Kinesiology


Department of Kinesiology
KIN 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 behavorial patterns consistent with the current knowledge base in fitness and wellness.
*KIN 101. Adapted Activities in Kinesiology (0, 4). 2 credits.
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 122-149.** Basic Activities (0, 4). 2 credits.
The following courses provide basic instruction in the activities listed: 122, road cycling; 124, experiential adventure education (not acceptable for liberal studies requirement); 125, tennis; 126, golf; 127, archery; 128, fencing; 129, badminton; 131, skiing; 133, bowling; 138, racquetball; 139, river canoeing (not acceptable for liberal studies requirement); 140, swimming; 145, conditioning; 148, jogging; and 149, aerobic dance.
*KIN 151-163.** Intermediate Activities (0, 4). 2 credits.
The following courses provide intermediate instruction in the activities listed: 151, swim conditioning; 152, lifesaving/lifeguarding (not acceptable for liberal studies requirement); 156, scuba and skin diving (not acceptable for liberal studies requirement); 161, intermediate skiing; 162, intermediate swimming; 163, intermediate tennis.
*KIN 172-174.** Advanced Activities (0, 4). 2 credits.
The following courses provide advanced instruction in the activities listed: 172, advanced skiing; 174, water safety instructor (not acceptable for liberal studies requirement).
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 in the Schedule of Classes.
KIN 201. Introduction to Kinesiology. 2 credits.
Students are introduced to the discipline of kinesiology, the art and science of human movement. 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. Prerequisite: KIN 145 or permission of instructor.
KIN 210. Sophomore Seminar for Physical Education Teacher Education. 2 credits.
Sophomore seminar for PETE is designed to allow students the opportunity to examine teaching physical education as a profession and to explore the implications teaching would have on them as individuals. Students are encouraged to analyze and explore their career decisions. Students will be introduced to teaching physical education in the public schools. Discussions will consist of issues in teaching, professional preparation advisement and interpretation of values and perspective about teaching. Prerequisite: Successful completion of KIN 201 and an interest in majoring in physical education teacher education.
KIN 211-216. ** Activity Techniques (0, 4). 2 credits.
The following courses provide motor skills, strategy, rules and officiating techniques in the activities listed: 211, team sports; and 216, racket sports.
KIN 302. 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 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 on current professional issues.
KIN 305. 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 306. 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 310. Instructional Methods in Physical Education. 2 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 PETE program.
KIN 311. Elementary Curriculum in Physical Education. 3 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 PETE program.
KIN 315. Secondary Curriculum and Methods in Physical Education. 3 credits.
This course introduces students to middle and secondary school physical education curriculum, and developmentally appropriate teaching and management methods. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Block 1 courses and acceptable standing in the JMU Teacher Education Program.
KIN 316. Physical Fitness in the Schools. 1 credit.
This course is designed to expose students to procedures or methods that are utilized in physical education programs that may enhance or limit an individual's fitness level. Students will participate in critical analysis of fitness curricula and practices. Discussions will highlight current research, requirements and appropriate curricula designs that incorporate theories of fitness. School observations, interviews and participation will be required. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Block 1 courses and acceptable standing in the JMU Teacher Education Program.
KIN 317. Multicultural Issues in Physical Education. 1 credit.
This course builds on students' awareness of issues and begins its focus on schools. The preservice teachers will consider needs and differences of all students when making curricula and pedagogical decisions. Students will identify appropriate strategies to overcome inequitable situations in physical education. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Block 1 and acceptable standing in the JMU Teacher Education Program.
KIN 332. 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 333. 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 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. No Prerequisites.
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. Prerequisite: Junior standing and permission of the instructor.
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 401A, B, C, D. Practicum in Kinesiology (1,4). 3 credits.
A sequence of selected practicum experiences which provides the student with supervised practicum experience.
KIN 402A, B, C, D. 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 401.
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. Prerequisite: KIN 301 and successful completion of Block 2 courses and acceptable standing in the JMU Teacher Education Program.
KIN 411. 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 and successful completion of Block 2 courses and acceptable standing in the JMU Teacher Education Program.
KIN 412. The Profession of Teaching Physical Education. 2 credits.
Selected topics relating to the profession of teaching physical education are covered in this course. Major topics include the foundations of school physical education, the organization and administration of school physical education, and the basics of professional development. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Block 2 courses and acceptable standing in the JMU Teacher Education Program.
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.
KIN 421. 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 life cycle is studied. Prerequisite: KIN 302.
KIN 422. 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 302.
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.
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 utilized to provide students with practical experience in constructing a weight management program. Prerequisite: BIO 270, 290, NUTR 280, or permission of instructor.
KIN 431. Leisure Programming. 3 credits.
Planning, organizing and conducting leisure programs in a variety of settings and program fields.
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. Prerequisite: Valid Virginia operator's license and KIN 355.
KIN 480A, B. 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. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Block 3 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 the current Schedule of Classes 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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1996-97 Undergraduate Catalog
Last reviewed: 30 November 1996
Information Publisher: Division of Academic Affairs
James Madison University