Kinesiology

Faculty/Staff

Paulino Santos Andino, Chair; Chad Hutchinson, Vesa Naukkarinen

Adjunct: Michael England, Embedzayi Madhiri, Kim Vanhoose

Aims of the Department

The Department of Kinesiology provides classes and support for Exercise Science, Health and Fitness, Sports and Fitness Management, Physical Education and Fire Science majors as well as minors in Physical Education, Health and Fitness, and Coaching. Classes to support the general studies students in fitness, wellness, and physical education are also provided. In the basic fitness and wellness classes, students are guided through a personal fitness program and encouraged to adopt a proactive wellness lifestyle, consistent with SDA teachings. Infrastructure to the University is provided by the operation of a fitness/recreation center that is available to all students and faculty.

Students may elect courses that prepare them for careers as elementary or secondary physical education teachers. A major in Physical Education will also prepare the student for a career in the public or private sector of recreation. Exercise Science is an excellent pre-professional course of study for exercise physiology, physical therapy or other areas of medicine. A major in Health and Fitness prepares the student to become a certified personal trainer and find a career in the hospital, corporate or private fitness industry. Sports and Fitness Management major is for students interested in running a health club or managing a sports team. All of the majors prepare students to enter graduate school. 

Teaching Certification Program

You must make formal application for admittance to the Teacher Education Program. Applications are available at the Education Department office.

Physical Education, BS - All Level K-12 Teaching Certification Option IV (See Education section of Bulletin.) The student must meet the requirements for a B.S. degree in Physical Education.

EMSP 201 : EMT Basic

This course is designed to teach the student how to apply operational principles in out-of-hospital environments and demonstrate lifesaving care to patients at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level and display professional and ethical behaviors expected of emergency personnel.

credits

4

EMSP 202 : EMT Clinical

This course is designed to teach the student the hands-on skills necessary for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level, as well as satisfy EMS clinical and ambulance rotation requirements in order to be certified as an EMT by the Texas Department of Health.

credits

1

Corequisites

KINA 111 : Physical Fitness

An introduction to personal fitness and application of training principles. Includes flexibility, muscular fitness, body composition, and cardiovascular pre- and post-semester assessment. This course also incorporates SDA heritage on healthful living. Cannot be taken with KINT 111 Health & Wellness.

credits

1

KINA 112 : Aerobics

An introduction to basic floor movements, calisthenics, and step aerobics. Students are also introduced to choreography.

credits

1

KINA 115 : Resistance Training

An introduction to the development of muscular fitness through the use of weighted resistance. Safety procedures are stressed.

credits

1

KINA 122 : Futsal (Indoor Soccer)

Students are taught the basic skills in shooting, passing, and goal keeping. Offensive and defensive strategies are introduced. Includes topics such as rules and terminology. 

credits

1

KINA 124 : Basketball

Development of skills in shooting, passing, executing plays and understanding offensive and defensive strategies.

credits

1

KINA 125 : Volleyball

Students are taught basic skills in passing, setting, serving, and spiking. Offensive and defensive strategies are introduced.

credits

1

KINA 131 : Swimming

Students are introduced to basic aquatic safety, floating, freestyle, and elementary backstroke.

credits

1

KINA 141 : Badminton

Students will develop skills in the basic badminton strokes, including the long and short serve, overhead clear, drop shot, smash, round-thehead shot and net shots. They will also learn doubles and singles strategy.

credits

1

KINA 142 : Tennis

Students develop skills in the basic strokes (forehand, backhand, serve, volley, and lob). They are also introduced to strategy of play.

credits

1

KINA 145 : Racquetball

An introduction to five basic serves, forehand and backhand, strokes, rules, sportsmanship and strategy of the game.

credits

1

KINA 213 : Pilates

An introduction to the Beginner and Intermediate levels, and select Advanced movements, of the Pilates-based mat program, a total body conditioning exercise method combining flexibility and strength from both Eastern and Western cultures.

credits

1

KINA 215 : Advanced Resistance Training

Students enhance their strength training routines with advanced methods of resistance training. Students are introduced to new training techniques and sport-specific routines.

credits

1

Prerequisites

or approval by instructor

KINA 222 : Soccer Team

This course is designed for the advanced soccer player to participate in higher-level athletic competition as a member of a sports team. Advanced fundamentals and skills through practice, participation in intercollegiate contests and peripheral activities that include community awareness and involvement make up the components of this course. Must obtain permission from instructor to participate. May be repeated for credit for a total of 4 credits. May be applied toward general education KINA requirement. Course fee applies. Pass/no pass course.

credits

1

KINA 224 : Basketball Team

This course is designed for the advanced basketball player to participate in higher-level athletic competition as a member of a sports team. Advanced fundamentals and skills through practice, participation in intercollegiate contests and peripheral activities that include community awareness and involvement make up the components of this course. Must obtain permission from instructor to participate. May be repeated for credit for a total of 4 credits. May be applied toward general education KINA requirement. Course fee applies. Pass/no pass course.

credits

1

KINA 225 : Volleyball Team

This course is designed for the advanced volleyball player to participate in higher-level athletic competition as a member of a sports team. Advanced fundamentals and skills through practice, participation in intercollegiate contests and peripheral activities that include community awareness and involvement make up the components of this course. Must obtain permission from instructor to participate. May be repeated for credit for a total of 4 credits. May be applied toward general education KINA requirement. Course fee applies. Pass/no pass course.

credits

1

KINA 229 : Gymnastics Team

This class is a touring, witnessing acrosport team. The skills required are basic and power tumbling, pyramid building and basket tossing. Team members are required to tour and attend clinics. May be repeated for credit. Pass/no pass course.

credits

1

KINA 231 : Advanced Swimming

Opportunity is given for students to progress to advanced levels of swimming in backstroke, freestyle, breaststroke, and butterfly stroke.

credits

1

Prerequisites

or approval by instructor

KINA 236 : Disc Golf

Disc Golf is designed to introduce students to basic disc golf skills and knowledge including technique, conditioning, strategy, rules and etiquette. Students will also get involved in the disc golf community by engaging in discussions with PDGA leaders on topics of growth and development, environmental impact and societal perception. Course will culminate in a disc golf clinic and hosted by class members.

credits

1

KINA 242 : Advanced Tennis

For the student who wants to develop advanced skills in overhead smash, full serve, drop shot, and advanced strategy for both singles and doubles plays.

credits

1

Prerequisites

or approval by instructor

KINA 246 : Inline Hockey

Students will learn fundamental skills of skating, stick handling, passing and shooting. They will also be introduced to offensive and defensive strategies. Students must have their own hockey skates. It is preferred that students bring their own protective equipment, including helmet/ mask, gloves, shin guards and elbow pads. The department does have a limited supply.

credits

1

KINA 247 : Golf

An introduction to the basic strokes in golf (driving, chipping, and putting). Scoring terminology and golf etiquette are also taught. Students play on community golf courses. Requires additional fee.

credits

1

KINA 248 : Advanced Racquetball

Students have the opportunity to develop advanced skills in overhead, kill, drive serve and advanced strategies for offensive and defensive play for both singles and doubles.

credits

1

Prerequisites

or approval by instructor

KINA 255 : Floorball

Students will develop skills in stick handling, passing and shooting. They will also be introduced to offensive and defensive strategies.

credits

1

KINA 256 : Advanced Floorball

Students will develop more advanced ball handling, shooting and passing skills. The course will also include advanced technical and tactical offensive and defensive strategies. 

credits

1

Prerequisites

or approval by instructor.

KINA 298 : Individual Study Topics

Designed for the student who wishes to do independent study or research. Content and methods of study must be arranged prior to registration. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

credits

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Approval by department chair

KINA 299 : Directed Group Study Topics

Provides academic departments an opportunity to offer courses in specialized or experimental areas, either lower or upper division, not listed in the undergraduate Bulletin.  May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

credits

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Approval by department chair

KINA 498 : Individual Study Topics

Designed for the advanced student who wishes to do independent study or research. Content and methods of study must be arranged prior to registration. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

credits

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Approval by department chair

KINA 499 : Directed Group Study Topics

Provides academic departments an opportunity to offer courses in specialized or experimental areas, either lower or upper division, not listed in the undergraduate Bulletin. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

credits

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Approval by department chair

KINT 110 : Fundamentals of Kinesiology

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.

credits

3

KINT 131 : Officiating I

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.

credits

2

KINT 132 : Officiating II

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.

credits

2

KINT 201 : Introduction to Kinesiology Research

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.

credits

1

Prerequisites

KINT 216 : Nutrition

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.

credits

3

KINT 241 : Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

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.

credits

3

Prerequisites

KINT 244 : Physical Education in the Elementary School

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.

credits

3

KINT 252 : ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

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.

credits

3

Prerequisites

KINT 280 : Internship

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.

credits

3 - 6

Prerequisites

Approval by department chair

KINT 298 : Individual Study Topics

Designed for the student who wishes to do independent study or research. Content and methods of study must be arranged prior to registration. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

credits

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Approval by department chair

KINT 299 : Directed Group Study Topics

Provides academic departments an opportunity to offer courses in specialized or experimental areas, either lower or upper division, not listed in the undergraduate Bulletin. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

credits

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Approval by department chair

KINT 310 : Motor Learning

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.

credits

3

Prerequisites

KINT 321 : Exercise Physiology

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.

credits

3

Prerequisites

KINT 331 : Biomechanics

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.

credits

3

Prerequisites

KINT 351 : Coaching

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.

credits

3

Prerequisites

KINT 131 or 132, 231 or 232

KINT 354 : NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

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.

credits

3

Prerequisites

KINT 420 : Adapted Physical Education

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.

credits

3

KINT 450 : Administration of Kinesiology

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.

credits

3

KINT 452 : ACSM Certified Health & Fitness Specialist

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.

credits

3

Prerequisites

KINT 460 : Applied Social Research Methods

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.)

credits

3

KINT 480 : Internship

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.

credits

3 - 6

Prerequisites

Approval by department chair

KINT 485 : Sports and Fitness Management Internship

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.

credits

6

Prerequisites

Approval by department chair

KINT 490 : Senior Seminar (Capstone/Portfolio)

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.

credits

1

KINT 498 : Individual Study Topics

Designed for the advanced student who wishes to do independent study or research. Content and methods of study must be arranged prior to registration. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

credits

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Approval by department chair

KINT 499 : Directed Group Study Topics

Provides academic departments an opportunity to offer courses in specialized or experimental areas, either lower or upper division, not listed in the undergraduate Bulletin.  . May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

credits

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Approval by department chair

UNIV 111 : Wellness for Life

A study of wellness using the CREATION Health model. The course takes a whole-person approach to living healthy and will cover information related to healthy choices, rest, healthy environment, physical activity, trust, interpersonal relationships, outlook, and nutrition.

credits

2

UNIV 311 : Wellness for Life

This course introduces whole-person wellness principles through the CREATION Health Model. Personal application of these principles includes choice, rest, environment, activity, trust, interpersonal relationships, outlook, and nutrition. Emphasis will also involve use of CREATION Health principles to impact the lives of others.

Online 8-week module.

credits

2