Kinesiology Department Course Descriptions

KIN 1300
Principles of Kinesiology

This course is an overview of the fields of physical education, kinesiology, and exercise science providing students with an understanding of the nature and scope of recreation behavior and activity.  The course also examines some of the historical, biological, psychological, curricular, and sociological foundations impacting the discipline.
Fall, Spring

KIN 2200  
Theory and Practice of Basketball and Volleyball

This course is a team-sport course designed to instruct students in the rules, skills, and strategies used to participate in and teach basketball and volleyball. Course content is presented in two half-term sessions covering both sport disciplines. The course includes lecture, activity, and mini teaching sessions with some skill practice scheduled outside of class meeting times.  
Fall odd 
 
KIN 2201  
Theory and Practice of Soccer and Track

This course is a team-sport course designed to instruct students in the rules, skills, and strategies used to participate in and teach soccer and track. Course content is presented in two half-term sessions covering both sport disciplines. The course includes lecture, activity, and mini teaching sessions with some skill practice scheduled outside of class meeting times.  
Spring even 
 
KIN 2202  
Theory and Practice of Baseball and Softball

This course is a team-sport course designed to instruct students in the rules, skills, and strategies used to participate in and teach baseball and softball. Course content is presented in two half-term sessions covering both sport disciplines. The course includes lecture, activity, and mini teaching sessions with some skill practice scheduled outside of class meeting times.  
Fall even 
 
KIN 2203
Theory and Practice of Racquet Sports

This course is a team-sport course designed to instruct students in the rules, skills, and strategies used to participate in and teach racquet sports. The course includes lecture, activity, and mini teaching sessions with some skill practice scheduled outside of class meeting times.  
Spring 
 
KIN 2204  
Theory and Practice of Rhythm Activities

This course is a physical activity course designed to instruct students in the techniques and skills used to participate in and teach rhythm activities. The course includes lecture, activity, and mini teaching sessions with some skill practice scheduled outside of class meeting times.  
Fall 
 
KIN 2300  
Sport Safety and First Aid

This course is designed to equip students with the basic knowledge of caring for and preventing athletic injuries. Some of the topics of study include anatomy, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation techniques, emergency procedures, and liability/risk management issues in sport and recreation.  It includes lecture, guest speakers, and a required taping/splinting lab and CPR certification scheduled outside of class meeting times. Course fee is required.  
Spring 

KIN 3300  
Teaching Elementary Health & Physical Education

This course for candidates in the Health and Physical Education program focuses on learning theories, instructional methods, and materials for teaching health and physical education to students in grades K-8. Emphasis will be on developing objectives, interpreting and using curriculum frameworks, creating lesson plans, planning interdisciplinary units, organizing curriculum and assessing learning.  This course includes a required clinical component. A grade of C is required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
On Demand 
 
KIN 3301  
Teaching Secondary Health & Physical Education

This course for candidates in the Health and Physical Education program focuses on learning theories, instructional methods, and materials for teaching health and physical education to students in grades 7-12. Emphasis will be on developing objectives, interpreting and using curriculum frameworks, creating lesson plans, planning interdisciplinary units, organizing curriculum and assessing learning.  This course includes a required clinical component.  A grade of C is required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
On Demand 
 
KIN 3310  
Fundamentals of Motor Development

This course is a study of theories, principles, and concepts that increase the capability of a person in performing a motor or sport skill from the developmental perspective as they relate to the professional applications of motor learning and development in physical education.  This course will include lectures and laboratory experiences in motor learning, control and development. A grade of C is required.  
Fall 
 
KIN 3320
Adapted Physical Education

This course will develop theoretical and practical knowledge to plan and implement appropriate physical education programs for students with disabilities in inclusive settings.  This course emphasizes the adaptation of physical education to needs of children with physical, intellectual, emotional, or sensory disabilities.  Clinical experiences are required outside of class meeting times. A grade of C is required.
Spring

KIN 3330  
Exercise Prescription

An emphasis on the proper knowledge and skill required to conduct health and fitness testing.  A variety of assessment principles and techniques are covered with a focus on both measurement expertise and safe and effective exercise prescription.  Students should have a good understanding of basic algebra.  A calculator will be required in class.  A grade of C is required. 
 
KIN 3340  
Therapeutic Modalities

Theory and application of physical modalities in relation to physically active rehabilitation.  Principles of soft tissue healing, physical agents and electrotherapeutic modalities emphasized.  A grade of C is required. 
 
KIN 4310
Organization and Administration for Physical Education

This course is designed to study the desirable standards, policies, and practices in the organization, supervision, and administration of physical education, recreation, and sport programs.  Emphasis will be placed on providing students with knowledge related to the planning and management of physical education programs in the public schools. A grade of C is required.
Spring 
 
KIN 4320
Biomechanical Analysis
A study of the laws and principles governing human motion. Emphasis on the application of principles of human movement, with consideration of functional anatomy, kinesiology, and mechanical concepts, to exercise, sport, and activities of daily living. A grade of C is required.
Fall 
 
KIN 4330
Structural Kinesiology
A survey of the basic mechanics of human motion, action of muscles and joints, motor skills, and application of these to physical activities. A grade of C is required. 
 
KIN 4340
Test & Measurement
 
This course is designed to acquaint the student with tests and measurement in the fields of health and physical education, test construction, scoring, methods of using results. A grade of C is required. Prerequisite: BUS 2311 or MTH 2311 with a grade of C or higher. 

KIN 4350
Clinical Internship I

Exercise Science: A supervised work experience in wellness/fitness with an approved organization, school, business, or industry.  A grade of C is required. Minimum of 120 hours. Sport Management: A supervised work experience in sports management taking place on the college campus working with the athletic department, student activity center, and/or intramurals.  Or with an approved organization, school, business, or industry within the community. A grade of C is required.  Minimum of 120 hours. 
 
KIN 4351
Clinical Internship I
Exercise Science: A supervised work experience in wellness/fitness with an approved organization, school, business, or industry.  A grade of C is required. Minimum of 120 hours. Sport Management: A supervised work experience in sports management taking place on the college campus working with the athletic department, student activity center, and/or intramurals.  Or with an approved organization, school, business, or industry within the community. A grade of C is required.  Minimum of 120 hours. 
 
KIN 4360
Clinical Internship II

Exercise Science: A supervised work experience in wellness/fitness with an approved organization, school, business, or industry.  A grade of C is required. Minimum of 120 hours. Sport Management: A supervised work experience in sports management taking place on the college campus working with the athletic department, student activity center, and/or intramurals.  Or with an approved organization, school, business, or industry within the community. A grade of C is required.  Minimum of 120 hours. 
 
KIN 4361
Clinical Internship II

Exercise Science: A supervised work experience in wellness/fitness with an approved organization, school, business, or industry.  A grade of C is required. Minimum of 120 hours. Sport Management: A supervised work experience in sports management taking place on the college campus working with the athletic department, student activity center, and/or intramurals.  Or with an approved organization, school, business, or industry within the community. A grade of C is required.  Minimum of 120 hours.

KIN 4400  
Exercise Physiology

This course is a study of human physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise. Emphasis is placed on relevant information such as proper exercise to promote and develop fitness, and its practical application in physical education. This course will include lectures and laboratory experiences in exercise physiology. A grade of C is required.  Prerequisite: BIO 2410 or 2402 with grade of C or higher.
Spring 













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