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+KIN 100. Beginning Swimming • 1 credit

+KIN 120. Conditioning and Self-Defense • 1 credit

+KIN 125. Physical Education Topics • 1-3 credits
Focus on both the theoretical and practical application of a series of topics in the field of fitness, sport skills, and relaxation techniques. Students will be exposed to a variety of topics dealing with present trends in each field.

+KIN 149. Wellness Concepts • 1 credit
Holistic overview of basic wellness concepts including health-related fitness, body maintenance, nutrition and weight management, substance use and misuse, stress management, and chronic disease prevention.

+KIN 155. Fitness • 1 credit
+KIN 158. Weight Training • 1 credit
+KIN 159. T'ai Chi • 1 credit
+KIN 160. Basketball • 1 credit
+KIN 161. Softball • 1 credit

+KIN 165. Developmental Physical Education • 1 credit
For students unable to participate in regular physical education classes. Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.

KIN 190. Introduction to Sport Management • 3 credits
An overview of sport organizations that focuses upon organizational goals, issues related to organizational behavior, structure, function and designs, strategy development, organizational environment, human resource management, decision-making strategies, managing conflict and change in an organization, and leadership strategies. An examination of governing bodies in professional and amateur sport organizations will be included.

KIN 192. Practicum in Sport Management • 1 credit
A part-time work experience in the sport industry to be performed in no less than fifty hours, involving observing and providing assistance to a sport industry professional. Prerequisites: KIN 190, sophomore status.

+KIN 199. Beginning Volleyball • 1 credit
+KIN 200. Intermediate Swimming • 2 credits
+KIN 201. Beginning Bowling • 1 credit
+KIN 203. Beginning Tennis • 1 credit
+KIN 204. Beginning Badminton • 1 credit
+KIN 205. Beginning Golf • 1 credit

+KIN 206. First Aid/CPR • 2 credits
Safety awareness as an individual and as a member of society. Responder level first aid, CPR for adults, children, and infants and AED skills.

+KIN 208. Outdoor Cycling • 1 credit

KIN 210. Games, Rhythms, Stunts and Tumbling • 2 credits
Participation in and development of a repertoire of games, stunts, tumbling and rhythmic activities related to elementary-aged children. Particular attention given to growth and development issues and the selection of age appropriate materials and equipment. Developmental approach to body management, creativity, and quality of performance of varied motor skills and patterns. Focus on inclusive strategies and adaptation of activities to specific grade levels.

+KIN 211. Beginning Modern Dance • 2 credits
Instruction in beginning modern dance techniques. Students will gain basic skills in modern dance techniques.
+KIN 212. Beginning Jazz Dance • 2 credits
Instruction in beginning jazz dance techniques, and basic skills in jazz dance.
+KIN 213. Beginning Ballet • 2 credits
Instruction in beginning ballet technique. Students will gain basic skills in ballet technique.
+KIN 214. Aerobic Dance • 2 credits
Instruction in aerobic dance. Students will gain basic skills in aerobic dance techniques.

KIN 215. Basic Athletic Training • 2 credits
Basic principles and techniques of athletic training. Allows the student to gain a working knowledge of basic skills required to provide athletic training assistance.

+KIN 218. Irish Social Dancing • 2 credits
Development of movement patterns fundamental to Irish social and folk dancing. Concentration on performance of selected ceili and set dance patterns utilizing soft jig, reel, and polka steps and rhythms. Focus on Irish dancing as a living reflection and expression of social, cultural, historical and political change.

KIN 221. Skills in Team Sports • 2 credits
Develops motor skill abilities in team sports of floor hockey, softball, basketball, team handball, soccer, and volleyball.

KIN 222. Skills in Individual Sports • 2 credits
Develops motor skill abilities in individual sports of pickle ball, bowling, tennis, badminton, and golf taken in the first year or sophomore years.

KIN 224. Foundation and History of Physical Education • 2 credits
Introductory course for physical education majors with focus on historical, theoretical and philosophical aspects of physical education. This course emphasizes the role of physical education and sport in society, academic disciplines within the field, and opportunities for careers.

KIN 258. Principles and Methods in Personal Training • 2 credits
Focus on both the theoretical and practical applications of weight training techniques and skills, with a focus on the hands-on aspect. Students will be exposed to multiple techniques in weight training currently used among healthy populations commonly found in community, recreational, and health club settings. They will study select methods suitable to meet weight training objectives for these populations. This course is geared toward those who want to build a foundation of knowledge for certification as a personal trainer. Prerequisite: BIOL 230, with a minimum grade of C.

KIN 260. Motor Learning • 2 credits
Motor learning is the study of neurological and musculoskeletal interactions in the performance of motor skills. It explores related theories and addresses the interplay of subsystems as they work together to explain human behavior in the area of conscious and unconscious motor control, learning, and performance. Areas addressed include motor control, neuromuscular systems, central nervous system function, learning, memory, attention, practice scheduling, and scientific measurement techniques.

+KIN 262. Varsity Athletics • 1 credit
This course can only be taken once per year, four times maximum. Pass/Fail Only.

KIN 270. Health in School and Community • 3 credits
Introductory health course including public and community health, consumer health, substance abuse, family life education, mental/emotional health, HIV/AIDS and human nutrition. Focus on coordinated school health program and developmentally appropriate content for school age children. Prerequisites: KIN 149.

KIN 273. Women's Health Issues: Women and Sport • 3 credits
Explores women's health issues within a contemporary and historical context utilizing related biological, political, social, religious and economic perspectives.

KIN 275. Methods in Group Fitness Leadership • 2 credits
Emphasizes the methods of group exercise instruction, with special focus placed on the safe effective design of aerobic exercise programs for populations commonly found in community, corporate, and commercial fitness settings. This course is designed to provide students a strong foundation for group fitness certification and employment in the aforementioned settings. Prerequisites: BIOL 101, 112 or 199; KIN 149.

KIN 282. Exercise and Aging • 3 credits
Introduction to basic physical changes that occur with aging, focusing on the difference between health-related aspects of aging that are largely biological and immutable and those that are largely a function of lifestyle, behavior and attitudes. Emphasis on exercise health promotion, and wellness among older adults. Examination of health dimensions important to building exercise and leisure programs for older adults. Prerequisites: KIN 149.

KIN 300. Advanced Swimming - Lifeguard Training • 2 credits
Knowledge and practical experience in lifeguarding skills. The American Red Cross certification for Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid will be given to those who successfully complete the necessary requirements. Prerequisites: KIN 200 or equivalent ability.

+KIN 301. Ballroom, Square and Folk Dance • 2 credits
Development of knowledge and skill in folk and square dances, American country dances and ballroom dancing, cultural influences of folk arts. Participation in a variety of dances for school and adult recreation.

KIN 302. Health and Physical Education Concepts and Methods for Elementary School Teachers • 3 credits
Participation in activities related to health education and physical education for elementary-aged children. Focus on curriculum and instruction strategies to be used by elementary school classroom teachers. Comprehensive school health program model and concepts emphasized. Prerequisites: KIN 149.

WI-KIN 306. Sport Promotions and Marketing • 3 credits
Presents an overview of the various techniques and strategies utilized to meet the wants and needs of the sport consumer in the sport industry. Students will apply fundamental marketing theories and principles to the sports setting and focus on the concepts and practices which form the knowledge base for effective sports marketing strategies Additional topics include the evaluation of sport marketing programs and the use of skills in the sports marketplace. Prerequisites: KIN 190; ENGL 101, with a minimum grade of C.

KIN 307. Planning and Management of Sport Facilities and Events • 2 credits
Designed for the Sports Management major. Details concerning facility and event construction. Prerequisite: KIN 190.

KIN 309. Elementary Methods for Physical Education and Health • 3 credits
Current approaches and materials for elementary school health and physical education, including philosophy, objectives, technology, and curriculum design, development, implementation and assessment. National Standards and Danielson's Framework for Teaching Standards emphasized. Hands-on experiences with lesson and unit planning, peer teaching and evaluation. Prerequisites: KIN 210, 270; or instructor permission.

KIN 310. Physical Education for Special Populations • 1 credit
Overview of general program development related to inclusion of students and adults into school and community physical education programs. Range of human motor capacities from gifted to most challenged individuals are addressed. Focus on characteristics of learners, techniques and strategies for gymnasium accommodations, collaborative communication skills and legal issues. Prerequisite/Corequisite: SPED 310.

KIN 315. Body Composition, Obesity and Prevention • 3 credits
Explore topics related to the epidemiology, pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of overweight/obesity and related chronic diseases. The course introduces students to the basics of human body composition with special emphasis on obesity and its comorbidities. Also, the course provides current state of preventive and therapeutic interventions for obesity in adults and children with reference to the effects of exercise training and nutrition. Prerequisite: BIOL 230.

KIN 316. Exercise Science Topics • 1-3 credits
Offers enrichment to exercise science and human performance and fitness majors in a variety of topics related to their field of study.

KIN 320. Practical Experience and Ethics in Coaching Sports • 1 credit
Supervised coaching in local middle school or high schools. In addition, students will attend class each week to discuss topics in coaching, including motivation, communication, fitness and training, ethics and nutrition. Open only to students seeking coaching endorsement or authorization.

KIN 321-326. Theory and Ethics in Coaching • 2 credits

321. Football
322. Basketball
323. Track
324. Baseball
325. Volleyball
326. Soccer
Coaching classes are sport-specific and include strategies, techniques, scheduling, training, motivation, nutrition, and styles of coaching. Students will gain knowledge of professional ethics.

KIN 331. Principles and Methods of Secondary Physical Education • 3-4 credits
Investigate and evaluate methods involved in teaching physical education at the secondary level including a variety of team and individual sports. Emphasis on task analysis, criteria, evaluation, behavioral instruction, learning to develop a daily lesson plan, a unit, and a curriculum calendar. Prerequisites: KIN 219, 221, 222; or instructor permission.

KIN 335. Sport in Society • 3 credits
Introduction to the relationship between sport, culture, and the society in which it is embedded. Topics include: international cultures in sport; violence and deviant behavior in sport; social stratification in sport; sport education; and societal beliefs, traditions, customs, and the sport subculture. Prerequisite: SOC 101.

WI-KIN 340. Nutrition Concepts • 3 credits
Study the relationship between food and the human body and its impact on growth and development, performance, and general well-being. Prerequisites: KIN 149; ENGL 101, with a minimum grade of C; BIOL 101, 112 or 199, with a minimum grade of C.

KIN 341. Exercise Pharmacology and Sport Nutrition • 3 credits
Provides skills to understand basic pharmacology principles, with emphasis on drugs and supplements that are frequently used by the physically active population and those seeking to be physically fit. Students will also learn how commonly used drugs, supplements, and micro and macronutrients, can affect exercise performance in their patients and athletes. Practical guidelines are offered to enable the student to monitor and circumvent adverse reactions to drug therapies. Prerequisite: BIOL 230, with a minimum grade of C.

KIN 350. Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning • 3 credits
Introduction to the scientific principles based on science knowledge obtained in BIOL-202 & BIOL-204. Emphasis within this course will focus the scientific principles of strength & conditioning and on optimizing human performance in an aerobic state. Critical reading and scientific writing will be required for students to incorporate aerobic exercise principles to a variety of training modes. Prerequisites: BIOL 230, with a minimum grade of C; WI-KIN 390.

KIN 355. Financing Sport Organizations • 3 credits
Study financial theories and practical application as they impact sport revenues and expenditures; sources of revenue for financing sport, including public and private sectors, governments, memberships, fees, PSLs, taxes, bonds and trademark licensing; and the familiarization with current issues and trends in financing sport. Prerequisites: ECON 201; ACCT 201.

KIN 361. Kinesiology • 3 credits
Study the skeletal and muscular systems of the body as related to motion. Analysis and application of muscle function, kinematics, and kinetics in physical activity, human performance, and rehabilitation. Prerequisites: BIOL 230, with a minimum grade of C.

KIN 363. The Law in Sport, PE, Exercise Science and Leisure • 2 credits
Legal aspects related to sport, sport facilities, programs, and personnel; including tort law, liabilities and negligence. Prerequisites: Sophomore status.

WI-KIN 365. Exercise Physiology for Physical Educators • 3 credits
Focus on exercise physiology from the perspective of the physical educator. Cover physiological adaptations to activity, neurological control of movement, benefits of various types of training, and environmental and physiological factors that affect physiological function during sport, exercise and physical activity, commonly performed in physical education settings. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in both ENGL 101 and BIOL 230.

KIN 371. Materials and Practical Experience in Secondary Health Education • 2 credits
Health education methods course focused on secondary school and community-based programs. Use of National Health Education Standards for development of lessons and units of instruction. Teaching and leadership skills emphasized. Supervised practicum in a school or community health education setting to develop first-hand knowledge and experience in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of health-related prevention, education, early intervention, and treatment programs. Prerequisites: KIN 149, 270, 309, 340; or instructor permission.

WI-KIN 390. Exercise Physiology • 4 credits
Provides a foundation for understanding physiological changes and adaptation corresponding to exercise; the benefits of various types of training and the factors which affect physiological function during exercise; such as nutrition, age, disease, gender, and the environment. This course includes a lab. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in both ENGL 101 and BIOL 230.

KIN 392. Exercise Testing for Healthy and Special Populations • 2 credits
Understand and get experience with performing appropriate fitness tests for health risk appraisals, fitness evaluations, and clinical exercise testing for both healthy and diseased populations. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in both BIOL 230 and WI-KIN 390.

KIN 401. Seminar in Sport Management • 1 credit
Reports and discussions of topics of current interest in sport management. Topics may include trends and issues, administration, research methods, and communication and public relations. Students may take each topic of the class for credit, up to four credit hours total. Prerequisites: KIN 190, 192; junior status.

KIN 406. Exercise Prescription and Program Design • 3 credits
Integrates all of the student's previous coursework, to enable them to assess health and fitness, prescribe appropriate exercise, and optimize human performance for a variety of populations. This will be completed through practical classroom experience followed by a 6-week, hands-on personal training project. Critical reading, scientific writing, and oral presentations will be required for students to incorporate current physiological principles and theories with the design and prescription of exercise programs. Capstone course for Exercise Science and Human Performance and Fitness majors. Prerequisites: Senior status; a minimum grade of C in the following: BIOL 230, 204; KIN 350, 361, WI-390; or instructor permission.

KIN 407. Senior Seminar in Physical Education • 1 credit
Capstone focusing on the trends and issues in Physical Education, with emphasis on career development, professional organizations, continuing education requirements, and informational resources. Prerequisites: Instructor permission; last year of attendance.

KIN 408. Capstone in Sport Management • 3 credits
Methods and strategies focused upon management challenges in the Sport Industry. Emphasis on professional perspective, critical professional skills, relevance of ethical, legal, historical, and sociological concepts, application of theory and practice, and demonstration of skills in sport management through application of case reviews and research. Prerequisites: KIN 190, 192; senior status or instructor permission.

KIN 414. Independent Research • 1-3 credits
Independent research project with permission of department chairperson to broaden the foundation of knowledge within the field of health and physical education, exercise science, and sport management. Research is assigned to faculty member with expertise in area of requested research. Prerequisites: Junior or senior level and permission from department chairperson.

KIN 415. Tests and Measurements • 3 credits
Evaluation as part of teaching statistical techniques, construction and use of motor and knowledge tests, criteria for test selection. Prerequisite: Math General Education requirement met.

KIN 418. Internship in Human Performance & Fitness • 6-8 credits
Internship is designed to provide practical experience for majors in Human Performance & Fitness. The student will complete a total of 300-400 hours of professional experience in one semester under the supervision of an industry professional. A background check fee will be accessed for this course. Prerequisites: KIN 366 or 390, with a minimum grade of C-; KIN-350; 6 additional credits of KIN at the 300+ level

KIN 419. Internship in Sport Management • 8-12 credits
The professional internship or work experience in the sport management program provides a practical and reflective application experience for sport management majors during their final year in the major. This experience enables the student to further utilize theories presented in coursework in a substantial way while gaining practical experience in his or her professional orientation. This work experience is a full academic semester experience consisting of 400-600 hours in one semester under the supervision of an industry professional. Prerequisites: Advisor's consent; KIN 190, 192; senior status.

KIN 440. Senior Research I • 2 credits
Provides a broad introduction to research in the field of Exercise Science and Human Performance. Students will participate in the research process and gain an understanding of the skills necessary to conduct original research. Emphasis given to an original research project. Prerequisites: KIN WI-390; STAT 213.

KIN 441. Senior Research II • 2 credits
A continuation of KIN 440: Senior Research I. Students will participate in the data collection, data analysis, and completion of a manuscript and professional poster presentation of the pre-planned research project. Prerequisite: KIN 440.

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