Skip to main content
2010-2011 Catalog Online

Previous | Next


Kinesiology (KIN)

Chairperson: Professor Riebe

116 Teaching Individual Sports Activities (1)

Emphasis on learning rules of play, sport specific skills, and teaching and instructional methods for sport activities and games that are individually based. (Lab. 3) Pre: kinesiology majors only.

117 Teaching Team Sports Activities (1)

Emphasis on learning rules of play, sport s specific skills, and teaching and instructional methods for sport activities and games that are team based. (Lab. 3) Pre: kinesiology majors only.

118 Teaching Lifetime Physical Activities (1)

Emphasis on learning rules of play, sport specific skills, and teaching and instructional methods for physical activities and games that are lifetime fitness based. (Lab. 3) Pre: kinesiology majors only.

120 Weight Training and Physical Conditioning /(1)

Principles of weight training and conditioning with emphasis on constructing individual and group exercise programs. (Studio 3) Open to kinesiology majors only.

121 Principles of Youth Fitness (1)

Principles of exercise as it relates to children and adolescents. Emphasis on teaching principles of aerobic exercise, flexibility, and resistance training. (Lec. Lab. 2) Open to kinesiology majors only.

122 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)

Structure and function of organ systems of the human body with emphasis on applications to human health. (Lec. 3, Rec. 1) Not for major credit for B.S. in Biological Sciences.

123 Foundations of Health (3)

Development of attitudes and practices that lead to more healthful living. Personal and community health problems studied. (Lec. 3) (S) [D]

222 Basic Movements and Gymnastics (1)

Techniques and acquisition of basic skills. Includes theory and analysis of basic through advanced skills of apparatus and tumbling with special emphasis on teaching and safety procedures. (Studio 3) Open to kinesiology majors only. Final offering 2011-12.

243 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)

Conditioning, use of physiotherapy equipment, massaging, taping and bandaging technique. Latest American Red Cross procedures with the opportunity to receive standard certification. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Open to kinesiology majors only or with permission of instructor.

270 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education and Health (3)

Foundations of teaching physical education and health. Application of current theories of effective practices of teaching physical education and health in the elementary and secondary schools. (Lec. 3)

272 Basic First Aid and CPR Instructor (1)

Instruction and practice in performance and teaching the basic level of injury prevention and first aid and CPR procedures. Students successfully meeting requirements will receive First Aid and CPR Instructor certifications. (Lec. Lab. 2) Open to kinesiology majors only.

275 Introduction to Exercise Science (3)

Principles of exercise, components of health-related fitness, weight control, and stress management. Basic exercise prescription for cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, and endurance and flexibility. (Lec. 3/Online)

278 Physical Activity, Cultural Diversity, and Society (3)

Introduction to the multiple ways in which issues of cultural diversity shape physical activity in American society. (Lec. 3) Pre: open to kinesiology majors only or with permission of instructor.

304 Methods of Teaching Physical Education in Elementary Schools (3)

Instruction in contemporary techniques used in a program of physical education for elementary school children. Types of activities found in basic programs and in planned progressions for various age groups. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: concurrent enrollment in 305, admission to the teacher education program by the start of semester.

305 Supervised Experience—Physical Education in the Elementary School (1)

Students participate in supervised experience laboratory for methods learned in 304. (Practicum) Pre: concurrent enrollment in 304, admission to the teacher education program by the start of semester.

307 Methods of School Health Instruction (3)

Designed to teach methods, techniques, learning styles, and skills necessary to recognize the developmental, physical, social, and emotional growth of elementary and secondary level students. (Lec. 3) Pre: admission into the PHETE program.

309 Supervised Experience in Health Education (1)

Students participate in supervised experience laboratory for methods learned in 307: Methods of School Health Instruction; (Practicum) Pre: concurrent enrollment in 307 and admission in the PHETE program.

310 Principles of Human Motor Development (3)

Overview of the principles of motor development for the physical education teacher. Examines human motor development across the life span with emphasis on assessment and program development. Includes basic principles of motor learning. (Lec. 3) Pre: admission to the teacher education program and PSY 232 or HDF 200; or permission of chairperson.

314 Methods of Teaching Physical Education in Secondary Schools (3)

Instruction in contemporary techniques used in a program of physical education for secondary school children. Types of activities found in basic programs and in planned progressions for various age groups. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: 304, 305, concurrent enrollment in 315, admission to the teacher education program.

315 Supervised Experience—Physical Education in the Secondary School (1)

Students participate in supervised experience laboratory for methods learned in 314. (Practicum) Pre: 304, 305, concurrent enrollment in 314, admission to the teacher education program.

322 Outdoor Leisure Pursuits (1)

Principal philosophical foundations of adventure theory and wilderness leadership are examined while the student learns to teach outdoor leisure activities. Concepts of judgment, decision making, leadership, and environmentally sensitive practices are introduced. (Lec. 1) Pre: kinesiology majors only.

324 Rhythms and Dance (1)

Instruction in the fundamental skills of folk, square, ballroom, and social dances, emphasizing personal skill acquisition and the skills necessary for teaching dances in the public/private school physical education environment. (Lab. 3) Pre: kinesiology majors only.

325 Exercise Testing and Prescription (3)

Theory and application of physical fitness assessments with focus on appropriate test selection and performance. Emphasis on practical skills of test administration. Preparation for ACSM-HFI certification. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: 275.

334 (or BIO 334) Physiology of Exercise (3)

Applied human physiology, with applications to work, health, physical education, and athletic sports. Particular attention to adjustments of the circulatory and respiratory systems during physical activity. Application of latest technology in the field of fitness and health. (Lec. 3) Pre: BIO 201 or 242, junior or senior standing; or permission of instructor.

335 (or BIO 335) Physiology of Exercise Laboratory (1)

Student participation in laboratory sessions designed to understand the physiology of exercise relating to body composition, EKG, pulmonary, and metabolic functions. (Lab. 3) Pre: 201 or 242.

341 Techniques of Officiating I (3)

Presentation of current methods and techniques of officiating selected fall team sports. Provides necessary training and practical experience for students. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2)

368 Assessment in Physical Education and Health (3)

Focuses on the method and materials for measurement and evaluation in PE. Provides a basic introduction to data analyses and statistical inference. (Lec. 3) Pre: basic mathematics background.

369 Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology /(3)

Students learn statistical basis for descriptive analyses and hypothesis testing in kinesiology. Students also learn to select, administer, and create reliable and valid tests in exercise, sport, fitness, health, and physical education. (Lec. 3) Pre: completion of math general education requirement; completion of at least 30 credit hours. Open to kinesiology majors only.

370 Kinesiology (3)

The study of human movement based on anatomical, physiological, and mechanical principles. Emphasis on application of these principles to fundamental movement and physical education activity. (Lec. 3) Pre: BIO 121 and 242. For majors only.

382 Psycho-Social Aspects of Physical Education and Sport (3)

The scientific study of the behavior of individuals and groups within sport and physical activity. (Lec. 3) Pre: PSY 113, or permission of instructor.

391 Directed Study (1-3)

Development of an approved project supervised by a member of the department faculty. (Independent Study) Pre: junior standing and permission of chairperson and instructor.

401 Current Issues in Health Education (3)

Designed to develop student awareness of contemporary issues that are of concern to school health and other health educators. Extensive review of contemporary literature and film and critical analysis of selected issues and their effect on health education at the local, national, and global level. (Lec. 3) Pre: acceptance into the PHETE program.

410 Adapted Physical Education (3)

Planning and evaluation of physical education programs for individuals with special needs. Includes issues regarding disability laws and various mental, psychological, and physical conditions. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 304 or 314 or permission of instructor.

411 Assessment of Special Populations (3)

Assessment and programming of fitness, motor, and functional skill behaviors for individuals with special needs. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: 410, 369 or permission of chairperson.

414 Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning (3)

Scientific and practical basis for developing, designing, evaluating, and implementing resistance training programs. Emphasis on the physiological basis of program design. Prepares students for National Strength and Conditioning Association certification. Pre: BIO 242, KIN 334, and KIN 370.

420 Fitness Programs for Individuals with Chronic Diseases (3)

Theory and application of physical fitness programs and testing of individuals with cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and metabolic diseases. (Lec. 3) Pre: 325, 334, and 335. Not for graduate credit.

425 Fitness and Wellness Program Development /(3)

Development and administration of fitness and wellness programs. Includes program leadership and managerial skills for corporate, commercial, community, and clinical settings. (Lec. 3) Pre: 275.

430 Adapted Aquatics (3)

Planning, administering, and teaching adapted aquatics. Application of kinesiological concepts, characteristics, and methods of teaching aquatics to people with disabilities. (Lec. 2, Lab. 2) Pre: 410, intermediate level swimming ability, admission to the teacher education program or permission of instructor.

475 Gender Issues in Sport and Physical Culture (3)

Use of critical social theories to examine the complexities of how gender manifests within, and unavoidably structures, every person’s experience in sport and physical culture. (Lec. 3) Pre: SOC 100 or WMS 150 or JOR 110 or KIN 278 or permission of instructor.

478 Sport, Cultural Politics, and Media (3)

Critical examination of social issues and cultural politics mediated through print, film, television, Internet and video games related to sports, fitness, and physical activity. (Lec. 3) Pre: SOC 100 or WMS 150 or JOR 110 or KIN 278 or permission of instructor.

484 Supervised Field Work (12)

Supervised field work in health, physical education, or recreation in community and/or commercial agencies. (Practicum) Pre: 369, 370, and 420. Not for teacher certification or graduate credit.

486 Field Experience Seminar (3)

Seminar for students completing fieldwork in health, physical education, or recreation. Topics include identification of problems, resource materials, and discussions of future career concerns. (Seminar) Pre: concurrent enrollment in 484. Not for graduate credit in physical education.

Note: Student teaching includes practicum in both elementary and secondary schools under the supervision of the department. See EDC 485, 486, 487, 488, and 489.

501 Seminar in Kinesiology (1)

This course provides a forum for students, faculty, and staff from the Department of kinesiology to present and discuss research and current issues related to the field of kinesiology. (Seminar) Pre: graduate standing or permission of chairperson. Must be taken twice prior to graduation.

508 Physical Activity Promotion: Theory and Practice (3)

This course examines theory and methods to facilitate individual and group behavior change, focused on promoting physical activity. Concepts in behavioral sciences affecting health behavior, motivation, and decision making are explored. (Lec. 3)

510 Current Issues in Physical Education, Health, and Recreation (3)

Designed to develop student awareness of contemporary situations that are of concern to the above professions. Extensive review of contemporary literature. Critical analysis of selected issues, their components and effects. (Lec. 3) Pre: permission of instructor.

515 Physiology of Physical Activity and Health (3)

The physiological basis of human movement, including contemporary topics such as the relationship between physical activity and health, obesity, exercise and aging, and youth fitness. (Lec. 3)

520 Curriculum Construction in Physical Education (3)

Analysis of criteria and procedures for curriculum construction in physical education. Standards for the evaluation and revision of elementary and secondary school physical education courses. (Lec. 3) Pre: permission of instructor.

524 Obesity: Causes, Consequences, and Care (3)

Overview of the obesity epidemic and implications for morbidity and mortality. Consideration of energy balance issues and metabolism. Emphasis on the role of physical activity in preventing and treating obesity. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

530 Research Methods and Design in Physical Education and Exercise Science (3)

An introduction to the basic aspects of research, including problem selection, literature review, instrumentation, methodology, and the writing of research reports and articles. (Lec. 3) Pre: competence in basic statistics and permission of instructor.

531 Advanced Experimental Techniques in Exercise Science (3)

Instruction in using the computer for research purposes with an emphasis on data analysis (i.e., statistical techniques). (Lec. 3) Pre: 530 or permission of instructor.

545 Advanced Motor Development (3)

Advanced study of the continuous process of motor development across the life span. Planning and directing movement experiences, factors mediating growth and development, and individual and gender differences are investigated. (Lec. 3)

555 Women in Sport: Issues and Controversies (3)

Critical analysis of women's sports using contemporary feminist perspectives. Emphasis on psychosocial and political-economic constructs that regulate women's emergence into sport. (Lec. 3)

559 Principles of Exercise Testing and Interpretation (3)

Theory and practical application of the graded exercise test including oxygen consumption measurements. Special emphasis on writing a safe exercise prescription based on the interpretation of the exercise test data. (Lec. 3) Pre: BIO 343 or permission of instructor.

560 Seminar in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (3)

Selected topics within the three areas, depending on availability of specialized instruction including visiting professorship. (Seminar) Pre: permission of instructor.

562 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)

Advanced study of the physiological factors limiting physical performance and work capacity with emphasis on the effects of physical conditioning on health and fitness. (Lec. 3) Pre: BIO 343 or permission of instructor.

563 Epidemiology of Physical Activity (3)

Presentation of exercise epidemiology and the effects of exercise on health. Current findings regarding the association between physical activity and chronic diseases and their risk factors. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

564 Physiology of Aging (3)

Library searches, reports, and discussion of topics of current research on the physiology of aging. Subject matter adapted to meet interests of students. (Lec. 3) Pre: BIO 242 or permission of instructor.

565 Cardiovascular Disease: Prevention and Rehabilitation (3)

Focus on cardiac rehabilitation, underlying pathology and pathophysiology, diagnostic and prognostic testing, and principles of rehabilitation. Special emphasis on electrocardiographic analysis and exercise intervention. (Lec. 3) Pre: BIO 343 or permission of instructor.

578 Cultural Studies of Sport and Physical Activity

Survey course focusing on the social, cultural, political, and economic conditions that produce and influence sport and physical activity. Emphasis on critical analyses of the social and political dimensions of physical activity, fitness, sport, health and wellness. (Lec. 3) Pre: 278, graduate level standing, or permission of instructor.

580 Inclusive Practices in Adapted Physical Education (3)

Strategies for inclusion of children and youth with disabilities into general physical education, including legal, moral, and ethical considerations and responsibilities; theories of inclusive practices; and application based on individual needs. (Lec. 3)

581 (or PSY 581) Psychological Aspects of a Healthy Lifestyle (3)

Considers the psychological processes and behaviors related to exercise participation and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle. Analysis of models and theories used in exercise psychology, associated research, and the implications for practitioners. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing, PSY 113 and 232, or permission of instructor.

582 Applied Sport Psychology (3)

Focus on performance enhancement techniques (i.e., imagery, goal-setting, etc.) designed to improve individual and team performance. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing, PSY 113 and 232, or permission of instructor.

585 Disability Sports (3)

Sports and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities; federal legislation effecting participation opportunities; spectrum of participation in community recreation to elite athletic opportunities within various disability sports organizations and events. (Lec. 3)

591 Special Problems (3)

Written paper reporting an in-depth investigation of a pertinent problem in the field, including a review of relevant literature, and analysis and solution of the problem based on scientific methodology, with recommendations for improved practices. (Independent Study) Limited to and required of all graduate students in physical education who elect the nonthesis option.

592 Internship in Physical Education and Exercise Science (3)

Directed field experience under the supervision of a faculty member and a professional member of the cooperating institution. Application of knowledge, synthesis of practical experiences. Paper required. (Practicum) Pre: a minimum of 12 graduate credits in physical education and permission of major professor and chairperson.

595 Independent Study (3)

Development of an approved project supervised by a member of the graduate faculty. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of chairperson and instructor. May not be substituted for 591 or 599.

599 Master’s Thesis Research

Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U credit.


Top | Previous | Next

e-Campus

You can also view the Course Schedule in e-Campus, where courses can be searched by semester, meeting time, or instructor.