Department of Kinesiology
Scott Kinnaman (Department Chair), Ben Gall
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students in the department and general education students will be able to think critically and assess wellness benchmarks in order to increase awareness of personal wellness level competencies. (Truth and Transformation)
- Students will demonstrate current methods in leadership, management, and coaching techniques within respective professional employment environments. (Transformation, Community)
- Students will utilize and implement knowledge of the human body and its movement function within a recreational or an athletic setting in order to adapt and improve physical performance. (Truth)
- Students will be able to use a variety of information technologies, internships, field experiences, and student and peer teaching experiences to help develop their personal style of leadership and instruction for future endeavors. (Transformation, Service)
- Students will be aware of the current health issues within the context of a complex societal environment, and understand issues of integrity and faith and the value these areas add to their profession. (Community)
Degrees and Certificates
Physical Education (Kinesiology),Bachelor of Arts
Recreation and Sport Management: Athletic Training,Bachelor of Arts
Recreation and Sport Management: Kinesiology/Coaching,Bachelor of Arts
Recreation and Sport Management: Outdoor Recreation,Bachelor of Arts
Recreation and Sport Management: Sport Management,Bachelor of Arts
Sports Psychology,Bachelor of Arts
Health Second Endorsement,Endorsement
KINE1000: Fundamentals of WellnessCredits 1
KINE1000L: Fundamentals of Wellness LaboratoryCredits 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.
KINE1010: Adapted Physical EducationCredits 1
KINE1020: Heart Healthy ActivitiesCredits 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. Fee: Additional fee required.
KINE1030: Lifetime Sport ActivitiesCredits 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. Fee: Additional fee required.
KINE1040: Outdoor ActivitiesCredits 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. Fee: Additional fee required.
KINE1310: Introduction to Recreation and KinesiologyCredits 3
KINE1550: Introduction to Sport PsychologyCredits 3
KINE1960: Clinical ObservationCredits 1
KINE2094: Topics in KinesiologyCredits 1 4
KINE2410: Introduction to Athletic Training and Physical Therapy with LaboratoryCredits 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 lectures about joint structure, evaluation, taping and support techniques.
KINE2430: Health Issues in Today's SocietyCredits 3
KINE2500: Military Style FitnessCredits 1
KINE2640: Kinesiology Majors Activity LaboratoryCredits 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, racket sports, fitness testing/fitness prescription, movement-rhythms, softball, volleyball, track and field, basketball, weight training, tennis and challenge course. Kinesiology Majors will take four credits; one of which fulfills a KINE general education requirement.
KINE2700: Leadership in Outdoor RecreationCredits 3
KINE2730: Nutrition Across the LifespanCredits 2
KINE2750: Outdoor PursuitsCredits 2
Kinesiology Majors only. Fundamental skills and instructional techniques for outdoor educational activities. Also includes outdoor equipment use and safety emphasis. Fee: Additional fee required.
KINE2760: Intercollegiate Athletic ParticipationCredits 0 1
This course requires 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. Student athletes will be registered for this course by the Office of the Registrar. (HH:Competitive Athletics).
KINE2800: Sport HistoryCredits 2
A survey of the American sport history timeline following the introduction of sport to its present-day standings. An emphasis will be placed on how the world influence of sport is intertwined with American sport, and an analysis of American preconceptions about sport compared to a world view as well as how sport transcends cultural boundaries. The course will investigate how sport reflects issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity, international politics and how those issues are reflected by the Modern Olympic games’ movement and the larger concept of Olympism as an agent of social change. Fulfills a General Education Cultural Competency (CC) requirement.
KINE2850: Camp Administration and Outdoor EducationCredits 2
KINE2900A: Outdoor Skills - WaterCredits 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. Travel to local lakes and rivers--including practice with canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle board--is part of the course. Fee: Additional fee required.
KINE2900B: Outdoor Skills - LandCredits 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. Fee: Additional fee required.
KINE2900C: Outdoor Skills - SnowCredits 2
Course combines classroom knowledge and field experience in the areas of snowshoeing, 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. Fee: Additional fee required.
KINE2960: Field Experience in KinesiologyCredits 1
KINE3094: Topics in KinesiologyCredits 1 3
A study of current topics and methodologies in Kinesiology and physical activity. May be repeated for credit.
KINE3350: Teaching Health in Secondary SchoolCredits 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.)
KINE3360: Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary SchoolsCredits 2
KINE3370: Teaching Health in Elementary SchoolsCredits 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 SchoolsCredits 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 a 10-hour field experience. (See EDUC3380.)
KINE3440: Advanced Athletic TrainingCredits 3
KINE3560: Psychology and Techniques of CoachingCredits 3
KINE3600: Motor Development and Motor LearningCredits 2
KINE3630: Corrective and Adaptive Physical EducationCredits 2
KINE3640: Physiology of ExerciseCredits 3
KINE3650: BiomechanicsCredits 3
KINE3960: Field Experience in Kinesiology/RecreationCredits 1
KINE4094: Special Topics in KinesiologyCredits 1 4
Topics relating to health, physical education, athletic training, or recreation not ordinarily covered in other courses. Fee: Additional fee required.
KINE4520: Tests and Measurements in Physical EducationCredits 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.