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The James I. Perkins College of Education

Department of Kinesiology and Health Science:
Course Listing

Kinesiology
CourseTitleCredits
KIN 502Special Studies in Kinesiology.

A topics course. May be repeated for credit as topic changes.

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of kinesiology/physical education.
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KIN 508Emergency Care.

(One credit hour). A two-week intensive course of blood-borne pathogen exposure and standard and advanced emergency care to meet recommended guidelines as stated by the NATA, OSHA and the NCAA. Can be repeated for a maximum of two credit hours.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to the athletic training major or permission of instructor.
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KIN 510Medical Terminology.

(One credit hour). Online course. Medical terminology used by health professionals.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to Graduate School.
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KIN 511Organization and administration of health, physical education, recreation and dance programs..

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of kinesiology/physical education.
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KIN 512Protective Methods in Athletic Training.

Techniques for taping, wrapping and the application of supportive and protective equipment that is utilized in the prevention and rehabilitation of the physically active.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major or permission of instructor.
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KIN 515Adapted Physical Education.

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of health science or kinesiology/physical education.
3
KIN 520Advanced Instructional Strategies in Physical Education.

Development and refinement of skills necessary to implement effective, progressive physical education programs.

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KIN 521Athletic Training Clinical I.

(Two credit hours). Placement of entry-level athletic training student in the university clinical setting. Basic clinical skills using hands-on approach, application of competencies and proficiencies that are introduced in the didactic setting.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major; must be concurrently taking KIN 512.
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KIN 522Athletic Training Clinical II.

(Two credit hours). The design of this course is to place the entry-level athletic training student in a variety of work settings, including but not limited to: college/university, high school, clinic/outreach.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to the athletic training major and KIN 521.
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KIN 525Curriculum Construction in Physical Education.

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of kinesiology/physical education.
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KIN 530Seminar in Athletic Training.

(Two credit hours). Current trends and issues, competency review and professional development in athletic training.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major.
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KIN 531Therapeutic Modalities.

Theoretical principles of acute inflammatory response, wound healing and clinical application of therapeutic modalities as used in the treatment and care for the physically active.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major; must be concurrently enrolled in KIN 531L or permission of instructor.
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KIN 531LTherapeutic Modalities Laboratory.

(One credit hour). Laboratory accompanying KIN 531. Students will learn psychomotor skills through the performance of clinical application of therapeutic modalities as used for the treatment and care of the physically active.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major; must be concurrently enrolled in KIN 531 or permission of instructor.
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KIN 532Evaluation of Lower Extremity.

Study of the clinical evaluations involving bony and soft-tissue anatomy, signs and symptoms, and orthopedic testing for lower extremity, pelvic and lumbar injuries and conditions commonly sustained by the physically active.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major; must be concurrently enrolled in KIN 532L or permission of instructor.
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KIN 532LEvaluation Techniques of the Lower Extremity Laboratory.

(One semester hour).

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KIN 533Evaluation Techniques of the Upper Extremity.

Study of clinical evaluations involving bony and soft-tissue anatomy, signs and symptoms, and orthopedic testing for upper extremity, cervical, thoracic, head and face, and abdominal injuries and conditions commonly sustained by the physically active.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major; must be concurrently enrolled in KIN 533L or permission of instructor.
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KIN 533LEvaluation Techniques of the Upper-Extremity Laboratory.

(One semester hour). Students will learn psychomotor skills through the application process of systematic evaluation techniques for upper extremity, cervical, thoracic, head and face, and abdominal injuries sustained by the physically active.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major; must be concurrently enrolled in KIN 533 or permission of instructor.
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KIN 534Management Strategies in Athletic Training.

Designed to introduce the athletic training student to management techniques, professional practice and health care administration that are encountered in athletic training.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major.
3
KIN 536Therapeutic Exercise.

Theoretical principles and practical applications of techniques related to therapeutic exercises implemented with the non-surgical/surgical rehabilitation of the physically active.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major; must be concurrently enrolled in KIN 536L or permission of instructor.
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KIN 536LTherapeutic Exercise Laboratory.

(One credit hour). Laboratory accompanying KIN 536. Students will learn phychomotor skills of the theoretical principles and practical applications of techniques related to therapeutic exercises implemented with the non-surgical/surgical rehabilitation of the physically active.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major; must be concurrently enrolled in KIN 536 or permission of instructor.
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KIN 540Development of Nontraditional Fitness Programs.

The organization and administration of nontraditional exercise programs in the community, worksite, or medical setting.

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of kinesiology/physical education.
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KIN 541Athletic Training Clinical III.

(Two credit hours). The design of this course is to place the athletic training student in a variety of work settings, including, but not limited to, college/university; high school; clinic/outreach.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major; KIN 522.
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KIN 542Athletic Training Clinical IV.

The design of this course it to allow the second-year training student to experience the setting of a medical office. Completion of the assignment will be fulfilled during the summer semester.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major; KIN 541.
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KIN 543Health Promotion/Wellness Theoretical Applications.

This course is an overview of several of the leading behavior change theories that have become foundational for interventions related to health and physical activity. These theoretical models will be applied to behavior change opportunities and will be examined in the context of current research literature to develop an understanding of the behavior change process.

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KIN 544Supplements and Ergogenic Aids in Society.

This course is a comprehensive overview of supplements and ergogenic aids used to enhance performance in competitive, recreational and aesthetic physical activity. This course will assess the health, safety, efficacy and quality of popular supplements and ergogenic aids used in athletic and physically active audiences.

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KIN 545Current Trends and Issues In Physical Education and Recreation.

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of kinesiology/physical education.
3
KIN 550Introduction to Research in Health and Physical Education.

Concepts and skills involved in understanding and analyzing research in kinesiology and health science. The course should enhance the student’s ability to locate, read, comprehend, and critically analyze research.

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KIN 551Athletic Training Clinical V.

KIN 551:01 is designed specifically for the second-year athletic training student to fulfill two seven-week rotations and to select a clinical site assignment. Completion of KIN 551:02 will involve an assignment for the whole semester/season of the sport with the guidance of a preceptor. May be repeated only once.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major; KIN 542 approval of curriculum director.
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KIN 552Scientific Basis of Exercise Science.

A review of various disciplines that underlie and constitute the basis of exercise science. Additionally, the application of these areas of study will be applied to and discussed in relation to actual physical education and athletic experiences.

3
KIN 553Physiology of Exercise.

Human physiological response to stress (exercise and environmental) and how physiological principles are applied to personal and professional lives.

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KIN 554Introduction to Athletic Training.

Introduction to the profession of athletic training. Overview of common techniques and principles of recognition, evaluation, prevention and care for the physically active.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major or permission of instructor.
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KIN 555Orientation and Analysis of Laboratory Techniques.

This course examines the theoretical and practical understanding of physiological instrumentation and measurement, including practical laboratory experiences, as preparation for graduate research or other research opportunities.

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KIN 560Biomechanics.

Assists student in acquiring in-depth understanding of mechanical principles that influence human movement and acquiring knowledge and skills necessary to be able to scientifically analyze human movement using different methods of analysis.

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KIN 562Motor Learning.

Assists student in acquiring knowledge and skills necessary for successfully teaching motor skills and enhancing improvement.

3
KIN 563Motor Development.

Knowledge base in the study of changes in motor behavior across the lifespan, the processes that underlie those changes, and factors that affect them.

3
KIN 565The Role of Sports In Society.

Examination of institutionalized sports from a sociological perspective. Sociological theories are utilized to understand the significance of sport as a social institution.

3
KIN 568Sport Psychology.

Techniques for developing and refining psychological skills to enhance performance and personal growth.

3
KIN 569Exercise Psychology.

Study of the brain and behavior in physical activity and exercise settings. Biological foundations of exercise psychology within the broader contexts of cognitive, social and environmental influences.

  • Prerequisite(s): KIN 553.
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KIN 570General Medical Conditions.

Specialized course for general medical conditions designed for the entry-level athletic training student with presentations made by various health professional specialists focusing on pathology and pharmacology.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major; KIN 554.
3
KIN 574Advanced Athletic Training.

(Two credit hours). Advanced knowledge and skills specific to a greater understanding of techniques and principles of recognition, evaluation, prevention and care for the physically active.

  • Prerequisite(s): Admittance to athletic training major; KIN 554.
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KIN 575Advanced Graduate Studies.

May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of eight hours.

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KIN 577Advanced Methods and Techniques In Athletic Coaching.

  • Prerequisite(s): Coaching experience or 12 semester hours of kinesiology/physical education.
3
KIN 580Field Experience.

Specialized field experience in an appropriate setting that provides extensive exposure to one of the following fields: community health, health promotion/wellness, campus recreation, or exercise science. Includes a field experience and the development of a professional portfolio.

3
KIN 581Problems In Teaching College Kinesiology: Internship.

Four to six hours laboratory per week. Supervised teaching, classroom visitation and consultation with graduate assistants concerning teaching, grading, advising and related matters. Graduate assistants required to take the course each of their first two semesters. May be required in addition to basic requirements for the degree. (May be Pass-Fail grading.) May be repeated for credit.

  • Prerequisite(s): 18 semester hours of kinesiology/ physical education.
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KIN 585Research and Statistical Analysis in Health and Physical Education.

Common statistical analysis procedures and experience in interpretation, discussion and presentation of research results.

  • Prerequisite(s): KIN 550
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KIN 589Thesis Research.

Research necessary to initiate thesis project. Includes preliminary drafts of thesis. Grade withheld until completion of thesis.

Note: A student must register for 589 and/or 590 each semester or summer session until the thesis is completed; however, a student may not register the first time for 590 until the thesis prospectus has been approved.

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KIN 590Thesis Writing.

Completing of thesis and submitting final draft to departmental committee and graduate dean.

  • Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology/physical education 589.

Note: A student must register for 589 and/or 590 each semester or summer session until the thesis is completed; however, a student may not register the first time for 590 until the thesis prospectus has been approved.

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