Kinesiology & Health Science

Students may pursue major and minor programs offered in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies that will prepare them both for entry-level professional careers and graduate study in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training and Public Health.

See description of Athletic Training major.
See description of Exercise Science major and minor.
See description of Health Science major.
See description of Public Health minor.

Courses

100. Lifetime Fitness. (1 hour) Knowledge and skills associated with the relationship of physical activity and nutrition to health and fitness; lecture and lab experiences. Fall and Spring

106. Racquetball. (1 hour) This course is designed to acquaint the student with racquetball. It enhances physical fitness, coordination, agility, and eye/hand coordination. As needed

111. Conditioning Activities. (1 hour) This course is designed to teach skills and knowledge about aerobic exercise and weight training. Fall and Spring

113. Archery. (1 hour) Fundamental skills, rules, techniques and etiquette of archery. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses. Fall

120. Tennis. (1 hour) Rules, skills, etiquette, and strategy relating to singles and doubles play. Fall

124. Billiards and Bowling. (1 hour) Rules, skills, techniques, and etiquette for bowling and billiards. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses. As needed

126. Horsemanship. (1 hour) Fundamental skills and knowledge necessary for basic horsemanship with emphasis on riding styles and care and maintenance of horses. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses. As needed

132. Golf. (1 hour) Rules, basic skills, etiquette, practice, and participation under playing conditions. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses. As needed

134. Fencing. (1 hour) Rules, skills, techniques, and etiquette relating to fencing. As needed

136. Badminton. (1 hour) Fundamental skills, rules, techniques, and etiquette of badminton. As needed

140. Basketball. (1 hour) Fundamental skills, techniques, and rules of basketball. As needed

170. Introductory Topics in Physical and Recreational Activities. (1 hour) Selected physical education activity topics. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses. As needed

180. First Aid, CPR, and Sport Safety. (3 hours) Emergency treatment and preventive measures for injuries and accidents with emphasis on sport injuries. Successful completion of course requirements will qualify students to receive certification by the American Heart Association. Spring and Fall

185. Introduction to Athletic Training. (3 hours) Course content incorporates an overview of the mechanism, prevention, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Practical experiences include the application of supportive techniques to the major joints of the body. Fall

200. Medical Terminology. (3 hours) Utilizing an independent method of workbook/text, weekly quizzes, and audio tape pronunciation this course provides the student with a working knowledge of common medical terms and abbreviations. This course will use a body systems approach to medical terminology; therefore, allowing the student to learn vocabulary as it pertains to each of the systems of the body (respiratory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, nervous, etc.). Fall and Spring

214. Foundations of Kinesiology. (3 hours) Survey of principles and perspectives from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences related to the study of human movement. Fall

216. Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries. (3 hours) An overview of the mechanism, prevention, management, and rehabilitation of athletic and exercise injuries. Practical experiences include the application of supportive techniques to the major joints of the body. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Fall and Spring

220. Personal Health. (3 hours) Fundamentals of health including health services, safety, drugs, and disease control. Spring and Even Falls

230. Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School. (2 or 3 hours) Characteristics, physical growth, and needs of children in grades K-6 with games, rhythms, and activities appropriate to their physiological and emotional development. Fall

271. Praticum in Athletic Training I. (1 hour) Field experiences in athletic training under a qualified Approved Clinical Instructor in athletic training. Prerequisite: KHS 216. Fall

273. Practicum in Athletic Training II. (1 hour) Field experiences in athletic training under a qualified Approved Clinical Instructor in athletic training. Prerequisite: KHS 216. Spring

275. Practicum in Athletic Training III. (1 hour) Field experiences in athletic training under a qualified Approved Clinical Instructor in athletic training. Prerequisite: KHS 216. Fall

277. Practicum in Athletic Training IV. (1 hour) Field experiences in athletic training under a qualified Approved Clinical Instructor in athletic training. Prerequisite: KHS 216. Spring

285. Evaluation and Assessment I. (2 hours) Evaluation, assessment, knowledge, and prevention of injuries related to the lower extremities, including special testing and functional return to activity. Prerequisite: KHS 216..

287. Evaluation and Assessment II. (2 hours) Evaluation, assessment, knowledge, and prevention of injuries related to the upper extremities, including special testing and functional return to activity. Prerequisite: KHS 216.

304. Anatomy for Allied Health. (4 hours) A course in human anatomy for allied health and KHS students, with emphasis on gross anatomy and palpation. The following systems will be covered: musculoskeletal, endocrine, integumentary, and urogenital. Prerequisite: BIO 100 or 111. Spring

306. Physiology for Allied Health. (3 hours) A course in human physiology for allied health and KHS students. The following systems will be covered: nervous system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, temperature regulation, and the reproductive system. Prerequisite: BIO 100 or 111. Fall

310. Health Care Administration. (3 hours) Introduces methods of policy analysis and concepts of economic theory as means to understand the basic issues and trends in the health care system and analyze the impact of changes on the ability of patients to access health services, the practice of health sciences professionals and the quality and process of care. Odd Springs

315. Epidemiology. (3 hours) Covers the basic concepts and principles of Epidemiology and biostatistics. Special emphasis is placed upon application of the epidemiological concepts that are presented. Prerequisite: MAT 111 or PSY 211 and BIO 100 or higher. Odd Springs

320. Nutrition. (3 hours) Scientific study of nutrition; application of this knowledge to personal and professional areas. Spring

322. Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics. (3 hours) Application of principles from anatomy, physiology, and physics (mechanics) for the analysis and appreciation of human movement in sport and exercise activities. Prerequisite: KHS 304. Fall

324. Environmental Health. (3 hours) Covers the effect of environmental factors on the health and well being of mankind. Prerequisite: KHS 220. As needed

352. Techniques of Coaching and Officiating Volleyball. (3 hours) Skills of coaching, officiating, interpretation, and application of rules. As needed

356. Techniques of Coaching and Officiating Football. (3 hours) Intended to familiarize the student with strategy, tactics, and fundamentals of football; methods of officiating. As needed

358. Techniques of Coaching and Officiating Basketball. (3 hours) Designed to acquaint the student with fundamental techniques for coaching basketball; current trends in offense and defense; insights into modern coaching psychology. As needed

360. Techniques of Coaching and Officiating Baseball and Softball. (3 hours) Techniques in coaching baseball and softball, organizational, administrative aspects of coaching; officiating techniques and rules governing baseball. As needed

390. Therapeutic Modalities. (3 hours) Development of knowledge and practical use regarding the indications, contradictions, actions, and side effects of modalities (ultrasounds, electrical muscle stimulation, cold and warm applications, and other). Prerequisite: KHS 216. Spring

395. Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation. (3 hours) Focus on procedures to develop and apply exercise and rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries. Includes the use of a variety of isometric, isotonic, and isokinetic equipment. Prerequisite: KHS 216. Fall

400. Psycho-social Issues in Kinesiology and Health Studies. (3 hours) Study of the literature pertaining to the psycho-social factors that may affect athletic performance, and rehabilitation process, compliance with medically prescribed health/fitness programs, and other current topics. Experience in basic techniques of health and rehabilitation counseling will be acquired through in-class exercises and field placements. Prerequisite: PSY 111. Fall

403. General Medical Conditions & Pharmacology for Athletic Training. (3 hours) Advanced course designed to recognize and appreciate various medical conditions of diverse populations, including youth, adolescents, adult, and special needs. This course will also encompass common pharmacological applications used by allied health professionals including Certified Athletic Trainers. Prerequisite: KHS 216 and BIO 100 or 111. Fall

405. Health Behavior Modification. (3 hours) In depth study of the theories and principles of behavioral science and skills development in the methods of modifying and controlling behavior in both clinical and personal settings. Emphasis on techniques of managing self-behavior. Fall

407. Organization & Administration in Athletic Training. (3 hours) Advanced course designed to demonstrate management challenges that Certified Athletic Trainers encounter during daily operation in the field of athletic training. Covers the theories of organization and administration and applies them to real world situations in the profession of athletic training. Prerequisite: KHS 216. Spring

410. Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology and Health Studies. (3 hours) This course is designed to familiarize the student with the various testing procedures used in Kinesiology and instruct him/her on how to use the results. The areas studied will include a wide range, including test of knowledge, skills, fitness, and attitudes. In addition, each student will be introduced to research methods. Students are expected to conduct a research project. Prerequisite: MAT 111 or PSY 211. Spring

423. Physiology of Exercise. (3 hours) Nature of neuromuscular activity; physical potential of the human body related to requirements of exercise. Prerequisite: KHS 304 and KHS 306. Spring

435. Research in Kinesiology and Health Studies. (3 hours) Analysis of research being done in selected areas of Kinesiology and Health and conduct of research on an appropriate topic. As needed

440. Independent Study in Kinesiology and Health Studies. (1, 2, or 3 hours)

460. Internship in Kinesiology and Health Studies. (1-6 hours)

470. Advanced Topics in Kinesiology and Health Studies. (3-6 hours). As Needed



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