Kinesiology (KIN) Courses

Descriptions of the courses offered in the Kinesiology Department

KIN 1002 Wellness for Life

Two hours

A practical study of fundamental health and wellness principles based upon the wellness model. Personal applications to the lifestyle of the individual that address Christian stewardship of their health and well-being are emphasized. Meets the Wellness requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Offered each semester

KIN 1012 Lifetime Fitness

Two hours

Basic instruction necessary for a lifetime of physical activity related to health and wellness. Emphasizes the major components of health-related physical fitness, including personal assessment and prescription/practice of physical activities. Meets the Wellness requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Offered each semester

KIN 1021 Wellness Activity: Selected Topic

One hour

An activity course other than those offered on a regular basis.

Offered upon significant request

KIN 1031 Tennis

One hour

An activity course designed to provide basic instruction in the game of tennis. Such topics as the history of tennis, equipment, rules and scoring, etiquette, fundamental skills, and strategy are addressed.

Offered each semester

KIN 1051 Swimming

One hour

An activity course offering instruction in the basic skills of swimming. Such topics as history, safety, basic techniques, and various strokes are addressed.

Offered upon sufficient request

KIN 1052 Lifeguarding

Two hours

Knowledge and advanced skill in swimming with training in lifeguarding. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: advanced swimming skills.

Offered upon sufficient request

KIN 1061 Golf

One hour

An activity course offering instruction in the basics of the game of golf. Such topics as the history of the game, equipment, course layout, fundamental skills, golf etiquette and terminology are addressed. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered each semester

KIN 1071 Racquetball

One hour

An activity course offering instruction in the basics of the game of racquetball. Such topics as the history of the game, equipment, rules, playing regulations, fundamental skills and strategy are addressed.

Offered each semester

KIN 1081 Aerobic Walking/Jogging

One hour

An activity course offering students the opportunity to learn the basics of walking and jogging for fitness. Shoe selection, running/walking form, training ideas, safety measures, injuries, and terminology are topics covered.

Offered each semester

KIN 1091 Weight Training

One hour

An activity course designed to assist students in developing strength and stretching programs for fitness. Proper lifting techniques, training programs, and specific exercises for development of strength and endurance are covered.

Offered each semester

KIN 2103 First Aid, Safety, and CPR

Three hours

Instruction in basic first aid, safety, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to help the student develop the knowledge necessary to be an effective first responder to accidents or injuries. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered fall semester

KIN 2123 Care of Athletic Injuries

Three hours

Instruction in the recognition, prevention, and care of athletic injuries as well as advanced emergency medical treatment, and proper selection, care, and use of protective sports equipment.

Offered spring semester

KIN 2181 Medical Terminology

One hour

Directed self-study in the use of the basic prefixes, suffixes, and roots of medical terminology. The course assists the student in utilizing medical terms appropriately in both written and verbal forms.

Offered spring semester

KIN 3123 Injury Evaluation of the Lower Extremity

Three hours

This course will introduce the student to injury evaluation and will provide a basis for injury assessment and field management of athletic injuries. This course will also serve to orient the student to basic musculoskeletal and neuromuscular structures of the lower extremity. Emphasis will be placed on basic and advanced recognition and evaluation skills.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

KIN 3133 Injury Evaluation of the Upper Extremity

Three hours

This course will introduce the student to injury evaluation and will provide a basis for injury assessment and field management of athletic injuries. This course will also serve to orient the student to basic musculoskeletal and neuromuscular structures of the spine and upper extremity. Emphasis will be placed on basic and advanced recognition and evaluation skills.

Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

KIN 3303 Nutrition for Health and Human Performance

Three hours

A study of the nutritional considerations and implications for individuals active in physical fitness and sporting activities.

Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)

KIN 3313 Exercise Prescription Techniques

Three hours

This course will introduce the student to exercise prescription and will provide a basis for program design emphasizing a personalized approach to individual client needs. The student will be exposed to a variety of assessment techniques designed to evaluate client fitness in the areas of cardiorespiratory fitness, neuromotor fitness, muscular fitness, and body composition.

Offered fall semester (odd-numbered years)

KIN 3333 Sport and Exercise Psychology

Three hours

The study of the psychological processes which underlie involvement in sport and exercise activities. Focus will be given to issues of performance, motivation and aggression, interventions in sort, team and spectator factors, and socialization in sport, among others. An elective course which may be substituted for the Selected Topics course. (Same as PSY 3333.) Prerequisite: PSY 1013.

Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)

KIN 3353 Theory of Coaching

Three hours

Exploration of philosophical, sociological, and psychological considerations of human performance in competitive athletics. Various theories of coaching are explored and practiced.

Offered fall semester (odd-numbered years)

KIN 3483 Therapeutic Exercises and Modalities

Three hours

A study in theory and application of therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation exercise/equipment prescribed for the treatment and management of athletic injuries.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

KIN 3941, 3942, 3493 Internship

One to three hours

Practical experience working under a qualified professional in the area of sports medicine/athletic training, community health education, or fitness in an approved setting. Prerequisite: consent of advisor.

Offered each semester

KIN 4423 Biomechanics

Three hours

A study of body movement and the analysis of those movements in terms of force, time, and dimension. The course includes anatomical and functional kinesiological content.

Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)

KIN 4433 Exercise Physiology

Three hours

A study of physiological responses and adaptations of the human body to physical activity.

Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

KIN 4443 Management in Health and Sport

Three hours

Provides a study of the foundational principles and practices of personnel leadership, planning, budgeting, scheduling of facilities and events, purchasing, and other topics related to programs in the field.

Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

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