Weight Training And Physical Conditioning
(1 cr.) Principles of weight training and conditioning with emphasis on constructing individual and group exercise programs. (Studio 3) Open to kinesiology majors only.
Principles of Youth Fitness
(1 cr.) Principles of exercise as it relates to children and adolescents. Emphasis on teaching principles of aerobic exercise, flexibility, and resistance training. (Studio 2) Open to kinesiology majors only.
Human Anatomy and Physiology
(4 crs.) Structure and function of organ systems of the human body with emphasis on applications to human health. (Lec. 3, Online 1/Online) Not for major credit for BS in Biological Sciences.
Foundations of Health
(3 crs.) Development of attitudes and practices that lead to more healthful living. Personal and community health problems studied. (Lec. 3/Online) (A2) (B4)
Honors Section of KIN 123: Foundations of Health
(3 crs.) Honors Section of KIN 123: Foundations of Health. (Lec. 3/Online) Pre: 3.40 overall gpa. (A2) (B4)
Group Exercise Instruction and Leadership
(2 crs.) This course will familiarize students with basic group exercise standards and guidelines, develop basic teaching skills, and develop skills in designing and teaching group exercise classes to apparently healthy adults. (Studio. 2)
(2 crs.) Students will learn the fundamentals of sailing a small sailboat, including the theoretical aspects of sailing. Classes include both lectures and on the water instruction. (Lab 2)
Prevention And Care Of Athletic Injuries
(3 crs.) Conditioning, use of physiotherapy equipment, massaging, taping and bandaging technique. Latest American Red Cross procedures with the opportunity to receive standard certification. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Open to kinesiology majors only or with permission of instructor.
(2 crs.) Students will learn intermediate sailing techniques including sloop rigged dinghies and keel boats, spinnaker use, trapezing and introductory racing. (Lab. 2) Pre: KIN 210 or permission of instructor.
Introduction to Exercise Science
(3 crs.) Introduction to the field of exercise science. Principles of exercise, components of health-related physical fitness, weight management, and basic exercise prescription. (Lec. 3/Online)
Physiology of Exercise
(3 crs.) Cross-listed as (KIN), BIO 300. Applied human physiology, with applications to physical activity, exercise, and sport. Particular attention to acute and chronic adjustments of the circulatory, respiratory, metabolic, and muscular systems with exercise. (Lec. 3/Online) Pre: BIO 121 or BIO 220 and BIO 221 and BIO 222 and BIO 223 or permission of instructor. Open to Kinesiology and Biology majors only.
Physiology of Exercise Laboratory
(1 cr.) Cross-listed as (KIN), BIO 301. Student participation in laboratory sessions designed to understand the physiology of exercise relating to body composition, EKG, pulmonary, and metabolic functions. (Lab. 2) Pre: BIO 220, BIO 221, BIO 222 and BIO 223, completion of or concurrent enrollment in KIN (BIO) 300 or permission of instructor. Open to Kinesiology and Biology majors only.
Fundamentals of Resistance Training
(3 crs.) Scientific and theoretical basis of strength training reinforced with hands-on laboratory experiences. Training techniques, safe and effective program design and program modification for individuals with special considerations are emphasized. (Lec. 3) Pre: KIN 300.
Exercise Testing and Prescription
(3 crs.) Physical fitness assessments with focus on appropriate test selection and performance. Emphasis on exercise prescription and the practical skills of test administration. Preparation for ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist exam. (Lec. 3) Pre: KIN 275 and KIN 300, one of MTH 101, 103, 111, 131. Open to Kinesiology majors only, or permission of instructor..
Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology
(3 crs.) Students learn the statistical basis for descriptive analyses and hypothesis testing in kinesiology. Students also learn to select, administer, and create reliable and valid tests in exercise, sport, fitness, and health. (Lec. 3) Pre: Kinesiology major and one of MTH 101, 103, 111, 131, or permission of instructor.�
(3 crs.) The study of human movement based on anatomical, physiological, and mechanical principles. Emphasis on application of these principles to fundamental movement and physical education activity. (Lec. 3) Pre: Kinesiology major and BIO 121 or BIO 220 and 221, one of MTH 101, 103, 111, 131, or permission of instructor.
Exercise is Medicine
(3 crs.) Explores the biological and physiological mechanisms related to physical activity and exercise-induced enhancement of physical and mental health. (Lec. 3) (A1) (B4) (GC)
Exercise Behavior and Psychosocial Outcomes
(3 crs.) Review of theories of how psychological factors and interventions can affect exercise behavior and examine the psychosocial outcomes that are influenced by engaging in exercise both acutely and chronically. (Lec. 3) Pre: PSY 113. Open to Kinesiology majors only, or permission of instructor.
Psycho-Social Aspects of Physical Education and Sport
(3 crs.) The scientific study of the behavior of individuals' and groups within sport and physical activity. (Lec. 3) Pre: PSY 113 or permission of instructor.
Seminar in Kinesiology
(2 crs.) Seminar for students preparing for careers and internships in Kinesiology. Subject areas include career and internship opportunities, certification, and graduate school. A variety of practicing professionals are featured speakers. (Seminar) Pre: junior standing.
(1-3 crs.) Development of an approved project supervised by a member of the department faculty. (Independent Study) Pre: junior standing and permission of chairperson and instructor.
Physical Activity as Therapy
(3 crs.) Cross-listed as (KIN), EDC 407. Introduction to a variety of sports/physical activities, teach students to analyze personal physical activity information collected with technological devices, learn specific exercise physiology and pedagogy applications and complete service learning experiences. (Lec., Lab.)
Advanced Strength and Conditioning
(3 crs.) Scientific and practical basis for developing, designing, evaluating, and implementing resistance training programs. Emphasis on the physiological basis of program design. Prepares students for National Strength and Conditioning Association certification. (Lec. 3) Pre: BIO 220 and 222, KIN 320, and KIN 370.
Fitness Programs for Individuals with Chronic Diseases
(3 crs.) Theory and application of physical fitness programs and testing of individuals with cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and metabolic diseases. (Lec. 3) Pre: KIN 325, 300 and 301. Not for graduate credit. (D1)
Fitness and Wellness Program Development
(3 crs.) Development and administration of fitness and wellness programs. Includes program leadership and managerial skills for corporate, commercial, community, and clinical settings. (Lec. 3) Pre: KIN 275 and junior standing. Open to Kinesiology majors only, or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.
Physiology of Aging
(3 crs.) Addresses topics related to current research and ethical ramifications of physiology of aging through lecture, discussion, reading and writing assignments. (Lec. 3) Pre: BIO 220 and BIO 221; BIO 121 and BIO 242; or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit. (A1) (B4) (GC)
Sport, Cultural Politics, and Media
(3 crs.) Critical examination of social issues and cultural politics mediated through print, film, television, Internet and video games related to sports, fitness, and physical activity. (Lec. 3) Pre: SOC 100 or GWS 150 or JOR 110 or KIN 278 or permission of instructor. (C3) (A3)
Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport and Performance
(3 crs.) Upper-level course on the recent advances in sport and performance psychology. Examines psychological theories and skills for optimal performance and wellbeing of athletes, and the psychosocial issues that impact sports. (Lec: 3) Pre: PSY 113 and KIN major, or permission of instructor.
Supervised Field Work
(12 crs.) Supervised internship in clinical, community, corporate, or commercial settings. (Practicum) Pre: completion of core exercise science courses; minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. Not for graduate credit.
Seminar in Kinesiology
(1 cr.) This course provides a forum for students, faculty and staff from the Department of Kinesiology to present and discuss research and current issues related to the field of Kinesiology. (Seminar) Pre: Graduate standing or permission of chairperson. Must be taken twice prior to graduation.
Physical Activity Promotion: Theory and Practice
(3 crs.) This course examines theory and methods to facilitate individual and group behavior change, focused on promoting physical activity. Concepts in behavioral sciences affecting health behavior, motivation, and decision-making are explored. (Lec. 3)
Obesity: Causes, Consequences and Care
(3 crs.) Overview of the obesity epidemic and implications for morbidity and mortality. Consideration of energy balance issues and metabolism. Emphasis on the role of physical activity in preventing and treating obesity. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.
Research Methods and Design in Kinesiology
(3 crs.) An introduction to the basic aspects of research, including problem selection, literature review, instrumentation, methodology, and the writing of research reports and articles. (Lec. 3) Pre: competence in basic statistics and permission of instructor.
Advanced Experimental Techniques in Exercise Science
(3 crs.) Instruction in using the computer for research purposes with an emphasis on data analysis (i.e., statistical techniques). (Lec. 3) Pre: KIN 530 or permission of instructor.
Advanced Experimental Techniques in Exercise Science
(3 crs.) Instruction on and analysis of various techniques used in exercise science research, clinical assessment, and/or professional practice. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.
Advanced Motor Development
(3 crs.) Advanced study of the continuous process of motor development across the lifespan. Planning and directing movement experiences, factors mediating growth and development, and individual and gender differences are investigated.
Principles of Exercise Testing and Interpretation
(3 crs.) Theory and practical application of the graded exercise test including oxygen consumption measurements. Special emphasis on writing a safe exercise prescription based on the interpretation of the exercise test data. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor
Advanced Exercise Physiology
(3 crs.) Advanced study of the physiological factors limiting physical performance and work capacity with emphasis on the effects of physical conditioning on health and fitness. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.
Epidemiology of Physical Activity
Presentation of exercise epidemiology and the effects of exercise on health. Current findings regarding the association between physical activity and chronic diseases and their risk factors. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.
Physiology of Aging
(3 crs.) Library searches, reports, and discussion of topics of current research on the physiology of aging. Subject matter adapted to meet interests of students. (Lec. 3) Pre: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit in KIN 464.
Cardiovascular Disease: Prevention and Rehabilitation
(3 crs.) Focus on cardiac rehabilitation, underlying pathology and pathophysiology, diagnostic and prognostic testing, and principles of rehabilitation. Special emphasis on electrocardiographic analysis and exercise intervention. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.
Biomechanical Aspects of Kinesiology
Study of the mechanical principles, analytical methods, and instrumentation systems involved in the analysis of human movement. Emphasis on application of these principles to movements including gait and physical activity. (Lec. 3) Pre: MTH 103 or 111; PHY 111; and KIN 370 or BME 207; and permission of instructor.
Psychological Aspects of a Healthy Lifestyle
(3 crs.) Cross-listed as (KIN), PSY 581. Considers the psychological processes and behaviors related to exercise participation and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. Analysis of models and theories used in exercise psychology, associated research, and the implications for practitioners. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing, PSY 113 and 232, or permission of instructor.
Applied Sport Psychology
(3 crs.) Focus on performance enhancement techniques (i.e., imagery, goal-setting, etc.) designed to improve individual and team performance. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing, PSY 113 and 232 or permission of instructor.
(3 crs.) Written paper reporting an in-depth investigation of a pertinent problem in the field, including a review of relevant literature, analysis, and solution of the problem based on scientific methodology, with recommendations for improved practices. (Independent Study) Limited to and required of all graduate students in physical education who elect the nonthesis option.
Internship in Kinesiology
(3 crs.) Directed field experience under the supervision of a faculty member and a professional member of the cooperating institution. Application of knowledge, synthesis of practical experiences. Paper required. (Practicum) Pre: a minimum of 12 graduate credits in kinesiology and permission of major professor and chairperson.
(1-3 crs.) Development of an approved project supervised by a member of the graduate faculty. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of chairperson and instructor. May not be substituted for 591 or 599.
Master's Thesis Research
(1-6 crs.) Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U credit.
Research in Kinesiology
(1-3 crs.) Assigned research on an advanced level. Students are required to outline the problem, conduct the necessary literature survey and experimental work, and present their observations and conclusions in a report. (Independent Study). Pre: Enrollment in the Doctoral Program in Health Sciences. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
Doctoral Dissertation Research
(1-12 credits) Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study). Pre: Enrollment in the Doctoral Program in Health Sciences. S/U credit.