Foundations of Kinesiology and Health (1.5)
Historical, philosophical, and scientific foundations of the discipline.
Open to all except seniors. Seniors require special permission.
Principles of Strength and Conditioning (1.5)
Organization, implementation, and supervision of strength training programs, with an emphasis on the anatomical and kinesiological aspects of strength training.
Exercise and Relaxation (1.5)
Utilizes the components of fitness with an emphasis on cardiorespiratory endurance and flexibility to achieve fitness. Modalities used for stress reduction include progressive relaxation techniques and humor.
Cardiovascular Conditioning (1.5)
Individualized programming of aerobic activities based on needs and interests of adult populations; designing aerobic fitness programs for specific populations.
Sport and the Law (1.5)
Legal issues affecting sport, recreation, and physical education.
Topics include equal opportunity legislation, tort liability, product
liability, participant liability, and legal rights of supervisors and
Risk Management in Sport (1.5)
In-depth study of factors
essential to the safe and effective delivery of exercise programs and sport
activities and events.
Principles of Healthy Lifestyle (3)
Introduction to the concept of healthy lifestyle for prevention and treatment of
lifestyle-related diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, strokes, and obesity. Focus on evidence-based knowledge to design and promote
an integrated health approach.
Teaching and Coaching Individual and Team Sports (3)
Techniques of teaching, coaching, and individual acquisition of advanced sport skills.
Functional Human Anatomy (4)
Systemic and regional study of gross structure of the human body emphasizing functional interdependency among anatomical systems. Human cadaver lab.
Lec./Lab. Prerequisites: 01:119:115-116.
Techniques of Athletic Training (3)
Techniques of athletic training including evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries common in athletics.
Prerequisite: 01:377:213 or 01:119:128.
Contemporary Health Problems (3)
in healthful living. A concept of
total health, influence factors, and problems. Includes mental health, family living, consumer education, and disease prevention and control.
Coaching Theory and Technique (3)
Basic philosophical, psychological, and physiological aspects of coaching.
Basic Statistics for Exercise Science (3)
Introduction to applied descriptive and inferential statistics for exercise science.
Prerequisite: 01:640:026 or above. Credit not given for both this course and 01:377:276.
Psychology of Sport and Exercise (3)
Psychological theories and principles applied to sport. Sport influence on the quality of life at all levels of sport proficiency. Psychological techniques related to performance enhancement.
Neuromechanical Kinesiology (3)
Neuromechanical basis of kinesiology including the integration of physical principles and neurophysiology in the study of human movement.
Prerequisite: 01:377:213 or 01:119:128. Pre- or corequisite: 01:750:193, 201, or 203.
Exercise and Aging (3)
Examination of the effects of exercise and chronic activity on the physiological and psychological changes that occur with aging and of the factors to consider when structuring exercise programs for the aged.
Sport Sociology (3)
Examination of organized sport in modern-day North America. Analysis of sport roles and sport functions. Sport viewed as a major societal institution.
Prerequisites: 01:377:275 or 01:377:276 or 01:377:413 or 01:830:200 or 01:960:212 or 01:960:401; and either 01:830:101 or 01:920:101.
Finance in Kinesiology and Health (3)
Examination of finance issues and successful approaches to fiscal management applied to the fields of sport management and exercise science. Topics include diversification of revenues, financial accountability, purchasing, sales operations, fundraising, grants and sponsorship, and fiscal challenges that confront sport and fitness organizations.
Prerequisites: 01:640:111-112 or 01:640:115.
Techniques of Officiating Individual and Team Sports (3)
Techniques of officiating sports with an intensive study of the rules.
Motor Learning (3)
Study of the processes that underlie learning and performance of motor skills.
Lec./Lab. Prerequisites: 01:377:213 or 01:119:128, and 01:830:101.
Sport Marketing (3)
Principles of marketing applied to sport. Examines sport industry trends that heighten the need for scientific, professional approaches to sport marketing. Examines consumer behavior, marketing research, pricing, distribution, and promotion of goods and services.
Facilities Planning and Design (1.5)
Basic study of facilities planning and design. Planning, financing, safety, and maintenance issues important in the development of sport, recreation, and fitness indoor and outdoor facilities.
Ethics and Values in Sport (1.5)
Examination of contemporary issues regarding the integrity of sport that present moral and ethical challenges to the sport manager.
Organization and Administration of College Recreational Sports (3)
Philosophical and practical approach to the development and implementation of recreational sports and activities promoted within the confines of an educational institution.
Movement Experiences for Individuals with Disabilities (3)
Survey of major mental and physical conditions that may require consideration in movement experiences.
Methods and Lifestyle Assessment (3)
to lifestyle assessment methodology. Specific assessment tools for body
composition, diet, physical activity, stress, and readiness for behavioral
change. Interpretation of assessment results in holistic, integrated manner
stressing the importance of overall lifestyle components in
health promotion and wellness. Lab
reinforces the practical application of assessment methodologies.
Lecture/Lab. Prerequisite: 01:377:370.
Field Experience for Special Populations (1.5)
Provides supervised exposure to professional opportunities with children/adults with
disabilities or senior citizens.
Pre- or corequisite: 01:377:304 or 324.
Organizational Behavior in Sport Management (3)
Organization and personnel behavior theory applied to contemporary sports organizations. Issues in industrial, professional, collegiate, and scholastic contexts examined.
Gender Issues in Sport (1.5)
Examination of impact of gender on attitudes, practices, and challenges confronting the contemporary sport manager.
Leadership Development in Sport (3)
Examination of leadership
theories and processes and their application for effective sport management.
Open only to seniors. Recommended: 01:377:317.
Event Management and Sponsorship in Sport (1.5)
Organizational event structure and sponsorship in the sport
industry. History, needs assessment, planning process, networking, scope of
services available, and associated career opportunities.
Physical Activity and Health (3)
social-psychological, and neurobiological responses to physical activity and the
health benefits associated with physically active lifestyles; psychological
theories of health-oriented exercise behavior; and interventions for increasing
behavioral adherence to physical activity. Examines health consequences of
physical inactivity and sedentary living. Focus on obesity, anxiety,
depression, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and the psychodynamics of
Workshop in Exercise Science (1,1)
Laboratory experience in analyzing and evaluating human movement.
Open only to junior and senior majors by permission of department.
Safety Education and Emergency Care (3)
Principles and practices of safety education and accident prevention. Planning and implementing safety programs. Legal aspects of safety programs and emergency care.
Study of human movement through the application of basic mechanical principles and cinematographic procedures; emphasis on analysis of sport skills from a quantitative perspective.
Prerequisites: 01:377:213 or 01:119:128. Pre- or corequisite: 01:750:193, 201, or 203.
Professional Presentations for Sport Management (3)
Development and presentation of public addresses emphasizing command of the English language
and electronic delivery systems for both small and large group presentations.
Independent Study in Exercise Science (3)
Supervised individual research or study in the field of exercise science.
Open only to junior and senior majors by permission of department.
Exercise Physiology (3)
Selected topics dealing with the physiological responses to exercise stress and the adaptive changes that occur with training.
Prerequisites: 01:119:115-116 and 01:160:161-162, 171.
Exercise Physiology Laboratory (1)
Laboratory to accompany 01:377:370.
Pre- or corequisite: 01:377:370.
Biochemistry of Exercise (3)
Essential concepts of biochemistry--molecular biology, basic chemistry,
metabolism, and transcription regulation--as applied to the exercising
human, as well as current understanding of sports nutrition.
Pre- or corequisite: 01:146:356 or 01:377:370.
Research Methods for Exercise Science and Sport Studies (1.5)
Logic and design of experiments typical in the field of exercise science and sport studies; analysis and interpretation of data; writing of formal research
Prerequisite: 01:377:275 or 413 or 01:830:200 or 01:960:212 or 401. Open only to majors.
Metabolism, Lifestyle, and Chronic Diseases (3)
Explores the relationship between health-related behaviors and chronic diseases--such as
cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity--through evidence-based assessment
of the effects of lifestyle practices such as diet, exercise, and stress on human metabolism and overall health. Focus on the etiology of major chronic diseases and on the role of early life determinants.
Prerequisites: 01:377:205, 381.
Administration of Exercise Science (1.5)
Application of managerial processes to include management
concerns in both clinical settings and fitness management.
Open only to senior majors. Prerequisite: Must have 90 credits. Recommended as corequisite for internship.
Exercise Testing and Prescription (4)
Application of physiological principles and development of practical skills for fitness evaluation and exercise prescription.
Lec./Lab. Prerequisites: 01:377:213; 01:377:275 or 413 or 01:830:200 or 01:960:212 or 401; 01:377:370-371.
Statistics and Research Design in Exercise Science (4)
Applied parametric and nonparametric descriptive and inferential statistics and research design for exercise science. Heavy emphasis on use of SPSS statistical software for multivariate analysis and multiple linear regression.
Lifestyles of the Mediterranean - Greece (3)
Study abroad opportunity in Greece. Students will study and experience the adoption of the Mediterranean lifestyle in everyday life, combining lectures with experiential activities to cover its fundamental principles and components.
These include the adoption of the Mediterranean diet, along with a physically active lifestyle (emphasis on group outdoor activities), and other lifestyles habits that have been found beneficial for health (e.g., adequate rest, relaxation,
Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)
Contemporary research topics in exercise physiology that include acute and chronic adaptations to exercise, central and peripheral neuromotor function, neuroendocrine response to exercise, environmental physiology, biochemical monitoring of exercise, and performance enhancement/training theory.
Exercise Psychology (3)
Major psychological theories that have been
employed to study human behavior in the context of physical activity. Includes theories in the areas of personality, anxiety, motivation, goal-setting, and social support among others.
Nutrition for Sport and Exercise (3)
The role of nutrition in sports performance.
Macronutrient requirements for sport and the role carbohydrates, fats, and proteins play in fueling the body at rest and exercise. Topics include vitamins and minerals and certain nutritional concerns.
Nutrition and Fitness (3)
The interactions between nutrition and exercise by integrating metabolism and
physiology concepts in the context of recreational physical fitness training.
Topics include fluid, macronutrient, and micronutrient requirements for sport
and explore specific roles that carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and
minerals play in fueling the body for exercise. Special topics include
nutritional concerns of athletes and dietary supplements.
Credit not given for this course and 11:709:440. Prerequisites: 01:119:115-116 and 11:709:255. Open only to juniors and seniors.
Honors Seminar in Exercise Science (3)
Design of an original research project in exercise science complete with a literature survey, problem statement, research hypotheses, experimental design, research procedures, appropriate data analyses, and potential implications.
Prerequisite: 01:377:275 or 01:377:413 or 01:830:200 or 01:960:212 or 01:960:401. Open only to juniors in departmental honors program.
Honors Research in Exercise Science (3)
Independent study for seniors who have been accepted into the departmental honors program.
Prerequisites: 01:377:480 and permission of department.
Topics in Kinesiology and Health (1.5)
Current issues within the
fields of kinesiology and health. Contact the department for titles, descriptions, and
requirements of each section offered.
Topics in Kinesiology and Health (BA)
Current issues within the fields of kinesiology and health. Contact the department for
titles, descriptions, and requirements of each section offered.
Independent Study (BA)
Supervised individual research or study.
Prerequisite: Permission of department. Open only to majors.
Internship in Exercise Science (3 or 6)
Supervised individual fieldwork in exercise science.
Prerequisites: Permission of department, 90 credits, and a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average both overall and in the major. Open only to exercise science majors.
EKG: Use and Interpretation (3)
Evaluation of the scientific basis and utility of the EKG and exercise stress test. Information on obtaining and interpreting EKGs.
Prerequisite: 01:146:356. Recommended: 01:377:370.
Internship II (3)
Additional supervised individual fieldwork.
Prerequisites: 01:377:490 or 493. Permission of department and a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average both overall and in the major. Open only to majors.