KIN - Kinesiology

KIN 105  Foundations of Exercise Science: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

The aim of this course is to integrate the subdisciplines of exercise science (nutrition, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control, and exercise psychology) from the perspectives of definitions, basic science with application to health, fitness, and athletic performance.

KIN 221  Health Anatomy & Physiology: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: CHTH 210 or KIN 105 or HEE 242. This course will focus on the key elements of anatomy and physiology necessary for students in allied health professions, specifically those who will work the areas of community health, health enhancement education, health promotion, and kinesiology. The aim of this course is for students to demonstrate working knowledge of the muscular, skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory, endocrine, and digestive systems, as well as body metabolism

KIN 270  Exercise Prog for Older Adults: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Students will examine the special exercise-related needs of older adults and learn how to safely and effectively meet those needs. The lab will provide practical experience working with older adults in exercise program for seniors.

KIN 320  Exercise Physiology: 4 Credits (3 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: Grade of "C" or better in BIOH 201 and BIOH 211, or KIN 221, or permission of instructor
COREQUISITE: BIOH 211 may also be taken as a co-requisite. Topics include factors and mechanisms involved with causing changes and adaptations in the physiological responses to training and participating in strength and endurance sports and activities. Lectures and labs emphasize explaining common observations and practices from the physiological view point
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KIN 322  Kinesiology: 4 Credits (3 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: BIOH 201 or KIN 221, and M core or permission of instructor. Emphasis on the effects of joint structures and muscles on movement of the upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine while providing an introduction to the principles of biomechanics

KIN 325R  Biomechanics: 4 Credits (3 Lec, 2 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: HDFS 371, KIN 322, M 151Q or M 161Q, and PHSX 205
COREQUISITE: STAT 216Q. This course emphasizes the effects of structure, motion, forces, and their effects on and within the human body using both qualitative and quantitative analyses. Additional emphasis will be placed on the development of critical thinking skills associated with biomechanics-related research and interpretation
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KIN 330  Motor Control and Learning: 4 Credits (3 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: Grade of "C" or better in BIOH 201 or KIN 221, and KIN 320, KIN 322, KIN 325, HDFS 371. This course provides an overview of the role of the brain and nervous system in the control of human movement. Fundamental concepts from motor control will be applied to understand motor deficits in clinical population

KIN 335  Tissue Injury & Adaptation: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITES: KIN 221 or BIOH 201
The aim of the course is to enhance students' understanding of muscle and connective tissue physiology through topics on injury, rehabilitation, and evidenced-based interventions. Students will explore injury-acute and overuse while describing the injury and repair process. Other topics will include pain theory and the physiology of wound healing.

KIN 370  Exercise Program for Older Adults: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Students will examine factors associated with physical activity, exercise testing and screening protocols specific to the physiological and health needs of older adults. Students will assess, integrate and differentiate between exercising testing and screening protocols specific to providing exercise programming to older adults.

KIN 410  Adv Strength Training and Cond: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: KIN 320. Emphasizes the use of critical thinking skills for exercise development and progressions based on fundamental principles from kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control, and motor learning. Preparation to obtain the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification, and practical application of this material to the areas of personal training, physical therapy, health enhancement teaching, and exercise physiology is emphasized

KIN 412  Field-Based Fitness Assessment: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITES: KIN 320 and KIN 322, or KIN 325R
COREQUISITES: With permission of the instructor the pre-requisites may be taken concurrently
This course is designed to provide the students with the opportunity to examine and conduct physical performance field-based assessments. Field-based assessments take place in an environment that is less controlled than in laboratory settings, and where the variables that are collected are typically used to predict physiological variables.

KIN 415  Adv Exercise Test and Prescrip: 4 Credits (4 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: KIN 320, STAT 216Q, with grade "C" or better in each course, or permission of instructor. Senior capstone course. Students are familiarized with the hands-on training and theoretical background needed to competently assess levels of health/fitness in a "low-risk" healthy adult population. Lecture/lab content is structured to prepare students for taking the ACSM Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) certification exam

KIN 430  Physical Fitness Program Design and Delivery: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 2 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: KIN 320. This course focuses on the development, organization, and implementation/ administration of physical fitness programs. Includes extensive field experience

KIN 435  Advanced Motor Control: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: KIN 330 Motor Control and Learning
This course builds on base knowledge of the human neuromotor system and the control of movement developed in earlier courses. Students will develop an advanced understanding of the key issues in motor control including the degrees of freedom problem and abundance, the the perceptual-motor integration problem, the serial order problem and the skill acquisition problem. Students will build advanced knowledge of theoretical concepts by reviewing the cognitive processing model and contrasting this perspective with dynamical systems theory. These fundamental concepts of motor control will be applied to understand skilled motor performance across a range of applications.

KIN 440R  Sport Psychology: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: HDFS 371 or consent of instructor. The application of basic principles of sport psychology for teachers and coaches, with specific emphasis on motivation, anxiety, and arousal, and selected groups of athletes

KIN 490R  Undergraduate Research: 1-6 Credits (1-6 Other)

Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

KIN 491  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits (1-4 Lec)

Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

KIN 492  Independent Study: 1-3 Credits (1 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head. Directed research and study on an individual basis
Repeatable up to 6 credits.

KIN 496  Student Assistant Practicum in Kinesiology: 2 Credits (1 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITES: Consent of Instructor
This course aims to enhance students’ knowledge, verbal communication, and leadership skills by providing educational support to students in various KIN rubric lecture or lab courses. Under the direct supervision of the faculty instructor, students will attend weekly prepatory meetings to review course content and best teaching practices while working towards their own personal goals.
Repeatable up to 4 credits.

KIN 498  Internship: 1-12 Credits (1-12 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor. An individualized assignment with a professional agency to provide a guided field experience
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

KIN 515  Exercise Performance and Nutrition: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences program. Knowledge in areas of anatomy and physiology, upper division courses in one or combination of: exercise physiology, biochemistry, or nutrition. This class covers selected topics in exercise physiology, nutrition, and metabolism related to physiological function and performance. The use of nutritional supplements during exercise and the environmental influences on physiological function and metabolism will be addressed

KIN 525  Neuromechanics of Human Movement: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Students will study the concepts, terms, and methods of investigating biomechanics, neuroscience/neuromechanics, motor control, and movement disorders in the human movement system.

KIN 535  Advanced Motor Control: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and undergraduate motor control course. Students will develop an advanced understanding of the key issues in motor control including the degrees of freedom problem and abundance, the the perceptual-motor integration problem, the serial order problem and the skill acquisition problem. Students will build advanced knowledge of theoretical concepts by reviewing the cognitive processing model and contrasting this perspective with dynamical systems theory. These fundamental concepts of motor control will be applied to understand skilled motor performance across a range of applications

KIN 545  Graduate Exercise Physiology: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences; undergraduate exercise physiology. This course defines and explains a conceptual mechanistic-driven model that explains the basis for maximizing human performance. The instructor relies heavily on readings from the current research literature and student participation to understand the plethora of topics covered

KIN 575  Professional Paper and Project: 1-6 Credits (1-6 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major adviser and graduate committee
Repeatable up to 6 credits.

KIN 588  Professional Development: 1-3 Credits (1-3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, teaching experience and/or current employment in a school organization, and consent of instructor and Dean of the Graduate School. Courses offered on a one-time basis to fulfill professional development needs of in service educators. A specific focus is given to each course which is appropriately subtitled. May be repeated
Repeatable up to 3 credits.

KIN 589  Graduate Consultation: 1-3 Credits (1 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and approval of committee chair. This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their course work (and thesis if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help
Repeatable up to 3 credits.

KIN 590  Master's Thesis: 1-10 Credits (1 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Directed graduate research/creative activity. May be repeated
Repeatable up to 99 credits.

KIN 591  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits (1-4 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

KIN 592  Independent Study: 1-3 Credits (1 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head. Directed research and study on an individual basis
Repeatable up to 6 credits.

KIN 594  Seminar: 1 Credits (1 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. Topics offered at the graduate level that are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material
Repeatable up to 4 credits.

KIN 598  Internship: 2-12 Credits (2 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and consent of instructor.. An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field
Repeatable up to 99 credits.