KIN - Kinesiology

KIN 519 Mentoring in Community Youth Development Programs

Service learning experience mentoring an elementary or middle school youth in a community youth sport program. On campus seminars required.

2

KIN 520 Physical Activity Programs for Underserved Youth

Overview of community-based programs designed to meet the needs of underserved youth; roles of universities and community agencies in such programs; development of leadership skills.

3

KIN 521 Evaluation of Physical Activity Programs in Youth Development

Examination of traditional and nontraditional strategies for effective youth program evaluation; attention to analysis and interpretation of data used in conducting such evaluations.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 520

KIN 522 Internship in Community Youth Sport Development Programs

Supervised field experience in qualified agencies. Course involves specific assignments, seminars on campus, and evaluation of student's performance.

6

Prerequisites

KIN 520, KIN 521; undergraduates must have a 2.50 GPA or permission of instructor

KIN 530 Play, Games, and Sport

Examination of major conceptualizations of play, games, and sport; comparisons and contrasts among the concepts.

3

KIN 531 Issues in Competitive Sports for Children and Youth

In-depth examination of significant issues related to competitive sports in the lives of today's children and youth. Special attention given to studying the roles and responsibilities of the adults involved.

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

KIN 532 Women in Sport and Physical Activity

Examination of women's experiences in sport and physical activity. Consideration of historical, biological, psychological, and socio-cultural perspectives.

3

Prerequisites

Junior standing or higher in Kinesiology or Women's and Gender Studies, or permission of instructor

KIN 535 Exercise Science/Fitness Internship

Field experience in fitness leadership in qualified agencies providing fitness programs. Students must purchase professional liability insurance.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 568 or instructor's approval. Permission of instructor required.

KIN 536 Anatomical Basis of Athletic Injury

Focus on the link between anatomical structure, function, and athletic injury evaluation. The functional consequence of injury and rehabilitation on anatomical structures will also be addressed.

2

Prerequisites

Undergraduate anatomy and physiology

KIN 545 Psychology of Coaching

Overview of sport psychology principles applied to the teaching and coaching of sport activities.

3

Prerequisites

PSY 121 or permission of instructor

KIN 550 Sports Clinic

Designed to improve teaching and coaching techniques in various sports utilizing current game strategies.

1

KIN 559 Water Exercise for Therapy and Rehabilitation

Design and implementation of therapeutic aquatic exercise programs for persons with injuries or disabilities. Understanding of anatomical structure and movement provide the basis for aquatic protocols.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 375 or KIN 376 (may be taken concurrently)

KIN 560 Aquatic Therapeutic Modalities

Mobility assessment and identification of contraindications for movement therapies used in therapeutic aquatics; development of techniques and protocols to increase mobility/decrease pain in persons with disability/injury.

3

KIN 563 Development of Physical Education in the Western World

Historical overview of development of physical education in Western Civilization from classical times to the present age.

3

KIN 565 History of the Olympic Games

Development of the Olympic Games movement in both the ancient world and modern era. Consideration of cultural, philosophical, political, economic, and performance perspectives.

3

KIN 567 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education

Survey of tests and application of measurement in physical education. Elementary testing procedures.

3

KIN 568 Health/Fitness: Assessment and Prescription

Scientific principles of exercise emphasizing design of safe, appropriate, individualized exercise programs for all ages; foundation for future ACSM certification as a health/fitness instructor. Emphasizes health-related physical fitness.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 375 and KIN 376, or permission of instructor; CPR must be current throughout the course.

KIN 569 Exercise Instruction

An instructional development course. Application of principles of content selection, effective presentation, and evaluation to practice in exercise settings for participants at various developmental levels.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 375 or KIN 575, and KIN 568, or permission of instructor

KIN 570 Development and Implementation of Fitness Programs

Preparation in planning, designing, developing, organizing, programming, implementing, directing, and evaluating fitness programs.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 468 and KIN 469, GPA of 2.50 and admission to the fitness leadership concentration, or permission of instructor; grades of C (2.0) or better in all required KIN courses

KIN 571 Physical Education for Individuals with Special Needs (Advanced)

Advanced study of physical education for persons with mental and physical disabilities. Clinical experience is provided.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 381 or permission of instructor

KIN 576 Nutrition and Physical Fitness

Metabolism during exercise, ergogenic aids, nutrients' effects on performance, and body composition alterations during training. Gender and age-specific needs and responses to exercise and dietary intake.

3

Prerequisites

Grade of C (2.0) or better in BIO 277, NTR 213, and NTR 413 or equivalent required. KIN 375 recommended.

Cross Listed Courses

Same as NTR 576

KIN 578 Needs Assessment of Persons with Disabling Conditions

Determination of gross motor and perceptual/gross motor performance needs of persons with disabilities. Analysis of published and teacher-made instruments. Construction of new tests for physical education for persons with special needs in physical activit

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

KIN 579 Exercise and Older Adults

Basic principles underlying exercise/aging. The delivery of exercise information and the conduct of exercise programs for older adults.

3

Prerequisites

Junior admission only by permission of instructor

KIN 589 Experimental Course: Teambuilding: Leadership and Group Dynamics

Theories, information, and hands-on experience with challenge activities related to teambuilding, leadership, and group dynamics.

2

KIN 595 Exercise Science Internship

A supervised field experience in qualified agencies. Application process is required for permission to register. Course involves specific assignments, supervision, seminars on campus, and evaluation of student's performance.

6

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor required, in addition to the following: cumulative GPA of 2.50 or better; admission to the fitness leadership concentration; completion of all KIN core courses and additional concentration courses except KIN 570; grades of C

Corequisites

KIN 570 must be taken prior to enrollment in or concurrently with IN 595.

KIN 601 Applying Research to Professional Practice

This course is designed for future practitioners in health and physical activity to gather, read, interpret, assess, and apply research to their fields. 
3

KIN 606 Workshops in Physical Education

Practices, problems, and new approaches in physical education. Individual study and writing.

1–3

KIN 610 Statistical Methods for Kinesiology

Basic statistics with applications for kinesiology.

3

KIN 611 Research Methods for Kinesiology

Concepts and methods of research for kinesiology; formulation of problems, design and methodologies, evaluation of research, development of research proposals.

3

KIN 612 Research in Kinesiology II: Advanced Topics

Examination of selected strategies, methods, statistical or interpretative analytic processes used in kinesiology research.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 611 or permission of instructor

KIN 613 The Meaning and Significance of Physical Education

Integration and application of principles related to the art and science of human movement as a foundation for a practical philosophy of contemporary physical education.

3

KIN 614 Qualitative Inquiry in Health and Human Performance

Concepts and methods of qualitative research in health and human performance. Philosophical and practical approaches to collection, management, analysis, and presentation of qualitative data.

3

KIN 615 Ethnographic Methods in Kinesiology

Conducting research in public schools, coaching, community, youth and recreational settings, including identifying relevant sites and data sources, negotiating entry, gathering and triangulating participant perspectives, and using computer technology/soft

3

KIN 617 Current Theories and Practice of Teaching Sports

Contemporary approaches to sports analysis and sports teaching in instructional physical education.

3

KIN 620 Athletic Training Clinical Experience

Supervised field experience in an assigned athletic training clinical setting. Students are required to complete 300 clock hours under the supervision of an approved clinical instructor.

3

Prerequisites

Admission to the MSAT degree program

KIN 630 Sport and Society: Social Inequalities

Survey of current theories and research in the sociological study of sport, physical activity, and exercise; focus on sport and major social institutions, social inequalities, and social change.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 330, introductory sociology, or permission of instructor

KIN 632 Sport and Society: Global and Ethnic Relations

Structural and ideological dimensions of international, national, and local sport. Analysis of the political economy of sport, including colonialism, neo-colonialism, national identities, and social movements.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 630 or permission of instructor

KIN 634 Athletic Training Foundations

Introduction to athletic training emphasizing concepts and skills of prevention of athletic injuries, and management of life-threatening and catastrophic injuries.

2

Prerequisites

Admission to MSAT degree program or permission of instructor

KIN 635 Gender Issues in Kinesiology

Interdisciplinary seminar emphasizing psycho-social issues and feminist perspectives on gender relations in sport and physical activity. Topics include historical, biological, psychological and socio-cultural influences and interrelations.

3

KIN 636 Athletic Injury Evaluation

Recognizing and evaluating orthopedic injuries commonly sustained in the athletic environment. Additional topics include the body’s pathological response to injury and methods of documentation.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 390, KIN 376, or permission of instructor

KIN 637 Athletic Injury Evaluation Laboratory

Laboratory course focused on the development of psychomotor competencies in orthopedic injury evaluation.

1

Prerequisites

Admission to MSAT degree program or permission of instructor

KIN 638 Therapeutic Modalities

Theoretical foundation of therapeutic modalities as a component of athletic injury reconditioning programs. Theory and clinical aspects of delivery of therapeutic modalities are examined.

3

Prerequisites

BIO 271, BIO 277, or permission of instructor

KIN 639 Therapeutic Modalities Laboratory

Laboratory course focused on the development of psychomotor competencies in therapeutic modalities.

1

Prerequisites

Admission to MSAT degree program or permission of instructor

KIN 640 Rehabilitation Techniques for Athletic Injuries

Awareness, understanding, and application of principles and skills pertaining to rehabilitation of injuries in physically active populations.

3

Prerequisites

BIO 271, BIO 277, or permission of instructor

KIN 641 Rehabilitation Techniques Laboratory

Laboratory course focused on the development of psychomotor competencies in therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation techniques.

1

Prerequisites

Admission to MSAT degree program or permission of instructor

KIN 642 Optimizing Athletic Performance

Exploration of sports nutrition, ergogenic aids, and strength and conditioning principles within the context of sport injury and rehabilitation.

3

Prerequisites

Admission to MSAT degree program or permission of instructor

KIN 643 Mechanical Analysis of Motor Skills

Mechanical principles applied to the teaching and analysis of selected sports activities; evaluation of modern bio-mechanical techniques.

3

KIN 644 Psychology of Sport and Exercise

Theories and research related to sport psychology; individual differences, motivation and social influence processes related to sport and exercise behavior.

3

Prerequisites

Introductory psychology or permission of instructor

KIN 645 Exercise Psychology

Examination of the effects of exercise on various factors (e.g., stress, mood) and the effects of psychological variables (e.g., biofeedback, motivation) on exercise.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 644, KIN 575 or permission of instructor

KIN 646 Theoretical Considerations of Physical Education for Children

Theories upon which the current physical education program for children ages 4-12 are based. Relationship between theory and practice and implications for teacher education.

3

KIN 647 Motor Development and Human Movement

Changes of motor behavior over time and factors that affect these changes. Ability to observe movement and interpret it developmentally. Laboratory experiences.

3

KIN 648 Learning and Performance of Physical Skills

Application of principles of learning to the learning and performance of physical skills, including the social, emotional, and personality factors affecting skill acquisition.

3

Prerequisites

General and developmental psychology (9 hrs.), or permission of the instructor

KIN 650 Scientific Factors Affecting Human Performance

Assessment and analysis of human performance through the application of basic principles and current research in biomechanics and exercise physiology.

3

KIN 651 Motor Behavior and Aging

Changes in motor behavior at the upper end of the life span, focuses on improvement/maintenance of quality of life and activities of daily living.

3

KIN 652 Curriculum Development in Physical Education

Modern principles and practices in curriculum construction and current theories of physical education.

3

KIN 653 History of American Sport and Exercise Science

Study of development of sport and exercise science in the U.S. with special emphasis on the evolving institutional involvement of schools and colleges.

3

KIN 654 Seminar in Curriculum Development in Physical Education

Current theories and research in curriculum and instruction in the field of physical education.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 652, ELC 615, or permission of instructor

KIN 655 Analysis of Teaching and Learning

Introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods for evaluating teaching and learning including techniques of classroom observation, classroom climate analysis, and student engagement.  Extends the research competencies of those interested in pedagogical assessment.

3

KIN 656 Psycho-Social Aspects of Teaching Physical Education and Sport

Social and psychological factors that influence instructional interactions and the perceptions of teachers, coaches and students.

3

Prerequisites

Previous teaching experiences or permission of instructor

KIN 657 Teacher Education in Physical Education

Theoretical and practical dimensions of teacher education programs in physical education as reflected in current texts, accreditation standards, and research in teaching and teacher education. Limited field work included.

3

KIN 658 Multiculturalism and Physical Education Curriculum

Cultures, cultural influence, race, gender and class roles, as they intersect with physical ability in physical activity, hidden curriculum issues, diverse cultures as curricular resources, culturally relevant pedagogy in PE.

3

KIN 661 Movement Theory

The theoretical structure of human movement; opportunity for developing an individual theory of movement.

3

KIN 663 Supervision of Physical Education

Current theoretical approaches to supervision with practice using teacher behavior observation tools and techniques to supervise undergraduate student teachers in physical education and health settings.

3

KIN 664 PE Program Evaluation and Evidence-Based Practice

Program evaluation concepts, processes, and issues in physical education/activity interventions; reflection and critique of different evaluation philosophies, theories, and policy ramifications in program evaluation.

3

KIN 665 Physical Activity and Health

Health benefits and risks of physical activity/exercise. Course content parallels the 1996 U.S. Surgeon General’s report Physical Activity and Health with updated referencing.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 375 or equivalent or permission of instructor

KIN 667 Exercise Electrocardiography and Cardiopulmonary Medications

Electrocardiography and mechanisms/side effects of cardiopulmonary medications most likely encountered in clinical exercise settings. Particularly appropriate for students interested in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and clinical exercise testing.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 375 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Coreq. KIN 670 or permission of instructor

KIN 668 Advanced Exercise Assessment

Exercise testing for cardiorespiratory fitness and disease diagnosis. Knowledge of ECG interpretation and cardiorespiratory pharmacology applied to clinical exercise testing. Also covers body composition and musculoskeletal fitness testing.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 468 or equivalent, KIN 670, or permission of instructor

KIN 669 Advanced Exercise Prescription

Prescription of exercise for healthy, at-risk, and diseased individuals. Covers exercise prescription objectives for American College of Sport’s Medicine’s Exercise Specialist and Health Fitness certifications.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 670 or permission of instructor

KIN 670 Physiology of Exercise

In-depth study of the physiological basis of human physical performance with emphasis on the acute response and chronic adaptations of the body to exercise.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 375 or permission of instructor

KIN 675 Applied Human Work Physiology

Physiological factors which influence the exercise and performance capabilities of humans.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 375 or equivalent, or by permission of instructor

KIN 676 Problems Seminar

Specific course title identified each semester by subscript, e.g., Problems Seminar: Tension and Relaxation Theories Applied to Sports.

3

Prerequisites

Previous course work in appropriate content areas

KIN 677 Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Healthy Aging

Examination of entrepreneurship opportunities related to the aging population, with specific attention to products and services that extend the healthy lifespan. Includes development of Business Opportunity Analysis.

3

Cross Listed Courses

GRO 677, KIN 677

KIN 679 Exercise and Older Adults: Advanced

Scientific and theoretical bases of exercise/aging and guidelines regarding leadership and planning of exercise programs.

3

Prerequisites

Previous course work in motor development, motor learning and exercise physiology

KIN 694 Internship in Kinesiology

Supervised field experience appropriate to the student’s interests and background in selected settings during the final phases of the student’s curricular plan.

3–6

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

KIN 695 Independent Study

Intensive study in an area of special interest in physical education.

1–3

Prerequisites

Demonstrated competency for independent work and permission of departmental academic adviser and the instructor

KIN 696 Laboratory Technology in Kinesiology

Cost, function, and operation of laboratory equipment used in the area of exercise science (e.g., oxygen consumption, cinematography, body composition, kinetic analysis, specific computer applications, and timing techniques).

1 or 2

Prerequisites

KIN 670 or KIN 718 and KIN 643

KIN 697 Field Practicum in Kinesiology

Developing, implementing, and/or evaluating a focused set of professional activities in a field setting. Requires guidance, approval, and evaluation by one faculty member.

3–6

KIN 699 Thesis

1–6

KIN 700 Special Topics in Kinesiology

Advanced study in special topics from the various subspecialities within the field of kinesiology.

3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites and defined research competencies will vary according to topic

KIN 701 Research Topics in Kinesiology

Intensive examination of specific topics; critical review of current literature.

3

Prerequisites

Prerequisites and defined research competencies will vary according to topic

KIN 702 Research Seminar in Applied Neuromechanics

Exploration of the assessment of neuromechanical function of the extremities and its relationship to performance, joint instability, and injury risk.

1

Prerequisites

Graduate student in KIN with an applied neuromechanical focus or permission of instructor

KIN 704 Athletic Training Seminar

Structured review for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (BOC) examination.

1

Prerequisites

Admission to the MSAT degree program

KIN 705 Applied Rehabilitation Concepts

Capstone experience involving the supervision of a comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation project.

1

Prerequisites

Admission to the MSAT degree program

KIN 707 Critical Analysis of Professional Literature in Pedagogical Kinesiology

Analysis, synthesis, and critique of scientific, critical, post-modern, poststructural, and phenomenological literature in pedagogical kinesiology.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 652, KIN 654, or permission of instructor

KIN 708 College Teaching in Kinesiology

Introduction to issues and methods for teaching kinesiology in higher education. Seminar and online discussion format.

1

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

KIN 709 Mentored Teaching in Kinesiology

Mentored teaching experience in kinesiology developed by student and faculty mentor, beyond graduate assistantship.

1–3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

KIN 710 Sport and Feminisms

Emergence of U.S. feminist theories, including U.S. Third World feminisms. Application of feminisms to sport as cultural practice.

3

Prerequisites

Undergraduate/graduate feminist theory course or permission of instructor

KIN 711 Experimental Course

This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

3

KIN 718 Cardiovascular Aspects of Exercise Physiology

Effects of acute and chronic exercise on heart function and size, peripheral vasculature, hemodynamics and cardiac output.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 670 or permission of instructor

KIN 719 Muscular Aspects of Exercise Physiology

Effects of acute and chronic exercise on muscular mechanics, blood supply, size of muscle, fiber types, fatigue and physical performance.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 670 or permission of instructor

KIN 720 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

In-depth study of the pathophysiology and pharmacologic treatment of major illnesses, injuries, and diseases observed in clinical settings.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 375 and BIO 111 or equivalent or permission of instructor

KIN 721 General Medical Conditions

Lecture and laboratory experiences to develop clinical skills in assessment and management of general medical situations common to athletic training.

3

Prerequisites

Admission to MSAT degree program or permission of instructor, Coreq. 720

KIN 725 Management and Professional Issues in Athletic Training

The administration and organization of athletic training health care programs and facilities. Current issues in athletic training professional conduct and practice will also be discussed.

3

Prerequisites

Admission to MSAT degree program or permission of instructor

KIN 730 Neural Aspects of Motor Control

Multi-disciplinary seminar exploring theories and mechanisms of neuromuscular control of human movement.

3

Prerequisites

Undergraduate survey course in motor learning/control or permission of instructor

KIN 733 Practicum in Supervision of Physical Education

Individually directed experiences in the organization and evaluation of field experiences in teacher education.

1–3

Prerequisites

KIN 663 or permission of instructor

KIN 734 Measurement Theory Applied to Pedagogical Kinesiology

Measurement theory necessary to the planning, construction, and use of tests in physical education and athletics.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 610 or equivalent or permission of instructor

KIN 743 Psychological Aspects of Sport Injury

Psychological factors and intervention strategies as they relate to the risk, experience, and treatment of athletic injuries from a biopsychosocial perspective.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 644 or permission of instructor

KIN 744 Applied Sport Psychology

Current research in applied sport psychology; sport-specific individual differences, motivational approaches, and interventions.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 644

KIN 745 Seminar: Social Psychology and Physical Activity

Current theories, research methodologies and findings related to the social psychological aspects of sport and exercise behavior.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 644

KIN 746 Practicum in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

Skill development and application of theory to practice in applied sport psychology through supervised work in a laboratory and/or field setting.

1–3

Prerequisites

KIN 744 or equivalent and permission of instructor

KIN 748 Advanced Topics in Sport Exercise and Psychology

Advanced study in special topics within a field of sport and exercise psychology.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 644 or equivalent and permission of instructor

KIN 749 PE Learning and Motivation Advanced Seminar

Comprehensive analysis and critical examination of learning and achievement motivation theories and constructs, instructional strategies, and curriculum designs in physical education and other physical activity settings.

3

KIN 750 Seminar in Kinesiology

Integrative seminar focusing on major issues confronting the field of kinesiology, and applying concepts to professional practice and higher education.

3

KIN 751 Advanced Research Seminar in Kinesiology

Integrative seminar focusing on development, refinement, and presentation of research.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 611 or permission of instructor

KIN 754 Applied Sport Psychology Issues and Practice

Theories and research underlying applied sport psychology. Consideration of issues in educational sport psychology practice.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 644, KIN 744

KIN 785 Curriculum Theory in PE Advanced Seminar

In-depth examination and critical analysis of the evolution of physical education curriculum theory discourses in the United States from 1900 to the present.

3

Prerequisites

KIN 652, KIN 654, or permission of instructor. May be repeated when topic varies.

KIN 795 Independent Doctoral Research

In-depth study of a problem in exercise and sport science. May include a synthesis/review of literature, scientific investigation, or design, implementation, or evaluation of project.

1–6

Prerequisites

Prior approval of graduate faculty member who will supervise and evaluate the project

KIN 798 Doctoral Seminar in Grant Writing

The grant writing process, including the procedures and technical strategies for developing and submitting a grant proposal for funding.

3

Prerequisites

Minimum second year doctoral candidate in HHP or permission of instructor. Coreq. KIN 695 with faculty advisor or course instructor for individualized mentoring of the grant writing project

KIN 799 Dissertation

1–12

KIN 801 Thesis Extension

1–3

KIN 802 Dissertation Extension

1–3

KIN 803 Research Extension

1–3

 

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