Exercise Science

Program Description

Students enrolled in this major should have a strong interest in the sciences as this program applies science to human function. The student will begin studies with science courses such as physics, general chemistry and human anatomy and physiology. Continued studies will include courses such as exercise physiology, anatomical kinesiology, biomechanics, physical activity and aging, human nutrition and sports nutrition, among other subject areas. This major is designed to prepare students for graduate programs such as athletic training, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies. Exercise Science students frequently continue their study for graduate or professional degrees at universities widely recognized as top programs in athletic training, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physical education, physician assistant studies and public health.

Contact Information

Department of Kinesiology
Maverick Center 237B
970.248.1635

KINA 101 Beginning Swimming1 Credit

Introduction to the basic swimming strokes and knowledge needed to prevent aquatic emergencies. Prepare students to acquire proper competitive swimming skills.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 102 Intermediate Swimming1 Credit

Continued development of swimming and water safety skills. Enhance swimming fitness and overall conditioning.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 103 Springboard Diving1 Credit

Instruction of the basic techniques and mechanics of springboard diving. Develop proper competitive diving skills.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 104 Water Polo1 Credit

Introduction to the basic skills and rules of water polo. Progression of skills leading into full scrimmages.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 105 Water Aerobics1 Credit

Conditioning program in the pool that emphasizes muscle tone, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 106 Beginning Scuba1 Credit

Introduction to snorkeling techniques, scuba gear preparation, equipment maintenance, and 20 basic scuba skills. Designed to prepare students for a certification by helping them become safe, comfortable, and confident divers.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Fees: Yes.

KINA 107 Advanced Scuba1 Credit

Advanced scuba skills and dives to expand safety, confidence, and enjoyment of scuba diving. Designed for certified scuba divers.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Fees: Yes.

KINA 108 Canoeing1 Credit

Introduction to the basic skills and safety of canoeing. Students will learn how to use the equipment involved, as well as how to scout the river.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Summer.

KINA 108A Stand Up Paddle Boarding1 Credit

Foundational skills required to develop and refine effective Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) navigation in moving flatwater and lake settings. Focuses on the knowledge of SUP equipment, proper safety precautions, SUP movement, basic hydrology, flatwater self-rescue skills, and overall water and SUP safety.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 109 Kayaking1 Credit

Introduction to basic kayak and water reading skills. Students will learn kayaking safety, hazard evaluation, terminology, whitewater river reading skills, and paddling strokes.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

KINA 110 River Rafting1 Credit

Introduction to whitewater rafting skills and knowledge. Students will learn about river trip planning, safety procedures, equipment, logistics, and minimizing environmental impact.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Summer.

KINA 111 Rock Climbing1 Credit

Introduction to the sport of rock climbing. Students will learn how to use equipment, tie knots, belay, communicate, basic climbing movements, and proper progression.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 111A Rock Climbing II1 Credit

Foundational technical skills required to move into outdoor climbing locations. Focus on teaching an in depth and standardized understanding of the skills essential to progressing into both sport and traditional lead climbing, anchor building, and overall climbing site safety.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 112 Hiking1 Credit

Introduction to hiking. Students will learn how to read a map, be safe while hiking, and properly prepare for a hike.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 115 Beginning Golf1 Credit

Introduction to the fundamentals, rules, and regulations of golf. Students will learn skills such as putting, chipping, and driving the ball, as well as proper golf etiquette.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 115A Disc Golf and Ultimate Frisbee1 Credit

Introduction to the fundamental knowledge and skills of disc golf and ultimate frisbee. Students will learn the fundamental skills of throwing and catching, as well as the rules and strategies of the game.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 116 Intermediate Golf1 Credit

Development of the student’s golf skills. Designed to refine the skills and strategies to ensure students can compete at an intermediate level.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 117 Badminton1 Credit

Introduction to the fundamental knowledge and skills of badminton. Students will enhance their skills related to the various serves and shots including drop, lob, clear, and smash shots. Instruction will include an emphasis on the fundamental strategies and rules used in both singles and doubles play.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 118 Karate1 Credit

Introduction to the history, culture, and practice of Okinawan Karate. Students will learn the basic terminology, warm-up procedure, and moving drills associated with the art of Karate.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 119 Archery1 Credit

Introduction to the basic skills of archery. Students will learn about the safety, rules, equipment, and regulations associated with archery.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 120 Backpacking1 Credit

Introduction to the basics of backpacking. Foundational technical skills required to successfully and safely perform an overnight backpacking trip in a wilderness setting. Focuses on technical specifications and proper use of equipment, how to properly load and carry a backpack, campsite selection, camp cooking, water treatment and Leave No Trace etiquette.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 121 Beginning Tennis1 Credit

Introduction to the basic skills of tennis. Topics include forehand, backhand, serve, and volley. Students will learn strategies, history, rules, and etiquette of tennis.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 121A Pickleball1 Credit

Introduction to the fundamental knowledge and skills of pickleball. Students will enhance their skills related to the various serves and shots including drop, lob, clear, and smash shots. Instruction will also emphasize the fundamental strategies and rules used in both singles and doubles play.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 122 Intermediate Tennis1 Credit

Development and refinement of the fundamentals of tennis. Students will learn advanced strokes and strategies that can be used to compete at an intermediate level.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 123A Racquet Sports1 Credit

Combination of racquetball, pickleball, and badminton. Introduction to rules, shots and strategies for each game.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 126 Fitness Walking1 Credit

Individualized approach to fitness walking. Students will gain knowledge about fitness principles and practices, as well as improve one’s individual fitness levels.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

KINA 127 Physical Conditioning1 Credit

Introduction to basic skills in physical conditioning and new fitness concepts. Students will gain knowledge on developing and executing an exercise program that combines strength training and cardiovascular endurance training.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Fees: Yes.

KINA 128 Intermediate Weight Training1 Credit

Proper guidelines, principles, and techniques of weight lifting. Development of muscular strength, endurance, and power at an advanced level. Introduces Olympic lifting techniques. Continues development of individual weight training programs and advanced evaluation techniques.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 129 Weight Training1 Credit

Introduction to weight training principles and application with an individualized approach. Students will learn to design and implement a weight training program tailored to their own fitness goals.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 131A Aerobics1 Credit

Aerobics to strengthen the cardiovascular system using low- or high-impact movements. Topics include workouts on the floor, bench, stability ball, and circuits.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 133 Downhill Skiing1 Credit

Introduction to the knowledge, techniques, equipment, and safety necessary for participating in downhill skiing. Students will learn about the safety, practice, and etiquette associated with the snow sport.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

Fees: Yes.

KINA 134 Snowboarding1 Credit

Introduction to the knowledge, techniques, equipment, and safety necessary for participating in snowboarding. Students will learn about the safety, practice, and etiquette associated with the snow sport.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

Fees: Yes.

KINA 135A Backcountry Winter Travel1 Credit

Foundational and technical skills required to travel in the backcountry in winter conditions. Will utilize a variety of travel methods including skis, split boards, snowshoes, and cross country skis. Focus is on proper gear use, travel in extreme cold conditions, proper terrain choices, and winter safety and survival techniques.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 137 Fencing1 Credit

Introduction to the basic skills and rules involved in fencing. Students will develop strategies for both attacking and defending using all three weapons (foil, saber, epee) of fencing.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 137A Intermediate Fencing1 Credit

Development of basic fencing skills and strategies. Footwork and handwork skills will be developed to ensure students can compete at an intermediate level.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 138 Step Aerobics1 Credit

Basic aerobic step patterns with the freedom of creativity. Students will learn choreographic terminology, as well as improve their cardiovascular fitness through aerobic step training.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 140 Snowshoeing1 Credit

Introduction to snowshoeing. Topics include on- and off-trail techniques for various terrains, recognition and treatment of cold injuries, risk management, and trip planning.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

KINA 142 Self-Defense1 Credit

Fundamental applications of Jujitsu, boxing, karate, wrestling, and Kung Fu. Students will learn the proper maneuvers for a variety of potential real-life combative situations.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 143 Orienteering1 Credit

Introduction to the science of orienteering. Emphasis on acquiring a respect for the environment by route finding in a “low-impact” manner and gaining the knowledge to comfortably navigate from a map.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 144 Pilates1 Credit

Introduction to the practice of Pilates. Students will learn low-impact mat exercises designed to develop whole body awareness and control for various fitness levels. Focus is on increasing core strength and stabilization, muscle balance, tone, coordination, and flexibility.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 146 Indoor Cycling1 Credit

Basic concepts associated with indoor cycling. Emphasis on building cardiorespiratory endurance through structured, individually-paced indoor cycling workouts.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 151 Adaptive Physical Activity1 Credit

Adaptive physical activity for students with a variety of disabilities, including both temporary and permanent injuries. Focus is on an individualized program that could include training and activity in muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, motor skills, swim skills, and/or cardiovascular endurance.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 152 Softball1 Credit

Introduction to the fundamental skills of softball. Topics include the rules and regulations of the game and how to play each position on the field.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 156 Soccer1 Credit

Introduction to the basic skills and techniques of soccer. Topics include rules, strategies, and the etiquette involved in a game situation.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 157 Adaptive Physical Activity II1 Credit

Activity course for students with temporary and permanent disabilities. This course continues with the development of individualized training and activities that improve one’s muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, motor skills, swimming skills, and/or cardiovascular endurance.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 160A Nordic Skiing1 Credit

Introduction to Nordic skiing techniques for groomed tracks and ungroomed snow conditions. Emphasizes speed control, efficient body movement, and safety. Covers basic winter survival techniques, proper clothing, and trail etiquette.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 161 Two-Person Outdoor Volleyball1 Credit

Exploration of the game of sand volleyball as a lifetime activity. Students build on their basic understanding of volleyball skills and game strategies.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 162 Volleyball1 Credit

Introduction course of the fundamentals of volleyball including passing, serving, setting, and spiking. Students will learn rules and court strategies involved in the game and be able to demonstrate their skills in game-play.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 163 Intermediate Volleyball1 Credit

Enhancement of basic skills of volleyball learned as a beginner volleyball player. Advanced techniques taught such as, blocking, setting, and hitting. Different strategies of offense and serving will be emphasized.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 164 Beginning Basketball1 Credit

Introduction to the fundamental skills of basketball. Acquaints the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the game of basketball while acquiring the necessary physical fitness to play the sport.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 165 Intermediate Basketball1 Credit

Development of basketball skills and knowledge at an intermediate level. This course covers the implementation of set plays and skills through drills and game play.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 166 Flag Football1 Credit

Introduction to the fundamental skills, rules, and strategies of flag football. Students will learn the safety and etiquette of the game.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 166A Touch Rugby1 Credit

Introduction to the basic skills of touch rugby. This course emphasizes ball handling and attacking strategies. Students will learn the rules and the history of the game.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 167 Tai Chi1 Credit

Introduction to the ancient Chinese traditional martial art of Tai Chi as an effective way to reduce stress levels, improve health, and increase the ability to focus. Students will develop a relaxed sequence of moves that emphasize proper alignments and release muscular tension, aiding in preventing and recovering from injuries.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 168 Introduction to Yoga1 Credit

Fundamental poses for the practice of yoga, stress reduction techniques, and strength and flexibility development.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 169 Hatha Yoga & Relaxation1 Credit

Participation in the practice of Hatha yoga, including the integration of mind-body, stress reduction techniques, strength and flexibility enhancement.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 169A Flow Yoga1 Credit

Participation in the practice of Vinyasa yoga with an emphasis on synchronizing breath and movement to enhance strength and focus.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 170 Zumba1 Credit

Introduction to Zumba, Latin dance styles, through a variety of choreographed songs. Topics include basic information about aerobic training, how to perform basic Latin steps, and how to design a choreographed Latin-based dance routine.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 171 Adaptive Skiing/Snowboarding1 Credit

Adaptive snowsports for students with all types of disabilities. Students will develop knowledge, techniques, and an understanding of the safety involved in skiing/snowboarding. Specialized equipment will be available and customized depending on abilities.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

Fees: Yes.

KINA 174 Social Dance1 Credit

Introduction to partner dancing in common styles of social dance. Styles for each course will be specific to instructor expertise.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 175 Snorkeling/Free Diving1 Credit

Introduction to snorkeling and free diving. Topics include how to handle the equipment and the physics involved in free diving. Takes basic snorkelers to an advanced level of knowledge, skills, and safety.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 180V Varsity Sport Participation1 Credit

Participation in a varsity sport for credit. Course focuses on countable athletic-related activities, rules associated with sport, and maintenance of physical health.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINA 196 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

KINA 396 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

KINE 100 Health and Wellness1 Credit

The presentation of information concerning the benefits, positive effects, assessment, and implementation of healthy life styles.

KINE 195 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

KINE 200 Foundations of Kinesiology3 Credits

Orientation to the history and philosophy of Kinesiology and the development of various sub-disciplines. Introduction to career pathways.

KINE 203 Human Nutrition3 Credits

Introduction to the science of the effects of food on the body and the body's need for and utilization of essential nutrients.

KINE 205 Introduction to Sport Management3 Credits

Survey and introduction to the field of sport management.

KINE 211 Methods of Lifetime, Individual, and Dual Activities3 Credits

Instructional content (scope and sequence) and teaching methodology related to various individual, dual and lifetime activities appropriate for K-12 physical education.

KINE 213 Applications of Physical Fitness and Exercise Prescription3 Credits

Exercise program design and prescription to meet individual needs, assess existing exercise programs, and evaluation of the effectiveness. Major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition discussed in detail.

Prerequisites: KINE 100.

KINE 214 Methods of Team Activities3 Credits

Instructional content (scope and sequence) and teaching methodology related to various team activities appropriate for K-12 physical education.

KINE 250 Lifeguard Training3 Credits

Knowledge and skills required towards certification in lifeguard training.

KINE 251 Water Safety Instructor Course3 Credits

Instructional content (scope and sequence) and teaching methodology related to various aquatic activities.

KINE 256 Methods of Creative Play, Dance, Gymnastics, and Literacy3 Credits

Instructional content (scope and sequence) and teaching methodology related to creative play, dance, gymnastics and literacy activities.

Prerequisites: KINE 211 or KINE 214.

KINE 260 School Health Education3 Credits

School health issues. Emphasis on development of proper health attitudes and practices, teaching methodology, and application of health knowledge and practice in school and public health situations.

Prerequisites: KINE 100.

KINE 265 Emergency Care3 Credits

Knowledge and skills required to meet the needs of emergency care situations. Course leads to obtaining valid First Aid and CPR/AED for the Health Care Provider cards as well as experience associated with care and prevention of common injuries experienced by the physically active.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINE 296 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

KINE 297 Practicum1-2 Credits

Work-oriented instruction involving the implementation of classroom or laboratory experience under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

Course may be taken 5 times for credit.

KINE 301 Health and Fitness Assessment3 Credits

Health and fitness testing and evaluation for children, athletes, and adults of all ages and abilities. Statistical techniques for exercise testing analyses.

Prerequisites: KINE 213.

KINE 303 Physiology of Exercise3 Credits

The effects of various types of exercise upon human body structure and function. Three one-hour lectures and one two hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: KINE 213 and BIOL 209/BIOL 209L.

Corequisites: KINE 303L.

KINE 303L Physiology of Exercise Laboratory1 Credit

Lab component required for KINE 303.

Prerequisites: KINE 213 and BIOL 209/BIOL 209L.

Corequisites: KINE 303.

KINE 307 Philosophy and Psychology of Coaching3 Credits

Fundamental philosophical and psychological principles related to coaching competitive athletic teams.

KINE 308 Philosophy and Psychology of Officiating3 Credits

Exploration of athletic officiating through a philosophical and psychological perspective. Identification of professional requirements to enter the officiating field.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

KINE 309 Anatomical Kinesiology3 Credits

Analysis of joint movement and muscular involvement during physical activity.

Prerequisites: BIOL 209/BIOL 209L.

KINE 310 Methods of Exercise Instruction3 Credits

Practical experience in teaching safe and effective exercise for multiple populations.

Prerequisites: KINE 213 and KINE 309.

KINE 320 Methods of Teaching Physical Education in Elementary Schools3 Credits

Exploration of the physical education content and teaching methods appropriate for elementary school education.

Prerequisites: EDUC 115, EDUC 215, and KINE 256.

KINE 321 Physical Activity and Health in the Classroom3 Credits

Integration of health and physical activity concepts in the gym and classroom. For education majors.

KINE 333 Community Health3 Credits

Introduction to the areas of epidemiology, disease prevention and control, environmental health, health care, injury prevention, and safety education.

KINE 335 Sport in Society3 Credits

The sociology of sport, covering the cultural traditions, social values, and psychosocial experiences of sport from antiquity to today.

KINE 340 Sport Operations3 Credits

Theoretical background and practical applications designed to provide a framework for the management of resources associated with the planning, implementation and evaluation of festivals and special events.

KINE 342 Sport Law and Risk Management3 Credits

Legal duties, responsibilities, rights, duties and risk management techniques involved in sport.

KINE 345 Survey of Economics and Finance in Sport3 Credits

The economic, financial, and managerial accounting concepts for sport.

Prerequisites: ECON 201.

KINE 350 Leadership and Ethics in Sport3 Credits

This course is designed to give individuals an understanding of the various aspects of leadership as well as a survey course of the development and application of moral and ethical values in sport administration settings.

KINE 360 Motor Learning3 Credits

Foundations of motor learning and the relation of motor performance to other aspects of behavior.

KINE 370 Biomechanics3 Credits

Application of mechanical principles and anatomical structure to human movement using quantitative analysis methods.

Prerequisites: BIOL 209/BIOL 209L and KINE 309.

Corequisites: KINE 370L.

KINE 370L Biomechanics Laboratory1 Credit

Lab component required for KINE 370.

Prerequisites: BIOL 209/BIOL 209L and KINE 309.

Corequisites: KINE 370.

KINE 395 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

KINE 396 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

KINE 397 Practicum1-2 Credits

Course may be taken 5 times for credit.

KINE 399 Internship1-6 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

KINE 401 Organization/Administration/Legal Considerations in Physical Education and Sports3 Credits

Organizational structures, administrative techniques, and legal considerations in physical education and sports.

KINE 402 Sport Marketing3 Credits

The application of the principles of promotion and marketing to the sport and fitness industry including the areas of professional sports, corporate fitness, college/high school athletics, clubs and resorts, and others.

Prerequisites: MARK 231.

KINE 403 Advanced Strength and Conditioning3 Credits

Emphasis on strength and conditioning program design and considerations based on activity and sport type.

Prerequisites: KINA 128 or KINA 180-KINA 193, and KINE 303/KINE 303L.

KINE 404 Clinical Exercise Physiology and Advanced Exercise Prescription3 Credits

Emphasis on clinical risk stratification for conducting health and fitness assessments and exercise program design for healthy individuals and individuals with medically controlled disease.

Prerequisites: KINE 303/KINE 303L.

KINE 405 Sports Nutrition3 Credits

In-depth study of macronutrient metabolism as it relates to sport. Practical consideration in the use or non-use of carbohydrate supplements, vitamins, and/or other ergogenic aids. Three one-hour lectures per week.

Prerequisites: KINE 203 and KINE 303/KINE 303L.

KINE 406 Governance and Communication in Sport3 Credits

The laws and rules governing various sport organizations from interscholastic to professional sport as well as the major means of sport communication.

KINE 408 Methods of Teaching Physical Education in Secondary Schools3 Credits

Instructional strategies on a practical application level for prospective secondary physical education teachers preparatory to entry into student teaching. Field experiences are required to supplement lectures and discussions.

Prerequisites: EDUC 215, KINE 214, and KINE 301.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

KINE 411 Worksite Health Promotion3 Credits

Covers worksite health promotion: its description, planning, implementation, marketing, and evaluation.

Prerequisites: KINE 213.

KINE 415 Physical Activity and Aging3 Credits

The study of the dynamic relationship between physical activity and the aging process. Course focuses on the impact of physical activity on the physiological, psychological, and social well-being of older adults.

Prerequisites: KINE 303/KINE 303L.

KINE 417 Health Behavior Change3 Credits

Introduction to the areas of psychosocial, cultural, and situational factors that influence the voluntary behavior change process. Review of the theories related to health behavior.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

KINE 420 Therapeutic Interventions3 Credits

Review of the theoretical and scientific basis for, and the practical use of, contemporary therapeutic modalities and techniques utilized in the treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

KINE 430 Medical Conditions and Pharmacology in Sports3 Credits

An overview of the effects on physical activity resulting from the pre-existence of selected medical conditions and the use of pharmacological agents.

KINE 480 Inclusive Physical Activity3 Credits

Study of physical activities, modifications, and adaptations for individuals with disabilities.

KINE 487 Structured Research1-3 Credits

Capstone research experience with a formal manuscript and presentation. Topic, methods, and writing are to be guided and approved by a faculty member.

Prerequisites: KINE 303, senior standing, and permission of instructor.

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

KINE 494 Kinesiology Senior Seminar1 Credit

Discussion and research of current issues in kinesiology and exercise physiology.

Prerequisites: Senior status.

KINE 494A Sport Management Senior Seminar1 Credit

Discussion and research of current issues in sport management.

KINE 495 Independent Study1-5 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

KINE 496 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

KINE 497 Pre-Internship in Physical Education3 Credits

Standards-based education and teaching practices in a K-12 physical education setting.

Prerequisites: KINE 320, KINE 408, and senior standing.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

KINE 499 Internship3-12 Credits

Work experience obtained on a job where assignments are related to the student's specific concentration area within the Kinesiology degree.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology major and senior standing.

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

KINE 500 Facility and Equipment Management in Sport and Fitness3 Credits

Provides an in-depth study of the facilities and equipment used in a variety of sport and fitness settings, from public to private organizations, educational settings, athletics (interscholastic, intercollegiate, and professional sports) as well as commercial and corporate fitness centers. The focus is on designing, planning, funding, and maintaining a facility as well as the equipment necessary for its successful operation.

KINE 501 Research Methods3 Credits

Examination of the methods of research in kinesiology. Topics will include selection of the problem, hypothesis testing, historical research, descriptive research, experimental research, tools of research, and data interpretation.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

KINE 502 Sport Marketing3 Credits

Overview of marketing in sport. Emphasis on enabling the marketing manager to create strategies that "fit" products and services to an athletic department or sport organization's distinctive competencies and target market. Development of decision-making skills in marketing and overview of the marketing management process. Case studies in sport marketing address and exemplify issues in creating and implementing the marketing strategy.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

KINE 510 Event and Program Management in Sport and Fitness3 Credits

Duties and responsibilities of sport and fitness managers in creating policies, conducting events, and developing programs for sport or fitness organizations. Includes extensive examination of the topics and issues involved in the planning, funding, promotion, implementation, and evaluation of events and programs.

KINE 520 Management Policies and Regulations in Sport and Fitness3 Credits

Study of managerial policies and regulations to specific sport and fitness organizations to include educational , athletic, commercial and corporate entities. Topics will include the following: human resource management; labor relations; policy issues; sponsorship; budgeting; federal, state, and local statues; CHSAA and NCAA rules and guidelines; and professional organization policies. Specific attention will be given to compliance strategies.

KINE 530 Advanced Coaching for Basketball1 Credit

Examination of the trends, techniques, methods and philosophies in coaching basketball at skilled levels. Specific attention is given to video analysis and game management.

KINE 534 Advanced Injury Management for Coaches1 Credit

Specialized procedures and techniques involved in the prevention and management of common athletic injuries.

KINE 535 Sport in Society3 Credits

Exploration of role and impact of sports in our society from a social view. The course will discuss various sociological constructs as they impact all levels of sport participation, including amateur and professional team sports, and the challenges of these constructs in managing sport organizations.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

KINE 542 Sport Law and Ethics3 Credits

Focus on legal issues pertaining to amateur and professional sports. Tort law, negligence, contract, antitrust, labor, facility, exculpatory, and licensing law will be analyzed in the context of sports-related cases. This course examines moral and ethical issues within sport environments, including major social criticisms and constructs of sport, analysis of relevant ethical theories, and synthesizing ethical reasoning knowledge and skills.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

KINE 545 Sport Finance3 Credits

Study of the basic financial considerations for an effective sports management professional, including the financial challenges facing the profession, sources of funding, budgeting and financial statements, the concept of economic impact analysis, and the pros and cons of using public-sector funds.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

KINE 550 Contemporary Issues in Sport Management3 Credits

Overview of sport through the examination of problems and issues faced by contemporary sport managers. The subject matter will focus on current events, topics, and implications surrounding the justification for sport programs.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

KINE 587 Research3 Credits

KINE 590 Thesis I3 Credits

Controlled learning experience supervised by faculty and guided by a contract that specifies student learning outcomes and assignments. Prior to registering, the student must meet with a Sport Management faculty member to approve a topic.

Prerequisites: KINE 501.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

KINE 591 Directed Readings3 Credits

KINE 592 Thesis II3 Credits

Continuation of controlled learning experience supervised by faculty and guided by a contract that specifies student learning outcomes and assignments. Prior to registering, the student must meet with a Sport Management faculty member to approve a topic.

Prerequisites: KINE 590.

Terms Typically Offered: Summer.

KINE 595 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

KINE 599 Internship1-6 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.