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2014–2015

One unit of credit equals four semester hours.

KIN 119 Racquetball
.50 credit
An in-depth study of the sport of racquetball. Students will gain an understanding of the history, rules, strategies, and the proper use of equipment. In addition, students will develop the fundamental skills necessary for effective play in both singles and doubles play.

KIN 122 Boot Camp
.50 credit
This class is a unique fitness program that will help burn fat, gain strength, tone the body, and increase the energy level. It mixes cardiovascular exercise with strength elements for an overall workout. No two workouts are the same.

KIN 125 Yoga
.50 credit
Yoga uses bodily postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation (dyna) with the goal of bringing about a sound healthy body, and a clear peaceful mind.

KIN 136 Tennis
.50 credit
An in-depth study of the sport of tennis. Students will gain an understanding of the history, rules, strategies, and the proper use of equipment. In addition, students will develop the fundamental skills necessary for effective play in both singles and doubles play.

KIN 137 Golf
.50 credit
An in-depth study of the sport of golf. Students will gain an understanding of the history, rules, strategies, and the proper use of equipment. In addition, students will develop the fundamental skills necessary for effective play.

KIN 140 Pilates
.50 credit
Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement that is designed to help students stabilize their muscle core and improve both posture and flexibility.

KIN 156 Weight Training
.50 credit
A study of the basic physiology of muscles and how strength affects muscle development. Students will apply the FITT principle to create a safe and effective strength training program.

KIN 200 Lifestyle for Health and Wellness
.50 credit
A focus on behaviors that enhance quality of life. Emphasis is placed on self-analysis and personal responsibility in selecting a holistic approach to health and wellness.

KIN 202 Individual and Dual Sports
A course designed to provide an understanding of basic concepts and strategies, skill development, and foster an appreciation of benefits derived from the participation in individual
and dual sports. Fall Term.

KIN 203 Team Sports
A course designed to provide an understanding of basic concepts and strategies, skill development, and foster an appreciation of benefits derived from participation in team sports. Spring Term.

KIN 204 Emergency Procedures
.50 credit
Development of procedures in the management of medical emergency situations. The content and activities of the course will prepare participants to recognize emergencies and make appropriate decisions regarding care. Instruction and practice in A.E.D. adult, child, and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation and community first aid and safety.

KIN 210 Foundations of Sports Management
This course is designed to offer students an introductory view of the possibilities of careers in the sport industry. Addressed topics include economic theory, sport finance, sports marketing and market research, sponsorship, and global sports. The essence of the course is to provide a critical understanding of the complex and dynamic relationship between sport, business and management. Fall Term.

KIN 230 School Health
.50 credit
A study of comprehensive school health models. School health instruction, school health services, and maintenance of a healthy school environment will be analyzed. Students will use problem-solving skills to address current health issues pertaining to school-age children. Fall Term.

KIN 235 Curriculum Design for Physical Education and Health Education
The study of curriculum issues and curriculum models used in physical education and health education programs in K-12 settings. Provides students with the competencies necessary to design, implement and evaluate a physical education and health education programs. Spring Term.

KIN 240 Community Health
.50 credit
An analysis of the factors in the physical, biological, and social environment that affect the health of the population of a geographically defined area. Fall Term.

KIN 250 Substance Use and Abuse in Society
.50 credit
This course is designed to address drug use and abuse from a psychological, pharmacological, historical, and legal perspective while examining the effects of drugs on health and social functioning.

KIN 285 Coaching Theory
This course will give students a firm foundation in the practical application of the three sport sciences: sport psychology, sport pedagogy, and sport physiology. Students will be taught the importance of a coaching philosophy and successful techniques of sport management. January Term.

KIN 306 Nutrition
Introduction to the basic concepts of nutrition, nutrients, and their functions and interrelationships. Food habits, faddism, and food misinformation will be addressed. Emphasis on the correlation between good nutrition and optimum well-being throughout the life cycle.

KIN 310 Functional Anatomy
A study of the relationship between the skeletal system, muscular system, and joint actions.

KIN 312 Physical Education for Special Populations
An examination of physical activity programs for people with special needs. A focus on  instructional strategies appropriate for teaching adapted physical education. Fall Term.

KIN 320 Human Physiology
A course providing an overview of physiological structures and functions of the human body and their relationship to the maintenance of systemic balance. This course will examine how the organism as a whole accomplishes tasks essential for life from cell to tissue, tissue to organ, and organ to system.

KIN 322 Sport and Society
This course focuses on sports as social and cultural phenomena. Various concepts, theories, media and critical thinking will be uitilized to investigate sport issues. These include how sports and sport participation affect our lives, how sports impact our ideas about masculinity, femininity, class inequality, race and ethnicity, work, fun, achievement, competition,  individualism, aggression and violence; how the organization and meaning of sports are  connected with social relations in groups, communities and societies; and how sports are   connected with important spheres of social life in societies. Fall Term.

KIN 323 Sport and Exercise Psychology
This course is designed to provide students interested in sport and exercise psychology
with an overview of the theories and principles that explain factors which influence human behavior in sport and physical activity. Students will gain an understanding of the social and psychological factors related to participation in sport, exercise, and physical activity. The class explores both (a) how social and psychological factors influence participation and performance in physical activity, and (b) how sport, exercise, and physical activity participation affects psychological well-being.

KIN 340 Exercise Physiology
A lecture-laboratory study of the physiological principles of the various body systems from a period of rest through maximum exercise. Prerequisite: KIN 320.

KIN 346 Human Sexuality
This course presents the cognitive and affective aspects of human sexuality, beginning with a discussion of the history of attitudes towards sexuality from antiquity to modern times. The male and female reproductive systems are covered, as well as human sexual response, etiology of sexual dysfunction and infertility. Contemporary and controversial topics such as HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, sexuality education, sexual orientation, and sexual assault are also addressed. The course is designed to prepare the health education minor to teach sexuality education. Fall Term.

KIN 360 Concepts in Health
Basic foundation of knowledge concerning vital health issues. Focuses on the potential for prevention, and instills a sense of competence and personal power in students to monitor, understand, and affect their own health behaviors. Fall Term.

KIN 370 Instructional Techniques in Elementary School Physical Education Pedagogy
An advanced study of the scope and sequence, content, and skills of the National Association of Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) Standards, in combination with a skill theme and movement concepts approach to elementary school physical education. Students develop skills, knowledge, instructional planning, and use of educational technology for teaching fundamental motor skills to children in grades K-6. Developmentally appropriate instructional strategies for the elementary school level are emphasized within the context of games, link segments in exercise and sport. Additional emphasis is also placed on proper exercise and dance, gymnastics, and fitness activities. An additional weekly laboratory experience is a major component of the course. Prerequisite: KIN 235. Spring Term.

KIN 380 Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies: Play, Sport and Pedagogy in Ancient Greece
With its extraordinary intellectual, educational, cultural and athletic heritage, Greece is rich with opportunities for formal study and expe- riential learning. Students will be introduced to the many aspects of Greek culture from the 8th Century B.C. to the 4th Century A.D. Illustrated lectures, media presentations, discussions and readings from ancient and modern writers will introduce students to such topics as the role of play in Greek society and Greek education, the development of sport (athletics), and the nature of pedagogy in Greek society. Wider cultural aspects to be explored include the religious, political and economic contexts of play, sport and pedagogy in the ancient Greek world. A 10-day travel experience to Greece during Spring Break is included in the course. Under the direction of experienced faculty from Elmhurst College and the University of Indianapolis, Athens; students will travel to the Acropolis and the Ancient Angora, participate in organized field trips to the birthplace of the Ancient Olympics, the Temples of Zeus and Hera, visit Delphi and Apollo’s Sanctuary for the Oracle.

KIN 391 Educational Experiences in Australia
Students who have declared a major in a field of physical education, music education and education will participate in on-site teaching experiences in a comprehensive K-12 school in Australia. Students will attend classes and learn with Australian teachers, exchange ideas about common teaching practices, and educational policy. Students will have the opportunity to stay with Australian families, visit Australian homes, network in an international arena and make life-long personal and professional friends. Visit world famous architecture, climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge, and attend a musical performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Join us for a unique Interna- tional Educational experience in Australia and visit Kakadu, Australia’s World Heritage National Park. Be part of a three-day guided excursion in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spring Term.

KIN 392 Walking El Camino de Santiago: An Intellectual and Physical Journey
This course examines and explores the religious, spiritual and self-reflective changes that pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela experienced in Medieval and Modern times. Students are invited to participate in these and other experiences as they are inspired by them, to become personally involved and participate in these and other events as they explore the past history and walk along the routes of the El Camino de Compostela in Spain. Summer Term.

KIN 410 Kinesiology for Physical Education
This course is an overview of the relationship between the skeletal system, muscular system, and joint actions along with positional and movement analysis of the body and its link segments in exercise and sport. Fall Term.

KIN 415 Sport Ethics and the Law
This course provides students with a theoretical understanding and practical application in the study of sport ethics and the law. Students will be challenged to think about sport law concepts and apply them to the practical world of sport management. Spring Term.

KIN 420 Biomechanics
This course is an overview of the relationship between the skeletal system, muscular system, and joint actions along with positional and movement analysis of the body and its link segments in exercise and sport. Additional emphasis is also placed on proper exercise and motion procedures, rehabilitation, and the major biomechanical movement problems. Prerequisite: KIN 310.

KIN 440 Instructional Techniques for Middle and Secondary Physical Education Pedagogy
An advanced study of the scope and sequence, content, and skills of the National Association of Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) Standards for middle school (Grades 6-9) and secondary school (grades 10-12). It includes developmental characteristics of early adolescents, assessment, coordination and referral of students to appropriate health and social services, history, methods and best pedagogical practices related to instructional strategies, classroom management, classroom environment and organization, lesson and unit plan implementation, and the incorporation of educational technology for teaching physical education in the middle and secondary school. An additional weekly laboratory experience is
a major component of the course. Prerequisite: KIN 235. Fall Term.

KIN 445 Measurement and Evaluation for Physical Education
Provides an understanding of the principles of measurement and evaluation as applied to instruction, assessment, and program evaluation for physical education. Major topics of focus include: test construction, test administration, scoring, and interpretation of a variety of motor and cognitive assessment instruments. Statistical principles needed for the interpretation of motor and cognitive assessment instruments are also reviewed. Spring Term.

KIN 450 Clinical Practicum
Designed for off- or on-campus placement combining academic orientation with practical professional experience. Grading option P/NP.

KIN 462 Exercise Testing and Prescription
The primary focus of this course is to present the theoretical basis and applied knowledge required for the administration of graded exer- cise tests and for the development of an individualized exercise prescription program. Electrocardiographic monitoring techniques and interpretation will be presented. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: KIN 340.

KIN 468 Internship
Students have an opportunity to integrate career-related experience into their education by participating in planned and supervised work, complementing what is learned in the classroom. Internship sites can be either on or off campus.

KIN 490 Research Methods in Exercise Science
An introduction to human experimental research methods, designs, and issues in exercise science. Topics include: study of the scientific method of investigation, experimental concepts and ethical issues, information retrieval and assessment (critique and evaluation) of current literature, measurement and data collection concepts, and application of experimental research. Students will develop and present a research proposal. Prerequisite: MTH 345 or PSY 355 and KIN 340.

KIN 492/292 Independent Study
.25, .50 or 1.00 credit
Intensive study and research in a specific area of kinesiology. Open to juniors and seniors who have an adequate academic background to pursue studies in this area. Repeatable for credit. Approval of the department chair is required for registration.

KIN 495 Honors Independent Research
.50 credit
This course gives Honors Program students the opportunity to design and implement a significant research project in the field of kinesiology culminating in an appropriate public dissemination of research methods and findings. This research must build upon previous coursework taken within the major or minor, facilitating faculty supervision and guidance. Repeatable for credit. Permission of the faculty supervisor and the director of the Honors Program required prior to registration.
 


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