Kinesiology and Physical Education

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[1] Courses in Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPED)

1320 CONCEPTS OF LIFETIME HEALTH AND FITNESS A required general education health studies course
designed to help students adopt and maintain the behaviors associated with an active and healthy lifestyle. The course
uses a team-teaching approach between the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education and the Department of
Health Sciences. Primary methods of instruction include lecture/discussion, interactive video, student participation in a
health-risk appraisal, a behavior-change project, journal writing, fitness-assessment laboratories, a fitness prescription
and implementation, and required participation in a variety of physical activities. Students with disabilities limiting or
excluding participation in physical activities should contact the Office of Disability Support Services and enroll in
KPED 1191 and HED 2200 under the guidance of their advisor. To earn a passing grade for this course, students must
earn a passing grade in both the health and fitness sections. Fall, spring.

2201 BASIC RHYTHMICS A course required of kinesiology and physical education majors. This course introduces
students to the development of sequential fundamental movement patterns, creative rhythms, singing games, basic folk,
round, and square dance. Lecture, activity, micro-teaches, and a required 15-hour field experience scheduled outside
of class meeting times. Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor. On demand.

2203 GAMES FOR ELEMENTARY GRADES A course required of kinesiology and physical education majors.
This course introduces students to the sequential development of individual and group game skills through drills,
relays, line, circle, tag, lead-up, and classroom games. Lecture, activity, and a required 15-hour field experience
scheduled outside of class meeting times. Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor. On demand.
Note: Proficiencies are earned in the teaching courses KPED 2212, 2213, 2214, 2215 or 2216, 2222, 2223, 2224, 2225,
2226, 2227, 2228, and 2229. Refer to proficiency requirements outlined for each degree program and emphasis.

2300 PRINCIPLES OF KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION A core course for kinesiology and
physical education majors and athletic training majors. This course provides an overview of physical education,
exercise science, and athletic training and an examination of historical, biological, psychological, sociological, and
curricular foundations impacting the discipline. Lecture, activity, and required professional activities scheduled outside
of class meeting times. Prerequisites: Sophomore classification and major status or consent of instructor. Fall, spring.

2322 RECREATION LEADERSHIP An elective course for kinesiology and physical education majors. This course
introduces students to the skills and techniques needed to conduct a variety of school and community recreation
activities. Lecture, cooperative learning, and a required 10-hour field experience scheduled outside of class meeting
times. Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor. On demand.

2340 MOTOR DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING A required course for kinesiology and physical education
majors. This course emphasizes a lifespan approach to the study of motor development and motor learning. The motor
development portion of the course emphasizes theories and task analysis focused on motor skill acquisition. The motor
learning and behavior section covers the processes underlying skilled performance, including how skill performances
are learned and how to apply the principles of performance and learning in teaching, coaching, and rehabilitation
settings. Lecture, laboratory, use of specialized computer software, videotapes, student presentations, and a required
10-hour field experience scheduled outside of class meeting times. Prerequisites: Admission to PETE or KPED
program or consent of instructor, Co-requisite KPED 3330. Fall.

2381 ANATOMICAL KINESIOLOGY A core course required of kinesiology majors, athletic training majors, and
students seeking a coaching endorsement. This course is a directed study of human anatomy with its adaptations to
biomechanical principles. In-depth study of the skeletal and articulation system and the muscular and nervous systems
along with other key anatomical structures and functions. Lecture and use of anatomical computer software by
students. Prerequisite: BIOL 1400 or 1440 with a grade of C or higher. Fall, spring, summer.

2395 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT An elective course for
kinesiology and physical education majors, athletic training majors, and students seeking a coaching endorsement. This
course provides students with the opportunities to develop competency in the selection and use of computer hardware
and software pertinent to health and physical education, exercise science, athletic training, coaching, and sport. Lecture
and computer laboratory sessions. Laboratory sessions are designed to provide direct experience with keyboard data
entry using specialized software as well as the use of peripheral equipment. Prerequisites: Sophomore classification
and major status or consent of instructor. On demand.

3210 COACHING BASEBALL An elective course for kinesiology and physical education majors and students
seeking a coaching endorsement. This course emphasizes techniques of effective coaching, a study of the fundamentals
of baseball, the use of progressive drills, and team development for competitive baseball programs. Lecture,
simulations, discussion, and a required 10-hour field experience scheduled outside of class meeting times. Prerequisite:
Major status or consent of instructor. On demand.

3211 COACHING FOOTBALL An elective course for kinesiology and physical education majors and students
seeking a coaching endorsement. This course emphasizes techniques of effective coaching, the use of progressive
drills, a study of the basic offensive and defensive formations and patterns, and team development for competitive
football programs. Lecture, simulations, discussion, and a required 10-hour field experience scheduled outside of class
meeting times. Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor. On demand.

3212 COACHING BASKETBALL An elective course for kinesiology and physical education majors and students
seeking a coaching endorsement. This course emphasizes effective coaching techniques, the use of progressive drills, a
study of the basic offensive and defensive patterns, and team development for competitive basketball programs.
Lecture, simulations, discussion, and a required 10-hour field experience scheduled outside of class meeting times.
Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor. On demand.

3213 COACHING TRACK An elective course for kinesiology and physical education majors and students seeking a
coaching endorsement. This course emphasizes effective coaching techniques, the use of progressive drills, and team
development for competitive track and field programs. Lecture, simulations, discussion, and a required 10-hour field
experience scheduled outside of class meeting times. Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor. On demand.

3214 COACHING VOLLEYBALL AND GYMNASTICS An elective course for kinesiology and physical education
majors and students seeking a coaching endorsement. This course emphasizes effective coaching techniques, the use of
progressive drills, a study of the basic offensive and defensive volleyball patterns, and team development for
competitive volleyball and gymnastics. Lecture, simulations, discussion, and a required 10-hour field experience
scheduled outside of class meeting times. Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor. On demand.

3220 MOTOR SKILLS AND FITNESS ACTIVITIES FOR P-4 LEARNERS A required course for P-4 childhood
education majors and taken as part of the academic content block during the junior year. The course emphasizes the
development of skills, knowledge, disposition and strategies in activities appropriate for P-4 elementary physical
education programs. Lecture, cooperative learning, peer micro teaches, and a required field experience including
observation, participation and teaching in elementary physical education under the direct supervision of an elementary
physical education specialist. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education; KPED 1320, ECSE 3400, and EDUC
3309. On demand.

3240 SECONDARY SCHOOL ATHLETIC PROGRAMS An elective course for kinesiology and physical
education majors and students seeking a coaching endorsement. This course provides fundamental knowledge of the
leadership and management skills necessary for the administration of secondary school athletics. Lecture, discussion,
guest speakers, and a required 10-hour field experience scheduled outside of class meeting times. Prerequisite: Major
status or consent of instructor. On demand.

3315 SPORTS OFFICIATING An elective course for kinesiology and physical education majors and students
seeking a coaching endorsement. This course examines the basic elements of sports officiating including interpretations
of rules and regulations and provides students with opportunities to fulfill the role of officials in a variety of sports.
Lecture, activity, simulations, and a required 15-hour officiating practicum scheduled outside of class meeting times.
Prerequisite: Major status or consent of instructor. On demand.

3316 CURRICULUM A required course for kinesiology and physical education majors. This course is designed to
familiarize students with basic curricular theories, models, trends, and issues and the relationship between curriculum
and instructional strategies. Lecture, discussion, student presentations, professional portfolios, use of e-mail and
internet, and required field experiences. Prerequisites: Admission to PETE or KPED programs; junior classification;
and major status or consent of instructor. Spring.

3331 CARE AND PREVENTION OF EXERCISE AND SPORT INJURIES A required for kinesiology and
physical education majors and students seeking a coaching endorsement. This course introduces students to the broad
discipline of caring for exercise and sports injuries. Key topics of study include anatomy, evaluation, treatment,
rehabilitation techniques, emergency procedures and liability issues in athletics and activity. Lecture, discussion, and
laboratory. Laboratory sessions will introduce various wrapping and strapping techniques in addition to basic
rehabilitation procedures. Prerequisite: KPED 2381 or BIO 2405 or 2406 with a grade of C or better. On demand.

3382 MECHANICAL KINESIOLOGY A core course required of kinesiology and physical education majors and
athletic training majors. This course is designed to develop students' understanding of the mechanical principles that
govern the effectiveness with which physical education, fitness, and sport skills are performed. Lecture, discussion,
and individual research projects. Prerequisites: PHYS 1400 or CHEM 1402 or 1450 with a grade of C or higher. Fall,
summer.

4230 FITNESS ASSESSMENT AND EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION A core course required of kinesiology and
physical education majors and athletic training majors. This course focuses on the foundations, theories, principles, and
measurement of physical fitness and in particular the means for conducting fitness testing and providing exercise
prescriptions. Students will learn how to screen subjects, assess physical fitness levels, and prescribe appropriate
exercise training based upon an individual's goals and assessed needs. Lecture, activity, simulations, and required field
experiences. Prerequisites: KPED 4300 major status or consent of instructor. Fall, spring, summer.

4300 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY A core course required of kinesiology and physical education majors, and athletic
training majors and an elective for students with an allied health career interest. This course emphasizes the study of
muscular activity and the associated energy systems, the general effects of exercise on physiologic processes and body
functions, and the adaptations that occur as a result of physical exercise training. Lecture, laboratories, specialized
computer software and a research project. Prerequisites: KPED 2381 or BIOL 2405 or BIOL 2406 or consent of
instructor. Fall, spring, summer.

4310 METHODS AND MATERIALS OF SECONDARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION A required course for
kinesiology and physical education majors. The application of instructional methods including writing and
implementing instructional objectives, performing task analysis, designing and implementing lesson plans, and
microteaching. Lecture, cooperative learning, physical activities, unit planning, and peer micro teaches. Clinical and
field experiences will be required. Prerequisites: Admission to PETE or KPED program and KPED 2340 and 3316,
Co-requsiite KPED 4380. Fall.

4320 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN HUMAN PERFORMANCE A required core course for
kinesiology and physical education majors and athletic training majors. This course focuses on the analysis of
theoretical and practical issues involved in evaluation of motor performance, behavior and knowledge. Interpretation
of research with an emphasis on statistical techniques is included. Lecture, discussion, laboratory experiences, and use
of statistical analysis software. Prerequisites: admission to PETE, KPED or ATE program; junior or senior
classification; and major status or consent of instructor. Spring.

4351 PHYSICAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION An elective course for kinesiology and physical education
majors and those seeking a coaching endorsement. This course is designed to cover the organization, planning,
implementation, and administration of physical activity, sport, and exercise science programs in educational, clinical,
corporate, and community settings. Topics include the arrangement of units within the program, the process of
responsibility of leadership, public relations, budgets, and facilities. Lecture, discussion, case studies, and use of
specialized computer software. Prerequisites: KPED 2300, 2340, and 2381; junior or senior classification; and major
status or seeking a coaching endorsement. On demand.

4363 EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT IN ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION An elective course for
kinesiology and physical education majors. The course focuses on the development of evaluation and assessment skills
and exposure to specific research questions in the field of adapted physical education. Lecture, discussion, case studies,
and required field experience. Prerequisite: KPED 2300, 2340, and 2381; junior or senior classification; and major
status or consent of instructor. On demand.

4390 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION A course of directed study and
independent work in a chosen area in kinesiology and physical education, exercise science, or athletic training under
the supervision of a selected faculty member. Honors course. The primary instructional method is a mentor-protégé format. Prerequisites: minimum cumulative and departmental grade point average and consent of
instructor and chair regarding selected topic. On demand.

4395 SPORT IN AMERICAN SOCIETY A core course for kinesiology and physical education majors and athletic
training majors. This course emphasizes sport within a sociological context. Theories of sport and society will be
examined to analyze and explain various relationships existing between sport and American society. Particular
attention is directed toward sport and social groups, processes, forces, and institutions. Prerequisite: Junior or senior
classification. Fall, summer.

4171, 4271, 4371 WORKSHOP IN KINESIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION Specific topics/problems in
kinesiology and physical education with emphasis on current trends in physical education, exercise science and
athletic training. Primary instructional strategies will vary depending on topic. Variable credit (1-3 hours). On demand.
4690 INTERNSHIP II This course involves teaching under supervision in a public school setting. Requires full-day
involvement and seminars. Taken concurrently with KPED 4691. Prerequisites: Admission into the physical education
- teacher education program, completion of Internship I with a C or better, and successful completion of Praxis II
(Exam 0856 and 092). Spring.