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Department of Kinesiology and Recreation

Dr. Michael S. Goldberger, Director

Phone: (540) 568-6145
E-mail: goldbems@jmu.edu
Web site: www.jmu.edu/kinesiology/


Professors
J. Flohr, M. Goldberger, C. McMillin, J. Vedelli, J. Williams

Associate Professors
L. Ham, P. Kellers, M. Saunders, M. Todd

Assistant Professors
G. Ham, C. Sidman, J. Singer, M. Slattery


Mission Statement
The School of Kinesiology and Recreation Studies is dedicated to the development of future leaders in professions that maximize the potential of individuals and society through exercise, sport and leisure activities. Programs in the school include: exercise science and leadership, recreation management, sport management, teacher education in physical education and health, and therapeutic recreation.

The school is committed to providing:
  • Outstanding undergraduate programs based on the criteria of relevant professional associations, which will enable graduates success in their professional endeavors.
  • Programs that build upon the strong liberal studies background provided through General Education.
  • Opportunities that challenge students to think critically, use technological advances effectively and appreciate the global community.
  • Quality graduate programs that complement the undergraduate programs and provide qualified students with an opportunity for advanced study in the disciplines of kinesiology and recreation.
  • Contributions to the university’s general education curriculum through programs designed to promote lifelong fitness and wellness.
  • Service to JMU, the professions and local community through our unique knowledge and expertise.
  • Research and development projects that push back the boundaries of knowledge and promote effective practice in the kinesiology and recreation disciplines.


Career Opportunities
  • Athletic coach
  • Exercise specialist
  • Fitness facility manager
  • Physical and health education teacher
  • Pre-Physical therapy
  • Recreation leader
  • Recreation therapist
  • Sport or recreation facility administrator/manager
  • Sport manager
  • Sport promoter
The School of Kinesiology and Recreation Studies offers two major programs of study: Kinesiology and Recreation Studies. Both major programs lead to a Bachelor of Science degree.


Degree and Major Requirements


Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Listed below is the undergraduate major program in Kinesiology offered by the School of Kinesiology and Recreation Studies. Within each introductory paragraph below are recommended general education courses. Students are advised to be certain they complete all general education requirements before applying for graduation.

The kinesiology major program leads to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Students are advised to familiarize themselves with the B.S. degree requirements.

The school’s core courses are designed to provide the kinesiology major, regardless of specific concentration, with a basic understanding of the disciplines of human physical activity, sport and recreation. The core courses provide course work to answer the following questions:
  • Why do people engage in exercise, sport and leisure activities?
  • What are the biological, psychological, historical, philosophical and social factors that influence and are influenced by exercise, sport and leisure activities?


Degree Requirements

Credit Hours
General Education1 41
Mathematics course 3
Social science or natural science course(s) 3-4
Major requirements (listed below) 14
Concentration requirements 21-61
Electives 3-38

120


1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major Requirements

Core Corses Credit Hours
GKIN 100. Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 3
KIN 201. Introduction to Kinesiology and Recreation 3
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kinesiology and Recreation 3
KIN 203. Social/Psychological Foundations of Kinesiology and Recreation 3
KIN 411. Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology and Recreation 3

14


Students who major in kinesiology work toward a B.S. degree by completing the basic core courses and selecting one of the following four concentrations:
  • Exercise science and leadership
  • Human movement studies
  • Physical and health education teacher education
  • Sport management



Concentrations

Exercise Science and Leadership Concentration

This concentration prepares students for employment in fitness-related agencies and/or pursuit of graduate degrees in exercise science. There are two tracks within this concentration: Exercise Leadership and Exercise Science. See the ESL Coordinator for details. The following courses are required of all students who choose the Exercise Science and Leadership Concentration. Credit hours for the courses are included in parentheses following the course number.
BIO 270 (4) KIN 302 & L (4) KIN 421 & L (4) KIN 402B (8)
BIO 290 (4) KIN 306 & L (4) KIN 423 (3)
MATH 220 (3) KIN 401B (3) KIN 424 (3)
NUTR 280 (3) KIN 420 (3) KIN 426 (3)

Additional courses are required depending on which track a student selects. These additional requirements are outlined under the Exercise Leadership Track and Exercise Science Track sections.

Exercise Leadership Track

CHEM 120 (3) KIN 422 (4)
KIN 425 (2) KIN 427 (3)

This track prepares students for leadership roles in fitness-related agencies, including commercial, corporate, hospital and community-based programs. The Exercise Leadership Track focuses on the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to enroll in the Health Fitness Instructor certification program sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine. For this track, the following General Education packages are recommended because they include courses required by the major: Cluster III package C and Cluster V package B.

Exercise Science Track

CHEM 131&L (4) MATH 205 (3) KIN 428 (3)
CHEM 132&L (4) PHYS 140&L (4)

This track prepares students to pursue graduate education in exercise science, pre-professional or an allied health field. Graduates acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to enroll in the Health Fitness Instructor certification program sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine. Students interested in physical therapy, medicine or other allied health careers are directed to the University Catalog for course requirements and recommendations for entrance to medical school and various allied health programs.

For this track, the following General Education packages are recommended because they include courses required by the major: III.D. and V.B.

Recommended Schedule for Majors
Exercise Leadership Track

Program prerequisites to be completed prior to Third Year: CHEM 120, MATH 220, BIO 290, BIO 270 & KIN 202.
First Year Credit Hours
GKIN 100. Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 3
MATH 220. Statistics1 3
CHEM 120. Concepts of Chemistry1 3
General Education 24

33

Second Year Credit Hours
KIN 201. Introduction to Kin & Rec 2
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kin & Rec 3
KIN 203. Social/Psychological Foundations of Kin 3
BIO 290. Human Anatomy2 4
BIO 270. Human Physiology1 4
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness 3
General Education 4
Electives 6

29

Third Year Credit Hours
KIN 302 & L. Exercise Physiology3 4
KIN 306 & L. Human Biomechanics4,5 4
KIN 411. Measurement & Evaluation in PE8 3
KIN 423. Exercise & The Older Adult6,7 3
KIN 424. Theories & Practices of Weight Management6,9 3
KIN 425. Strength & Conditioning 2
General Education 3
Electives 8

30

Fourth Year Credit Hours
KIN 401B. Practicum in Kinesiology 5,7 3
KIN 420. Exercise Programming for Special Populations 5,7 3
KIN 421 & L. Leadership Principles of Exercise Testing & Prescrip. 5,7 4
KIN 422. Exercise Leadership 5,7 4
KIN 426. Seminar in Exercise Behavior 10 3
KIN 427. Fitness Management 10 3
KIN 402B. Internship in Kinesiology 11 8

28

1 CHEM 120, MATH 220 & BIO 270 fulfill both General Education, Cluster III, Package "C" and Major Concentration requirements. 2 Fulfills B.S. Degree Science requirement and Major Concentration requirement 3 Prerequisites are KIN 202 & BIO 270 4 Prerequisites are KIN 202 & BIO 290 5 Offered only in Fall Semester 6 Offered only in Spring Semester 7 Prerequisite is KIN 302 & L 8 Fulfills B.S. degree Mathematics requirement and Major Concentration requirement 9 Prerequisites are BIO 270, BIO 290 & NUTR 280 10 Offered during Spring Semester, Fourth Year, 1st-8 weeks 11 Final course for concentration – all other course work must be completed prior to Internship


Exercise Science Track

Program prerequisites to be completed prior to Third Year: CHEM 131 & L, MATH 220, BIO 279, BIO 290 & KIN 202.
First Year Credit Hours
GKIN 100. Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 3
CHEM 131 & L. General Chemistry1 4
CHEM 132 & L. General Chemistry 4
MATH 220. Statistics1 3
MATH 205. Calculus8 3
General Education courses 14

31

Second Year Credit Hours
KIN 201. Intro to Kinesiology & Recreation 2
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kin & Rec 3
KIN 203. Social/Psychological Found of Kin & Rec 3
BIO 290. Human Anatomy 2 4
BIO 270. Human Physiology 4
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness 3
General Education courses 14

33

Third Year Credit Hours
KIN 302 & L. Exercise Physiology3 4
KIN 306 & L. Human Biomechanics4,5 4
KIN 411. Measurement & Evaluation in PE 3
PHYS 140 & L. College Physics1,5 4
KIN 423. Exercise & The Older Adult6,7 3
KIN 424. Theories & Practices of Weight Management6,9 3
General Education 3
Electives 5

29

Fourth Year Credit Hours
KIN 401B. Practicum in Kinesiology5,7 3
KIN 420. Exercise Programming for Special Populations5,7 3
KIN 421 & L. Prin. Of Exercise Testing & Prescript 5,7 4
KIN 426. Seminar in Exercise Behavior 7,10 3
KIN 428. Adv. Topics in Exercise Science7,10 3
KIN 402B. Internship in Kinesiology11 8

27

1 CHEM 131 & L, MATH 220, and PHYS 140 & L fulfill General Education, Cluster III, Package "D" and Major Concentration requirements. 2 Fulfills B.S. Degree Science requirement and Major Concentration requirement 3 Prerequisites are KIN 202 & BIO 270 4 Prerequisites are KIN 202 & BIO 290 5 Offered only in Fall Semester 6 Offered only in Spring Semester 7 Prerequisite is KIN 302 & L 8 Fulfills B.S. Degree Mathematics requirement and Major Concentration requirement 9 Prerequisites are BIO 270, BIO 290 and NUTR 280 10 Offered during Spring Semester, Fourth Year, 1st-8 weeks 11 Final course for concentration – all other course work must be completed prior to Internship


Health Electives
BIO 114. Organisms
BIO 214. Cell and Molecular Biology
CHEM 221-221L. Concepts of Organic Chemistry with laboratory
KIN 425. Concepts of Strength and Conditioning
PHYS 150-150L. College Physics II with Laboratory
PSYC 250. Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 308. Health Psychology
SCOM 270. Introduction to Health Communication


Human Movement Studies Concentration
The Human Movement Studies concentration provides a general program in kinesiology and is ideal for combining with another major program of study. For this concentration the following General Education package is recommended: V.B.
Recommended Schedule for Majors

Fourth Year Credit Hours
GKIN 100. Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 3
KIN 201. Introduction to Kin & Rec 2
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kin & Rec 3
KIN 203. Social/Psychological Foundations of Kin & Rec 3
KIN 411. Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Ed1 3

14



Choose three courses in kinesiology/recreation from three different concentrations:
Sports Management & Leisure Studies
KIN 333. Mgt. In Sport, Recreation & Fitness 2
KIN 431. Leisure Programming3
Physical Education Teacher Education
KIN 310. Instructional Methods in Physical Education
KIN 311. Elementary Curriculum in Physical Education
KIN 315. Secondary Curriculum and Methods in PE
Exercise Science & Leadership
KIN 302 & L. Exercise Physiology4
Recreation Studies
REC 241. Introduction to Recreation & Leisure Serv.5
REC 344. Principles of Therapeutic Recreation2
Twelve additional KIN hours (with approval of adviser)
1 Fulfills B.S. Degree Mathematics requirement and Major Concentration requirement 2 Offered only in Fall Semester 3 Offered only in Spring Semester, 1st-8 weeks 4 Prerequisites are BIO 270 and KIN 202 5 Offered only in Spring Semester


Physical and Health Education Teacher Education Concentration

The Physical & Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) concentration is committed to educating future leaders in the profession of teaching through physical & health education. The program encourages the student to advocate for effective educational changes, work collaboratively and collectively for social change, and continue to grow professionally.

The PHETE concentration is a five-year Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program. Upon successful completion of the first four years, students earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in kinesiology. The fifth-year M.A.T. degree provides the requisite courses to obtain a VA state teaching license in Physical and Health Education (PK-12). It is necessary to be admitted to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in professional education courses. Specific requirements are available from the PHETE coordinator. The following General Education packages are recommended: III.C and V.B.

Evidence of current CPR/first aid certification must be presented before graduation. Adding an endorsement in driver education is recommended.
GPSCY 160 (3) HTH 370 (3) KIN 610 (3) KIN 402B (8)
BIO 290 (4) HTH 378 (3) KIN 512 (3)
EDUC 360 (3) KIN 313 (2) KIN 611(3)
KIN 303 (3) HTH 403 (3) KIN 612 (3)
KIN 312 (3) HTH 470 (4) EDUC 630 (choose one)
NUTR 280 (3) HTH 451 (3) KIN 655 (3) (choose one)
KIN Skill Labs (8)HTH 472 (3) HTH 655 (3) (choose one)
KIN 310 (3) KIN 480 (3) KIN 513 (3)
KIN 311 (2) READ 420 (2) KIN 625 (3)
KIN 314 (2) KIN 511 (3) KIN 683 (4)
KIN 683S (2)

Recommended Schedule for Majors
First Year Credit Hours
GKIN 100. Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 3
General Education courses 27

30

Second Year Credit Hours
KIN 201. Introduction to Kinesiology and Recreation 2
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kinesiology and Recreation 3
KIN 203. Social/Psychological Foundations of Kinesiology and Recreation 3
GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development 3
BIO 290. Human Anatomy 4
General Education courses 15

30

Third Year Fall Semester Credit Hours
EDUC 360. Foundations of Education 3
KIN 303. Motor Learning and Performance 3
KIN 312. Profession of Teaching Health and Physical Education 2
KIN Skill Lab 2
NUT 280. Nutrition for Wellness 3
General Education 3

16

Spring Semester Credit Hours
KIN 310. Instructional Methods in Physical Education 3
KIN 311. Elementary Curriculum in Physical Education 3
KIN 314. Assessment in Elementary Physical Education 2
KIN Skill Lab 2
HTH 370. Child and Adolescent Health 3
HTH 378. Use & Effects of Drugs 3

15

Fourth Year Fall Semester Credit Hours
KIN 313. Adapted Physical Education 2
HTH 403. Topics in Health Education 3
HTH 470. Instructional Methods in Health Education 3
KIN Skill Lab 4
KIN 411. Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology and Recreation 3
HTH 451. Strategies for Health Change 3

19

Spring Semester Credit Hours
KIN Skill Lab 2
HTH 472. Family Life Education for Teachers 3
KIN 480. Student Teaching in Elementary Physical Education 8
READ 420. Content Area Literacy 2

15

Fifth Year Summer Session 1 Credit Hours
Elective 1
KIN 511. Technology in Health and Physical Education 3
KIN 610. Curriculum Design & Development in Health & Physical Education 3

6

Fall Semester Credit Hours
KIN 512. Instructional Methods In Middle and Secondary Physical Education 3
KIN 611. Teaching Diverse Populations in Health and Physical Education 3
KIN 612. Analysis of Teaching and Learning 3
Choose one: 3
EDUC 630. Inquiry in Education
KIN 655. Research Technology
HTH 655. Research Technology

12

Spring Semester Credit Hours
KIN 513. Professional Issues for Prospective Physical & Health Educators 3
KIN 625. Social Issues for Sport 3
KIN 683. Secondary Internship in Health and Physical Education 4
KIN 683S. Seminar for Professional Practice 2

12

Summer Session 2 Credit Hours
Elective 3
Skill Labs in Physical Education
KIN 221. Physical Education (odd year, spring, block 3)
KIN 222. Teaching Fitness and Wellness in the Schools (even year, spring, block 3)
KIN 223. Individual and Lifetime Activities (golf, tennis, pickleball, badminton, fencing, aquatics) (even year, fall)
KIN 224. Court and Field Games (lacrosse, soccer, field hockey, basketball, team hand ball, floor hockey) (odd year, fall)
KIN 225. Wilderness and Adventure Education (odd year)

Sport Management Concentration

This concentration prepares students for employment in a variety of work settings. Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level positions in management.

NOTE: (1) Students in Sport Management must declare a business minor through the College of Business. (2) No more than 30 credit hours may be taken from the College of Business. (3) A grade point average of 2.0 in the business minor is required for graduation. For this concentration the following General Education packages are recommended because they include courses required by the major: I.B., III.C., and V.B.

The following courses are concentration requirements for Sport Management:
KIN 333 (3) KIN 334 (3) FIN 345 (3)
ECON 201(3) SCOM 260 (3) KIN 401A (3)
COB 204 (3) KIN 436 (2) KIN 431 (3)
COB 218 (3) MGT 305 (3) KIN 435 (3)
COB 241 (3) MKTG 380 (3) KIN 402A (8)

Recommended Schedule for Majors
First Year Credit Hours
GKIN 100. Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 3
General Education 28

31

Second Year Credit Hours
KIN 201. Introduction to Kin & Rec 3
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kin & Rec 3
KIN 203. Social/Psychological Foundations of Kin 3
KIN 333. Mgt. In Sport, Rec and Fitness6 3
ECON 201. Principles of Economics-Micro1,4 3
COB 204. Computer Information Systems1 3
COB 218. Legal Environment of Business1 3
COB 241. Financial Accounting1 3
General Education 9

32

Third Year Credit Hours
KIN 334. Ethical & Legal Issues in Spt & Rec6 3
SCOM 260. Public Relations 3
KIN 436. Facilities Planning & Mgt in Sp & Rec7 3
MGT 305. Management & Organizational Behavior1,2 3
KIN 401A. Practicum in Kinesiology 3
KIN 411. Measurement & Evaluation in PE3 3
General Education 4
Electives 7

29

Fourth Year Credit Hours
FIN 345. Managerial Finance1,2 3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing 1,2 3
KIN 431. Leisure Programming 5 9
KIN 435. Sport Promotion 5 3
Electives 8
KIN 402A. Internship in Sport Management 8 8

15

1 General Business Minor requirement 2 Junior –standing and lower-level COB course work must be completed prior to enrollment in upper-level COB courses 3 Fulfills B.S. Degree Mathematics requirement and Major Concentration requirement 4 Fulfills B.S. Degree Social Science requirement and Major Concentration requirement 5 Offered Spring Semester, Fourth Year, 1st-8 weeks 6 Offered only in Fall Semester 7 Offered only in Spring Semester 8 Final course for concentration – all other course work must be completed prior to Internship


Bachelor of Science in Recreation Studies

Listed below is the undergraduate major program in Recreation Studies and its two concentrations offered by the School of Kinesiology and Recreation Studies. Within each introductory paragraph below are recommended general education courses. Students are advised to be certain they complete all general education requirements before applying for graduation.

The Recreation Studies major leads to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Students are advised to familiarize themselves with the B.S. degree requirements.

The school's core is designed to provide the Recreation Studies major, regardless of concentration, with a basic understanding of the disciplines of human physical activity, sport and recreation. The core provides course work to answer the following questions:

  • Why do people engage in exercise, sport and leisure activities?
  • What are the biological, psychological, historical, philosophical and social factors that influence and are influenced by exercise, sport and leisure activities?

Degree Requirements

Credit Hours
General Education1 41
Mathematics course 3
Social science or natural science course(s) 3-4
Major requirements (listed below) 53
Concentration requirements (including electives) 19-20

120


1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major Requirements

Core Corses Credit Hours
GKIN 100. Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
KIN 201. Introduction to Kinesiology & Recreation 3
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kinesiology & Recreation 3
KIN 203. Social/Psychological Foundations of Kinesiology and Recreation 3
KIN 411. Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology and Recreation 3
GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development 3
REC 241. Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services 3
REC 242. Leisure in a Diverse Society 3
REC 332. Perspectives of Outdoor Recreation 3
REC 333. Management in Sport, Recreation and Fitness Settings 3
REC 346. Leisure in a Contemporary Society 3
REC 401. Practicum in Recreation 3
REC 430. Programming and Leadership in Recreation 3
REC 436. Facilities Planning and Management in Sport and Recreation 3
REC 402. Internship in Recreation 12

53

This major prepares students for professional employment within a variety of recreation and leisure settings. Students in this program earn a B.S. degree in Recreation Studies. Within this major there are two concentrations - Therapeutic Recreation and Recreation Management.


Concentrations

Therapeutic Recreation Concentration

This concentration prepares students to provide recreation therapy services to persons with disabilities in a variety of settings. For this concentration the following General Education packages are recommended because they include courses required by the major: III.C. and V.B.

The following courses are concentration requirements for Therapeutic Recreation:
BIO 270 (4) PSYC 250 (3) REC 446 (3)
BIO 290 (4) REC 444 (3)
REC 344 (3) REC 445 (3)

Recommended Schedule for Majors
First Year Credit Hours
GKIN 100. Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 3
General Education1 28

31

Second Year Credit Hours
KIN 201. Intro to Kinesiology & Recreation 2
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kin & Rec 3
KIN 203. Social/Psychological Foundations of Kin & Rec 3
BIO 290. Human Anatomy7 4
BIO 270. Human Physiology 2 4
REC 241. Introduction to Rec & Leisure Services3 3
GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development 2 3
General Education 6
Elective 3

31

Third Year Credit Hours
REC 242. Leisure in a Diverse Society 4 3
REC 332. Perspectives of Outdoor Recreation 5 3
REC 333. Mgt. In Sport, Rec & Fitness Settings 4 3
REC 344. Principles of Therapeutic Recreation 4 3
KIN 411. Measurement & Evaluation in PE 6 3
PSYC 250. Intro to Abnormal Psychology 3
REC 401. Practicum in Recreation 3
REC 430. Programming & Leadership in Recreation 3 3
REC 444.Therapeutic Rec Assessment & Evaluation 3
REC 446. Facilitation Mgt in Therapeutic Recreation 3

30

Fourth Year Credit Hours
REC 346. Leisure in Contemporary Society 4 3
REC 436. Facilities Planning & Mgt in Sport & Rec 4 3
REC 445. Clinical Aspects of Therapeutic Rec 4 9
REC 402. Internship in Recreation 8 12
Electives 7

28

1 General Education, Cluster III, Package "C" required 2 Counts for both Gen Ed and major concentration requirement 3 Offered only in Spring Semester 4 Offered only in Fall Semester 5 Offered each summer session and alternating Fall semesters 6 Fulfills B.S. Degree Mathematics requirement and major concentration requirement 7 Fulfills B.S. Degree Science requirement and major concentration requirement 8 Final course - all course work must be completed with 2.5 GPA prior to Internship


Recreation Management Concentration

This concentration prepares students to provide recreation services and leadership for careers in government agencies (public recreation), voluntary organizations (non-profit sector), private membership organizations, commercial recreation enterprises, corporate or employee recreation, armed forces (military) recreation, and campus recreation. For this concentration the following General Education packages are recommended because they include courses required by the major: I. B., III.A or E., and V.B.

The following courses are concentration requirements for Recreation Management:
REC 450 (3) REC 451 (3) REC 452 (3)

Recommended Schedule for Majors
First Year Credit Hours
GKIN 100. Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1 3
General Education 28

31

Second Year Credit Hours
REC 241. Intro to Rec & Leisure Services 2 3
GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development 1 3
KIN 201. Introduction to Kin and Rec 2
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kin & Rec 3
IN 203. Social/Psychological Foundations of Kin & Rec 3
General Education 10
Electives 6

30

Third Year Credit Hours
REC 242. Leisure in a Diverse Society 3 3
REC 332. Perspectives of Outdoor Rec 4 3
REC 333. Mgt. In Sport, Rec & Fitness Settings 3 3
REC 451/452. Conference & Convention Planning & Mgt 5 3
Sport & Rec Facility Maint. & Oper 3
REC 401. Practicum in Recreation 3
REC 430. Programming & Leadership in Rec 2 3
REC 450. Commercial Rec & Tourism 2 3
KIN 411. Meas & Evaluation in PE 3
Social Science course 7 3
Electives 5

32

Fourth Year Credit Hours
REC 346. Leisure in Contemporary Society 3 3
REC 436. Facilities Planning & Mgt in Sport & Rec 3 3
REC 451/452. Conference & Conv. Planning & Mgt 5 9
REC 402. Internship in Recreation 8 12
Electives 6
3

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1 Counts toward General Education and major concentration requirement 2 Offered only in Spring Semester 3 Offered only in Fall Semester 4 Offered each Summer session and alternating years in Fall semester 5 REC 451/452 offered in alternating years during Summer and Fall sessions 6 Fulfills B.S. Degree Mathematics requirement and major concentration requirement 7 Fulfills B.S. Degree Social Science requirement 8 Final course for concentration – all other course work must be completed with a 2.5 GPA prior to Internship


Minor Requirements

The School of Kinesiology and Recreation Studies offers five minor areas of study:
  • Coaching
  • Exercise Leadership
  • Kinesiology
  • Recreation Management
  • Sport Communication



Coaching Minor
This minor prepares students for the coaching profession on the junior high and high school levels by addressing the National Standards for Athletic Coaches recommended by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Evidence of CPR/first aid certification must be presented before graduation. Students must complete the "Coaching Principles Course" of the National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Education Program and pass the NFHS Coaching Education Program examination (part of KIN 450).
Required Course Credit Hours
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kinesiology 3
KIN 203. Social/Psychological Foundations of Kinesiology 3
HTH 205. Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries 3
KIN 353. Maximizing Sport Performance1 2
KIN 401D. Practicum in Coaching 3
KIN 425. Concepts of Strength & Conditioning 2
KIN 450. Principles of Coaching2 3
Kinesiology techniques of sport class (with coordinator approval) 2

21

1 Offered only in Fall Semester 2 Offered only in Spring Semester


Exercise Leadership Minor
This minor is primarily for health promotion majors, but other majors may find it useful and interesting. Students must meet prerequisites for course admission.
Required Course Credit Hours
GKIN 100. Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 3
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kinesiology 3
KIN 302. Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 302L. Exercise Physiology Laboratory 3
KIN 421. Principles of Exercise Testing and Prescription1 3
KIN 421L. Principles of Exercise Testing and Prescription1 3
KIN 422. Fitness Programming and Leadership1 3
Choose one of the following: 3
KIN 420. Exercise Programming for Special Populations1
KIN 423. Exercise and the Older Adult2
KIN 424. Theories and Practices of Weight Management2

21

1 Offered only in Fall Semester 2 Offered only in Spring Semester


Kinesiology Minor
This minor includes 11 credits of kinesiology courses listed plus 9 credits of kinesiology electives (with adviser’s approval).
Required Course Credit Hours
GKIN 100. Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 3
KIN 201. Intro to Kinesiology & Recreation 2
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kinesiology 3
KIN 203. Social/Psychological Foundations of Kinesiology 3
Kinesiology Electives 9

20



Recreation Management Minor
This minor is for those majors planning on working in customer service, such as hospitality and business, but other majors planning a career in human services may find it useful and interesting. Students must meet prerequisites for course admission.
Required Course Credit Hours
REC 241. Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Studies1 3
REC 430. Programming and Leadership in Recreation1 3
Recreation Electives 12

18

1 Counts toward General Education and major concentration requirement 2 Offered only in Spring Semester 3 Offered only in Fall Semester 4 Offered each Summer session and alternating years in Fall semester 5 REC 451/452 offered in alternating years during Summer and Fall sessions 6 Fulfills B.S. Degree Mathematics requirement and major concentration requirement 7 Fulfills B.S. Degree Social Science requirement 8 Final course for concentration - all other course work must be completed with a 2.5 GPA prior to Internship


Sport Communication Minor
This minor consists of course work offered in communications, media arts & design, and kinesiology for students with an interest in sports media and communication.
Required Course Credit Hours
Choose one of the following: 3
SCOM 245. Signs, Symbols & Social Interaction
SCOM 248. Intercultural Communication
SCOM 260. Intro to Public Relations 3
SMAD 202. Fundamental Skills in Media Arts & Design II 3
SMAD 210. News Writing 3
KIN 329. Psychological & Sociological Aspects of Sport 3
KIN 401F. Practicum in Sport Communication 3
KIN 490Q. Special Studies in Kin – Sport Communication 3

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