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Department of Kinesiology

Dr. Michael S. Goldberger, Department Head

See page 5 for information regarding curricular changes.


Professors

Dalton, Goldberger, Koslow, Vedelli

Associate Professors

Haynes, McMillin

Assistant Professors

Flohr, Vanderwarker, Wenos, Williams

Instructors

Bowyer, Harrington, G. Harris, Henner, Malerba, McDonough, Teal, Walton, Wolfe

The Department of Kinesiology is organized to contribute to the liberal education of all undergraduate students and to prepare students for professional roles in exercise, sport, education and leisure.

Kinesiology Major

Kinesiology is defined as the art and science of human movement. The department's "core" is designed to provide all kinesiology majors, regardless of their professional concentration, with a basic understanding of the discipline of human movement. The kinesiology core provides course work to answer the following questions:

Kinesiology Core Courses


                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
KIN 282. Introduction to Kinesiology                   2
KIN 383. Biomechanical Principles of Kinesiology       3
KIN 384. Physiology of Muscular Activity               3
KIN 386. Motor Learning and Performance                3
KIN 387. History and Philosophy of Physical            2
  Education and Sport
KIN 388. Sociopsychological Perspectives of            3
  Physical Activity
Forms of movement distribution                         6
  (movement forms courses)
                                                    ____
                                                      22
The forms of movement distribution involves completing at least one course from three of the following five categories: In addition to the kinesiology core, all majors must also complete three prerequisite courses:
BIO 290. Human Anatomy
KIN 145. Conditioning Activities
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics
Students who major in kinesiology work toward a Bachelor of Science degree by completing the basic core and selecting one of the following four concentrations:

Credit By Examination

The Department of Kinesiology offers credit by examination for many courses taught in the department. Students who wish permission to take an examination must apply to the department head during the regular registration period. Upon application students will receive details regarding approval to take the examination and the dates it will be given. Examinations will be given only in courses offered during the semester.

Minor Programs

The department offers two minor areas of study. The coaching minor prepares students to take the American Coaching Effectiveness Program's (ACEP) national coaching certification examination. The kinesiology minor is available to any student majoring in another discipline and consists of completing the kinesiology core curriculum.

Concentrations

Athletic Training

This concentration prepares students for athletic training positions in high schools, colleges and universities, professional teams, sports medicine clinics, and corporations. The program prepares students to take the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) certification examination. The athletic training concentration is not an open concentration. Specific requirements for acceptance are available from the program coordinator.

Freshman Year                                     Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
BIO 101. Contemporary Biology                          3
ENG 101. Reading and Composition                       3
HTH 205. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries [1]  3
MATH 155 or 156. Functions and Probability             3
Kinesiology forms of movement elective                 2
                                                    ____
                                                      14

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
ENG 102. Reading and Composition                       3
HTH 204. Emergency Health Care                         3
KIN 145. Conditioning Activities                       2
History course                                         3
Natural science course                                 3
Social science course                                  3
                                                    ____
                                                      17

Sophomore Year                                    Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
BIO 290. Human Anatomy                                 4
HTH 270. Personal Health Promotion                     3
HTH 378. Use and Effects of Drugs [1]                  3
KIN 282. Introduction to Kinesiology [1]               2
History course                                         3
Kinesiology forms of movement elective                 2
                                                    ____
                                                      17

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
BIO 270. Human Physiology                              3
Choose one of the following:                           3
  SCOM 120. Interpersonal Communication
  SCOM 121. Basic Human Communication
  SCOM 122. Public Speaking
HTH 303. Sports Medicine                               3
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics                        3
Literature course                                      3
Kinesiology forms of movement elective                 2
                                                    ____
                                                      17

Junior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
HTH 304A. Sports Medicine Laboratory [1]               3
HTH 305. Therapeutic Exercise [1]                      3
KIN 386. Motor Learning and Performance [1]            3
KIN 387. History and Philosophy of Physical            2
  Education and Sport [1]
Philosophy/religion course                             3
                                                    ____
                                                      14

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
HTH 304B. Sports Medicine Laboratory [1]               3
HTH 306. Therapeutic Modalities [1]                    3
KIN 384. Physiology of Muscular Activity               3
KIN 388. Sociopsychological Perspectives               3
  of Physical Activity [1]
Electives                                              2
                                                    ____
                                                      14

Senior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
HTH 357. Coping With Stress [1]                        1
KIN 470. Principles of Exercise Testing                3
  and Prescription [1]
KIN 485. Measurement and Evaluation                    3
  in Physical Education [1]
KIN 383. Biomechanical Principles of Kinesiology       3
KIN 486. Adapted Physical Education [1]                3
Fine arts course                                       3
                                                    ____
                                                      16

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
HTH 470. Health Education Methods                      3
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness                       3
PSYC 160. Life Span Human Development                  3
Electives                                              2
                                                    ____
                                                      11

Exercise Science and Leadership

This concentration prepares students for employment in fitness-related agencies and/or pursuit of a graduate degree in exercise science. It may also be combined with a pre-physical therapy minor program. This concentration prepares students to enroll in the fitness instructor certification program sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). There are two tracks within this concentration - exercise leadership and exercise science. See the program coordinator for details.

Freshman Year                                     Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
BIO 101. Contemporary Biology                          3
ENG 101. Reading and Composition                       3
HTH 204. Emergency Health Care                         3
KIN 145. Conditioning Activities                       2
MATH 155 or 156. Functions and Probability             3
Elective                                               2
                                                    ____
                                                      16

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
ENG 102. Reading and Composition                       3
Fine arts course                                       3
Literature course                                      3
Natural science course                                 3
Elective                                               2
                                                    ____
                                                      14

Sophomore Year                                    Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
BIO 290. Human Anatomy                                 4
KIN 282. Introduction to Kinesiology [1]               2
Choose one of the following:                           3
  SCOM 120. Interpersonal Communication
  SCOM 121. Basic Human Communication
  SCOM 122. Public Speaking
History course                                         3
Social science course                                  3
Kinesiology forms of movement elective                 2
                                                    ____
                                                      17

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
BIO 270. Human Physiology                              3
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics                        3
History course                                         3
Philosophy course                                      3
Kinesiology forms of movement elective                 2
                                                    ____
                                                      14

Junior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
HTH 270. Personal Health Promotion                     3
KIN 275. Management in Sport, Leisure and Fitness Settings [1]2
KIN 383. Biomechanical Principles of Kinesiology [1]   3
KIN 387. History and Philosophy of Physical            2
  Education and Sport [1]
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness                       3
Social science course                                  3
                                                    ____
                                                      16

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
HTH 356. Cardiovascular Health [1]                     1
KIN 384. Physiology of Muscular Activity               3
KIN 388. Sociopsychological Perspectives of            3
  Physical Activity [1]
KIN 389. Practicum in Kinesiology                      3
Kinesiology forms of movement elective                 2
Electives                                              2
                                                    ____
                                                      14

Senior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
HTH 357. Coping With Stress [1]                        1
KIN 386. Motor Learning and Performance [1]            3
KIN 442. Exercise Programming for Special              3
  Populations [1]
KIN 470. Principles of Exercise Testing and            3
  Prescription [1]
Electives [1]                                          5
                                                    ____
                                                      15

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
KIN 445. Exercise Leadership [1]                       3
KIN 482. Leisure Programming [1]                       3
KIN 489. Internship in Kinesiology [1]                 8
                                                    ____
                                                      14

Exercise Leadership

Students enrolled in the exercise leadership track are required to complete a minor in health promotion.
Recommended Electives
MGT 300. Management Principles (three credits)
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing (three credits)
MKTG 384. Promotion and Communication 
  (three credits)

Exercise Science

Students enrolled in the exercise science track should make the following adjustments:
Delete HTH 204, 270, 356 and 357, and KIN 275
Add the following courses:
  CHEM 131-132, 131L-132L. General Chemistry I-II
    with Laboratories (six credits)
  PHYS 130. General Physics I (four credits) 

Pre-physical Therapy

Recommended Electives
BIO 120. General Zoology (four credits)
BIO 220. Cell Biology (three credits)
CHEM 221-221L. Concepts of Organic Chemistry 
  with Laboratory (four credits)
CHEM 222-222L. Concepts of Biochemistry 
  with Laboratory (four credits)
PHYS 135. General Physics II (four credits)

Sport Management
and Leisure Studies

The sport management and leisure studies concentration prepares students for employment in a variety of settings, including management positions in public and private sporting and leisure facilities. Students in this concentration complete a 20-credit minor in the College of Business.

No more than 30 credits may be taken in the College of Business.


Freshman Year                                     Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
BIO 101. Contemporary Biology                          3
ENG 101. Reading and Composition                       3
KIN 145. Conditioning Activities                       2
MATH 155 or 156. Functions and Probability             3
History course                                         3
Kinesiology forms of movement elective                 2
                                                    ____
                                                      16

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
ENG 102. Reading and Composition                       3
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics                        3
Fine arts course                                       3
Natural science course                                 3
Kinesiology forms of movement elective                 2
                                                    ____
                                                      14

Sophomore Year                                    Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
ACTG 241. Financial Accounting                         3
BIO 290. Human Anatomy                                 4
ECON 131. Principles of Economics                      3
Choose one of the following:                           3
  SCOM 120. Interpersonal Communication
  SCOM 121. Basic Human Communication
  SCOM 122. Public Speaking
KIN 275. Management in Sport, Leisure                  2
  and Fitness Settings [1]
KIN 282. Introduction to Kinesiology [1]               2
                                                    ____
                                                      17

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
IDS 204. Computer Information Systems                  2
History course                                         3
Literature course                                      3
Philosophy course                                      3
Electives                                              3
                                                    ____
                                                      14

Junior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
KIN 383. Biomechanical Principles of                   3
  Kinesiology
KIN 386. Motor Learning and Performance [1]            3
KIN 387. History and Philosophy of Physical            2
  Education and Sport [1]
MGT 300. Management Principles                         3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing                      3
                                                    ____
                                                      14

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
KIN 384. Physiology of Muscular Activity               3
KIN 388. Sociopsychological Perspectives of            3
  Physical Activity [1]
KIN 389. Practicum in Kinesiology [1]                  3
KIN 395. Legal Issues in Sport and Leisure [1]         2
Kinesiology forms of movement elective                 2
Electives                                              3
                                                    ____
                                                      16

Senior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
BLAW 218. Legal Environment of Business                3
FIN 345. Managerial Finance                            3
SCOM 260. Introduction to Public Relations             3
Social science course                                  3
Electives                                              3
                                                    ____
                                                      15

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
KIN 482. Leisure Programming [1]                       3
KIN 489. Internship in Kinesiology                     8
Electives                                              3
                                                    ____
                                                      14

Physical Education Teacher Education (N, K-12)

The physical education teacher education concentration prepares students for a career in teaching school physical education. Graduates can earn a Virginia teaching license in physical education, but an additional endorsement in health education and driver education is recommended. Students should consult the "Teacher Licensure Requirements Manual" for additional requirements.

Freshman Year                                     Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
BIO 101. Contemporary Biology                          3
ENG 101. Reading and Composition                       3
KIN 145. Conditioning Activities                       2
KIN 260. Intermediate Swimming                         2
MATH 155 or 156. Functions and Probability             3
Electives                                              2
                                                    ____
                                                      15

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
ENG 102. Reading and Composition                       3
HTH 204. Emergency Health Care                         3
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics                        3
Fine arts course                                       3
Natural science course                                 3
                                                    ____
                                                      15

Sophomore Year                                    Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
BIO 290. Human Anatomy                                 4
KIN 282. Introduction to Kinesiology[1]                2
PSYC 160. Life Span Human Development                  3
Fine arts course                                       3
History course                                         3
                                                    ____
                                                      15

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
Choose one of the following:                           3
  SCOM 120. Interpersonal Communication
  SCOM 121. Basic Human Communication
  SCOM 122. Public Speaking
PSYC 270. Psychology for Teachers of the               3
  Pre-adolescent and Adolescent Child
U.S. history course                                    3
Literature course                                      3
Philosophy/religion course                             3
                                                    ____
                                                      15

Junior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
EDUC 360. Foundations of American Education            3
KIN 351. Physical Education Curriculum and             3
  Methods for Elementary Schools [1]
KIN 370. Techniques Racket Sports [1]                  2
KIN 383. Biomechanical Principles of Kinesiology       3
KIN 386. Motor Learning and Performance [1]            3
                                                    ____
                                                      14

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
KIN 352. Developmental Games and Dance [1]             2
KIN 376. Techniques of Team Sports [1]                 2
KIN 381. Physical Education Curriculum and             3
  Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools [1]
KIN 384. Physiology of Muscular Activity               3
KIN 388. Sociopsychological Perspectives of            3
  Physical Activity [1]
Electives                                              3
                                                    ____
                                                      16

Senior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
KIN 387. History and Philosophy of Physical            2
  Education and Sport [1]
KIN 389. Practicum in Kinesiology                      3
KIN 484. Problems in Administration [1]                3
KIN 485. Measurement and Evaluation in                 3
  Physical Education [1]
KIN 486. Adapted Physical Education [1]                3
                                                    ____
                                                      14

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
EDUC 480. Student Teaching                            16
Students in physical education teacher education are strongly encouraged to obtain their health education endorsement which involves completing the following minor in health sciences:

                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
HTH 204. Emergency Health Care (listed in major)       3
HTH 270. Personal Health Promotion                     3
HTH 370. School Health Program                         2
HTH 451. Strategies for Health Change                  3
HTH 470. Health Education Methods                      3
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness                       3
                                                    ____
                                                      17
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Notes:
[1]
Offered only in the semester listed.

Coaching Minor

The coaching minor prepares students to take the American Coaching Effectiveness Program's (ACEP) examination for national coaching certification.

                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
BIO 290. Human Anatomy                                 4
HTH 205. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries      3
KIN 361. Principles of Coaching                        2
KIN 383. Biomechanical Principles of Kinesiology       3
KIN 384. Physiology of Muscular Activity               3
KIN 386. Motor Learning and Performance [1]            3
Kinesiology sections for techniques of sport classes   2
  (with adviser approval)
                                                    ____
                                                      20

Kinesiology Minor

Students wishing to minor in kinesiology must complete the kinesiology core requirements on page 128.


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