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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 2210:  Sport Management
Cr. 2. (3-3-0). 
This course will introduce students to the operating principles for programs in intercollegiate athletics, professional sports, recreational sports, and community sport associations.

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 2312:  Kinetic Anatomy
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). 
This course is analysis of the skeletal, muscular, and neurological structure and function aspects of human movement with emphasis on sport and fitness activities.

KINE 2313:  Sport Management
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). 
This course will introduce students to the operating principles for programs in intercollegiate athletics, professional sports, recreational sports, and community sport associations.

KINE 2314:  Communication in Sport
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). 
This course is an investigation of public relations and communication practices in sport including reputation management, media relations, crisis communications, community relations, and fostering relationships with key publics.

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).  Prerequisite(s): KINE 1301, KINE 2311
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).  Prerequisite(s): KINE 2310.
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, KINE 3312
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). Prerequisite(s): KINIE 3311, KINE 3312.
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:    Facility Management and Design
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.  (Formerly: “Facilities Management and Intramural Sports”)

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:    Nutrition in Sports and Exercise
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  KINE 3312
Scientific basis for sports nutrition emphasizing basic nutritional concepts used for fuel and post recovery to enhance human performance.  (Formerly:  “Sports Nutrition”)

KINE 3318:    Sports Conditioning and Program Design
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  KINE 3313
This course covers the theory and practice of sport training methodologies for enhancing the athlete’s physiological capacity to reach a high level of performance.

KINE 3319:    Financing Sports Organizations
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). 
This course will examine traditional and innovative methods of revenue acquisition available to sport organizations and current financial challenges.  (Formerly:  “Finance and Sports Organizations”)

KINE 3320:    Marketing and Promotion in Sports
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). 
This course provides students with an understanding of the marketing issues within the sport industry within the private and public sectors.

KINE 3321:    Legal Issues in Sport and Exercise
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). 
This course provides knowledge of the judicial system and current legal issues in sport including risk management, eligibility, discrimination, drug testing, and Title IX.

KINE 3322:    Sociology of Sport and Exercise
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). 
This course explores the way sports are entangled in social, cultural, political, and economically from social psychological levels to the global level.

KINE 3323:    Applied Exercise Physiology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  KINE 3312
This course will provide information related to the physiological responses of the human organism to exercise and exercise training.

KINE 3324:    Economics in Sport
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). 
Examination of economic concepts and applications within the sport industry including industrial organization, finance, labor relations, non-profit entities, and economic theory applied to sport.

KINE 3325:    Governance in Sport
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). 
An investigation of the various agencies governing sport.  Includes an examination of the agencies, their authority, organizational structure, and their function.

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). Prerequisite(s):  KINE 2311, KINE 3312.
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)  Prerequisite(s):  KINE 3311, KINE 3312.
Principles and techniques of testing and interpreting fitness, wellness, and sport performance using sound measurement principles, basic statistical analysis, and common research methods.  Formerly “Measurement and Evaluation”.

KINE 4312:  Teaching Early Childhood and Elementary Physical Education
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  KINE 2311, KINE 3312.
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).  Prerequisite(s):  KINE 2311, KINE 3312.
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.

KINE 4314:  Laboratory Techniques in Kinesiology
Cr. 3. (3-2-1). Prerequisite(s):  KINE 3311, KINE 3312
This course gives students the opportunity to promote their mastery of anatomical structure and function for human movement, fitness and exercise.

KINE 4315:  Therapeutic Principles of Exercise
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  KINE 3312
This course will provide the student with knowledge of current theory and application of therapeutic modalities used in the treatment of athletic injuries.

KINE 4316:  Research Methods in Kinesiology
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Junior or senior year standing only.
This course will prepare students for research testing through exposure to experimental research methods, intermediate statistical procedures commonly found in exercise science research.

KINE 4317:  Resistive Exercise Theory and Practice
Cr. 3. (3-2-1).  Prerequisite(s):  KINE 3313, KINE 3318
This course provides students with hands on experience in the correct teaching progression in Olympic lifting, resistance exercise, dynamic flexibility, plyometrics, speed and agility training.

KINE 4318:  Ethics in Sport
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course is a study of the developmental, practice, and application of moral values as applied to sport and business.

KINE 4319:  Leadership Principles in Sport
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course is an examination of the theory and practice of leadership principles in sport management.