Kinesiology  

KIN 804 - Electrocardiography
Credits: 4.00
This course is designed to provide students exposure regarding basic interpretation and identification of electrocardiograms (ECGs). Included in this is detailed heart anatomy, coronary circulation, cardiac conduction system, electrocardiogram development, and all aspects pertaining to normal and abnormal ECGs.

KIN 805 - Topics in Applied Physiology
Credits: 4.00
Advanced exercise physiology course dealing with topics both current and relevant to exercise science majors. Includes: genetics, environmental influences, immune system, detraining and over-training, epidemiology, ergogenic aids and the influence of age and gender. Special fee.

KIN 806 - Neurology
Credits: 4.00
A detailed study of the development, morphology, internal configuration, physiology, histology, function, and pathology of the human nervous system. Labs consist of clinical case studies, brain dissections, and videos/slides to enhance the understanding of material. Prereq: human anatomy and physiology. Special fee. Lab.
Co-requisites: KIN 807

KIN 807 - Neurology Lab
Credits: 2.00
Basic histology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the human nervous system. Use of brain specimens, videos and pathology case studies to elucidate cell structure, sensory and motor systems, and spinal cord, brainstem, and cortical organization and anatomy. Prereq: ZOOL 507-508 or COMM 521 or equivalent. Cr/F.
Co-requisites: KIN 806

KIN 824 - Metabolic Adaptations to Exercise
Credits: 4.00
An overview of the metabolic processes that occur during exercise and metabolic changes that occur as a result of exercise training. Topics covered include glycogenolysis and glycolysis in muscle, cellular oxidation of pyruvate, lipid metabolism, metabolism of proteins and amino acids, neural and endocrine control of metabolism, and fatigue during muscular exercise. Prereq: physiology of exercise and general chemistry.

KIN 831 - Inclusive Teaching Through Sport
Credits: 4.00
This course examines the use sports, including disability sports such as boccia, sit-volleyball, goalball and wheelchair basketball as a program of instruction for individuals of all abilities. The course adopts a holistic approach to inclusion that examines best practices within sepcific contexts. The medical, social, and relational models of disability are used as a format for discussion and the inclusion spectrum is adopted as the underlying format for instruction.

KIN 836 - Fitness and Graded Exercise Test and Prescription
Credits: 4.00
This course is designed to provide students exposure to the knowledge and practical experience necessary for establishing exercise programs in apparently healthy populations. Topics include fitness testing, test interpretation, and exercise prescription. Prereq: KIN: Exercise Science major. Special fee.

KIN 840 - Athletic Administration
Credits: 4.00
Introduces basic management components and processes used in the successful administration of school and college athletic programs. Topics include planning, organizing, and managing sports programs, personnel and policies; game scheduling; finances and facilities; equipment and event management; student services; and key legal issues. Prereq: permission.

KIN 841 - Social Issues in Contemporary Sports
Credits: 4.00
An investigation into interrelationships among sport, culture, and society in an attempt to understand better the role and function of sport in contemporary society. Broad overview of selected socio-cultural factors that influence participation and result from participation in sports. Prereq: introduction to sociology or permission.

KIN 842 - PE Practicum for Students with Disabilities
Credits: 4.00
This experience is part of the required coursework for the Adapted Physical Education (PE/APE) certificate through the Graduate School. As a bi-weekly seminar intergrates the field experience with general physical education (GPE) and adapted physical education (PE/APE) concepts through class discussion, exercises, readings, and written assignments. The seminar format provides an opportunity for refinement and continued development of teacher skills and attributes for working with students with disabilities. Students learn to instruct effectively, to participate in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process, and to manage their time.

KIN 843 - Sport Marketing
Credits: 4.00
A survey of concepts and processes used in the successful marketing of sport programs and events. Special emphasis placed on the unique or unusual aspects of sport products, markets, and consumers. Prereq: survey of marketing and methods or permission.

KIN #850 - Theories of Motivation in Sport and Exercise
Credits: 4.00
Social cognitive theories of achievement motivation as they relate to sport and exercise participation. Special consideration given to the ways coaches, exercise leaders, and physical education teachers should motivate individuals. Prereq: introduction to psychology.

KIN 880 - Psychological Factors in Sport
Credits: 4.00
Factors of outstanding athletic achievement; psychological variables in competition; the actions and interactions of sport, spectator, and athlete. Special attention to directed to strategies for coaches, teachers, and athletic trainers to utilize sport psychology in their professional practice. Prereq: introduction to psychology.

KIN 881 - Inclusion in Physical Education
Credits: 4.00
Overview of special physical education. Addresses modifying instruction, expectations, and learning environment to accommodate physical and motor behaviors of students with disabilities. Prereq: KIN P.E. Pedagogy majors. Lab.

KIN 882 - Therapeutic Applications of Adventure Programming
Credits: 4.00
Examines the use of adventure activities as elements of therapeutic treatment plans. Incorporates theoretical seminars and associated practical experiences. (Also listed as SW 882.)

KIN 883 - Pysch Factors of Adventure Ed
Credits: 4.00
Adventure educators are often called to work with people facing short-term psychological challenges like being effective in a group or managing fear and discomfort in a vigorous learning environment. Because the adventure environment can be pyschologically demanding, an understanding of basic psychology is an advantage both for effective practice and research. Course emphasizes the history of psychological research to provide a foundation for the adventure educator's work leading, designing and evaluating adventure-based programs.

KIN 884 - Foundations of Adventure Education
Credits: 4.00
Students study the foundational ideas in adventure education and discuss their historical applications to the field. Contemporary perspectives on adventure education are also examined, and students forecast future directions for inquiry and practice. Topics include human learning and development, social theory, critical perspectives.

KIN 885 - Program Models and Evaluation in Outdoor Education
Credits: 4.00
Provides an understanding of the major outdoor education program models currently being used. Students also analyze the principles underlying program development and examine current trends and program evaluation approaches. Topics include research methods, evidenced-based practices, and ethics.

KIN 886 - Organization and Administration of Outdoor Education Programs
Credits: 4.00
Study of administration of outdoor education programs using a variety of organizational models. Students use simulated exercises and work with outdoor agencies on special projects to learn the key factors necessary to manage a program. Field experience. Special fee.

KIN 887 - Theory of Adventure Education
Credits: 4.00
Provides an in-depth investigation of the theories that underpin professional practice and research in Adventure Education. Students examine program applications in different settings, analyze pertinent outdoor education and social science research, and independently complete a research or applied project. Special fee.

KIN 895 - Advanced Studies
Credits: 2.00 to 4.00
Independent study problems. Prereq: permission of graduate adviser. May be repeated up to 8 credits.

KIN 896 - Advanced Research in Exercise Science
Credits: 6.00
Students design and conduct original research that culminates in a paper of publishable quality. Completion of either this course or KIN 899 satisfies the department's research requirement for the master's degree. May be taken for 3 credits per semester in each of two semesters or 6 credits in one semester. Maximum 6 credits. Cr/F. IA (continuous grading).

KIN 898 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
New or specialized courses not normally covered in regular course offerings. Prereq: permission. May be repeated up to 8 credits. Special fee on some sections.

KIN 899 - Master's Thesis
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credits. Cr/F.

KIN 900 - Applied Statistics
Credits: 4.00
Designed to introduce basic statistics commonly used in the research literature of their field. Concepts such as mean, standard deviation, standard error, variance, probability, sample size, and statistical power will be presented. Specific statistical methods will be covered such as paired and unpaired t-tests, correlation, regression, multiple and step-wise regression, one and two-way ANOVA, MANOVA, canonical correlation and factorial analysis.

KIN 901 - Analysis of Professional Literature
Credits: 4.00
Critical interpretation of professional literature. This course focuses on the appropriate use of research methodologies and techniques.

KIN 902 - Colloquium
Credits: 1.00 to 2.00
Seminar format with readings, discussions, laboratory tutorials, and presentations of current research topics. A) exercise science; B) outdoor education; C) special physical education; D) sport studies. May be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credits. Cr/F.

KIN 909 - PE Practicum for Students with Disabilities
Credits: 2.00 to 4.00
This experience is part of the required coursework for the Adapted Physical Education (PE/APE) certificate through the Graduate School. Students are expected to accumulate30 hours of teaching experience in the schools for every two credits. In addition, attendance at a bi-weekly seminar integrates the field experience with general physical education (GPE) and adapted physical education (PE/APE) concepts through class discussion, exercises, readings, and written assignments. The seminar format provides an opportunity for refinement and continued development of teacher skills and attributes for wokring with student with disabilities. Students learn to instruct effectively, to participate in the individual Education Plan (IEP) process, and to manage their time.

KIN 910 - Curricular Issues in Health Pedagogy
Credits: 4.00
Examines health education and various health promotion programs in school settings using an ecological framework.

KIN 950 - Internship
Credits: 2.00 to 4.00
Experiential learning in a setting appropriate to the student's objectives. A 4-credit internship requires a minimum of 300 hours experience. Fewer credits require proportionally fewer hours. A) Exercise Science. Clinical work, normally in a hospital or laboratory setting, involving exercise physiology, graded exercise testing, exercise prescription, and/or cardiac rehabilitation. Must have completed all required coursework except thesis. B) Special Physical Education C) Sport Studies. Cr/F.

KIN 998 - Special Topics
Credits: 2.00 to 4.00
Occasional, new, or experimental courses for graduate students in both KIN: Sport Studies and RMP. Prereq: permission. May be repeated for different topics up to a total of 8 credits.