Description of Courses
KIN Kinesiology (Charter School of Education and
256. History and Principles of Health, Physical Education and Athletics - 3-0-3
History background, general scope, principles, interpretations and
objectives of health, physical education and recreation relationship to
education as a whole.
258. Coaching Theory and Practice I - 1-2-3
Develop an awareness of and experience in four sports offered in
private and public schools. Each HPE major or student completing the
course will be expected to develop a coaching portfolio.
259. HPE Coaching Theory and Practice II - 1-2-3
Emphasis will be to develop an awareness of and experience in four
sports not covered in HPE 258. Student will be expected to develop a
260. Athletic Coaching Theories and Principles - 3-0-3
Coaching philosophies, theories and principles: athletic-team
planning, problems, safety, liability and promotions. Coaching
275. Water Safety Instructor - 3-1-3
Skill development and techniques for aquatic-instruction program and
aquatic-facility management, with focus on leadership development and
program management in an aquatic environment. Successful completion of
standards results in American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
certification. Fee. PR: basic swimming competency as assessed by
301. Techniques of Teaching Team and Individual Sports - 1-2-3
Organization and teaching of motor skills in a variety of sports. Practicum.
305. Curriculum and Methods in Physical Education - 3-2-4
Appropriate organizational structures for P-12 physical education
programs. Sources and structures of curriculum, varying patterns of
planning and implementation. The use of a variety of instructional
methods and multiple assessment strategies for regular and diverse
populations including Limited English Proficiency students. Field
experience required. PR: EDU 102 and 206, KIN 330. Admittance to teacher
306. Survey of Dance - 3-0-3
This course is designed to acquaint students with dance skills as
they relate to ballroom dance, creative dance and folk and
country-western dance. Partnering skills, cooperative group work and
teaching techniques will be emphasized. Practicum required.
308. Children's Creative Dance - 3-0-3
Study of the principles and techniques of teaching creative dance to
children, focusing on the many elements of dance as a process as well
as a performance experience. Follows National Standards for dance, while
presenting students with methods of integrating movement and dance into
the academic curriculum. Practicum required.
309. Adapted Physical Education - 3-0-3
Teaching the mentally retarded and physically handicapped child. Field practicum required.
310. Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education for P-6 - 3-0-3
Develop knowledge of developmentally appropriate physical-education
activities for preschool to upper-elementary-level children. Gain
understanding of assessment of fundamental and sport-related skills for
diverse populations including Limited English Proficiency students. PR:
EDU 102 and 206, KIN 330, Admittance to teacher-education program.
311. Biomechanics - 3-2-4
Fundamentals of biomechanics and kinematics to human movement.
In-depth exploration of the integration of biomechanical principles and
skeletal anatomy as it pertains to performance improvement and injury
prevention. Fee. PR: BIO 206, 207.
312WI. Health for the Teacher - 3-0-3
Issues and facts of health problems facing school populations;
insight into health topics relating directly to career clients of
educators in health and physical education in the schools and society.
313. Community Health - 3-0-3
Community-related health issues and concepts for prospective health,
physical-education and wellness personnel. Facts and topics relating to
the healthful lifestyles sought by concerned citizens in modern
314. Adventure Sports - 1-2-3
Survey of outdoor activities including backpacking, rappelling, rock
climbing, cycling, paddling and more. Practical experiences requiring
out-of-class time. Fee.
323. Experiential-Education Leadership Development - 2-2-3
(See PSY 323.)
Learning theory, group dynamics, team-building and leadership
techniques for experiential-education challenge-course adventure
activities, initiatives and games. Exploration of the use of
experiential-education activities in organizations, therapeutic settings
and the classroom. Fee. PR: PSY 101.
330. Motor-Learning Behavior - 3-0-3
Examines the motor-learning factors and principles of motor
development that influence the acquisition of motor skills and how these
factors interact in the developmental process. Principles and concepts
will be applied in class and field activities.
380. Nutrition - 3-0-3
The study of contemporary nutrition is a critical topic for students in
Exercise Science and related fields. The course will include
essential science foundation needed to comprehend topics in nutrition.
The basic nutrition, digestion and how the body functions using
nutrients from food, nutrition for all ages, diets, food allergies and
intolerants, and use of scientific studies to support new discoveries
404. Sports Administration - 3-0-3
Problems of the supervisor and administrator in the modern program
of physical education and athletics; suggested methods of solving
problems such as budgets and facilities.
411WI. Exercise Physiology - 3-2-4
Survey course in exercise physiology; overview of the acute and
chronic responses to exercise, with particular attention to
understanding muscle bioenergetics and metabolism as well as
cardiopulmonary responses to exercise. Fee. PR: BIO 206, 207.
413. Exercise Assessment & Prescription- 2-2-3
A comprehensive evaluation of the knowledge and skills necessary to
administer health-related fitness assessments. Focuses on laboratory
procedures, testing protocols and how to develop and implement an
appropriate exercise prescription for adults. Required for the major.
PR: KIN 411.
415. Olympic Sport - 3-0-3
Analysis and study of the Olympic movement to develop appreciation for the games.
430. Sports in Contemporary Society - 3-0-3
Examines the role of sport within the social and cultural context of
contemporary society. Students will explore the relationships of sport
to societal spheres such as education, gender, media, politics,
race/ethnicity, religion and violence.
450. Expedition Leadership- 2-2-3
A theoretical and experiential examination of the use of the
expeditions for enhancing recreation, education, personal and
professional development. Technical competency, planning and
implementation, facilitation strategies, risk management procedures,
equipment management, personnel administration and program design are
addressed. Fee required. Off-site expedition “intensive” experience
required. Prerequisites: KIN 314 – Adventure Sports
496. Academic Internship - 3-9 hours variable
Problem-oriented experiences on specific academic projects relating
to the individual student's program of study, planned in consultation
with the student's advisor.
498. Directed Study - 1 to 3 hours
Opportunity for students to work with problems (under direction of
staff members) in areas of special interest not otherwise available in
the departmental curriculum. No major may take more than five hours of
KIN 498. PR: last-semester junior or senior majors and approval of