the human physiological response to exercise.

Prerequisite(s): BSC 215 or BSC 216
KIN
493
Hours
3
Fit Apprsl Exer Prescrip

A study of the application of exercise testing and prescription principles to apparently healthy and diseased populations. Successful leadership, programming, and management principles for fitness settings will also be examined.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 492
KIN
494
Hours
3
Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of strength and conditioning. Emphasis is placed on the exercise sciences (including anatomy, exercise physiology, and biomechanics) and nutrition, exercise technique, program design, organization and administration, and testing and evaluation. The course is designed to prepare students for the nationally accredited CSCS certification exam.

KIN
496
Hours
1-6
Independent Study

The purpose of this course is to provide the student an opportunity to further develop their skills/knowledge/instructional techniques in the area of kinesiology.

KIN
497
Hours
3-12
Internship Phys Education

Prerequisites: Senior standing and admission to the Teacher Education Program, KIN 350, KIN 351, KIN 360, KIN 361, KIN 487, a minimum GPA of 2.5 for all work attempted, and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major. Full-time supervised teaching experience in elementary and secondary schools. Includes a weekly one-hour seminar. Student teaching cannot be completed during the summer term. Application for student teaching must be made the semester prior to student teaching (excluding summer term) through the Office of Clinical Experience. Formal application meetings are held and their times will be posted in Graves Hall and announced in the Crimson White prior to the meetings.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 306 and KIN 364 with a minimum passing grade of C-