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1100. Exercise and Wellness for Everyone

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in Kinesiology programs. Not open for credit to students who have passed KINS 2227

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview of the five pillars of health (exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress and relationships); role of exercise in health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan; impacts of exercise in leisure time, culture, community, careers and the workplace.

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1160. Courses in Lifetime Sports Program

1.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: This course may be repeated with change of activity and/or skill level, not to exceed 3 credits toward graduation of combined AH 1200 and KINS 1160 credits. Students in the Dept. of Kinesiology may count up to 6 different activities for 6 credits.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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2227. Exercise Prescription

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open only to students in Kinesiology programs; Recommended Preparation: KINS 1100.

Grading Basis: Graded

Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type or FITT principle of exercise prescription for apparently healthy adults; healthy populations with special considerations such as children, older adults, and women who are pregnant; special populations with chronic disease and health conditions such as diseases of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, and musculoskeletal systems as well as overweight and obesity.

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3091. Internship

1.00 - 12.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Students must complete all concentration requirements excluding Athletic Training prior to taking an internship. Open to Kinesiology majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Field service or experiences in cooperating agencies. May be repeated for credit.

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3098. Variable Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

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3098. Variable Topics

2.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

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3099. Independent Study for Undergraduates

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Must be of senior standing

Grading Basis: Graded

Laboratory or library research to expand understanding of a specialized topic in sport, leisure, or exercise sciences. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

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3099. Independent Study for Undergraduates

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Must be of senior standing

Grading Basis: Graded

Laboratory or library research to expand understanding of a specialized topic in sport, leisure, or exercise sciences. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

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3099W. Independent Study for Undergraduates

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to seniors with consent of the Department Head.

Grading Basis: Graded

Laboratory or library research to expand understanding of a specialized topic in sport, leisure, or exercise sciences. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

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3103. Therapeutic Interventions II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3104. Orthopedic Assessment of the Spine

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3112. Athletic Training Clinical Rotaton III

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3113. Athletic Training Clinical Rotation IV

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3114. Athletic Training Clinical Rotation V

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3115. Sports Medicine Experiences

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

Prerequisites: Open only to Athletic Training majors. May be repeated to a maximum of four credits.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3150. Assessment Laboratory

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3155W. Athletic Training Administration

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to Athletic Training majors only.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3156. Professional Development for Athletic Trainers

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3160. Counseling in Sports Medicine

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3165W. Current Research & Issues in Athletic Training

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to Athletic Training majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3170. Health and Medicine

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3177. Pathophysiology & Pharmacology for Athletic Trainors

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Athletic Training majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3320. Exercise Psychology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Kinesiology majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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 exercise and sport, performance enhancement and psychological development through sport.

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3522. Biomechanics of Injury and Sport

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PNB 2264 and 2265; basic mathematics skills; open only to students in Kinesiology Programs.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3530. Aerobic and Resistance Training for Performance

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Kinesiology majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Development of analysis techniques of human physiology specific to sport performance. Laboratory and field methods to evaluate aerobic ability, anaerobic ability, flexibility, muscular strength and power and body composition. A strong foundation in musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology is required. Designed to better prepare the student for development of scientifically sound coaching practices.

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3530W. Aerobic and Resistance Training for Performance

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to Kinesiology majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Development of analysis techniques of human physiology specific to sport performance. Laboratory and field methods to evaluate aerobic ability, anaerobic ability, flexibility, muscular strength and power and body composition. A strong foundation in musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology is required. Designed to better prepare the student for development of scientifically sound coaching practices.

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3545. Resistance Training Exercise Techniques and Evaluation

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in Kinesiology programs, others by consent of instructor.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3610. Introduction to Honors Research

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Honors Students in Kinesiology Programs.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

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

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3615. Honors Literature Review

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Honors Students in Kinesiology Programs.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

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

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3697W. Honors Thesis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to Honors Students in Kinesiology Programs.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

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

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4500. Exercise Physiology I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PNB 2264 and 2265; open only to students in Kinesiology Programs.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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4510. Exercise Physiology II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PNB 2264 and 2265; open only to students in Kinesiology Programs.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4510W. Exercise Physiology II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PNB 2264 and 2265; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to Kinesiology majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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