Undergraduate Course Catalog 2016-2017
College of Health and Human Services
Chairperson: Erik E. Swartz
Professor: Ronald V. Croce, Michael A. Gass, Erik E. Swartz, Steven C. Wright
Associate Professor: Heather Barber, Brent J. Bell, Karen E. Collins, Summer Cook, Michelle A. Grenier, Dain LaRoche, John P. Miller, Timothy J. Quinn, Jayson O. Seaman
Assistant Professor: Kiernan O. Gordon
Clinical Associate Professor: Laurie Gullion, Daniel R. Sedory
Clinical Assistant Professor: Tara Flippo, Pam McPhee, Melissa Rodgers, Ben Towne
Instructor: Karen N. Henny
Senior Lecturer: Thomas W. Ashwell
Lecturer: Nathan Fitch
The mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to generate, transmit, and apply knowledge about the role of physical activity (including exercise, movement, outdoor adventure experiences, and sport) in the advancement of health in society. The department has several teaching, research, and service functions that support this mission, including the preparation of professionals in the one major and four options described below. While programs vary in emphasis, each curriculum offers students fundamental knowledge in the following areas: the biological, psychological, and sociocultural foundations and consequences of physical activity; the pedagogical and rehabilitative aspects of physical activity; and the management and marketing of delivery systems in the field. Each program makes extensive use of field experiences and internships that blend theory with practice.
The department offers five areas of study for majors: athletic training, exercise science, outdoor education, sport studies, and health and physical education. Candidates for degree requirements in any of the department majors or options must satisfy all University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying specific program requirements.
Athletic Training Major
For further information, please see Athletic Training.
Exercise Science Option
This curriculum prepares individuals for career opportunities in health and fitness promotion and education programs in hospitals, sports medicine centers, wellness clinics, universities, and rehabilitation facilities. Students are also prepared for advanced degree programs in the health professions, basic biology fields, medicine, or other health-related fields. Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in every required course. Successful completion of early and prerequisite courses is required before advancing to sequenced and higher-level coursework. All required courses must be completed before enrolling in KIN 650A, Internship in Exercise Science. Interested students should consult with the option coordinator, Timothy J. Quinn.
Students in exercise science complete the series of KIN 736, Fitness and Graded Exercise Testing; KIN 737, Exercise Prescription & Leadership in Healthy & Special Populations; and KIN 650A, Internship in Exercise Science; as capstone courses for the major. These courses give students practical experience in evaluating health and fitness and prescribing exercise to a wide range of clients. Specifically, students assess a number of disease risk factors, including blood pressure, blood chemistry, and body composition measures, and perform maximal graded exercise tests complete with electrocardiogram monitoring, as well as measure strength and flexibility. Students ultimately develop individualized exercise prescriptions for their clients and work with them one-on-one to improve their health and fitness. The internship experience is an off-campus, 10-week, 40-hours per week, full-time experience and can only be taken after ALL University and departmental courses are completed. Typically, this is taken during the summer after the student’s senior spring academic term.
University Required Courses
|NUTR||400||Nutrition in Health and Well Being||4|
|PSYC||401||Introduction to Psychology||4|
|BMS||507-508||Human Anatomy and Physiology||8|
|One course chosen from||SOC 502, PSYC 402, or HHS 540||4|
Required Courses - Exercise Science
|KIN||585||Emergency First Responder||4|
|KIN||620||Physiology of Exercise||4|
|KIN||621||Exercise Laboratory Techniques||4|
|KIN||650A||Exercise Science Internship||8|
|KIN||705||Topics in Applied Physiology||4|
|KIN||720||Science & Practice of Strength Training||4|
|KIN||724||Exerc Metab: Acute/Chronic Adapt||4|
|KIN||736||Fitness and Graded Exercise Testing||4|
|KIN||737||Ex Rx/L'ship Health & Spec Pop||4|
|KIN||795||Practicum in Cardiac Rehabilitation||2|
Outdoor Education Option
The outdoor education option is an accredited, award-winning, internationally recognized program preparing individuals for careers in outdoor education, adventure programming, wilderness therapy, and other educational/organizational settings. In addition to providing rich course content, this interdisciplinary program gives ample opportunity for practical application and field experience in the New Hampshire seacoast and White Mountains areas. Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in every major course. In addition, they must complete 100 days of documented leadership experience prior to beginning a required internship. Interested students should contact the undergraduate coordinator, Laurie Gullion, by e-mail at email@example.com.
Students in outdoor education complete KIN 650B, Internship in Outdoor Education, as the capstone course for the option. This course integrates the knowledge and skills learned in all previous option courses and experiences into practical applications students will use as they prepare to enter the profession. Students complete their internships at regional and national organizations upon completion of all other courses and prerequisites.
University Required Courses
|ENGL||501, 502, or 503||Intro to Prose, Technical, or Persuasive Writing||4|
Other: Core of courses (16 credits) emphasizing the particular area or population in outdoor education of interest to student, e.g., business, education, psychology, social work—selected with assistance of an adviser.
Elective Courses (must successfully complete at least one)
|KIN||545||High Angle Rescue||2|
|KIN||547||Lead Rock Climbing||3|
|KIN||782||Therapeutic Applications of Adventure Programming||4|
Required Courses - Outdoor Education
|KIN||540||Top Rope Rock Climbing||4|
|KIN||541||Management of Challenge Courses||4|
|KIN||543||Winter Adventure Programming||2|
|KIN||548||Winter Expedition Programming||4|
|KIN||550||Outdoor Education Philosophy and Methods||4|
|KIN||551||Adventure Programming: Backcountry-Based Experiences||4|
|KIN||552||Adventure Programming: Water-Based Experiences||3|
|KIN||686||Wilderness Emergency Medical Care||4|
|KIN||786||Organization/Administration of Outdoor Education||4|
|KIN||787||Theory of Adventure Education||4|
*Note: Proof of 100 days of leadership experience is required prior to taking this course.
Health and Physical Education Option
The health and physical education (HPE) option provides the foundation for public school teacher certification in health and physical education through either the Kinesiology department’s four-year certification program (BS), or the UNH Education department’s fifth-year program (MAT). Successful undergraduates become certified to teach kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) health and physical education in the state of New Hampshire. This type of licensure is transferable to all other states in the U.S. The health and physical education option integrates best practices with the theoretical and process knowledge necessary for teaching K-12 HPE. Extensive supervised practicum experiences with a focus on meeting the needs of all student populations provides an excellent foundation for preparing high-quality teachers with necessary skills for 21st century learning.
Internal UNH undergraduate transfer candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.67 before admission to the option. EDUC/KIN 694, Supervised Teaching in Health and Physical Education (student teaching), is the culminating capstone experience for the undergraduate program (B.S.) with certification in health and physical education. Undergraduates also have the option of completing a concentration in adapted physical education through additional coursework designed to enhance teaching strategies and the programmatic needs of students with disabilities.
The coursework for students choosing the four-year or five-year path to teaching certification is exactly the same up until the final semester of the undergraduate program. If students choose the four-year option, they will engage in a 20-week student teaching, culminating experience. If students choose the five-year option, they will delay student teaching until they do a full-year internship (student teaching) as part of their graduate program.
If accepted to early admission for the fifth-year master’s degree program (required GPA of 3.2 or greater), students are eligible for dual credit at the undergraduate/graduate levels for up to 12 credit hours. For questions about this program, contact the option coordinator, Michelle Grenier, at (603) 862-1835, or e-mail Michelle.Grenier@unh.edu.
Required Education Courses
|EDUC||700/800||Educational Structure and Change||4|
|EDUC||705/805||Alternative Perspectives/Nature of Education||4|
|KIN/EDUC||694||Supervised Student Teaching||8|
|EDUC||900/901||Internship and Seminar in Teaching||12|
Required Courses - Health and Physical Education
|KIN||500||Introduction to Health & Physical Education||4|
|KIN||501||First Aid: Responding to Emergencies||2|
|KIN||570||Elementary Physical Education Practicum||4|
|KIN||600||Movement and Gymnastics Exploration||4|
|KIN||610||Elementary Physical Education Pedagogy||4|
|KIN||620||Physiology of Exercise||4|
|KIN||648||Current Issues in Health||4|
|KIN||653B||Biomechanical Analysis of Movement||2|
|KIN||655||Middle School/Secondary Physical Education||4|
|KIN||666||Middle/Secondary Physical Education Practicum||4|
|KIN||675||Motor Development and Learning||4|
|KIN||702||Health Content & Risk Behaviors||4|
|KIN||712||Health Education Practicum||4|
|KIN||781||Inclusion in Physical Education||4|
|*NUTR||400||Nutrition, Health & Well Being||4|
*Additional required courses for health certification.
Sport Studies Option
Sport studies is an interdisciplinary option in the Department of Kinesiology that provides a foundation for a variety of career paths in school and college athletics, including coaching, administration, marketing, and sports information. The major also prepares students for further graduate study in areas such as sport psychology. Sport studies students are encouraged to pursue a second major or minor in a complimentary discipline, such as business, journalism, or psychology.
Majors take a core of foundation courses (e.g., The Sport Industry) as well as electives in applied areas such as sport marketing, athletic administration, and sport psychology. Majors must earn a grade of B- or better in KIN 565 and KIN 580, and a grade of C or better in each required University and KIN course. All majors must complete 20 credits of prior-approved coursework in supporting areas such as business, psychology, or education. In addition, an internship experience or independent study is required. An internship experience is strongly recommended since it is often critical to career development. Interested students should consult with the option coordinator, Karen Collins.
University Required Courses
|PSYC||401||Introduction to Psychology||4|
|One approved statistics course||4|
Cognate Requirement (outside of Department of Kinesiology). Students must complete a minimum of 20 credits of coursework in other departments. Each course must be approved in advance by the faculty adviser.
Required Courses - Sport Studies
|KIN||562||Sports Media Relations||4|
|KIN||565||Principles of Coaching||4|
|KIN||580||The Sport Industry||4|
|KIN||741||Social Issues in Contemporary Sports||4|
|KIN||761||Senior Seminar in Sport Studies*||4|
*Majors must complete a minimum of 150 hours of industry experience before they can take KIN 761. Students must be enrolled as a sport studies major for one full semester before taking KIN 761, Senior Seminar. See adviser for details.
Electives. Sixteen credits of approved KIN electives to include KIN 650 or KIN 696.
Internal transfers to sport studies must have a 2.5 GPA as well as a minimum grade of C in PSYC 401, Statistics (PSYC, SOC, DS) and a minimum grade of B- in both KIN 565 and KIN 580.
Minors in Kinesiology
The Department of Kinesiology offers an interdisciplinary curriculum for nonmajors, which is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge of movement and sport sciences. The minor consists of courses offered by several options within the department. A list of minor requirements and available classes is available at the Kinesiology Department Office, Room 107, New Hampshire Hall.
The Department of Kinesiology: sport studies option offers a coaching minor. The coaching minor is an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to provide students interested in coaching at the youth, high school, or college levels with basic knowledge and skills necessary for competence in coaching. The minor consists of courses offered by several options within the Department of Kinesiology and recreation management and policy. The coursework lays a theoretical and practical framework for students interested in coaching.
Description of Curriculum and Requirements of Coaching Minor
Admission to the minor is based on successful completion of KIN 565, Principles of Coaching (grade of C or better), and a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Interdisciplinary Health Minor
The central focus of the interdisciplinary minor is to prepare future educators for employment in schools, community health centers, and/or corporate settings.
Applied Human Anatomy & Physiology Minor
The minor is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills necessary for pursuing degrees in medicine and allied health.
Description of Curriculum and Requirements for Applied Human Anatomy & Physiology Minor
Admission to the applied human anatomy & physiology minor is based on successful completion of BMS 507 & 508 or ANC 511 & 512 (or equivalent accepted by minor adviser) with a grade of C or better and a minimum GPA of 2.75.
Coaching Minor Required Courses
|KIN||565||Principles of Coaching|
|KIN||505||Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries|
|KIN||521, 522, 523, 525, 528, 529||Sport-Specific Coaching Theory Course (minimum of two) (each course is 2 credits)|
|KIN||650D||Internship in Coaching (one 4-credit internship or two 2-credit internships)|
Coaching Minor Select at Least One of the Following:
|KIN||527||Scientific Foundations of Health and Fitness|
|RMP||560||Recreational Sport Management|
|KIN||562||Sport Media Relations|
|KIN||675||Motor Development and Learning|
|KIN||765||Advanced Topics In Coaching|
|KIN||780||Psychological Factors in Sport and Exercise|
|RMP||760||Community Sport Organizations: Administration and Development|
Students will not be permitted to enroll in KIN 650D, Internship, until they have completed KIN 565, Principles of Coaching; KIN 505, Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries, and at least one theory of coaching class.
To graduate with a coaching minor, individuals must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses associated with the minor (not including KIN 565, which will require a C or better).
Individuals will not be permitted to count coaching minor classes toward their major regardless of the major/degree program.
Interdisciplinary Health Minor Requirements
|NUTR||400||NUTR 400: Nutrition in Health & Well Being (4 cr) (offered fall/spring/summer)|
|KIN||648||Contemporary Issues in Health (4 cr) (fall)|
|KIN||702/802||Health Content and Youth Risk Behaviors (4 cr) (spring)|
|or NUTR||610||Nutrition Education and Counseling (fall)|
|KIN||712/812||Health Education Practicum (4 cr) (fall)|
|FS||746||Human Sexuality (4 cr) (spring/summer/J-term)|
Applied Human Anatomy & Physiology Minor Required Courses
|KIN||620||Physiology of Exercise (4-cr)|
|KIN||652||Clinical Kinesiology (4-cr)|
|KIN||653A||Musculoskeletal Assessment Lab (2-cr)|
|KIN||707||Neurology Lab (2-cr)|
Select at least one of the following:
|KIN||505||Activity, Injuries and Disease (4-cr)|
|KIN||527||Scientific Foundations of Health & Fitness (4-cr)|
|KIN||607||Biology of Aging (4-cr)|