Kinesiology (KIN)

KIN 105   Christian Wellness   3 Units

A foundational exploration into Christ-centered wellness and how to construct a comprehensive strategy to develop and maintain personal wellness in relationship with God.

KIN 110   CPR/First Aid   1 Unit

This course will cover the theory and practice for prevention and care of accidents and sudden illness including the requirements for Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification. Nominal fee.

KIN 114   Lifetime Fitness: Badminton   0.5 Units

This course will introduce the official singles and doubles games of badminton at the beginning level as students practice basic strokes, footwork, strategies, rules, scoring, and court etiquette.

KIN 122   Lifetime Fitness: Weight Training   0.5 Units

This course will provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity.

KIN 125   Lifetime Fitness: Zumba   0.5 Units

This course will provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity.

KIN 126   Lifetime Fitness: Aerobics   0.5 Units

This course will provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity.

KIN 127   Lifetime Fitness: Cross Training   0.5 Units

This course will provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity.

KIN 128   Lifetime Fitness: Tae Kwon Do   0.5 Units

This course will provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity. A nominal fee will be charged.

KIN 131   Lifetime Fitness: Tennis   0.5 Units

This course will introduce the official singles and doubles games at the beginning level and provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity.

KIN 132   Lifetime Fitness: Volleyball   0.5 Units

This course will introduce the techniques, rules, and etiquette as students serve, set, score, learn other volleyball strategies, and incorporate these skills in playing volleyball.

KIN 136   Lifetime Fitness: Basketball   0.5 Units

This course will introduce students to the basic practice skills, footwork, strategies, rules, scoring, and court etiquette while also providing an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity.

KIN 140   Lifetime Fitness: Golf   0.5 Units

This course will introduce the techniques, rules, and etiquette as students practice chipping, putting, and golfing strategies, incorporating these skills in playing a round of golf. Students are responsible for balls, green fees, and clubs.

KIN 144   Lifetime Fitness: Rock Climbing   0.5 Units

This course will provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity. A required fee will be paid directly to the rock climbing facility.

KIN 145   Lifetime Fitness: Fitness Walking   0.5 Units

This course will provide an exercise program for those striving for a healthy lifetime activity.

KIN 220   Foundations of Human Movement Studies   3 Units

This course will introduce and explore the broad field of human movement, exercise and physical activity. This course will introduce students to the domains and disciplines of study used to understand human movement, exercise and physical activity. Students will learn how to read, understand, critique, and write research articles the discipline of Kinesiology.

KIN 225   Principles of Weight Training and Cross Training   3 Units

A theory to practice approach to strength training and aerobic cross training methods will be examined in this course as students learn how to test, design, and implement strength training and aerobic cross training programs for sport and fitness. Prerequisite: KIN majors and minors only; non-KIN majors and minors must have consent of department chair.

KIN 245   Medical Terminology   3 Units

Medical/healthcare terminology course introduces the student to the medical abbreviations, prefixes, suffixes and root word terminology as it relates to the human body systems and the provision of health care. This course serves as a prerequisite for most post graduate allied healthcare programs.

KIN 303   Health Education   3 Units

Students will learn how to provide comprehensive school health education programs that incorporate concepts of maintaining balance in the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, economic, vocational, and spiritual components of life. Offered alternate years.

KIN 304   Motor Learning and Control   3 Units

This course will give an overview of significant behavioral theories which influence and determine the learning and production of motor skills. Included will be learning theories and motor control theories as well as application of theory to motor performance.

KIN 305   Motor Development   3 Units

This course will study motor skills and physical development from birth to adulthood with an emphasis on infancy, childhood, and adolescence including neurological, physiological, intellectual, social, and emotional factors that influence gross and fine movement activities.

KIN 306   Nutritional Sciences   3 Units

This course will explore issues pertinent to the study of health and nutrition for the active individual. This course will analyze concepts and controversies and will emphasize the importance of research and clinical studies in the current nutritional literature. Students will also examine and discuss key concepts concerning the role of nutrition in overall health and well-being for a healthy lifestyle.

KIN 307   Exercise and Gerontology   3 Units

This course is will explore the latest evidence-based research on the effects of aging and will familiarize students with the physiological impacts of aging as it relates to the decline in physical development, cardiovascular and pulmonary functioning, and muscular strength and power.  This course will also introduce the effects of declining motor skills as well as other physical-psychosocial relationships associated with aging.

KIN 308   Athletic Injuries   3 Units

This course provides instruction in the prevention, recognition, care, management, and basic rehabilitation of athletic injuries.  How the body can be injured, how to treat basic injuries, and an introduction to the modalities used for the treatment of injuries will be presented in this course.  A lab fee is required. Prerequisite:  BIO 246 (concurrent enrollment allowed).

KIN 310   General Medicine and Pharmacology   3 Units

This course will incorporate the knowledge, skills, and values that health professionals must possess to recognize, treat, and refer general medical conditions and disabilities. Students will also look at the skills and knowledge of pharmacologic applications for those involved in sport and physical activity. A class fee is required. Prerequisites: BIO 246, KIN 308 or consent of department chair.

KIN 320   Historical, Social, Cultural Foundations of Sport and P.E.   3 Units

This course will present and discuss the philosophical, historical, and sociological constructs relevant to sport and physical education. Philosophy of sport will explore ways to understand sport involvement. History of sport will be explored from Ancient Greece to modern times. Sociology of sport will be explored regarding current challenges, relevant issues, and controversies in sport and physical education.

KIN 325   Exercise Testing and Prescription   3 Units

This is a National Council of Strength and Fitness (NCSF) approved course for those who want advanced personal training certification. Topics will include functional anatomy; health and fitness screening and assessment; cardiovascular assessment and prescription; strength and power assessment and prescription; nutrition and weight management. A lab fee may be required. Prerequisite: KIN 225 or consent of department chair.

KIN 330   Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness   3 Units

This course will explore the research evidence for lifestyle effects on health and wellness including; nutrition, fluids, physical activity, stress, depression, happiness, sleep, pain management, and addiction; issues in health literacy; lifestyle effects on behavior change and motivation; and the role of lifestyle on chronic disease. Students will learn an alternative way of understanding health and health care compared to the typical pay-for-service or caring for the sick health care model.

KIN 335   Physical Activity and Epidemiology   3 Units

This course will explore the effects of physical activity on chronic disease prevention and health promotion throughout the life span, from clinical and public health perspectives. Discussion and application of real-life physical activity assessment, research, guidelines, and promotion in population levels.  Emphasis will be placed on the ability to understand and utilize epidemiology statistics.

KIN 340   Elementary Physical Education   3 Units

This is an instructional strategies course that will introduce students to movement and fitness education for children, including topics on the development and use of games and music to aid in children's motor development, and the integration of the principles of motor learning, motor development, and physiology of movement.

KIN 344   Health and Wellness Programming   3 Units

This course covers the design and implementation of worksite health promotion programs and the benefits these programs have for both employees and employers. Students will review various health risk appraisals and plan theory-based incentive programs designed to promote positive lifestyles.  Opportunities for learning behavior change models and methods will be provided through wellness coaching sessions.

KIN 348   Evaluation of Injuries   4 Units

This course provides a theoretical and practical approach to injury assessment of the upper and lower body.  A systematic evaluation process is utilized to assess injuries and conditions that involve the head/face, cervical/thoracic spine, shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, abdominal viscera, lumbar spine, hip, thigh, knee, lower leg, ankle, foot, and gait analysis. Lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisites:  BIO 246, KIN  308 or consent of department chair.

KIN 349   Recognizing and Evaluating Athletic Injuries II   3 Units

A theoretical and practical approach to injury assessment for the upper body, this course will use the systematic evaluation format, as governed by the NATA, is utilized with an emphasis placed on the evaluation of the head/face, cervical/thoracic spine, shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, and abdominal viscera. Lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisites: BIO 246, BIO 247, KIN 308 or consent of department chair.

KIN 358   Therapeutic Exercise   3 Units

A theoretical and practical approach to therapeutic exercise will be introduced, discussed and explored in this course. Lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisite: BIO 246, KIN 308, or consent of department chair.

KIN 360   Principles of Coaching   3 Units

An analysis of theoretical and practical factors in coaching such as motivation; attitude formation, leadership, character development and techniques of coaching will be covered in this course.

KIN 364   Exercise Psychology   3 Units

This course will focus on the psychological understanding of exercise behavior through the examination of psychological, psycho-physiological, and social factors that influence physical activity participation and performance; how participating in physical activity and exercise affect psychological well-being; and the theoretical, methodological, and applied approaches to a variety of topics related to exercise psychology.

KIN 365   Sport Psychology   3 Units

The role of psychomotor and cognitive factors in human movement and sport settings are discussed and explored in this course along with selected topics of such as personality theory, arousal, attribution theory, achievement motivation, anxiety, sport performance interventions, goal setting, attention styles, aggression, social facilitation, social reinforcement, and imagery.

KIN 368   Therapeutic Modalities   3 Units

A theoretical and practical approach for therapeutic modalities in exercise and rehabilitation are discussed and explored in this course. Lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisites: BIO 246, KIN 308 or consent of department chair.

KIN 370   Adaptive Physical Education   3 Units

An analysis of how physical education, sport, and physical activities can be adapted to meet students' special and unique needs will be examined in this course including an analysis of motor and intellectual development, appropriate skill progressions, and an examination of various diseases and genetic conditions that lead to adaptation needs. Offered alternate years.

KIN 376   Physical Education Management   3 Units

An evaluation of how to develop physical education lesson plans and curriculums will be examined in this course including practical tips for creating effective teaching environments and teaching developmentally appropriate skills and activities. Offered alternate years.

KIN 390   Practicum: General   1-4 Units

This course is a practical, hands-on experience outside the classroom directly related to the student's major, minor or professional program that is a beneficial complement to the student's academic experience.

KIN 392   Practicum: Teacher Education   1-4 Units

This course is a practical, hands-on experience outside the classroom directly related to the student's major, minor or professional program that is a beneficial complement to the student's academic experience.

KIN 393   Practicum: Kinesiology   1-4 Units

This course is a practical, hands-on experience outside the classroom directly related to the student's major, minor or professional program that is a beneficial complement to the student's academic experience.

KIN 394   Practicum: Coaching   1-4 Units

This course is a practical, hands-on experience outside the classroom directly related to the student's major, minor or professional program that is a beneficial complement to the student's academic experience.

KIN 395   Practicum: Allied Health   1-4 Units

This course is a practical, hands-on experience outside the classroom directly related to the student's major, minor or professional program that is a beneficial complement to the student's academic experience.

KIN 403   Biomechanics   4 Units

This introductory course will look at the basic principles of anatomical mechanics and their applications to human movement including an analysis of efficient movement. Lab time is included in the schedule.

KIN 406   Exercise Physiology   4 Units

This course applies the physiological principles to the study of human performance in exercise. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: BIO 246 and BIO 247.

KIN 407   Kinesiology   4 Units

This course will study human movement with an emphasis on the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite:  BIO 246.

KIN 408   Advanced Athletic Training   3 Units

The theory and practice of advanced principles and techniques pertaining to prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Advanced techniques of preventative taping and strapping are also incorporated with the lecture as a laboratory component. A lab fee may be required. Prerequisites: BIO 246, BIO 247 and KIN 308 or consent of department chair.

KIN 409   Research in Kinesiology   1 Unit

This course will require students to apply research methods and skills towards the completion of original student-conducted research. This course may require library research, field and/or laboratory research, and statistical analysis to be completed under the supervision of a faculty advisor.

KIN 410   Statistics and Measurement   4 Units

The development, evaluation, and administration of measurement techniques and tests in exercise science will be explored through lecture and practical applications. Basic statistical analyses and applications in interpreting tests and measurements are taught. A lab fee is required.

KIN 416   Advanced Exercise Physiology   4 Units

As a continuation of KIN 406, this course will survey and evaluate current concepts and literature regarding physiological regulatory mechanisms of oxygen transport and muscle metabolism including the examination of both acute and chronic effects of exercise with an emphasis placed on physiological limitations. Lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisite: KIN 406.

KIN 420   Research Methods in Kinesiology   3 Units

This course will prepare students to read, critique, and conduct scientific research. Through practical experience and understanding of research methods students will develop the skills and knowledge needed to conduct research using a variety of assessments and data collection methods in the discipline of human movement.

KIN 428   Athletic Training Administration   3 Units

This course will incorporate the professional administrative and management components of operating an athletic training room through the investigation of human resource management, financial resource management, information management, facility design and planning, athletic insurance and legal/ethical practice.

KIN 438   Advanced Clinical Coursework I   2 Units

This course is designed to allow athletic training students to develop and practice clinical skills during the student's assignment with an athletic team under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will be assigned clinical rotations at Concordia University, university-approved junior colleges, or high schools. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: KIN 388, KIN 389, and consent of the ATP director.

KIN 439   Advanced Clinical Coursework II   2 Units

This course is designed to allow athletic training students to develop and practice clinical skills during the student's assignment with an athletic team under the direct supervision of a preceptor. Students will be assigned clinical rotations at Concordia University, university-approved junior colleges, or high schools. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: KIN 438 and consent of the ATP director.

KIN 492   Internship: Teacher Education   1-8 Units

This course is an intense practical part- or full-time experience outside the classroom that is an integral part of a professional program that contributes significantly to the preparation of a student for entrance into a profession. Approximately forty-two (42) contact hours are required for each unit of credit. Each department may limit the maximum number of internship credit.

KIN 493   Internship: Kinesiology   1-8 Units

This course is an intense practical part- or full-time experience outside the classroom that is an integral part of a professional program that contributes significantly to the preparation of a student for entrance into a profession. Approximately forty-two (42) contact hours are required for each unit of credit. Each department may limit the maximum number of internship credit.

KIN 494   Internship: Coaching   1-8 Units

This course is an intense practical part- or full-time experience outside the classroom that is an integral part of a professional program that contributes significantly to the preparation of a student for entrance into a profession. Approximately forty-two (42) contact hours are required for each unit of credit. Each department may limit the maximum number of internship credit.

KIN 495   Internship: Allied Health   1-8 Units

This course is an intense practical part- or full-time experience outside the classroom that is an integral part of a professional program that contributes significantly to the preparation of a student for entrance into a profession. Approximately forty-two (42) contact hours are required for each unit of credit. Each department may limit the maximum number of internship credit.