Kinesiology Department

Chair: Dr. Vance Tammen

The goal of the Kinesiology Department is to develop student’s cognitive, affective and psychomotor abilities as preparation for a lifetime of learning. The department presents conceptual and applied content that includes kinesiology, exercise science, allied health, wellness, sport science, and physical education.

Kinesiology Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills in the discipline of Kinesiology
  • Demonstrate effective oral communication skills in the discipline of Kinesiology
  • Articulate, apply, and analyze scholarly resources to integrate best practices in the discipline of Kinesiology 
  • Recognize and evaluate current conditions and practices in the discipline to formulate, create and implement an appropriate response
  • Model Christian leadership principles
  • Seek opportunity to serve the community through their vocation
  • Demonstrate respect for peoples of diverse background, experiences, and needs and articulate and develop healthy lifestyle choices and practices
  • Use the most current and effective evidence based practices in the discipline of Kinesiology

Bachelor of Science Degree

Kinesiology

Emphases:

  • Fitness and Wellness
  • Health and Human Performance
  • Lifespan and Allied Health

Kinesiology

Core
BIO 246Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 247Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
KIN 220Foundations of Human Movement Studies3
KIN 304Motor Learning and Control3
KIN 305Motor Development3
KIN 320Historical, Social, Cultural Foundations of Sport and P.E.3
KIN 365Sport Psychology3
KIN 403Biomechanics4
KIN 406Exercise Physiology4
KIN 407Kinesiology4
KIN 410Statistics and Measurement4
Emphasis
Choose 1 of the following emphases:19-23
Total Units58-62

Emphases

Fitness and Wellness

KIN 344Health and Wellness Programming3
KIN 393Practicum: Kinesiology3
Choose 5 of the following courses:15
Christian Wellness3
Principles of Weight Training and Cross Training3
Nutritional Sciences3
Exercise and Gerontology3
Exercise Testing and Prescription3
Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness3
Physical Activity and Epidemiology3
Total Units21

Health and Human Performance

KIN 409Research in Kinesiology1
KIN 420Research Methods in Kinesiology3
Choose 5 of the following courses:15-17
Neuroscience4
Nutritional Sciences3
Exercise and Gerontology3
Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness3
Physical Activity and Epidemiology3
Exercise Psychology3
Advanced Exercise Physiology4
Total Units19-21

Lifespan and Allied Health

KIN 330Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness3
KIN 395Practicum: Allied Health3
Choose 5 of the following courses:15-17
Neuroscience4
Medical Terminology3
Nutritional Sciences3
Exercise and Gerontology3
Athletic Injuries3
General Medicine and Pharmacology3
Evaluation of Injuries4
Therapeutic Exercise3
Exercise Psychology3
Therapeutic Modalities3
Total Units21-23

Prerequisite courses for professional degrees (pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, gerontology, pre-nursing, etc.) vary by institution. Depending on the doctoral program chosen, BIO 111 and BIO 112, CHE 221 and CHE 222, and PHY 211 and PHY 212 may be included. Check with the department chair for additional information.

Minors

Coaching

Fitness Programming

Physical Education

Pre-Physical Therapy


Coaching Minor

KIN 304Motor Learning and Control3
KIN 360Principles of Coaching3
Choose 4 of the following courses:12
Principles of Weight Training and Cross Training3
Motor Development3
Nutritional Sciences3
Athletic Injuries3
Historical, Social, Cultural Foundations of Sport and P.E.3
Sport Psychology3
Practicum: Coaching3
Total Units18

Fitness Programming Minor

KIN 225Principles of Weight Training and Cross Training3
KIN 304Motor Learning and Control3
Choose 4 of the following courses:12
Nutritional Sciences3
Exercise and Gerontology3
Historical, Social, Cultural Foundations of Sport and P.E.3
Exercise Testing and Prescription3
Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness3
Health and Wellness Programming3
Exercise Psychology3
Practicum: Kinesiology3
Total Units18

Physical Education Minor

KIN 304Motor Learning and Control3
KIN 376Physical Education Management3
Choose 4 of the following courses:12
Health Education3
Motor Development3
Historical, Social, Cultural Foundations of Sport and P.E.3
Elementary Physical Education3
Adaptive Physical Education3
Practicum: Teacher Education3
Total Units18

Pre-Physical Therapy Minor

BIO 112General Biology II4
CHE 222Chemistry II4
MTH 265Introduction to Statistics3
PHY 211Physics I4
PHY 212Physics II4
Total Units19

The following courses are needed by some Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs.  These courses are not required but are highly recommended.

KIN 245Medical Terminology3
Choose at least 1 of the following courses:
Developmental Psychology: Adolescence3
Developmental Psychology: Lifespan3
Abnormal Psychology3