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Courses in Kinesiology (KIN)

1301/PHED 1301 Foundations of Kinesiology (3-0). Survey of the historical and philosophical foundations, scope, objectives, and future of kinesiology-related careers. In addition, scientific foundations, programs, professional considerations, and leadership requirements for employment within this profession will be emphasized.

1304/PHED 1304 Principles of Wellness (3-0). The study of the aspects that make up total wellness. Subject areas will include the health-related aspects of physical fitness, proper nutrition, heart disease, substance abuse, and the influence of mental, emotional, and psychological factors on these aspects.

2340 Marketable Skills for Careers (3-0). This course will allow students to apply soft skills, demonstrate marketable skills, and exhibit behaviors that improve academic performance necessary for college success and that may increase employment opportunities upon graduation.

2356/PHED 2356 Care and Prevention of Activity Related Injuries
and Illnesses (3-0). A composite course of sports medicine/emergency healthcare/athletic training elements in regards to prevention and care of injuries and illnesses sustained by a physically active population.

2372 Anatomical Kinesiology (3-0). Study of the anatomical and neuromuscular
contributions to human movement. Emphasis on the factors and functions of the musculoskeletal system.

3170 Exercise Physiology Lab (0-2). The course will add an optional lab component to Kinesiology 3370.
Prerequisites: Biology 2323/2123, 2324/2124 or Health Science Professions 2301/2101, 2302/2102.

3300 Outdoor Fitness and Wellness (3-0). Discussion and practice of outdoor activities, including backpacking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, shooting, hunting, climbing, first aid, and environmental issues. Course will focus on trip planning from a backpacking perspective with the understanding that backpacking techniques will be used for all outdoor adventures. The primary focus of the course is the idea that fitness achieved through outdoor activities is an important component of health and wellness.

3301 Youth Development in Context (3-0). This course provides an overview of youth development principles utilizing an ecological framework (Brofenbrennar’s nested doll theory). As this time period is extremely formative for the lives of youth, major theories and concepts from various fields will be examined through the lens of Kinesiology. Special attention will be placed on the application of these principles with a sensitivity to context.

3321 Essentials of Coaching (3-0). A study of the concepts and competencies essential to coaching children and adolescents in the various sport settings. Topics such as coaching theory, coaching philosophies, the coach-athlete relationships, the coach-parent relationships, designing practice/training schedules, and administrative duties will be emphasized.

3333 Motor Development (3-0). A study of psychomotor development. The focus is on the growth years, though developmental considerations for all age groups are considered. Implications for sport, exercise, and physical activity will be discussed.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 1301 or 1304, or consent of instructor.

3345 Assessment of the Lower Extremity (3-0). The study of clinical assessment specifically related to the lower extremity (i.e. toes, foot, ankle, lower leg, knee, pelvis, and thigh).
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

3346 Assessment of the Upper Extremity (3-0). The study of clinical assessment specifically related to the upper extremity, head, cervical spine, and thorax.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

3351 Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise and Sport (3-0). Measurement assessment and evaluation techniques in physical fitness and performance for basic motor and sport skills. Practical experiences will be provided in test administration, scoring, and interpretation of results.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 1301 or 1304, or consent of instructor

3352 Motor Skill Acquisition (3-0). Designed to provide students with an opportunity to acquire and demonstrate proficiency in a variety of basic motor skills in selected team and individual activities.

3362 Sport and Exercise Psychology (3-0). The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the fields of sport and exercise psychology. An emphasis will be placed on the application of psychological theories and training techniques specifically to coaching athletes. The expanding field of exercise psychology will also be studied with emphasis on the psychological effects of sustained exercise on health well-being.

3370 Physiology of Exercise (3-0). Physiological responses of the system of the human body to acute and chronic exercise. Emphasis is on the processes and mechanisms for such responses.
Prerequisites: Biology 2323/2123, 2324/2124, or Health Science Professions 2301/2101, 2302/2102, or consent of instructor.

3372 Biomechanics (3-0). Principles of human movement emphasizing an understanding of the relationship of structure and movement with respect to anatomy and mechanical analysis.
Prerequisite: Biology 2323/2123 or Health Science Professions 2301/2101 or Kinesiology 2372.

3380 Sport and Exercise Nutrition (3-0). The metabolism of food by various systems of the body and its relation to exercise. The role of diet along with the application of nutritional principles to enhance human performance.

4091 Research: 1 to 6. Individual research problems for superior students majoring in kinesiology. 3.00 GPA and department chair approval required. May be repeated for a total of six semester hours credit.

4301 Sport and Recreation Management (3-0). Designed to provide an overview of the organization, administration, and management of sport and recreation programs. Emphasis on leadership, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and creativity processes related to success in the multidimensional, multidiscipline fields of sport and recreation. Areas covered include: program development and implementation, marketing and promotions, staff development and management, and strategic planning.
Prerequisite: Management 3301 or 3304, or Marketing 3321 or 3324, or consent of the instructor.

4302 Sport and Recreation Leadership and Ethics (3-0). The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to leadership and ethics in sport. An emphasis will be placed on the application of leadership theories and ethical dilemmas. In doing so the student will gain a holistic understanding of leadership and ethics in sport.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3321 or consent of instructor.

4330 Management Strategies and General Medical Concerns in Athletic Training (3-0). This course will introduce and describe basic management strategies and general medical issues in the field of athletic training.

4331 Sport and Recreation Law (3-0). A course that focuses on the legal elements and responsibilities found in sports and the entire realm of physical activities. The legal environment, legal duties and responsibilities, risk management, and participant rights will be addressed. Emphasis will be placed on developing proficiency in recognizing and solving problems and issues in sports and physical activities.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3321 or consent of instructor.

4343 Adapted Physical Activities (3-0). A survey of various disabling conditions: physical, mental, and emotional, and the implications that these disabilities impose on physical activities, fitness, and sport. A field experience is required.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3333 or consent of instructor.

4345 Therapeutic Modalities (3-0). The study of theories, applications, and methods of various modalities consisting of cryotherapy, electrotherapy, and thermotherapy in addition to principles of traction, intermittent compression, and massage.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

4346 Therapeutic Exercise (3-0). The study of a comprehensive rehabilitation/reconditioning program involving techniques of flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and cardiorespiratory training involving anaerobic and aerobic principles.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

4352 Statistics and Assessment in Human Performance (3-0). Overview of statistical concepts and methods including descriptive statistics, correlation, regression, t-tests, chi square, ANOVA, and validity/reliability. These statistical competencies are applied to the assessment of human performance including physical activity and fitness, sport skills, and motor abilities.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 1314, 2312, or 2413.

4356 Methods of Teaching Physical Activities (3-0). Development of competencies for delivering instruction in community, school and other physical activity settings.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3352 or consent of instructor.

4363 Motor Learning and Control (3-0). Learning in the psychomotor domain; motor learning and control theories, psychological and physiological basis of skill behavior, motor and skill learning, state of performer and application of instructional techniques in motor learning and skill performance.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3333 or consent of instructor.

4373 Internship. Supervised internship with selected wellness and recreational organizations. Recommended for students not seeking teacher certification.
Prerequisites: Senior standing, minimum GPA of 3.00, and approval by department. Apply by March 1 for the following fall semester and by November 1 for the following spring semester.

4381 Special Topics (3-0). Selected topics in kinesiology. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

4382 Exercise Testing (3-0). Introduction to a variety of laboratory and field tests utilized in the evaluation of functional work capacity in specific areas of human performance. Emphasis is given to the application of the following: 1) benefits and risks associated with exercise testing, 2) health screening and risk stratification, 3) physical fitness testing and interpretation, 4) exercise testing for children, the elderly, and pregnant women, and 5) legal issues.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3370 or consent of instructor.

4383 Exercise Prescription (3-0). Introduction to basic theory and application relative to exercise prescription for healthy individuals and individuals with specific clinically diagnosed diseases. Emphasis is given to an application of the following: 1) benefits and risks associated with exercise, 2) health screening and risk stratification, 3) general principles of exercise prescription, 4) exercise prescription for diseased individuals, 5) exercise prescription for children, the elderly, and pregnant women, 6) methods for changing exercise behavior.
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3370 and 3372 or consent of instructor.

4390 Theory of Strength and Conditioning (3-0). A course designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to design and implement safe and effective strength and conditioning programs with a focus on sports performance.
Prerequisites: Kinesiology 3370 and 3372, or consent of instructor.

4399 Kinesiology Capstone (3-0). This course is the culminating experience in which students will apply their knowledge and skills acquired across the curriculum. Students will perform 60 hours of supervised field-based experience in an approved kinesiology-related field. In addition, students will participate in weekly on-campus seminars on job-related topics, employment procurement strategies, and other professional development activities.
Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor.