Kinesiology Course Description(s)

KINE1000 Fundamentals of Wellness (1)

This course is an approach to health and physical education that relates the value of physical activity to the human body. The content of the course will be presented by utilizing lecture and laboratory sessions. The course emphasizes the "holistic" wellness approach to the individual regarding the dimensions of wellness. Corequisites: KINE1000L

KINE1000L Fundamentals of Wellness Laboratory (0)

This course is designed to allow students to assess personal health benchmarks related to overall wellness including: body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility, skill-related fitness, and blood lipids analysis. Students will develop a personal wellness program based on personal health assessments. Corequisites: KINE1000

KINE1010 Adapted Physical Education (1)

This course offers students who have deficiencies an opportunity to correct and overcome them as well as a chance to learn skills and recreational activities which are adapted to their particular conditions. Emphasis is given to individual guidance and healthy attitude development through this course. This course fulfills one general education KINE activity requirement.

KINE1020 Heart Healthy Activities (1)

Wellness activities of adult fitness such as: aerobic fitness, cycling, lifeguarding, physical fitness, yoga, core fusion, Crossfit, Taiji, Taekwondo, skiing, swimming (intermediate), jogging/walking, indoor/outdoor recreational sports and games, and water fitness. Two activities will be offered per semester. This course fulfills the general education KINE activity requirement. May be repeated for elective credit but not for general education credit. Fees: Additional fee required.

KINE1030 Lifetime Sport Activities (1)

Introductory skill, rules and play of a selected activity such as: archery, backpacking, badminton, bowling, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, swimming (beginning), tennis, weight training, and volleyball (beginning and intermediate).Two activities will be offered per semester. This course fulfills the general education KINE activity requirement. May be repeated for elective credit but not for general education credit. Fees: Additional fee required.

KINE1040 Outdoor Activities (1)

Outdoor recreation and leisure selected activities such as: climbing, skiing, riflery, archery, challenge course, survival/search and rescue, wilderness backpacking, scuba, horsemanship and cycling/mountain biking. Open to all students, but does not fulfill the KINE general education requirements. Fees: Additional fee required.

KINE1310 Introduction to Recreation and Kinesiology (3)

An introductory course for majors in the field of health, kinesiology, recreation, or athletic training. Emphasis is placed on history, objectives, philosophy and careers within the profession.

KINE1960 Clinical Observation (1)

A field-based observational experience which enhances first hand practical knowledge in either a physical therapy or athletic training setting.

KINE2094 Topics in Kinesiology (1-4)

A course designed for those planning to enter the field of health, kinesiology, athletic training or recreation. Current issues will be addressed in health, physical education and recreation that have not been covered in other courses. May be repeated for credit.

KINE2410 Introduction to Athletic Training and Physical Therapy with Laboratory (3)

An introductory course for students interested in athletic training or physical therapy. Emphasis will be placed on basic anatomy and exposure to career opportunities. Laboratory will coincide with lecture about joint structure, evaluation, taping and support techniques. Fees: Additional fee required.

KINE2430 Health Issues in Today's Society (3)

Emphasis is on major health issues and problems of adolescent and college age students including: drugs, alcohol and tobacco, human sexuality, STD's, mental health, consumer health, infectious and noninfectious diseases, and environmental health.

KINE2500 Fitness Activities (1)

A practical application of military style fitness adapted for any students who wish to improve their overall physical fitness level. Emphasis is on cardiovascular and upper body development. May be repeated for up to 12 credits. This course fulfills the general education KINE activity requirement.

KINE2640 Kinesiology Majors Activity Laboratory (1)

Sports activity laboratory for Department of Kinesiology majors only; emphasis is on sports skills, development and teaching techniques. A variety of activities will be covered, including: soccer, football, aerobic fitness, racketsports, fitness testing/fitness prescription, movement-rhythms, softball, volleyball, track and field, basketball, weight training, tennis and challenge course. Majors will take 4 credits; fulfills one KINE majors general ed requirement. Pre-requisite: open to KINE majors only.

KINE2700 Leadership in Outdoor Recreation (3)

This course introduces the history of outdoor leadership, resources, program planning, and design and management. An emphasis on outdoor leadership theory and understanding group facilitation and teaching strategies will be the central focus of the course. Successful completion prepares a student to design and lead outdoor educational activities.

KINE2730 Nutrition Across the Lifespan (2)

A basic course surveying the nutrients required by the human body and their assimilation, function, deficiency and food sources. Course will include a study of proper dietary intake throughout the life cycle, emphasizing the importance of nutrition to good health. Includes clinical application.

KINE2750 Outdoor Pursuits (2)

Fundamental skills and instructional techniques for outdoor educational activities. Also includes outdoor equipment use and safety emphasis. Fulfills one general education lifetime activity requirement. Fees: Additional fee required.

KINE2760 Intercollegiate Athletic Participation (1)

Participation in intercollegiate athletics. May be taken by athletes, managers, athletic trainers, statisticians, and cheerleaders. May be repeated for a maximum of eight credits: one credit per sport per year and a maximum of two credits per year.

KINE2770 HH: Competitive Athletics (1)

This course is designed to meet the general education activity requirement by participation in collegiate competitive athletics. Students must be a member of a college level program and track weekly activity levels. Completion requires performing an activity analysis that compares and contrasts activity levels to the Surgeon General's guidelines for physical activity for Americans.

KINE2850 Camp Administration and Outdoor Education (2)

An introduction to the philosophy, methods and skills necessary for outdoor leaders, along with instruction techniques in outdoor equipment use and safety emphasis. Experiences are provided in various outdoor educational settings.

KINE2900A Outdoor Skills - Water (2)

Course is designed to introduce and develop skills associated with boating, watersports and recreational activities that are water related. Course focuses on boating safety, boating laws, water safety, water rescue, paddling techniques, scuba and float plans. Course includes visit to local fish hatchery, and travel to local lakes and rivers including practice with canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards as part of the course. Fees: Additional fee required.

KINE2900B Outdoor Skills - Land (2)

Course is designed to develop skills associated with outdoor activities on land. Course covers topics in orienteering, GPS, leave no trace principles, camping, hiking, trip planning, and essential survival skills. Students will be required to participate in evening or weekend activities or planned trips to practice skills and techniques taught in class. Fees: Additional fee required.

KINE2900C Outdoor Skills - Snow (2)

This course combines classroom knowledge and field experience in the areas of snowshoe, cross country skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding along with safety and leave no trace principles with these activities. The student will be required to participate in evening or weekend trips to participate in skill experiences. Fees: Additional fee required.

KINE2960 Field Experience in Kinesiology (1)

Designed to provide an introductory experience as a leader in various health, kinesiology, and recreational settings. Students will receive experience as a teaching assistant in a Fundamentals of Wellness Laboratory setting by administering and interpreting wellness/health assessments.

KINE3350 Teaching School Health (2)

Course is designed to provide knowledge in three divisions of health education: healthful living, school health services, and health education. Topics include recognition of health issues of children and adolescents, (K-12) with opportunity to develop competencies in handling methods and teaching techniques. Includes a 20-hour field experience. (See EDUC3350) Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC3750, EDUC3510

KINE3360 Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary Schools (2)

Course will cover strategies appropriate to this subject field, instructional materials and tools, and curricular structure common to this subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for students to observe and teach a minimum of 20 hours in a secondary classroom. Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC3750, EDUC3510

KINE3370 Teaching Health in the Elementary Schools (1-2)

This course will serve as an introduction to health education and will acquaint the teacher with contemporary concepts for teaching health in the elementary school. Emphasis will be on learning and identifying health needs in the elementary school population.

KINE3380 Teaching Physical Education in the K-8 Schools (2)

This course introduces students to the basic principles of physical education for children in grades kindergarten through eight. Emphasis will be placed on the development of systematic physical education programming. Students will participate in simulated teaching experiences and/or field observations. (See EDUC3380)

KINE3440 Advanced Athletic Training (3)

A study of advanced theory in the techniques of athletic training that are necessary for the professional athletic trainer. Topics include recognition and understanding of identification, and care and rehabilitation of specific injuries. Particular emphasis is placed upon the proper use of various therapeutic modalities. Offered: Alternate years. Prerequisites: KINE2410

KINE3560 Psychology and Techniques of Coaching (3)

A study of the psychological implications of dealing with the student athlete in areas of motivation and performance. Coaching techniques in various sports and mentor experiences will be covered.

KINE3600 Motor Development and Motor Learning (2)

A study of movement education in the areas of motor behavior, motor development and learning theories. Movement patterns throughout the various life spans, psycho-motor and perceptual-motor development are covered in the course.

KINE3630 Corrective and Adaptive Physical Education (2)

A course designed to help the students to develop understanding of the special needs child, including opportunity for learning to recognize defects, limitations, capacities and problems. Students are taught to develop individual educational programs for special needs children.

KINE3640 Physiology of Exercise (3)

This course studies the effects of exercise and training on various body systems. A study of how energy sources are derived and utilized by the body, the principles of training and developing training programs. Labs included within the coursework will focus on a study of clinical exercise testing and data collection.

KINE3650 Biomechanics (3)

A study of the mechanical principles and external and internal forces involved in human movement and athletics. Emphasis on the application of mechanical principles in sport technique and how to evaluate sport skills quantitatively and qualitatively. Labs within the course study mechanical principles, description of motion and use of technology in analyzing movement.

KINE3960 Field Experience in Kinesiology/Recreation (1)

Designed to provide an advanced experience as a leader in various health, kinesiology or recreational settings. May be repeated for credit in a different setting.

KINE4094 Special Topics in Kinesiology (1-4)

Topics relating to health, physical education, athletic training, or recreation not ordinarily covered in other courses. Fees: Additional fee required.

KINE4520 Tests and Measurements in Physical Education (3)

Course introduces the use of tests, measurement and evaluation in physical education classes. Topics include teacher and program evaluations, selection, administration, construction and evaluation of skill and written examinations. Course satisfies Math General Education requirement.

KINE4560 Administration & Supervision of HPERD (3)

This course is designed to serve as an introduction to the techniques of administration and supervision in kinesiology and athletics. Emphasis is given to leadership theory, principles of sport training, current issues, and preparation for entry level employment.

KINE4860 Recreation Management and Facilities Planning (3)

Development of skills and techniques necessary for successful leadership in municipal and school recreational programs and includes the study of trends, problems and interrelationships of community agencies. Offered alternate years.

KINE4950 Internship in Athletic Training (1)

Practical application of the theory of training technique in a variety of settings. Training skills and principles may be applied to achieve the established goal of prevention and care of athletic injuries.

KINE4960A Recreation and Sport Internship (3)

Practical experience in planning, leading, supervising and evaluating recreation programs while working in a specific situation under qualified personnel. May be repeated for credit once.

KINE4960B Recreation and Sport Internship (3)

Practical experience in planning, leading, supervising and evaluating recreation programs while working in a specific situation under qualified personnel. May be repeated for credit once.

KINE4970 Kinesiology Senior Capstone (1)

Capstone course that helps kinesiology majors prepare for graduation and transition into the profession on a variety of levels (employment, graduate school, etc). This course is the culminating academic experience that is intended to bring together the kinesiology major's knowledge and experiential base. The course is intended to help majors be reflective and thoughtful relating to their academic, social, spiritual and professional development at Northwest Nazarene University.