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Description of Courses

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KIN Kinesiology (Charter School of Education and Human Sciences)

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 coaching portfolio.

260. Athletic Coaching Theories and Principles - 3-0-3
Coaching philosophies, theories and principles: athletic-team planning, problems, safety, liability and promotions. Coaching application experiences.

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 pretest.

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 education.

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 society.

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 in nutrition.
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 school dean.

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