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Department of Kinesiology

*KIN 105. Kinesiology Adapted Activities (0, 4). 2 credits each semester.

Designed for students with severe medical restrictions and is adapted to individual needs. Prerequisite: Recommendation of university physician and permission of the department head.

*KIN 122-138.*** Elementary Sports (0, 4). 2 credits.

Elementary level in specific individual sports: 122, cycling; 125, tennis; 126, golf; 127, archery; 128, fencing; 129, badminton; 131, skiing; 133, bowling; 138, racquetball.

*KIN 145 and 148. Conditioning Activities (0, 4). 2 credits.

Specific types of conditioning activities: 145, conditioning activities; 148, jogging.

*KIN 149. Aerobic Dance (0, 4). 2 credits.

Development and maintenance of cardiovascular and physical fitness through selected dance routines.

KIN 150. Campcrafter (0, 4). 2 credits.

Designed to help improve knowledge, skills, conservation and safety practices for enjoyment in and out-of-doors.

*KIN 154. Elementary Gymnastics (0, 4). 2 credits.

Gymnastics fundamentals in floor exercise and apparatus for men and women.

*KIN 160. Elementary Swimming (0, 4). 2 credits.

Elementary levels of swimming strokes, personal safety, rescue and drownproofing skills. A course for the individual without swimming skills as well as the person who can swim not more than 25 yards.

*KIN 225-231.*** Intermediate Sports (0, 4). 2 credits.

Intermediate level in specific individual sports: 225, tennis; 231, skiing.

*KIN 245. Swim Conditioning. 2 credits.

This course is designed to improve the student's level of physical fitness, enhance stroke techniques and advance their understanding of the principles of conditioning.

*KIN 260. Intermediate Swimming (0, 4). 2 credits.

Skill perfection in five different strokes, drownproofing and prelifesaving skills.

KIN 264.*** Lifesaving/Lifeguarding: ARC or YMCA (0, 4). 2 credits.

Nationally recognized lifesaving and lifeguarding programs of the ARC and YMCA. Successful completion of this course may lead to certification. Prerequisite: KIN 260 or permission of the instructor. (Not acceptable for liberal studies requirement.)

*KIN 266. Water Polo (0, 4). 2 credits.

Development of skills and strategies of water polo. Prerequisite: KIN 260 or permission of the instructor.

*KIN 267. Advanced Swimming (0, 4). 2 credits.

Ten swimming strokes with emphasis on accuracy, endurance, swimming, breath control and body control skills, lifesaving prerequisites, and advanced drownproofing techniques. Prerequisite: KIN 260 or permission of the instructor.

KIN 269.*** Aquatic Instructor Training: ARC or YMCA (1, 2). 2 credits.

Methods used in teaching aquatics. Students successfully completing this course may be certified as ARC water safety instructor, YMCA specialist instructor or progressive swimming and/or specialist instructor of lifesaving. The ARC and YMCA program will be offered as separate courses. Prerequisite: KIN 264. (Not acceptable for liberal studies program.)

KIN 270, 272-273.*** Techniques of Activities (0, 4). 2 credits.

Fundamental and advanced skills, strategy, rules and officiating techniques: 270, volleyball-softball; 272, track and field; 273, soccer. (Not acceptable for liberal studies requirement.)

KIN 275. Management in Sport, Leisure and Fitness Settings. 2 credits.

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

KIN 282. Introduction to Kinesiology. 2 credits.

Students are introduced to the discipline of kinesiology the "art and science of human movement." They (1) study the effects of physical activity on human beings; (2) survey the subdisciplines including exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor behavior; and sociological, historical and philosophical perspectives; and (3) discuss how the discipline can be applied professionally. Prerequisite: KIN 145 or permission of instructor.

KIN 286. Camping and Outdoor Recreation. 3 credits.

An orientation to the field of outdoor recreation and camping. Attention is given to trends, resources, economic and social values, management approaches, ecological and educational implications and goals, ethics and professional opportunities.

KIN 301. New Directions in Kinesiology. 1-3 credits.

In-depth exploration of topics significant in kinesiology. The topic for each semester will be announced in the Schedule of Classes.

*KIN 325. Advanced Tennis (0, 4). 2 credits.

Fundamental and advanced skills and strategy for singles, doubles and mixed doubles play.

*KIN 331.*** Advanced Skiing (0, 4). 2 credits.

Advanced and expert skiing skills, physical conditioning and introduction to racing.

KIN 350. Physical Education for Children. 2 credits.

A survey of the activity needs of children, and the selection, organization, presentation and evaluation of activities appropriate in meeting these needs. Prerequisite: PSYC 160 and 270, or equivalent.

KIN 351. Physical Education Curriculum and Methods for Elementary Schools (2, 2). 3 credits.

This course focuses on elementary school physical education curriculum and developmentally appropriate teaching and management methods. Prerequisite: KIN 282.

KIN 352. Developmental Games and Dance (1, 2). 2 credits.

This course is designed to provide teacher education students with the fundamental concepts and skills comprising an educational game program. The movement and rhythmic components of creative and folk dance are also included. Prerequisite: KIN 351.

KIN 361. Principles of Coaching. 2 credits.

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

KIN 370-376.*** Techniques of Activities (0, 4). 2 credits.

Fundamental and advanced skills, strategy, rules and officiating techniques: 370, racket sports; 372, football; 373, basketball; 375, tennis; 376, team sports. (Not acceptable for liberal studies requirement.)

KIN 380. Officiating. 1 credit.

Theory and practice of officiating in selected sports. The standards of the appropriate men's and women's officiating groups are used. KIN 380: A, basketball; E, soccer; G, gymnastics.

KIN 381. Physical Education Curriculum and Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools. 3 credits.

This course introduces students to middle and secondary school physical education curriculum and developmentally appropriate teaching and management methods. Prerequisite: KIN 282.

KIN 383. Biomechanical Principles of Kinesiology (2, 2). 3 credits.

A study of anatomical, physical and mechanical factors, as these factors affect human movement. Prerequisite: BIO 290.

KIN 384. Physiology of Muscular Activity (2, 2). 3 credits.

A study of the effects of exercise on the body including functional adjustments related to physical activity. Topics include energy systems, physiological testing, and neuromuscular considerations. Prerequisite: BIO 290.

KIN 386. 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 387. History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport. 2 credits.

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

KIN 388. Sociopsychological Perspectives of Physical Activity. 3 credits.

An examination of the interrelationship of the social and psychological perspectives of physical activity. Sociopsychological models and theories of physical activity are introduced. Emphasis is given to the sociopsychological principles and their application to specific areas of interest.

KIN 389A, B, C. Practicum in Kinesiology (1, 4). 3 credits.

A sequence of selected practicum experiences which provides the student with supervised practicum experience in: A. middle or secondary school level; B. elementary school level; and C. non-teaching settings. KIN 389A or B may not be credited if practicum is on the same level as student teaching. Prerequisite: KIN 351 for A and B, KIN 482 for C, or permission of the instructor for A, B and C.

KIN 395. Legal Issues in Sport and Leisure. 2 credits.

This course will examine a broad spectrum of legal issues relating to sport and leisure activities. Emphases will be placed on tort law, contract law, amateur athletic rules and regulations, antitrust law, gender discrimination laws, and labor relations, as these issues relate to sport and leisure.

KIN/PSYC/SOCI 396. 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 442. 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.

KIN 445. Exercise Leadership. 3 credits.

Theories, principles and procedures involved with leading safe, effective individualized and group exercise. Application of theories and practical competencies for conducting an exercise session as identified by the American College of Sports Medicine. Prerequisite: KIN 384.

KIN 446. 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.

KIN 470. Principles of Exercise Testing and Prescription (2, 2). 3 credits.

The principles of exercise testing and prescription as they apply to fitness and performance. The role of the health-related components of fitness in performance, and/or physical fitness of normal and special populations is examined. The significance of cardiovascular fitness programs throughout the lifecycle is studied. Prerequisite: KIN 384

KIN 482. Leisure Programming. 3 credits.

Planning, organizing and conducting leisure programs in a variety of settings and program fields.

KIN 484. Problems in Administration. 3 credits.

Selected problems relating to the program of health education, physical education, intramural and interscholastic athletics; attention is also given to scheduling, facilities, equipment, budgeting, public relations, and professional standards and ethics. Prerequisite: KIN 387 or equivalent.

KIN 485. Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education. 3 credits.

The selection, administration and use of tests unique to the field of physical education. Special emphasis is placed on testing procedures. Prerequisite: MATH 220 or equivalent.

KIN 486. 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. Prerequisite: KIN 383.

KIN 489. 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. Prerequisite: Successful completion of KIN 389C.

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.

* ** All classes are open to men and women.
*** Fees will be charged. All fees are subject to change.
The university reserves the right to cancel any class should suitable facilities be unavailable, and to alter prices in the event of unusual inflation. Students must furnish their own transportation to bowling, golf and skiing classes.


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