01908/Kinesiology

Kinesiology 0202, 0203, 0204, W205, and 0206 open to Kinesiology majors only, except by permission of the Undergraduate Coordinator. All courses which serve as prerequisites for other courses in the Department of Kinesiology must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.
 

0001. Introduction to Human Movement (3 s.h.) F S.

Course is designed for entry level kinesiology majors as well as students considering transferring into the department. Teaches theories, principles, and professional applications of kinesiology and its subdisciplines.

0008. Kinesiology Activities Workshops (1 - 2 s.h.) F S SS.

Workshops designed to enable the student to develop the knowledge and skills needed to participate at an introductory level in four forms of movement, aquatics, lifestyle activities, fitness activities, and survival activities. Successful completion of knowledge and performance evaluations at the completion of each workshop can earn one credit.

Note: For a list of the activities offered each semester, contact the Workshop Coordinator in the Kinesiology Department in Pearson Hall, Room 115. Kinesiology 0008 begins on the first Tuesday of each semester.

0009. Kinesiology Activities Workshops (1 - 2 s.h.) F S SS.

Workshops designed to enable the student to develop the knowledge and skills needed to participate at an introductory level in four forms of movement, aquatics, lifestyle activities, fitness activities, and survival activities. Successful completion of knowledge and performance evaluations at the completion of each workshop can earn one credit.

Note: For a list of the activities offered each semester, contact the Workshop Coordinator in the Kinesiology Department in Pearson Hall, Room 115. Kinesiology 0009 begins on the first Tuesday of each semester.

0010. Aerobic Fitness and Dance (2 s.h.) F S SS.

Development and maintenance of aerobic capacity of the circulatory and respiratory systems primarily through dance and activities. Includes information on the values and means of developing and assessing aerobic fitness.

0013. Golf - From Tee to Green (2 s.h.) F S SS.

Teaches the skills, rules, strategies, equipment selection, etiquette, and opportunities for participation in golf. Physical and psychological preparation and values of the sport are included. Emphasis is on preparing the student to be a life long participant in golf.

0016. Gymnastics - Men and Women (2 s.h.) F S.

Introduction to the basic skills of floor exercise, tumbling, trampoline, and vaulting (for men and women); rings, horizontal bar, parallel bars, and side horse (for men); balance beam and uneven bars (for women).

0018. Fitness for Life (2 s.h.) F S SS.

Basic principles and activities for the development of optimal levels of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body weight, and body composition are taught. Assessment of fitness level, development of an individual activity program commensurate with personal goals, and current research findings concerning exercise and nutrition are included.

0019. Weight Training (2 s.h.) F S SS.

Knowledge and skill needed to train with weights for sport, recreation, health, and fitness. Muscular contraction, overload, specificity of training, progression, and various types of exercise and programs are taught. Students learn to develop and participate in a personal weight training program.

0020. Backpacking and Camping (2 s.h.) F S.

Techniques of low impact, all-weather backpacking and camping including choice of equipment, planning trips, finding the way, cooking, and survival. Class meetings are rescheduled into weekend trips after initial instruction and planning meetings on campus.

0029. Advanced Aerobics Fitness and Dance (2 s.h.) F S.

This two credit course is designed for the individual who desires advanced training in aerobic fitness and dance. It will provide the student with advanced practical knowledge on class planning, choreography, skill building, physical assessment, and physiology and psychological benefits of aerobic fitness training.

Note: An aerobic fitness and dance teaching certification test is an option at the end of the course by attending an AFAA workshop. There is a fee to attend this workshop, and lists of when it is held will be made available in class. It is not required, nor is it part of the grading criteria for this course.

0030. Yoga for Fitness (2 s.h.) F S.

The purpose of this course is to understand and apply the basic principles of yoga for developing fitness in the individual as a whole and for the reduction of stress. The concept of body image and developing the fundamental skills for making yoga a safe, daily practice will be included.

0031. Badminton (2 s.h.) F S SS.

Teaches the skills, rules, strategies, equipment selection, etiquette, and opportunities for participation in badminton. Physical and psychological preparation and values of the sport are included. Emphasis is on preparing the student to be a lifelong participant in badminton.

0032. Tennis (2 s.h.) F S SS.

Teaches the skills, rules, strategies, equipment selection, etiquette, and opportunities for participation in tennis. Physical and psychological preparation and values of the sport are included. Emphasis is on preparing the student to be a lifelong participant in tennis.

0034. Racquetball (2 s.h.) F S SS.

Teaches the skills, rules, strategies, equipment selection, etiquette, and opportunities for participation in racquetball. Physical and psychological preparation and values of the sport are included. Emphasis is on preparing the student to be a lifelong participant in racquetball. The three wall game is taught with modifications for four and one wall play.

0036. Judo (2 s.h.) F S.

Principles and techniques of falling, throwing, grappling, and the rules and customs of judo as a sport are taught. Physical and psychological preparation and values of participation in the sport are included.

0037. Karate (2 s.h.) F S.

Principles and techniques of striking, kicking, punching, blocking, the code of ethics of karate, and the rules of competition are taught. Physical and psychological preparation and values of participation in the sport are included.

0039. Personal Defense for Women (2 s.h.) F S.

Teaches a five-stage approach to personal protection (awareness, avoidance, prevention, physical action, and follow up). Physical defensive skills involve "live" simulations. Course focuses on concerns and needs of women.

0041. Fencing with Foils (2 s.h.) F S.

Fencing for form or competition including how to defend against an attack as well as how to attack; care and selection of equipment; and rules, officiating, preventing injuries, and chivalry. Physical and psychological preparation and values of participation in the sport are included.

0042. Aikido (2 s.h.) F S.

The art of self-defense based on non-resistance rather than strength. No attempt is made to stop an attack in Aikido; it is met and guided in a way that causes the attacker to be thrown by the directional force of his own attack. Physical and psychological preparation and values of participation in the sport are included.

0043. Intermediate Aikido (2 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0042 or permission of instructor.

Intermediate techniques including the use of weapons and the history and philosophy of self-defense. Physical and psychological preparation and values of participation in the sport are included.

0045. Intermediate Karate (2 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0037 or permission of instructor.

Intermediate Karate builds upon the skills learned in Beginning Karate. New striking and kicking techniques will be introduced and more advanced kata (forms) taught. Emphasis will be on: concentrating focus and power; pro per distancing in partner drills; moving, shifting and pivoting the body; and combining techniques smoothly and powerfully.

0046. Tae Kwon Do (2 s.h.) F S SS.

This Korean form of martial arts is taught from a traditional perspective and supplemented by modern scientific principles. Skills and knowledge include techniques for using the hands, arms, legs, and feet to attack and de fend oneself; breathing and muscle control; competitive rules; the ranking system; safety; fitness; and history, values, and etiquette.

0047. Intermediate Tae Kwon Do (2 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0046 or permission of instructor.

Students in this course will take the skills developed in the Basic class and apply them in two areas. Initially, the students will learn how to design and teach a complete martial arts class that will teach the material in a manner easily understood by the student while at the same time keeping the student stimulated, interested and challenged. Further, the student should be able to design a training regimen for the martial arts student interested in competing in Olympic style sport martial arts.

0051. Intermediate Foil Fencing (2 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology or permission of instructor.

The emphasis of this course is to refine skills and techniques learned in PE 41 and to acquire more advanced skills. Students will also have the opportunity to gain a more thorough understanding of the different aspects of fencing, namely tactics, rules, refereeing, fitness, safety, discipline, and etiquette.

0052. Intermediate Tennis (2 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0032 or permission of instructor.

Opportunity to refine skills and techniques learned in PE 0032 and develop more sophisticated skills and strategies. Physical and psychological preparation and values of participation in the sport are included.

0064. Volleyball (2 s.h.) F S SS.

Teaches the skills, rules, strategies, equipment selection, etiquette, and opportunities for participation in volleyball. Physical and psychological preparation and values of the sport are included. Emphasis is on prepari ng the student to be a lifelong participant in volleyball.

0072. Swimming: Timid Non-Swimmer (2 s.h.) F S SS.

Designed to develop confidence and basic personal aquatic safety skills.

Note: For students who are not comfortable in shallow water or with their faces in the water.

0073. Beginning Swimming (2 s.h.) F S SS.

Development of basic skills to assure confidence and mobility in aquatic activities. Development of confidence in deep water.

Note: For students with little or no swimming ability.

0074. Intermediate Swimming (2 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0073 or permission of instructor.

For the student who has completed the beginning swimming class or who has acquired the competencies needed for advancing beyond the basic level.

0078. Lifeguard Training (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Level VI proficiency (ARC: Learn to Swim Program) or Intermediate Swimming.

Techniques in water safety, rescue skills, pool operation, and management skills are presented.

Note: This course can lead to ARC Lifeguard Certification. Certification fee is required.

0079. Water Safety Instructor (3 s.h.) F S. $.

Prerequisite: Emergency Water Safety skills proficiency and Level VI proficiency (ARC: Learn to Swim).

Formal training in Red Cross methods of teaching the following types of aquatic programs: Adapted, Preschool, Competitive, Springboard Diving, Learn to Swim, and Water Safety.

Note: Certification fee is required.

0080. Basic SCUBA Diving (3 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Intermediate swimming ability or permission of instructor.

The goal of this course is to develop a competent, safe and responsible diver capable of making independent decisions. Specifically, the student will develop the ability to recognize and implement alternative solutions for coping with stressful problems. Equipment is provided for campus coursework.

Note: Students can earn NAUI Certification by signing up for open water trip (SCUBA equipment must be rented by student at the end of the course).

0099. Physical Fitness for Majors (2 s.h.) F S.

Designed to teach kinesiology majors the principles, components, and values of physical fitness and means of improving the level of fitness of each component. A balanced emphasis will be placed on personal development and application of teaching fitness to low fitness people.

C100C100L. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 s.h. with Lab) F S SS. Core: SA.

First of a two-course offering dealing with the anatomical and functional relationships of the human body. Emphasis on systems integration leading to an understanding of the functions of the human organism. Covers basic structure and function of the body (cells and tissues, organs, systems). Detailed investigations of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems dominate the course content.

C101C101L. Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 s.h. with Lab) F S SS. Core: SB. $.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology C100 (C- or better).

Second in a two-course offering dealing with anatomical and functional relationships of the human body. Emphasis is placed on systems integration leading to an understanding of the functions of the human organism. Detailed investigations of the endocrine, circulatory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems dominate the course content.

Note: Lab fee required.

0142. Basic Techniques in Athletic Training (2 s.h.) F SS. $.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0144.Co-Requisite: Kinesiology 0144.

This course is designed to introduce students to the athletic training profession or those interested in learning basic taping and wrapping techniques used in the prevention of injury. Students will obtain both didactic information and practical application of basic taping and wrapping techniques, splinting and ambulatory devices commonly used in the athletic training profession as well as the guidelines for fitting protective equipment.

Note: Lab fee required.

0144. Movement Injuries: Care and Prevention (3 s.h.) F S SS. $.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0100.

Identification, care, rehabilitation, and prevention of injuries sustained in movement and sport situations. An observational field experience in athletic training is required for students in the Athletic Training program.

Note: Lab fee required.

0146. Teaching Competencies for Non-Teaching Majors (2 s.h.) S.

This course is designed to prepare students in kinesiology, whose main role is not teaching, to function in an instructional capacity.

0162/0162L. Introduction to Exercise Science and Its Professional Applications (2 s.h.) F S.
Co-Requisite: Kinesiology 0203 and Kinesiology 0099. .

This course explores the roles and responsibilities of the health-fitness specialist, as defined by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). It also serves as an introduction to the professional application of preventative (wellness) and rehabilitative (clinical) exercise programming. The student will develop a fundamental understanding of the content knowledge within the health-fitness profession with special emphasis upon applications of the physiology of exercise. The student will be encouraged to apply these concepts by developing and maintaining personal health, fitness, wellness, and exercise programs.

0163. Basic Electrocardiography (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0203 and Kinesiology 0162.

Presents fundamentals of cardiovascular physiology to include the electrical activity of the heart. Structure and function of the heart and circulatory system, the electrical and mechanical events of the cardiac cycle, and normal and abnormal EKG responses at rest and during exercise serve as the primary course content. Students also develop skills to administer and interpret a resting and exercise EKG and learn use of the electrocardiogram in preventive and rehabilitative exercise programming.

0170. Principles of Coaching (2 s.h.) S.

Basic principles, philosophies, and methods and current issues in coaching identified and discussed.

0171. Methods and Principles of Coaching Workshop (2 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0170.Co-Requisite: Kinesiology 0170.

Basics of coaching athletics including a field work experience with athletic teams and coaches.

0180. Computer Application in Exercise Science (3 s.h.) F S SS.

Introduction to recent technological advances in computer software and hardware and their application to kinesiology and exercise science. Includes, but not limited to, web page design, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software.

0202. Biomechanics of Human Performance (4 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology C100.

Anatomical and functional relationships among the skeletal and muscular systems and the basic mechanical principles involved in movement and sports skills. Three lectures and two lab sessions per week. Laboratories cover functional anatomy and anatomical and mechanical analysis of exercises and movement and sports skills.

0203. Physiological Basis of Human Performance (4 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology C101 and First level math (QA).

Description and explanation of functional changes brought about by single or repeated exercise sessions with the intent to improve the exercise response and promote health-related fitness. Laboratories include the measurement of muscular function, metabolism, respiration, cardiovascular function, body composition, work in the heat, and other aspects of human performance.

0204. Psychological Basis of Human Performance (3 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Psychology C050.

An overview of the psychology of human movement behavior. Includes motor development, motor learning, perceptual motor behavior, and individual differences. Course includes lectures and labs.

W205. Psychosocial Bases of Kinesiology (3 s.h.) F S SS. Core: WI.

Prerequisite: Sociology C050.

Overview of the contemporary study of kinesiology behavior from a psychosocial perspective. Focuses on the interactions of selected social institutions and social processes as related to physical activity as well as the role of exercise and sport psychology within kinesiology.

0206. Why Humans Move: A Philosophical and Historical Perspective (3 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Three of the following four courses (Kinesiology 0202, 0203, 0204, and W205).

Designed to examine philosophy and how it influences human movement. Focus is on personal philosophy about human movement and understanding how a variety of philosophies influence the movement of others. Examination of historical events illustrates various philosophical impacts on human movement.

0241. Lower Extremities: Assessment and Treatment of Injuries (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0144.

The purpose of this undergraduate course is for the student to learn about injuries to the lower extremities and their care and treatment in the physically active population.

Note: A field experience in athletic training is required.

0242. Upper Extremities: Assessment and Treatment of Injuries (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0202 and 0241.

The purpose of this undergraduate course is for the student to learn about injuries to the upper extremities and their care and treatment in the physically active population.

Note: A field experience in athletic training is required.

0243. Head, Neck, and Spine: Assessment and Treatment of Injuries (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0242.

The third of three courses dealing with evaluation and recognition of injuries specific to the physically active population. Emphasis will be on developing and refining evaluation skills related to the head, neck, and spine.

0244. Organization and Administration of Athletic Training (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0243.

Students will learn about and demonstrate their ability to perform administrative aspects of the athletic training profession to include, but not limited to, risk management, budget development, policies, and procedures as well as identifying facility hazards. This course will also cover contemporary guidelines of the prescreening and physical examination in addition to record keeping policies, injury, and progress documentation. Students will learn about developing safe and efficient athletic training facilities, incorporating appropriate federal and state guidelines.

0247–0248. Practicums in Athletic Training (6 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0242.

These courses further develops the skills and knowledge necessary for the athletic training student to be eligible to sit for the NATA certification examination. Students will complete a minimum of 250 clinical internship hours for each course. Students will also review and demonstrate both upper and lower injury evaluations as well as discuss current injuries and practices from their clinical experiences. Isokinetic evaluation and its incorporation into clinical practice will also be presented.

0268. Management of Health-Fitness Programs (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0162 and senior standing in the exercise science track.

A course of study dealing with the economics of health-fitness programs on a personal, commercial, community, or corporate level. Health care cost containment, absenteeism, productivity, and the public/personal relations value of corporate and community programs, along with financial and managerial considerations in successful commercial ventures. Study of various models based upon specific objectives. Investigation of strategies for the implementation of the various models. Practical and theoretical aspects of designing and managing a health-fitness facility, along with techniques of marketing and promotion to ensure long term adherence and program success.

0310. Physiology of Exercise (3 s.h.) F SS.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0203 or permission of instructor.

Describes and examines the interactive mechanisms of regulation of the metabolic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and muscular/skeletal systems in response to an acute bout of exercise and as chronic adaptation to various types of exercise training regimens. Training principles for human performance and health/fitness promotion are derived based on these interactive physiological mechanisms and responses.

0312. Exercise and Nutrient Metabolism (3 s.h.) S SS.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0310 or permission of instructor.

The physiological principles controlling the relationship between exercise and nutrition are applied to metabolism, weight control/management, human performance, and disease processes. The mechanisms whereby exercise can be used in the prevention and treatment of various disease processes are discussed.

0313. Exercise and Aging (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0203.

The influence of exercise interventions on the aging process as indicated in current research. An examination of the scientific principles that govern aging and the influences of various modalities on these processes.

R336. Racism and College Athletics (3 s.h.) F S SS. Core: RS.

This course will focus on racism in college athletics in the United States. Students will explore the impact of racism on the past, present, and future African-American collegiate athlete and sport leader with particular emphasis on strategies for change in problem areas.

R337. Minorities in Sport (3 s.h.) F. Core: RS.

This course is designed to aid all administrators, teachers, and coaches working with minority and multi-racial sports groups. The topics to be covered will assist in consciousness raising of whites and minority group members to the unique experiences and problems of minorities involved in sport.

0339. Self-Development and Sport (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology W205 or permission of instructor.

A group process-based experience in which students explore the impact of sport/play activities upon their lives. Emphasis is placed on interpreting past movement experiences from the present context and planning for a fit and active life.

0341. Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0242 or permission of instructor.

This course’s objectives are to provide the undergraduate athletic training student with the baseline knowledge regarding the indications, principles of application, and clinical decision making for thermal, electrical, and mechanical agents used in the management of athletic injuries.

0342. Therapeutic Exercises in Athletic Training (4 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0341 or permission of instructor.

Introduction to the concepts and principles of a comprehensive rehabilitation program for managing athletic injuries.

0343. Advanced Athletic Training (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0243 or permission of instructor.

The purpose of this undergraduate course is for the students to learn about current issues in athletic training and sports medicine related topics not previously presented in the undergraduate athletic training curriculum to include conditions of the thorax and abdomen, and systemic diseases.

0345. Special Topics in Athletic Training (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0342 and 0343 or permission of instructor.

This course provides information about current issues and topics in athletic training/sports medicine to include but not limited to areas such as orthopedic surgery, functional rehabilitation, psychosocial intervention, strength training, and relevant research as they relate to a physically active population.

0347 - 0348. Seminar in Athletic Training II & IV (6 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0248.

These courses further develop the skills and knowledge necessary for the athletic training student to be eligible to sit for the NATA certification examination. Students will complete a minimum of 250 clinical internship hours for each course. Students will also review and demonstrate injury evaluations for the head, spine, thorax, and abdomen.

0350. Meeting Children's Needs Through Movement (1 - 3 s.h.) F S.

The study of low organized games as a growth and development tool for use by the elementary physical educator, classroom teacher, therapist, recreator, special educator, and child care staff.

Note: All students must attend first night of course

0351. Meeting Preschooler's Needs Through Movement Activities (1 s.h.) S.

The study of low organized games as a growth and development tool of the 3 - 5 year old child. Topic: Eric Erikson's first three stages of development.

0352. Meeting Preschooler's Needs Through Movement Activities (1 s.h.) S.

The study of low organized games as a growth and development tool of the 3 - 5 year old child. Topic: perceptual motor development - perceiving, interpreting, and responding.

0353. Meeting Preschooler's Needs Through Movement Activities (1 s.h.) S.

The study of low organized games as a growth and development tool of the 3 - 5 year old child. Topic: social/emotional empowerment.

0359. Independent Study in Human Movement (1 - 6 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core and advanced experience courses in the chosen area of study.

An opportunity for independent investigation and analysis of the social, psychological, philosophical, or physical bases of human movement.

0360 - 0360L. Introduction to Graded Exercise and Exercise Prescription (4 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 0163, 0310, First Aid, and CPR.

The role of exercise and wellness programming in health and disease. Emphasis on cardiovascular dynamics of exercise. Functional capacity and exercise stress testing are studied and practiced. Emphasizes methods of quantifying the energy cost of activity and the development of exercise programs for people with known disease, those at high risk, and the apparently healthy individual.

0361. Internship in Exercise Science (6 - 12 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Department Core and all former track requirements.

A 12 week, 360 hour field work experience designed to provide a practical, real life education for students in the exercise science program. Students assist in all aspects of the operation of established programs including exercise testing, prescription writing, conducting and supervising exercise sessions, evaluating participants' progress, teaching health-fitness classes, and performing administrative duties. Under the supervision of a trained professional, students enhance their knowledge and skills in preventive and rehabilitative health-fitness programming serving a range of clients.

0395. Workshop in Kinesiology (1 - 6 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

An opportunity to participate in a variety of workshop experiences in Kinesiology and its related sub-disciplines.