Kinesiology (KINS)

Head of Department: Professor Craig Denegar

Department Office: Koons Hall, Room 116; and Gampel Pavillion, Room 223A

For major requirements, see the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources section of the Catalog.

All KINS 2000-level or above courses are open to KINS majors only or by instructor consent.

1160. Courses in Lifetime Sports Program

(Formerly offered as EKIN 1160.) One credit. Open to all University students. This course may be repeated with change of activity and/or skill level; not to exceed 3 credits towards graduation of combined KINS 1160 and AH 1200 credits. Students in the Department of Kinesiology, as part of their approved plan of study, may take up to six different activities for six credits toward graduation.

A variety of lifetime sports and skills are offered. The teaching of each activity will be geared to individual, dual, and team activities. Students who have physical disabilities in the least restrictive environment possible. Participants requiring accommodations should contact the Program Coordinator.

2100. Introduction to Athletic Training I

(Formerly offered as EKIN 2100.) First semester. First seven weeks. One credit. Prerequisite: Open only to Pre-Athletic Training students who are sophomores or higher.

A survey class to explore general considerations of recognizing and treating athletic injuries. This section covers training and conditioning, nutrition, environment, and legal issues.

2110. Introduction to Athletic Training II

(Formerly offered as EKIN 2110.) First semester. Second seven weeks. One credit. Prerequisite: Open only to Pre-Athletic Training students who are sophomores or higher.

A survey class to explore general considerations of recognizing and treating athletic injuries. This section covers tissue healing, rehabilitation, modalities, taping, and bandaging.

2200. Introduction to Athletic Training

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Exercise Science majors with consent of instructor.

Basic and essential elements of athletic training. Includes discussion of the sports medicine team, legal and research aspects of athletic training, organizational policies, administrative responsibilities, and policies and procedures.

3091. Internship

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3091.) Variable credits. Prerequisite: In accordance with departmental policy, students will have completed all academic course work in their concentration excluding Athletic Training prior to undertaking the internship; open only to students in Kinesiology programs. May be repeated for credit.

Field service or experiences in cooperating agencies.

3098. Variable Topics

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3098.) Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

3099. Independent Study for Undergraduates

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3099.) Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only to seniors with consent of the Department Head or Instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

Laboratory or library research to expand understanding of a specialized topic in sport, leisure, or exercise sciences.

3099W. Independent Study for Undergraduates

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3099.) Prerequisite: Open only to seniors with consent of the Department Head or Instructor; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

3100. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3100.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to students in Kinesiology programs. Mazerolle

An introductory class to explore general considerations of preventing, recognizing, and treating athletic injuries.

3101. Documenting Outcomes in Athletic Training

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3101.) One credit. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors; must be concurrently enrolled in KINS 3130.

Allows students to gain skill competence in the area of medical writing.

3102. Therapeutic Interventions I

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3102.) Four credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Provides students with an integrated approach to treatment of athletic injuries. Evidence based course provides fundamental concepts as well as application of the skills and knowledge learned.

3103. Therapeutic Interventions II

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3103.) Four credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Provides students with an integrated approach to treatment of athletic injuries. Evidence based course provides fundamental concepts as well as application of the skills and knowledge learned.

3104. Orthopedic Assessment of the Spine

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3104.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Covers anatomy, evaluation, pathology of spinal injuries and conditions, diagnosis, and management of injuries related to the spine, thorax, and core.

3110. Athletic Training Clinical Rotation I

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3110.) Two credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors. Mazerolle

Provides students majoring in athletic training hands-on experience dealing with athletic injuries.

3111. Athletic Training Clinical Rotation II

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3111.) Two credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors. Mazerolle

Provides students majoring in athletic training hands-on experience dealing with athletic injuries.

3112. Athletic Training Clinical Rotation III

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3112.) Two credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors. Mazerolle

Provides students majoring in athletic training hands-on experience dealing with athletic injuries.

3113. Athletic Training Clinical Rotation IV

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3113.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors. Mazerolle

Provides students majoring in athletic training hands-on experience dealing with athletic injuries.

3114. Athletic Training Clinical Rotation V

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3114.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors. Mazerolle

Provides students majoring in athletic training hands-on experience dealing with athletic injuries.

3115. Sports Medicine Experiences

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3115.) One credit. Repeatable for 4 credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Experiences in a variety of sports medicine settings that will serve to broaden an athletic-training student’s awareness of medical coverage of athletic events and other medical personnel involved in athletic health care.

3120. Functional Anatomy for Athletic Trainers

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3120.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors. Mazerolle

Provides students majoring in athletic training in-depth knowledge of anatomy related to athletic injuries.

3122. Gross Anatomy Laboratory for Athletic Trainers

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3122.) One credit. Will be taught concurrently with KINS 3120. DiStefano, Mazerolle

Develops knowledge of structural and functional anatomy. Includes a comprehensive study of the internal and surface anatomy of the human body with emphasis on body tissues, the systems approach to anatomy, the head, neck, face, the upper extremity, thorax, abdomen, vertebral column, deep back, pelvis, and lower extremity. The relationships of muscular, skeletal, neural, and vascular structures will be discussed and demonstrated in human prosected material in a regional approach. Anatomical relationships to normal movement will be included. Labs will include the study of human prosected material, skeletons, and joint models.

3125. Taping and Bracing Laboratory

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3125.) Two credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors who are sophomores or higher.

Provides an overview of the general concepts and principles related to dealing with specific athletic injuries.

3130. Evaluation of the Extremities

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3130.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors who are sophomores or higher. Casa

Techniques and procedures used to evaluate injuries to the extremities. Includes history, observation, palpation, special tests, manual muscle testing, blood flow, nerve function, and other injury specific skills.

3140. Emergency Procedures in Athletic Training

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3140.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors. Casa

Evaluation and treatment skills for athletic injuries to the head, face, neck, trunk, spine, thorax, and abdomen. Acute first-aid considerations in life-threatening situations will also be covered in-depth.

3150. Assessment Laboratory

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3150.) Two credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors. Mazerolle

Provides an assessment of athletic injuries experience that integrates the material in previous courses so as to serve as a capstone academic experience related to evaluation skills for athletic injuries.

3155W. Athletic Training Administration

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3155.) Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Administrative/management concerns for the athletic trainer. Insurance, budgeting, counseling, facility design, hiring, record keeping, and other issues will be covered.

3156. Professional Development for Athletic Trainers

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3156.) Two credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Covers concepts pertaining to professional development in athletic training including workshop development, ethics and ethical decision making, organizational structure, work-place culture, and other topics pertaining to the profession.

3160. Counseling in Sports Medicine

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3160.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Counseling concerns for the athletic trainer. Theory, practical skills, assessment, referral and specific counseling issues in athletic health care.

3165W. Current Research and Issues in Athletic Training

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3165.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Casa

Acquaints students with recent research in the field, the components of conducting and publishing research in the field, and preparation for research at the graduate level. Important issues relevant to the athletic training profession will be discussed.

3170. Health and Medicine

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3170.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Knowledge, skills, and values that a health professional must possess to recognize, treat, and refer, when appropriate, the general medical conditions and disabilities of athletes and others involved in physical activity.

3177. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3177.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Focuses on the pathophysiology and pharmacology as it relates to athletic injuries. Specifically, the injury and repair process of skin, muscle, bone, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. The pharmacology of therapeutic medications and performance enhancing substances will be covered.

3200. Sport Administration II

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3200.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to students in Kinesiology programs.

Focuses on the many administrative roles the coach undertakes to involve the community in his/her sports program. The role of support groups; sport organizations; leagues and conferences; camps and clinics; local community relations; along with the relevance of youth, amateur and professional competition; are considered in depth by professors, coaches and guest speakers.

3201. Research Methods and Statistical Analysis for Kinesiology

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to students in Kinesiology programs.

Introduces Kinesiology students to a biopsychosocial model of health and disease. The selection of research methods, including statistical procedures most appropriate for research questions related to prevention, intervention and diagnosis forms the core of the course. Students will gain experiences using software to analyze data germane to Kinesiologists and the interpretation of data through frequentist and Bayesian reasoning.

3205. Health Fitness Assessment

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to students in Kinesiology programs.

Fundamental principles of physical fitness assessment of apparently healthy individuals. These assessments will emphasize the health-related components of physical fitness including body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, anaerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, neuromotor fitness, and flexibility. Laboratory-based course focused on the application of principles of exercise testing and prescription for health, fitness, and sport.

3210. Sport Administration I

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3210.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to students in Kinesiology programs.

Focuses on the many administrative roles the coach assumes within the school when developing, maintaining and/or improving a sports program entrusted to him/her. The coach; the athlete; the program; facilities and equipment; academic and financial aid; scouting and recruiting; and the media will be emphasized by professors, coaches and guest speakers.

3212. Experiences in Athletic Training and Health Care

Two credits. Prerequisite: KINS 2200 and consent of instructor.

Provides pre-Athletic Training students and other students interested in a career in health care a chance to engage in observation opportunities within the various clinical settings of health care.

3215. Theory of Coaching

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3215.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to students in Kinesiology programs.

Focuses development of a coaching philosophy and the skills necessary to develop as a professional. Coaches, professors and guest speakers provide insight into the essential elements of coaching, including technical training, tactical awareness, physical fitness and psychological preparation.

3320. Exercise Psychology

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3320.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Kinesiology majors.

Examines psychological theories and research related to exercise and sport behavior. Explores the study of how personality and situational variables affect motivation, anxiety, and aggression in exercise and sport. Additional topics to be examined include group processes in sport, performance enhancement and psychological development through sport.

3500. Exercise and Sport Science for Coaches

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3500.) Four credits. Prerequisite: Open only to students in Kinesiology programs.

Provides fundamental physiological principles and their application to coaching competitive athletics.

3522. Biomechanics of Injury and Sport

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3522.) Three credits. Three lectures. Prerequisite: PNB 22642265; basic mathematics skills; open only to students in Kinesiology programs.

Quantitative and qualitative analyses of sport related injuries and movements during sport, including the study of linear and angular motion, force and torque, momentum, energy, and equilibrium.

3523. Motor Control

Three credits. Prerequisites: KINS 3522; open only to students in Kinesiology programs. Departmental consent required.

Contemporary theories of motor control. Basic concepts of motor learning and reviews research on normal, developmental, and aging-related processes governing motor control. Particular attention is given to the requirements for the fundamental achievements of the human action system: postural control, locomotion, and manual dexterity. Pathological changes in motor control in the context of discussing motor impairments associated with stroke.

3525. Fundamentals of Resistance Training

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3525.) Four credits. Prerequisite: Open only to students in Kinesiology programs.

Coaching professionals must have the knowledge, skills, and understanding of the scientific principles on which to design individualized resistance training programs needed for optimal performance and injury prevention.

3530. Physiological Assessment of Competitive Athletes

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3530.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to students in Kinesiology programs. Van Heest

Focuses on the development of analysis techniques of human physiology specific to competitive athletes. The course will include both laboratory and field methods to evaluate aerobic ability, anaerobic ability, flexibility, muscular strength and power and body composition. It requires a strong foundation in musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology. The course is designed to better prepare the student for development of scientifically sound coaching practices.

3530W. Physiological Assessment of Competitive Athletes

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3530.) Prerequisite: Open only to students in Kinesiology programs; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Van Heest

3545. Resistance Training Exercise Techniques and Evaluation

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3545.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to students in Kinesiology programs; others by consent of instructor.

Strength and conditioning professionals must have the knowledge of proper resistance exercise techniques, safety spotting techniques, equipment care and maintenance, different types of resistance training equipment, and the evaluation of physical performance capabilities. The understanding of the proper teaching techniques, testing protocols, and evaluation methods is vital to a strength and conditioning program.

3610. Introduction to Honors Research

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3610.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Honors Students in Kinesiology Programs.

The student will meet with KINS faculty members and attend laboratory/program staff meetings to survey the opportunities available for future Honors Thesis research.

3615. Honors Literature Review

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3615.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to Honors Students in Kinesiology programs.

The student will identify specific Honors Thesis research questions and will write a library research paper that will serve as the thesis Literature Review.

3697W. Honors Thesis

(Formerly offered as EKIN 3697.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to Honors Students in Kinesiology programs.

The student will collect and interpret data and will write the Honors Thesis, completing work begun during KINS 3615.

4205. Exercise is Medicine Capstone

Two credits. Prerequisites: Good academic standing with a minimum of 90 credits and consent of instructor.

Students participate in a scholarly project (original research, systematic review or clinical case report) with one or more faculty mentors and students. Students prepare a manuscript meeting professional standards for form and content and a poster consistent in format with a professional meeting call for abstracts.

4500. Physiological Systems in Human Performance

(Formerly offered as EKIN 4500.) Three credits. Prerequisite: PNB 22642265; open only to students in Kinesiology programs. Armstrong, Lee

An organ systems approach to optimal human performance including metabolism, energy transfer, nerve transmission, muscle contraction, endocrine control, and cardiopulmonary physiology.

4510. Mechanisms and Adaptations in Sport and Exercise

(Formerly offered as EKIN 4510.) Three credits. Prerequisite: PNB 22642265; open only to students in Kinesiology programs. Armstrong, Lee

An applied approach to the physiological mechanisms and adaptations influencing sport and exercise: optimal nutrition, body composition, exercise training, ergogenic aids, aging, cardiovascular health, and environmental factors.

4510W. Mechanisms and Adaptations in Sport and Exercise

(Formerly offered as EKIN 4510.) Prerequisite: PNB 22642265; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to students in Kinesiology programs.

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