Kinesiology

Courses

  • 48-254 Anatomy and Physiology I
    This is the first of a two course sequence in the study of human anatomy and physiology. This course examines the structure and function of cells, tissues, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous (central, peripheral, autonomic), endocrine, cardiorespiratory, digestive, reproductive, and urinary systems with an emphasis on the anatomy of these systems. Laboratory exercises reinforce lecture material and promote the use of observation, experimentation, and analytical skills to understand the structure and function of the human body. This course is required for all Kinesiology students but may be taken by students seeking to fulfill general education requirements. Also Biology 50-254. (NSL)
  • 48-264 Anatomy and Physiology II
    This is the second of a two course sequence in the study of human anatomy and physiology. This course examines the structure and function of cells, tissues, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous (central, peripheral, autonomic), endocrine, cardiorespiratory, digestive, reproductive, and urinary systems with an emphasis on the physiology of these systems. Laboratory exercises reinforce lecture material and promote the use of observation, experimentation, and analytical skills to understand the structure and function of the human body. This course is required for students pursuing a BS degree in Kinesiology and is not intended for students solely seeking to fulfill general education requirements. Also Biology 50-264. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 48-254 or Biology 50-254. (NSL)
  • 48-274 Fundamentals of Movement Analysis
    An introductory course to develop observational and analytical skills as they relate to human movement. Emphasis is placed on developing a systematic approach to analysis. Students will use these skills (with emphasis placed on video analysis) to evaluate fundamental movement patterns including gait, jumping, throwing, catching and striking.
  • 48-284 Education Outreach Physical Act & Health
    The purpose of this course is to build and expand on students' existing health and physical activity knowledge and enhance their abilities to communicate that knowledge with the general public. The course will focus on engaging the local community with evidence based educational outreach activities to promote health and well-being.
  • 48-301 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.
  • 48-302 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.
  • 48-303 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.
  • 48-304 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.
  • 48-314 Research Methods in Kinesiology
    This course covers the basic concepts of research methods used in the discipline of kinesiology. It is designed to help students think critically, to give students hands-on experiences with research design, data analysis and interpretation, and to report results to a professional audience. Prerequisite: Mathematics 52-114 or consent of instructor. (NS) (WA)
  • 48-324 Comparative Physiology of Exercise
    This course uses a comparative and integrative approach to athletic performance and environmental adaptations to highlight the anatomical and physiological similarities and differences between humans and other animal species. Prerequisite Kinesiology 48-264 or permission of instructor. (NS)
  • 48-404 Health and Fitness Concepts
    Students are presented current scientific information concerning the roles of physical activity, nutrition and life choices in healthy living. Emphasis is placed on incorporating this information into a lifestyle that will produce lifelong optimal health. In addition, issues related to the impact of health-related diseases on society are discussed. (NS)
  • 48-424 Motor Learning and Motor Control
    This course is a study of the factors affecting the learning and control of motor skills. Emphasis is given to information processing, motor programming and motor skill analysis. Study is centered upon understanding and application of conceptual frameworks that include open and closed looped models. Lab required. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 48-314. (NS)
  • 48-434 Muscle Physiology
    This course is designed to enhance the student's knowledge of the field of muscle physiology. The course focuses on the functional properties of skeletal muscle as it impacts health and performance in normal and pathological situations with specific emphasis on cellular and molecular regulators of skeletal muscle adaptations. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 48-264, Biology 50-264, or Biology 50-424. (NS)
  • 48-544 Health Psychology
    See Psychology 33-544. Prerequisite: Psychology 33-104, and Psychology 33-204 or Psychology 33-214 or Psychology 33-224 or Biology 50-222/50-232 or Kinesiology 48-314 or Sociology 34-314. (ScS)
  • 48-704 Physiology of Exercise
    This course is the study of physiological responses and adaptations made in response to the challenge of exercise with an emphasis on cardiovascular and neuromuscular systems. Lab required. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-254 or Biology 50-254, and Kinesiology 48-314, or permission of instructor. (NSL)
  • 48-714 Biomechanics
    This course is the study of basic anatomical and mechanical principles applied to human movement. Emphasis is placed on kinematic and kinetic concepts and the use of computerized movement analysis. Lab required. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-254 or Biology 50-254, and Kinesiology 48-314, or permission of instructor. (NSL)
  • 48-744 Nutrition for Human Performance and Health
    This course examines the role of nutrition in maximizing human physical performance and promoting health. Students learn the basic nutritional concepts necessary for optimizing physical performance and adaptations to training in competitive athletes, and for enhancing health in the physically active. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-704 or permission of instructor. (NS)
  • 48-754 Tissue Mechanics
    This is an advanced course that explores the anatomical structure and physiological and mechanical function of tissues within the body including bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, nerves and muscle. Special attention is given to mechanical testing of these materials with application of this information to the study of injury mechanisms and diseases of these tissues. Also Biology 50-454. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-254 or Biology 50-254, and either Physics 53-154 or Kinesiology 48-714, or permission of instructor. (NS)
  • 48-764 Exercise Prescription
    This course is the study of current practices related to fitness assessment and exercise prescription. Emphasis is placed on the collection of data from fitness testing and the design of personalized exercise programs. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-404 and 48-704.
  • 48-824 Senior Capstone in Kinesiology
    This course is intended for students pursuing the BA degree. Students will complete laboratory-based activities representing the three major areas of kinesiology (Motor Learning & Control, Biomechanics, and Physiology of Exercise). These activities will be accompanied by in-depth analysis and critical review of current research topics. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-314, 48-424, 48-704, and 48-714. (WA)
  • 48-831 Research in Kinesiology I
    This is the first of two courses in the research capstone sequence. The capstone experience is a laboratory or field-based research experience designed to provide hands-on experience directed toward answering questions related to kinesiology. In this writing-intensive course, students work directly with a faculty member to develop a research proposal and complete an IRB proposal if necessary. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-314, 48-424, 48-704, and 48-714. (WA)
  • 48-843 Research in Kinesiology II
    This is the second of two courses in the research capstone sequence. The capstone experience is a laboratory or field-based research project designed to provide hands-on experience directed toward answering questions related to kinesiology. In this course, students will collect and analyze experimental data for their capstone projects as proposed in 48-831. Each student will formally present results of the study in oral and written form. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-831. (WA)
  • 48-844 Research in Kinesiology
    A laboratory or field-based research experience in the field of kinesiology. In this course, students work directly with a faculty member to perform a literature review related to a research question, design and use a methodology to collect and analyze experimental data for their research projects. Each student will formally present results of the study in oral and written form. Prerequisites: Kinesiology 48-314, 48-424, 48-704, and 48-714. (WA)
  • 47-001 Selected Topics in Fitness and Selected Topics
    A course for students who, for various reasons, need individual attention concerning physical activity. This course may be repeated for credit. Consent of instructor is required. Special topics FRA courses may be offered under this number. Lab fee may be required. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-002 Adapted Recreational/Fitness Activities and Selected Topics
    A course for students who, for various reasons, need individual attention concerning physical activity. This course may be repeated for credit. Consent of instructor is required. Special topics FRA courses may be offered under this number. Lab fee may be required. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-011 Barre Above Fitness
    Course combines the disciplines of ballet, Pilates, and yoga for a total body workout. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-021 Tennis
    Rules, fundamentals and/or appropriate level techniques, and recreational skills for all levels of skills for tennis players. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-031 Bowling
    Rules, fundamentals and/or appropriate level techniques, and recreational skills for all levels of skills for bowlers. Lab fee required. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-051 Golf
    Rules, fundamentals and/or appropriate level techniques, and skill development for all levels of skill. Lab fee required. Must be taken Pass/D/F
  • 47-091 Fencing
    Development of knowledge, skills, strategies and equipment used in the ancient art of sword play. Emphasis will be placed on foil fencing. Lab fee required. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-101 Swim for Fitness
    Course is designed to enjoy the benefits of swimming as a means of obtaining aerobic fitness. Must be able to pass a basic swimming test to enroll. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-121 Racquetball/Pickleball
    RACQUETBALL./PICKLEBALL: Rules, fundamentals and/or appropriate level techniques, and recreational skills for all levels of racquetball/pickleball players. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-131 Mixed Martial Arts
    Basic mixed martial arts movements and skills. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-141 Martial Arts
    Beginning Tae Kwon Do/Karate or Beginning Hapkido/Judo and/or advanced levels of either are offered on a rotating basis. Each is studied with regard to the history, customs, skills/techniques and unique features of the specific martial art. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-151 Total Fitness
    Course designed to give the participant the basics for developing and maintaining a full workout regime. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-161 Weight Training
    Teaches safe and effective techniques for weight training at all levels. Provides a background of information concerning techniques for muscle and strength development utilizing conventional free weight exercise coupled with exercise machines. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-171 Zumba
    Course includes basic instruction of a Zumba workout. Participant will be required to participate in a cardio intensive workout. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-181 Leisure Sports & Rec
    Course will expose participants to a wide variety of activities that will encourage life-long participation and wellness. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-211 Adapted Recreation/Fitness Activities I
    A course for students who, for various reasons, need individual attention concerning physical activity. Consent of instructor is required. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-221 Adapted Recreation/Fitness Activities II
    A course for students who, for various reasons, need individual attention concerning physical activity. Consent of instructor is required. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-231 Cardio Core
    Course designed to give the participant the basics for developing and maintaining an intensive cardio and core workout. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-241 Recess Sports
    Course designed to allow participants to be involved in activities that harken back to school recess or gym classes. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-301 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. May require a lab fee. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 47-302 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. May require a lab fee. Must be taken Pass/D/F.