Kinesiology (KINE)

KINE-133C  Musical Theatre Dance I  1 Credit  

An introduction to dance for musical theatre. Dance styles covered will include tap, jazz, and musical theatre movement. This course fulfills the KINE 146C Activity Core Curriculum requirement.

KINE-135  Theatre Movement  2-3 Credits  

An introduction to the study of stage movement. Includes exercises and techniques to insure flexibility, meaningful aesthetic stage movement and physicality utilizing the Laban and Alexander techniques.

KINE-145C  Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect  1 Credit  

Students will gain an understanding of physical conditioning and wellness pertaining to the five components of health-related fitness. Students will develop an understanding of lifestyle related diseases and behavior modification techniques. In addition, there will be opportunities to participate in a variety of movement experiences and assessment laboratories related to fitness. It is recommended to take both lecture and activity within the same academic year.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall and Spring.

KINE-146C  Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity  1 Credit  

Course may include any of the following topics: conditioning, exercise and nutrition, weight lifting, creative aerobics, badminton, beginning/intermediate tennis, racquetball, bowling, golf, bicycling, disk activities, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, baseball, beginning/advanced taekwondo, surfing, hip-hop/funk, swing dance, core strengthening, kickboxing or other special topics of physical activity. Activity course meets the core activity requirement. Activity course may also be repeated for elective credit. Lab fee for some courses.

KINE-150  Biophysical Foundations of Kinesiology  3 Credits  

Biophysical Foundations of Kinesiology is intended for entry-level students with an interest in human movement and physical activity. It provides a rigorous introduction to the biophysical foundations of kinesiology including applications of basic science to professional and clinical settings. Students will become familiar with the field of kinesiology, and how this field may serve as preparation for a wide range of professional pursuits, including post-graduate occupations, professional programs of study in medicine and allied health fields, and as a basis for kinesiology research careers. Key concepts concerning the anatomical, mechanical, physiological, and neurological basis of human movement will be taught.

Co-Requisite: KINE-150L

KINE-150L  Biophysical Foundations of Kinesiology Lab  1 Credit  

Biophysical Foundations of Kinesiology is intended for entry-level students with an interest in human movement and physical activity. The course focuses on laboratory experiences within each area; the anatomical; mechanical, physiological, and neurological basis of human movement. Lab Fee.

Co-Requisite: KINE-150

KINE-160  Intercollegiate Athl: Baseball  1 Credit  
KINE-161  Intercol Athl: Basketball-Men  1 Credit  

This course provides college credit for participating in intercollegiate athletics and the responsibilities that come with being a Vanguard University student athlete. Substitution of this class for the University's activity requirement is not permitted. No more than 4 hours of KINE 160-178 can be counted toward the degree.

KINE-162  Intercol.Ath: Basketball-Women  1 Credit  

This course provides college credit for participating in intercollegiate athletics and the responsibilities that come with being a Vanguard University student athlete. Substitution of this class for the University's activity requirement is not permitted. No more than 4 hours of KINE 160-178 can be counted toward the degree.

KINE-163  Intercollegiate Ath: Soccer-Men  1 Credit  

This course provides college credit for participating in intercollegiate athletics and the responsibilities that come with being a Vanguard University student athlete. Substitution of this class for the University's activity requirement is not permitted. No more than 4 hours of KINE 160-178 can be counted toward the degree.

KINE-164  Intercol.Athl: Volleyball-Women  1 Credit  

This course provides college credit for participating in intercollegiate athletics and the responsibilities that come with being a Vanguard University student athlete. Substitution of this class for the University's activity requirement is not permitted. No more than 4 hours of KINE 160-178 can be counted toward the degree.

KINE-166  Inercol.Athl: Softball-Women  1 Credit  

This course provides college credit for participating in intercollegiate athletics and the responsibilities that come with being a Vanguard University student athlete. Substitution of this class for the University's activity requirement is not permitted. No more than 4 hours of KINE 160-178 can be counted toward the degree.

KINE-167  Intercol.Ath: Cross Country-Men  1 Credit  

This course provides college credit for participating in intercollegiate athletics and the responsibilities that come with being a Vanguard University student athlete. Substitution of this class for the University's activity requirement is not permitted. No more than 4 hours of KINE 160-178 can be counted toward the degree.

KINE-168  Intercol.Ath:Cross-Country-Women  1 Credit  

This course provides college credit for participating in intercollegiate athletics and the responsibilities that come with being a Vanguard University student athlete. Substitution of this class for the University's activity requirement is not permitted. No more than 4 hours of KINE 160-178 can be counted toward the degree.

KINE-170  Intercol.Athl: Track-Men  1 Credit  

This course provides college credit for participating in intercollegiate athletics and the responsibilities that come with being a Vanguard University student athlete. Substitution of this class for the University's activity requirement is not permitted. No more than 4 hours of KINE 160-178 can be counted toward the degree.

KINE-171  Intercol.Athl: Track-Women  1 Credit  

This course provides college credit for participating in intercollegiate athletics and the responsibilities that come with being a Vanguard University student athlete. Substitution of this class for the University's activity requirement is not permitted. No more than 4 hours of KINE 160-178 can be counted toward the degree.

KINE-172  Intercol.Athl: Soccer-Women  1 Credit  

This course provides college credit for participating in intercollegiate athletics and the responsibilities that come with being a Vanguard University student athlete. Substitution of this class for the University's activity requirement is not permitted. No more than 4 hours of KINE 160-178 can be counted toward the degree.

KINE-176  Intercollegiate Athl: Champions of Character  1 Credit  

This course is based upon the NAIA Champions of Character Program and is designed to assist the student-athlete in developing skills in the areas of academics, personal growth, career choice, and commitment to service. This course will help enhance the student-athlete's transition into Vanguard University Athletics and increase their understanding of the responsibilities of being a student-athlete. Enrollment is limited to members of athletic teams and is intended to be taken during the athlete's first semester at the University. Substitution of this class for the University's activity requirement is not permitted.

KINE-185  Psychological and Sociocultural Foundations of Kinesiology  3 Credits  

This course is intended for entry level students with an interest in human movement and physical activity. The focus of this course is on exploring the sociological and psychological perspectives of participation in physical activity across the lifespan.

KINE-215  Responding to Emergencies  2 Credits  

An advanced First Aid class with an in-depth introduction to responding to a variety of emergency situations. It will provide the student with a complete understanding and knowledge of not only the skills and actions in an emergency situation, but also the physiology, reasoning, and knowledge behind the skills. ARC certification is obtained with the completion of this course. Lab Fee.

KINE-217  Outdoor/Recreational Experience  1 Credit  

This course encourages the student to identify and demonstrate an understanding of the value, meaning, and benefits of outdoor recreation and to explore a variety of outdoor adventure experiences. Lab fee.

KINE-218  Injury Recognition and Management  3 Credits  

This course is lecture/lab based and will build on the student's background in human anatomy. Areas of focus include injury recognition, signs and symptoms of injuries specific to body parts, prevention and treatment of orthopedic injuries, wound management, splinting, and supportive taping techniques. Lab fee

KINE-221  Movement Anatomy  3 Credits  

This course is a study of the structure of the human body with particular emphasis on the skeletal and muscular systems and their function in the mechanics of human movement.

Prerequisite: BIOL-204, BIOL-204L

KINE-231  Global Games/Recreatn/Activit  3 Credits  

This class will provide students with an exposure to games, sports, and recreational activities from cultures around the world. The student will also be exposed to a variety of teaching methodologies including peer instruction and demonstration, cooperative learning groups, and participation in activities. This course is only offered even years in the Fall.

KINE-235  Medical Terminology  2 Credits  

This course introduces the student to the basic rules for interpreting, constructing, and spelling medical terms. Topics include structure; recognition; analysis; definitions; spelling; pronunciation, and a combination of medical terms from prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining forms. The course is organized by body systems with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology, pathological conditions, and diagnostic treatments and procedures.

KINE-242  Motor Behavior Across the Lifespan  3 Credits  

This class will examine the basic principles of motor learning, motor control and motor development as they relate to human voluntary movement. Applications of principles through observations and assessment of motor behavior, from learning to performance, as well as motor development through the lifespan will be covered.

KINE-258  Soc of Sport & Human Movement  3 Credits  

This class will examine the historical and contemporary interpretations of the role of play, games, sports, dance, fitness, and recreation in a variety of cultures. This class will also address sociocultural issues such as gender, socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity in sport.

KINE-260  Principles of Therapeutic Rehabilitation  3 Credits  

This class will examine how to assist a patient in healing from acute injuries by reducing swelling and pain, improving range of motion, strength and balance. Fundamentals of healing chronic injuries will also be incorporated. This course will include the physiological basis of using basic therapeutic modalities. This course will also include applied learning and techniques.

KINE-291  Special Topic:  1 Credit  

Study of a special topic in kinesiology. May be repeated for credit.

KINE-292  Special Topic:  2 Credits  

Study of a special topic in kinesiology. May be repeated for credit.

KINE-293  Special Topic:  3 Credits  

Study of a special topic in kinesiology. May be repeated for credit.

KINE-314A  Upper Extremity Injury Assmt  2 Credits  

This course is a combination of lecture and hands-on lab. It will build on the student's prior knowledge of anatomy and injury recognition. The focus of this course is to assist the student in developing a systematic, thorough method of injury assessment including the development of a medical history, palpitation points, range of motion tests, manual muscle tests, neurological tests, and special tests, This course will focus on the assessment of the head, cervical and thoracic spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.

Prerequisite: KINE-218

KINE-314B  Lower Extremity Injury Assmnt  2 Credits  

This course is a combination of lecture and hands-on lab. It will build on the student's prior knowledge of anatomy and injury recognition. The focus of this course is to assist the student in developing a systematic, thorough method of injury assessment including the development of a medical history, palpitation points, range of motion tests, manual muscle tests, neurological tests, and special tests, The area of focus is the development of a systematic method of injury assessment. This course will focus on the assessment of the lumbar spine, hip and pelvis, knee, lower leg, ankle, and foot.

KINE-321  Principles of Coaching  3 Credits  

Analysis of the art of coaching, studying: motivation, communication, discipline, morale, and personality traits of individuals, and organizational and administrative procedures involved in scheduling, equipment purchasing and maintenance, and public relations.

KINE-322  Measurement in Phy Educ/Recrea  3 Credits  

Incorporates methods of lecture, laboratory, and field experiences in the construction, administration, and application of fitness and motor skills tests used in sports and physical education. Issues of grading and evaluation are also addressed using elementary statistics methods utilizing SPSS-PC and Excel.

KINE-323  Physiology of Exercise  4 Credits  

A study of the effects of exercise upon the systems and organs of the body. Analysis of these systems and how maximum efficiency in physical performance is achieved. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Lab fee.

KINE-325  Motor Learning/Human Perform  3 Credits  

This class explores the processes involved in the acquisition of motor actions. Emphasis is placed on how teachers can apply theoretical concepts to more effectively structure lessons. This course is only offered odd years in the Spring.

KINE-329  Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription  3 Credits  

This course is designed to provide the student with the theoretical background and practical experience necessary for the safe and scientific evaluation of physical fitness, particularly as it relates to health and disease and the development of programs for remediation, maintenance and enhancement of motor and health related qualities. Lab fee.

Prerequisite: KINE-150, KINE-150L

KINE-333  Principles of Nutrition and Metabolism  3 Credits  

Introduction to metabolism of protein, fat and carbohydrate; the biological role of vitamins and minerals; nutrient requirements during the life cycle; assessment of dietary intake and nutritional status. The course also discusses the biochemical role of nutrients in maintaining health, and the effects of over- and under-nutrition on disease pathogenesis. The students will also gain an understanding of how nutrition is linked to physical activity and sport performance.

Prerequisite: BIOL-304

KINE-335  Growth/Motor Development  3 Credits  

This course investigates theories of motor development of children, especially K-6. Special emphasis is placed upon sequential motor development patterns, the needs, interests, and abilities of the child in relation to physical, social, cognitive, and emotional domains. In addition, life-span motor development is discussed throughout the course which includes the changes that happen with aging.

KINE-343  Ldrshp/Mgt of Kinesiology Prog  3 Credits  

This course focuses on the organization, administration, and management of programs within the field of Kinesiology (including physical education, intramural, interscholastic, intercollegiate athletics, athletic training, private sport and fitness, as well as recreation) programs/departments. Course content will emphasize (a) organization and leadership theory and practice, particularly as they relate to policy, politics, and power, (b) the practicalities of program development, management and supervision (i.e. communication, human resources, public relations, financial management, budgeting and purchasing, facilities, and equipment), and (c) issues of law, risk management, professionalism, ethics and philosophy as they relate to the field.

KINE-345  Sports Nutrition  3 Credits  

This course is designed to address high level sport nutritional issues and, lend understanding to the physiological aspects and lifestyle practices of athletes involved in high-level human performance. Students will be introduced to the field of sports nutrition and the principles of ergogenic aids. The metabolism of nutrients will be emphasized as they pertain to athletic performance, and students will be familiarized with the nutritional practices that optimize athletic performance. In addition, body composition changes desirable to achieve optimal competitive efforts will be discussed.

KINE-350  Kinesiology Internship  1-5 Credits  

This course provides the student with opportunities to demonstrate competencies developed in previous courses by working in an agency under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. For every 1 credit of KINE 350 registered, the student will engage in 5 hours of internship.

KINE-356  Team & Indiv/Dual Sports Analy  3 Credits  

This course will introduce the instructional process of analyzing and sequencing skill components and performance techniques found within team and individual/dual sports. The course is designed to allow the student to engage in individual and cooperative teaching experiences that utilize multiple instructional strategies. Sport skills addressed may include basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, softball, tennis, golf, swimming, track and field.

KINE-380  Rehabilitation Techniques  3 Credits  

This course is designed to meet the needs of students pursuing careers in physical therapy and athletic training. It is a beginning rehabilitation course for the purpose of instruction in the functional stages of rehabilitation along with teaching the student a variety of rehabilitation techniques specific to each body segment. The course will include lab sessions in rehabilitation techniques.

KINE-385  Therapeutic Modalities  2 Credits  

A two-unit upper division course providing the student with information in the physics of modalities. The course will also instruct the student in the purpose, set-up, use, and contraindications of therapeutic modalities.

KINE-395  ECG andExercise Testing  3 Credits  

The course is designed to teach the students how to read and interpret an electrocardiogram as well as conduct and evaluate graded exercise tests. This course has great practical application for students who seek to pursue careers that involve exercise stress tests, especially cardiac rehabilitation. Lab fee.

Prerequisite: BIOL-304

KINE-410  Health Education  3 Credits  

The course will cover personal and community health problems, including discussions of hygiene, nutrition, and exercise as they relate to total fitness. The responsibilities of the teacher concerning current health problems, particularly family health, and the effects of narcotics and alcohol on the human body will be emphasized. (Meets the state's requirement for a Professional Clear Credential.)

KINE-421  Biomechanics  3 Credits  

Provide students with an understanding of mechanical principles of movement and their application to performance. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of movement will be utilized.

KINE-422  Ethics in Health Care  3 Credits  

This course will introduce the student to the principles of medical ethics for the purpose of preparing the student for the difficult and controversial issues they will have to face in the allied health field. This class will enable the student to understand, consider, and place in the context the critical social, ethical, legal, and regulatory issues in the health care system.

KINE-430  Principles of Strength & Conditioning  3 Credits  

This course takes a multi-faceted approach to the science of strength training. Topics to be covered include: exercise physiological concepts and applications, testing and evaluation, beginning and advanced flexibility and exercise techniques, program design, periodization, aerobic and anaerobic training considerations, nutrition, performance enhancing substances, exercise prescription for the athlete, and organization and administration of an exercise facility. This course will also provide an opportunity for the student to develop sport specific programs. Ultimately this course should prepare the student to successfully pass the National Strength and Conditioning Associations' exam for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credential (CSCS).

KINE-433  Phys Educ/Secondary Schools  3 Credits  

Provides the student with instruction and experience in teaching physical education to the secondary student. Through observation, research, and class lecture/discussion, the students will be equipped to develop and teach physical education curriculum. This course introduces principles that focus on the development of physical, social, emotional, and mental skills for the secondary student.

KINE-435  Physical Ed for Elem Schools  3 Credits  

This course is designed to teach the student how to incorporate the components of movement, dance, fundamental movement patterns, fitness activities, and social skills into an educational movement program for children, specifically K-6.

Prerequisite: KINE-325, KINE-335

KINE-440  Research/Stats in Kinesiology  3 Credits  

The students are introduced to research design and methods as well as basic statistical procedures for analyzing data. The concepts learned in class are integrated into a data-based kinesiology research project.

Prerequisite: MATH-168C or MATH-265C

KINE-443  Sport Psychology  3 Credits  

This course is designed to introduce students to the psychological aspects of sport and physical activity. From the sport perspective, emphasis will be placed on mental preparation of teams and individuals for competition. From the exercise perspective, group dynamics, motivation and exercise adherence will be covered.

KINE-450C  Capstone Kinesiology Senior Project  3 Credits  

This course is designed to integrate the student's faith with their profession. The student will have opportunities to engage other professionals within the field of Kinesiology through guest speakers, and will be given the opportunity to reflect on their own faith journey. Students will also be required to complete a senior research project on the topic of their choice with instructor guidance and permission

KINE-451  Adapted Phys Activ,Rec & Sport  3 Credits  

Principles and procedures in selecting and sequencing learning activities of school age children with disabilities that require special physical programs or adapted activities in the regular program.

KINE-455  Kinesiology Teaching Internship  1-3 Credits  

The student will meet regular hours each week for classes and/or meetings that are established at the beginning of the semester with the supervising professor. The intern assists an instructor in planning and conducting a course and/or laboratory sessions. Course can be repeated for a maximum total of 3 units.

KINE-470  Special Topic:  1-3 Credits  

Study in a special topic in the field of kinesiology. May be repeated for credit.

KINE-480  Individual Studies  1-3 Credits  

May be repeated for credit.