School of Kinesiology and Recreation Studies

GKIN 100. Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (2, 2). 3 credits.

This course is designed to help students adopt and maintain the behaviors associated with an active and healthy lifestyle. Through this course students will learn the importance of maintaining wellness through a physically active lifestyle. Through lectures and labs, students study and develop the behavioral patterns consistent with the current knowledge base in fitness and wellness.

KIN 101. Adapted Activities in Kinesiology (0, 2). 1 credit.

Designed for students with severe medical restrictions and is  adapted to individual needs. May be taken credit/no credit only. Prerequisites: Recommendation of university physician and permission of the department head.

KIN 122-180. Basic Instruction Activities (0, 2). 1 credit.

The following courses provide basic instruction in the activities listed: 122, Road Cycling; 123, Mountain Cycling; 124, Basic Rock Climbing and Experiential Activities; 125, Tennis; 126, Golf; 128, Fencing; 129, Badminton; 131, Basic Skiing or Snowboarding; 133, Bowling; 138, Racquetball; 139, Basic Paddle Sports: Canoeing or Kayaking; 140, Basic Swimming; 145, Strength Training and Cardiovascular Conditioning; 148, Jogging; 149, Group Fitness, 151, Swim Conditioning; 152, Lifesaving Lifeguarding; 156, Scuba and Skin Diving; 157, Self-Defense for Women; 158, Aikido; 159, Mind-body Activities; 162, Intermediate Swimming; 163, Intermediate Tennis; 174, Water Safety Instructor; 179, Volleyball; 180, Soccer. May be taken credit/no credit only.

KIN 190. Basic Sports Officiating. 1 credit.

This course will teach the fundamentals and skills necessary for officiating sports (football, basketball, softball or soccer) at any level. It will also focus on developing an officiating philosophy, understanding the psychology of officiating, being physically prepared to officiate, understanding the responsibilities of officiating and knowing how and where to work as an official. May be taken credit/no credit only.

KIN 199. New Directions in Kinesiology. 1-3 credits.

In-depth exploration of topics significant in kinesiology. The topic for each semester will be announced on e-campus.

KIN 201. Introduction to Kinesiology and Recreation.  2 credits.

Students are introduced to the discipline of kinesiology and recreation. They will study the effects of physical activity on human beings; survey the subdisciplines, including exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor behavior and sociological, historical and philosophical perspectives; and discuss how the discipline can be applied professionally.

KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kinesiology and Recreation. 3 credits.

Introduction to the biological scientific foundations within the discipline of kinesiology and recreation. Includes applied anatomy and physiology, biomechanics and exercise physiology. Prerequisite: KIN 201.

KIN 203. Social/Psychological Foundations of  Kinesiology and Recreation. 3 credits.

The focus of this course is on exploring the socio/psychological perspectives of participation in activity through the lifespan. Prerequisite: KIN 201.

KIN 211-218. Coaching Techniques (0, 4). 2 credits.

The following courses provide motor skills, strategy, rules and  officiating techniques in the activities listed: 211, team; 212, track and field; 213, soccer; 214, football; 215, basketball; 216, individual; 217, volleyball; 218, softball.

KIN 221-225. Skill Laboratories. 2-10 credits.

The skill laboratories are designed for participants who will be in a role of educating others in a particular area of movement. Each skill laboratory provides: a) basic movement skills, b) analysis of movement, c) developmentally appropriate progressions & teaching ideas, d) curriculum development, and e) microteaching opportunities. These courses are: KIN 221. Rhythmic & Dance Activities, KIN 222. Teaching Fitness & Wellness in the Schools, KIN 223. Individual & Lifetime Activities, KIN 224. Court & Field Games, KIN 225. Wilderness & Adventure Education.

KIN 302. Exercise Physiology (2, 2). 3 credits.

This course is designed to help the student explore and understand the physiological changes that occur during an acute bout of exercise and as a result of chronic physical training.  Students will study the role various (e.g. cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, neuro-endocrine, and renal etc.) systems play in maintaining homeostasis during physical activity. In addition, the physiology of physical performance under a range of environmental conditions will also be examined.  This course must be taken concurrently with KIN 302L. Prerequisites: KIN 202 and BIO 270. Corequisite: KIN 302L.

KIN 302L. Exercise Physiology Laboratory. 1 credit.

Laboratory experiences in exercise physiology. This course must be taken concurrently with KIN 302. Corequisite: KIN 302

KIN 303. Motor Learning and Performance. 3 credits.

A study of the learning processes underlying performance. Emphasis is given to the application of learning principles in teaching, coaching and rehabilitative settings.

KIN 304. History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport. 2 credits.

Introductory analysis of various theoretical approaches to the discipline of physical education fitness and sport; brief historical study of the development of school programs and sport; and debates current professional issues.

KIN 306. Human Biomechanics (2, 2). 3 credits.

Studies of anatomical, physical and mechanical factors, as these factors affect human movement. This course must be taken concurrently with KIN 306L. Prerequisites: BIO 290 and KIN 202; Corequisite: KIN 306L.

KIN 306L. Human Biomechanics Laboratory. 1 credits.

This laboratory course is designed to complement and supplement the lecture course KIN 306. The course will focus on enhancing the studentís laboratory experiences in biomechanics. This course must be taken concurrently with KIN 306. Corequisite: KIN 306.

KIN 310. Instructional Methods in Physical Education. 3 credits.

Students will apply the affective, cognitive and psychomotor principles in class management, unit and lesson planning and instructional techniques. This course introduces students to effective teaching strategies and allows application through peer microteaching and teaching students in a school setting. Principles of self-evaluation and reflective teaching are reinforced. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the PHETE program. To be taken concurrently with KIN 311.

KIN 311. Elementary Curriculum in Physical Education. 2 credits.

Theory and application of games, dance and gymnastic activities compatible with the developmental characteristics of elementary children and the educational objectives of the elementary school.  Prerequisite: Acceptance to the PHETE program. To be taken concurrently with KIN 310.

KIN 312/HTH 312. The Profession of Teaching Health & Physical Education. 2 credits

Introductory study of the roles of the teacher and the learner, and the pedagogical content knowledge of health and physical education. An in-depth examination of the unique position and qualifications of the specialist in physical education and health. Systematic observations will occur. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education.

KIN 313. Adapted Physical Education. 2 credits

Principles and procedures for adapting elementary physical education programs for students with physical, emotional and mental limitations. Laboratory experience included. Prerequisites: Acceptance to teacher education and KIN 310.

KIN 314. Assessment in Elementary Physical Education.  2 credits

Introductory study of developmentally appropriate authentic and formal assessment techniques unique to elementary physical education. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education and MATH 220.

KIN 315. Secondary Curriculum and Methods in Physical Education. 3 credits.

Introduces students to middle and secondary school physical education curriculum and developmentally appropriate teaching and management methods. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Professional Semester 1 courses and acceptable standing in the JMU Teacher Education Program.

KIN/PSYC/SOCI 329. Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Sport. 3 credits.

A study of the psychological and sociological implications of sport and the effect of sport on the United States and other cultures.

KIN/REC 333. Management in Sport, Recreation and Fitness Settings. 3 credits.

This course is designed as an introduction to sport, fitness and recreation management. Students will examine a variety of management issues and opportunities in these areas.

KIN 334. Ethical and Legal Issues in Sport, Recreation and Leisure. 3 credits.

This course is designed to introduce the students to current ethical and legal issues of concern to professionals in sport, recreation and leisure studies. Students will examine the impact of these issues on organizational and managerial policies and decision-making.

KIN 353. Maximizing Sport Performance. 2 credits.

This course explores current sport psychology theories, models and concepts as they relate to sport behavior and performance. Students examine the theoretical basis of cognitive sport skills and apply the information to the sport environment.

KIN 355. Introduction to Driver Education. 3 credits.

An introduction to the task of the motor vehicle operator within the highway transportation system and factors that influence performance ability. Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of the instructor.

KIN 401 A, B, D, F. Practicum in Kinesiology (1, 4). 3 credits.

A sequence of selected practicum experiences which provides the student with supervised practicum experience. 401A. Sport Management; 401B. Exercise Science & Leadership; 401D. Coaching. Prerequisite or corequisite: KIN 302 for KIN 401B.

KIN 402 A, B. Internship in Kinesiology. 8 credits.

A full-time professional experience which affords the opportunity to apply theory and methodology under qualified supervision from the cooperating agency and the university. 402A. Sport Management, 402B. Exercise Science & Leadership. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all professional courses. 

KIN 407/HTH 441. Rehabilitative Biomechanics. 3 credits.

This course will examine a variety of biomechanical concepts and applications as related to the health professions. Specific attention will be given to the biomechanical aspects of the musculoskeletal system. Prerequisite: BIO 290.

KIN 410. Adapted Physical Education (3, 1). 3 credits.

Principles and procedures for adapting physical education programs for students with physical and mental disabilities. Laboratory experience included. Prerequisites: KIN 301 and successful completion of Professional Semester II courses and acceptable standing in the JMU Teacher Education Program. Note: This course will be offered through fall, 2002.

KIN 411. Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology and Recreation. 3 credits.

The administration and interpretation of measurement and evaluation procedures in kinesiology and recreation.

KIN 420. Exercise Programming for Special  Populations. 3 credits.

An in-depth study of the etiology and pathophysiology of disease states in order to understand the role of exercise in disease prevention and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: KIN 302.

KIN 421. Principles of Exercise Testing and Prescription (2, 2).  3 credits.

This course will examine the principles of exercise testing and prescription as they apply to fitness, performance and health.  The role-played by the health related components of fitness in performance and health of apparently healthy adults and special populations will be examined. This course must be taken concurrently with KIN 421L.  Prerequisite: KIN 302, 302L Corequisites 421L.

KIN 421L.  Principles of Exercise Testing and Prescriptions Laboratory. 1 credit.

This laboratory course is designed to complement and supplement the lecture course Kin 421. The course will focus on enhancing the studentís exercise testing skills and knowledge with particular attention to preparing the student for the Health/Fitness Instructor certification examination sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine. The laboratory (KIN 421L) and lecture (KIN 421) portions must be taken concurrently. Prerequisite: KIN 302, KIN 302L corequisite KIN 421.

KIN 422. Fitness Programming & Leadership. 4 credits.

The course will focus on developing, promoting and leading health, fitness and wellness programs in a variety of settings.  Students will apply their knowledge and skills by developing and leading a specific program of their choice. In addition, course content will include theories; principles and procedures involved with leading safe, effective individualized and group fitness activities. Prerequisite: KIN 100 or permission of the instructor, KIN 302, KIN 302L; Corequisite: KIN 421, KIN 421L.

KIN 423. Exercise and the Older Adult. 3 credits.

An in-depth study of the theories and principles of exercise testing, prescription and programming for the older adult. Emphasis will be given to the significance of physical activity on the health of the aging population. Prerequisite: KIN 302.

KIN 424/NUTR 455. Theories and Practices of Weight  Management. 3 credits.

An examination of the physiological, psychological and environmental theories of obesity. Current trends in obesity research are emphasized. A case study and laboratories are used to provide students with practical experience in constructing a weight management program. Prerequisite: BIO 270, BIO 290, NUTR 280 or permission of the instructor.

KIN 425. Concepts of Strength and Conditioning. 2 credits.

Theory and application of coaching concepts in strength/conditioning training including program design, testing and specific techniques for the physical development of athletes. Designed for students interested in working with athletic populations, this course also prepares students for NSCA certification. Prerequisites: GKIN 100 and KIN 202.

KIN 426. Physical Activity Behaviors. 3 credits.

This course will focus on the theoretical and practical applications of behavior change related to healthy lifestyles with an emphasis on physical activity. In addition, course content will include a detailed investigation into the psychological and environmental factors associated with adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors including a regular physical activity program. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

KIN 427. Fitness Management. 3 credits.

This course will focus on the management of fitness and wellness facilities in commercial, corporate, community, clinical and college settings.  Students will design a fitness management portfolio that represents  recent trends, theories and best practices. Prerequisites: KIN 302 and KIN 302L.

KIN 428. Advanced Topics in Exercise Science and Leadership. 3 credits.

This course is designed to allow students to study specific topics in exercise science and leadership. Topics will be chosen each semester and reflect current research in exercise science related to clinical exercise physiology, human performance and methodologies or trends in exercise science/leadership.  May be repeated once (maximum 6 credits) for credit when course content changes. Prerequisitse: KIN 302, KIN 302L.

KIN 431. Programming in the Sport and Leisure Industry.  3 credits.

Planning, organizing and conducting leisure programs in a variety of sport management settings and program fields. This class is for students in Sports Management concentration only. Formerly REC 431.

KIN 435. Sport Promotion, Fund-Raising and Public Relations.  3 credits.

This course will examine how promotional activities, fund-raising tactics and public relations are closely intertwined and impact upon the success or failure of the sport and leisure industry. Prerequisite: SCOM 260.

KIN/REC 436. Facilities Planning and Management in Sport and Recreation. 3 credits.

A study of the skills necessary to be part of a facilities planning/management team.

KIN 450. Principles of Coaching. 3 credits.

Concepts, competencies and principles of coaching as they relate to  sports in general. Includes the personal and professional responsibilities of a coach.

KIN 455. Methods in Driver Education (2, 2). 3 credits.

Analysis of the rules and regulations governing driver education in the Commonwealth of Virginia with application to program organization and administration, and the development and conduct of learning experiences in the classroom and laboratory. Prerequisites: Valid Virginia operatorís license and KIN 355.

KIN 480. Student Teaching in Physical Education. 16 credits.

Enables students to apply skills and attitudes acquired in all teacher education components in a public school setting. Conducted under the guidance of an experienced teacher and university faculty in both elementary (A) and secondary (B) settings. Prerequisites:  Successful completion of Professional Semester III and acceptance to student teaching.

KIN 490. Special Studies in Kinesiology.  1-3 credits each semester.

Designed to give superior students in physical education an opportunity to complete independent study and/or research under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head.

KIN 499. Honors. 6 credits. Year course.

** For more specific course information, please contact the department office (568-6145). Fees are required in certain courses to cover equipment and/or facility rental. Please refer to e-campus for prevailing fees.

The university reserves the right to cancel any class should suitable facilities be unavailable and to alter fees in the event of unusual inflation. Students must furnish their own transportation to bowling, canoeing, golf and skiing classes.

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