Kinesiology (KIN) courses
KIN 600 Seminar in Physical Education
Directed reading and special investigation of selected subjects in physical education, health, and safety; research projects under faculty supervision. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours of credit. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with KIN 500. Cannot receive credit for both KIN 600 and KIN 500.
KIN 645 Perceptual and Motor Development
Recommended Prerequisite: PSY 360. Perceptual and motor development from prenatal life to adolescence; relationships of growth factors that influence motor abilities; difficulties that may arise when the normal course of development is interrupted. Includes a laboratory and a practicum experience. May be taught concurrently with KIN 545. Cannot receive credit for both KIN 645 and KIN 545.
KIN 650 Organization and Administration for Kinesiology Professionals
This course will cover the fundamentals of program administration, legal considerations of health and exercise business management, and basic leadership responsibilities. This course will provide students the knowledge and skills associated with the resources required to implement health and physical activity programs and run exercise-related businesses. May be taught concurrently with KIN 550. Cannot receive credit for both KIN 550 and KIN 650.
KIN 667 Physical and Leisure Activities for the Aging Adult
The effects of aging and common degenerative diseases of the aged on physical performance and leisure. Included are units on assessment of physical working capacity, flexibility, body composition, strength maintenance. Also, units on selection of recreational and performance activities commensurate with functioning capacity. May be taught concurrently with KIN 567. Cannot receive credit for both KIN 667 and KIN 567.
KIN 668 Adapted Physical EducationPrerequisite: Acceptance into the MS in Health Promotion and Wellness Management program, including accelerated option.
This course includes symptomology, sources of referral, typical behavior aberrations, and principles and problems related to the physical education of the exceptional child. Additional focus is placed on the modification of motor activities, general fitness activities, and therapeutic exercises for exceptional students. Three hours of directed practicum per week, totaling 30 hours, is required. May be taught concurrently with KIN 468. Cannot receive credit for both KIN 668 and KIN 468.
KIN 669 Health Appraisal and Exercise Testing Techniques
Introduction to appropriate health appraisal and exercise tests for the purpose of exercise programming and prescription. May be taught concurrently with KIN 569. Cannot receive credit for both KIN 669 and KIN 569.
KIN 675 Measurement and Evaluation Applied to Physical Education
Use of authentic and traditional assessment techniques in assessing student performance and informing curricular change. Includes basic statistics, use of statistical software packages, evaluation of test validity and bias, and written test construction. May be taught concurrently with KIN 575. Cannot receive credit for both KIN 675 and KIN 575.
KIN 700 Research Methods in Kinesiology
Nature of research methodology, experimental design and scientific writing. Opportunity to explore research literature and to conduct research.
KIN 705 Applied Statistics in KinesiologyPrerequisite: HLH 700 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Applications of descriptive and inferential statistics to research problems in Kinesiology.
KIN 733 Current Problems in Sports Administration
Identification, analysis, and evaluation of current problems, research and trends in sports administration.
KIN 735 Administration of School Physical Education and Athletic Programs
Financial and legal aspects, personnel management, program development, public relations, and evaluation as they apply to physical education and athletics.
KIN 737 Curriculum Designs in Physical Education
A comprehensive inquiry of the principles underlying the curriculum of physical education in grades K-12. An in-depth analysis will be given to the problems in development and evaluation of physical education curriculum.
KIN 739 Principles of Sports Management
Introduction to theories and principles of sports management as applied to all segments of the sports industry from high school, collegiate, professional and international sports, to health, fitness and recreational settings.
KIN 755 Fitness as Preventive Medicine
Recommended Prerequisite: KIN 362 or equivalent. Development and implementation of scientifically-based fitness programs as vehicles of preventative medicine.
KIN 759 Contemporary Health Problems
In-depth consideration of relevant pertinent health issues, trends, controversy, and current research in Health Education.
KIN 760 Applied Biomechanics of Human Movement
Recommended Prerequisite: KIN 360 or equivalent. Biomechanical principles applied to the analysis of human motion and performance. Techniques of cinematography, computerized motion analysis and other methods of analysis will be used.
KIN 762 Applied Exercise Physiology
Recommended Prerequisite: KIN 362 or equivalent. A study of the mechanisms underlying the body's physiological responses and adaptations to exercise and training. Application is made to health-related concerns, environmental stress, exercise practices, and the aging process.
KIN 780 Legal Aspects in Sports, Physical Education, and Wellness Programs
The legal aspects in sports, physical education, recreation and wellness programs as related to personnel, facilities, participants, spectators and contracts. Includes a review of legal concepts, necessary for in-depth study of the law, as it relates to sports, or other programmed activities.
KIN 781 Contemporary Issues in Physical Education
Exploration of basic issues and trends in physical education using a philosophical approach to contemporary American education. Individual problem solving will assist the student in identifying, analyzing and evaluating recent developments and basic issues in physical education and sport.
KIN 785 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
This course focuses on applying basic theories of human behavior to the practice of sport psychology in professional settings. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of how sport and physical activity settings influence human behavior and how this knowledge may be used in applied settings.
KIN 791 Graduate InternshipPrerequisite: HLH 645 and HLH 700 and KIN 705 and KIN 785 or approval from Graduate Internship Coordinator.
Supervised field experience in a related field. Directly involves student utilization of knowledge and skills to demonstrate proficiency in a professional setting. Student must complete a minimum of 210 internship hours corresponding assignments.
KIN 795 Research ProjectPrerequisite: HLH 700 or equivalent; a statistics course; and permission of graduate coordinator.
Original research supervised by the departmental staff. Designed to enable students through firsthand experience to understand the various parts of research papers, methods of gathering data, appropriate statistical tests, interpretation of findings and implications for further study.
KIN 797 Graduate Seminar
Selected topics in health, physical education, and recreation. Topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. A total of 6 hours may be applied to a degree program.
KIN 798 Field Experience in Sports ManagementPrerequisite: completion of the application process for the field experience and 12 credits in the certificate program.
The Field Experience is the culminating experience for all students in the certificate program. The field experience provides students the opportunity to become directly involved in the application of organizational and sport management skills in sport related venues. Possible sites include: professional or club sports teams, university athletic departments, sports sales, sports agencies, professional and university sports facilities. Selection is dependent on the students' background and career expectations. All required courses must be completed in order to be eligible. The field experience can be completed during the fall, spring, or summer and requires at least 400 hours. All field experiences must be approved by the internship coordinator.
KIN 799 ThesisPrerequisite: HLH 700 or equivalent; a statistics course; and permission of graduate coordinator.
Independent research and study connected with the preparation of a thesis. May be repeated but no more than 6 hours may be counted toward degree.