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Undergraduate Bulletin 2017-2018 PDF

Kinesiology Courses


KINT 110 - Fundamentals of Kinesiology

3 hours

A general introduction to historical and scientific foundations of physical education, exercise science and sports. Students will explore career opportunities and current issues in these fields. (Fall, odd years)

KINT 111 - Health and Wellness

3 hours

A study of wellness as it relates to personal fitness, nutrition, stress management, substance abuse, communicable diseases, cancer, heart disease, environmental health, and SDA health heritage. Each student participates in a 15-week personal fitness program in which they track their health-related fitness. Lecture and lab.  Cannot be taken with KINA 111 Physical Fitness.  (Fall, Spring, Summer)

KINT 131 - Officiating I

2 hours

Theory and practice of officiating soccer, basketball and floor hockey, including rules, interpretation of rules, officiating techniques and examinations. Part of the class requirements is to officiate college intramurals and to assist in the administration of the recreational sports program.  (Spring, even years)

KINT 132 - Officiating II

2 hours

Theory and practice of officiating flag football, volleyball, and softball including rules, interpretation of rules, officiating techniques and examinations. Part of the class requirements is to officiate college intramurals and to assist in the administration of the recreational sports program.  (Fall, odd years)

KINT 201 - Introduction to Kinesiology Research

1 hour

Prerequisite: ENGL 220

This course is an introduction to methods of research and scholarly writing in kinesiology. Physical education, exercise science and wellness majors begin the process of senior portfolio development.  (Spring)

KINT 216 - Nutrition

3 hours

A study of the nutrients now known to be required in the human diet and how to best obtain these nutrients. The student will learn to correlate dietary practice with physiological consequences and understand basic physiological functions of the nutrients in food. (Fall, Spring)

KINT 231 - Professional Activities I

3 hours

Development of skills and teaching techniques of soccer, basketball, badminton and floor hockey. (Spring, odd years)

KINT 232 - Professional Activities II

3 hours

Development of skills and teaching techniques of flag football, volleyball, softball and tennis. (Fall, even years)

KINT 233 - Professional Activities III

3 hours

Development of skills and teaching techniques of track and field, and gymnastics. (Fall, odd years)

KINT 241 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

3 hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 101

An introduction to prevention and management of injuries resulting from athletic activities. Treatment options include: support methods, conditioning exercises, and therapeutic aids. Laboratory work includes bandaging and taping various athletic injuries. Course fee. (Fall, even years)

KINT 244 - Physical Education in the Elementary School

3 hours

Methods and materials for directing physical education programs for the elementary school. The course is designed for students who are candidates for the elementary classroom teaching certification. Experiences in this course will enable students to become more proficient in the knowledge and skills needed to be critical thinkers, creative planners and effective practitioners in the area of elementary physical education.  Includes field experience. (Fall)

KINT 252 - ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

3 hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 101

This course will cover health appraisal, risk assessment and safety of exercise, fitness testing, and an overview of exercise prescription.  The course will prepare students to take the ACSM's Certified Personal Trainer certification exam.  Course fee.  (Fall, odd years)

KINT 260 - First Aid, CPR, and First Responder Training

2 hours

This course will give students the opportunity to be certified by the American Red Cross in First Aid, CPR and AED. Requires additional fee. (Spring, even years)

KINT 310 - Motor Learning

3 hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 101

Students will develop the ability to analyze motor behavior in a physical education or clinical setting, create solutions to motor problems, and coach athletes and students to better performance. Class includes laboratory activities, critical readings and a research study. (Fall, odd years)

KINT 321 - Exercise Physiology

3 hours

Prerequisites: BIOL 101, 102

Emphasizes physiological response and adaptation to exercise with regard to human performance limitations, training effects, and health-related benefits. Class includes laboratory activities and fitness assessments. (Fall, even years)

KINT 331 - Biomechanics

3 hours

Prerequisite: BIOL 101, 102

This course teaches students to analyze, describe, and understand motion principles of the body that relate to sport and teaching movement skills. Class includes laboratory activities and qualitative research.  (Spring, even years)

KINT 351 - Coaching

3 hours

Prerequisite: KINT 131 or 132, 231 or 232

This course is designed to introduce the student to coaching sports. It will consist of several types of learning activities: reading, lecture, discussion, videotape, and writing. This course will also prepare students to take the American Sport Education Program coaching certification exam.  Requires additional fee. (Spring, odd years)

KINT 354 - NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

3 hours

Prerequisite: KINT 321, 331

This course is designed to apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance.  The topics covered include conducting sport-specific testing sessions, designing, and implementing safe and effective resistance training and conditioning programs and providing guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention.  Certification requires additional fee. (Spring, even years)

KINT 420 - Adapted Physical Education

3 hours

A course designed to aid the educator in identifying physical, structural, functional or neurological impairments found in school-age children. Emphasis includes a survey of source material needed to plan and conduct individual, developmental and special courses in physical education. Lecture and lab. (Fall, even years)

KINT 431 - Physical Education Methods (K-12)

3 hours

Prerequisite: KINT 231, 232

The study of methods and techniques of teaching physical education in the elementary and secondary school, including individual as well as group activities; students are required to observe and demonstrate in class. (Fall, even years)

KINT 450 - Administration of Kinesiology

3 hours

Students develop basic skills and knowledge necessary to administer daily activities of a physical education department or athletic program. Topics include facility management, intramural activities, adapted physical education, fiscal management, leadership, and legal issues. (Fall, odd years)

KINT 452 - ACSM Certified Health & Fitness Specialist

3 hours

Prerequisite: KINT 252

This course will prepare students to take the ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Exam.  The course will cover basic anatomy and  physiology, nutrition, fitness assessment, program design, injury prevention and first aid, behavioral change and legal guidelines. Certification requires additional fee. (Spring, odd years)

KINT 460 - Applied Social Research Methods

3 hours

Prerequisite: MATH 241

An introduction to applied research methods and their applications to the disciplines of Kinesiology and Psychology. Emphasis is on understanding basic terminology, the use of fundamental research tools, and the integration of research and practice. Students will gain experience with single subject designs, program evaluation methods, SPSS-driven data analysis, and case studies in data collection. (Also taught as PSYC 460.) (Fall)

KINT 280/480 - Internship

3-6 hours

Prerequisite: Approval by department chair

The Department of Kinesiology coordinates placement of students. The nature of the work depends on the student's interest. Possibilities include medical clinic, sports team, athletic training, or physical therapy. Credit earned depends on hours of work. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Eligible for IP grading.  (Fall, Spring, Summer)

KINT 485 - Sports and Fitness Management Internship

6 hours

Prerequisite: Approval by department chair

The department of Kinesiology coordinates placement of students. The nature of the work depends on the student's interest. Possibilities include high school or college athletic programs, professional sports teams, or fitness centers. Eligible for IP grading.  (Fall, Spring, Summer)

KINT 490 - Senior Seminar (Capstone/Portfolio)

1 hour

This is a capstone course where students will study and discuss current issues and concepts within the Physical Education, Exercise Science and Health Fitness professions. In addition, the students will prepare for employment in the profession. The class also prepares students for the major exit exam. (Spring)

KINT 491 - Selected Topics

1-3 hours

Prerequisite: Approval by department chair

Open to Kinesiology majors for research or special project. Content and method of study must be arranged prior to registration. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

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