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Kinesiology (KINE)

KINE 1301:    Foundations of Kinesiology

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
An overview of the historical, philosophical and scientific basis for kinesiology, including career opportunities and professional academic organizations in sport, fitness and physical education.

KINE 2101:    Self-Defense

Cr. 1. (1-0-3).  
Students will learn self-defense techniques.  Class meets for a minimum of 3 hours per week during the semester.

KINE 2102:    Racquetball

Cr. 1. (1-0-3).  
Students will learn skills and techniques used in playing racquetball.  Class meets for a minimum of 3 hours per week during the semester.

KINE 2103:    Introduction to Spinning

Cr. 1. (1-0-3).  
This course will encourage students to cultivate a healthy attitude towards exercise and the importance of an active physical lifestyle through participating in a spinning class.  Class meets for a minimum of 3 hours per week during the semester.

KINE 2104:    Weight Training

Cr. 1. (1-0-3).  
Students will learn effective and proper weight training techniques.  Class meets for a minimum of 3 hours per week during the semester.

KINE 2105:    Zumba

Cr. 1. (1-0-3).  
Students will engage in Zumba dance.  Class meets for a minimum of 3 hours per week during the semester.

 KINE 2310:    Contemporary Wellness

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  
An analysis of the multi-dimensional nature of health and well-being, including the role of individual behavior and lifestyle play in reducing death and disability through risk factor attenuation and accident avoidance.  This course includes methods of enhancing well-being and optimal quality of life through scientifically-based health habits in the individual, classroom, workplace and community.

KINE 2311:    Motor Learning and Development

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  
An examination of the acquisition and performance of motor skills throughout the lifespan.  The practical application of motor skill development for physical education, sport, and fitness is emphasized.

KINE 3302:    Independent Study

Cr. 3. per semester or more than 3 by concurrent enrollment.  Prerequisite(s): Approval of school dean

KINE 3310:    Adapted Physical Education

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  
An overview of the knowledge and subject matter commonly included in adapted physical education, provides an opportunity to develop competency for teaching physical education to persons with disabilities and/or special needs.  Fieldwork may be required for this course.

KINE 3311:    Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  
An analysis of physical conditioning, sport skill performance, and injury prevention using the principles of mechanical physics.

KINE 3312:    Physiology of Exercise

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  
An examination of the physiological and biochemical responses of the human body to the stress of physical exertion and the implications for fitness conditioning and sport performance.

KINE 3313:    Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): KINE 3311, 3312, 4311.
This course teaches students appropriate lifting techniques, dietary restrictions for athletes, writing conditioning programs, proper sprinting techniques.  Prepares students to pass NSCA Strength and Conditioning exam.

KINE 3314:    Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Concepts of anatomy, mechanism of injury, and administration of athletic training.  Students are able to demonstrate basic mastery of athletic injuries of all body parts.

KINE 3315:    Facilities Management and Intramural Sports

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Emphasis on supervising athletic facilities and different aspects of organizing, promoting, scheduling, officiating, leagues and tournaments, risk management and evaluation of intramural sports related activities.

KINE 3316:    Foundations of Exercise and Sports Psychology

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course examines psychological theories and research related to sport and exercise behavior that could improve or hinder athletic performance.

KINE 3317:    Sports Nutrition

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Scientific basis for sports nutrition emphasizing basic nutritional concepts used for fuel and post recovery to enhance human performance.

KINE 3402:    Independent Study

Cr. 4. per semester or more than 4 by concurrent enrollment.  Prerequisite(s): Approval of school dean

KINE 4303:    Kinesiology Student Teaching

Cr. 3. 
Teaching Physical Education in accredited schools.  Students are required to attend professional seminar. 

KINE 4304:    Kinesiology Student Teaching

Cr. 3.
Teaching Physical Education in accredited schools.  Students are required to attend professional seminar. 

KINE 4310:    Coaching Theory and Application

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
An examination of effective principles and practices in coaching and administration.  Fieldwork may be required for this course.

KINE 4311:    Testing and Prescription of Exercise

Cr. 3. (3-3-0)
Principles and techniques of testing and interpreting fitness, wellness, and sport performance using sound measurement principles, basic statistical analysis, and common research methods.

KINE 4312:    Teaching Early Childhood and Elementary Physical Education

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Examination of current trends, issues, and pedagogical methods of teaching and facilitating learning of physical education in the pre-kindergarten and elementary school curriculum.  Programming, problem-solving, and community outreach activities will be emphasized.  Fieldwork in the public schools may be required for this course.

KINE 4313:    Teaching Middle and High School Physical Education

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Examination of current trends, issues, and pedagogical methods of teaching and facilitating learning of physical education in the middle and high school curriculum.  Programming, problem-solving, and community outreach activities will be emphasized.  Fieldwork in the public schools may be required for this course.